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Who would be the best closer going forward?

Masa Kobayashi - Cle
32
19%
Damaso Marte - Pit
33
19%
Grant Balfour - TB
19
11%
Dan Wheeler - TB
22
13%
Jason Isringhausen - Stl
16
9%
Joel Zumaya - Det
27
16%
Eric Gagne - Mil
3
2%
Taylor Tankersley - Fla
18
11%
 
Total votes : 170

Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:37 am

Saito leaves with an "elbow injury" according to Yahoo!

Broxton's gotta be the pickup?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am

if its serious, then yes.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Maris09 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:54 am

rookies and cream wrote:Not watching, but Izzy leaving in the middle of an at bat can't be good...



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kab21 wrote:Not that Franklin did anything... :-t


I've got Carpenter stashed in most my leagues. It wouldn't be impossible for them to use him at closer, considering their starting rotation is at least pretty decent.
They already talked about using him out of the pen about a month ago (albeit because he had experienced a small setback).
SP/RP Carpy? Probably not but I'm hoping.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:49 am

Saito Update:
From Rotoworld:
Jul. 13 - 9:10 am et
Takashi Saito will undergo an MRI Monday, the results of which won't be known until later in the week.

Saito came out of Saturday night's game with tightness in his right elbow. "It wasn't a stinging pain, but a strong tightness that got worse and worse. It was a good idea to quit," he said. Saito added that he felt the discomfort while warming up in the bullpen, but thought he could pitch through it. "Hopefully," said manager Joe Torre, "the news will be good. Hopefully, the fact that he let us know right away headed off any kind of damage."
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:24 am

Jul 12 RHP J.J. Putz threw on the side for the Mariners and seemed to feel no pain in his right elbow. So he will pitch for Peoria in the Arizona League Sunday and again Tuesday on an injury rehabilitation assignment, then will pitch Friday in Tacoma for the Class AAA Rainiers, at which point his progress will be evaluated.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Zhangman1 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:11 pm

anyone think there's a chance Fuentes doesn't get traded?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby jackie hayes » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:31 pm

Zhangman1 wrote:anyone think there's a chance Fuentes doesn't get traded?

No. The GM's already talking to reporters about who the next guy is gonna be. That's as good a sign as you're gonna get.

Though if he goes to Tampa, there's still a chance he'll close.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:51 pm

Current Closers Rumored to be traded this season...

Jon Rauch, George Sherrill, Huston Street, Brandon Lyon, Brian Fuentes, & Damaso Marte.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:04 pm

jackie hayes wrote:
Zhangman1 wrote:anyone think there's a chance Fuentes doesn't get traded?

No. The GM's already talking to reporters about who the next guy is gonna be. That's as good a sign as you're gonna get.

Though if he goes to Tampa, there's still a chance he'll close.


I am not so sure it is a 100%. If they lost him to FA they would get 2 first round picks as compensation. From what I have heard they are looking for a similar package from a team that wants him. The Rays may be out of the trade market for him because they want both Hellickson and Davis
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby jackie hayes » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:22 pm

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jackie hayes wrote:
Zhangman1 wrote:anyone think there's a chance Fuentes doesn't get traded?

No. The GM's already talking to reporters about who the next guy is gonna be. That's as good a sign as you're gonna get.

Though if he goes to Tampa, there's still a chance he'll close.


I am not so sure it is a 100%. If they lost him to FA they would get 2 first round picks as compensation. From what I have heard they are looking for a similar package from a team that wants him. The Rays may be out of the trade market for him because they want both Hellickson and Davis


You're right, I wouldn't say it's 100%. The Rockies could hold out for too much and end up letting him walk (assuming he declines arbitration). But the Rockies want to move him and other teams want to get him, and his own GM is already talking about his successor, so a move here is just about as likely as it gets in baseball. Nothing's ever truly certain.

I wouldn't count the Rays out, I think the Rockies are just starting high. The rumors about their demands of Philly were pretty 'out there', as well. They'll probably settle for less than they're asking now.
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