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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 deerayfan072 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:52 pm

I seriously hate when managers pitch closers when they have a blow out :-t
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Maris09 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:04 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:I seriously hate when managers pitch closers when they have a blow out :-t

Yeah in ATL?
Getting a pitcher work is one thing, but bringing in a Tommy John guy on back to back games with a 9 run lead is just plain stupid. Just go into the break knowing you have your 9th inning guy. NO NEED to bring him into a 9 run game in a day game after a night game when he's been an injury risk guy. Plain stupid.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby bluejkrew » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:46 pm

Here's the latest article on Saito...

A concerned Takashi Saito couldn't brush his teeth Sunday morning without feeling discomfort in his right elbow, more anecdotal evidence for the Dodgers to be prepared for the worst.

The closer undergoes an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of damage to his elbow, which tightened up and forced him from Saturday night's game. But the expectations are not good, other than Saito will probably start the second half on the disabled list. If he's lucky, he won't need surgery.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080713&content_id=3130064&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:48 pm

who has more value save-wise over the next 2 weeks...Balfour or Morrow?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:15 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:who has more value save-wise over the next 2 weeks...Balfour or Morrow?


Morrow. Balfour doesn't have a clear hold on the closers spot since its a CBC till percy gets back.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby metsfan12 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:50 pm

What are the chances Soriano comes back and ends up closing or splitting with Gonzo if he has a string of good appearnes first?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:55 pm

metsfan12 wrote:What are the chances Soriano comes back and ends up closing or splitting with Gonzo if he has a string of good appearnes first?


Doubtful. Gonzo I don't think has blown a save in 30 saves opps. Soriano is a big-time injury risk and Cox should be happy with him just pitchign a few times this week.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:32 am

Hey Havok, great call on Marte being a possible trade candidate. Pirates suck, and next year he has a club option at 6 million. There's no way Pittsburgh would pick that up
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:37 am

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Hey Havok, great call on Marte being a possible trade candidate. Pirates suck, and next year he has a club option at 6 million. There's no way Pittsburgh would pick that up


Yep, the 1st page write up says it all.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:45 am

Havok1517 wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Hey Havok, great call on Marte being a possible trade candidate. Pirates suck, and next year he has a club option at 6 million. There's no way Pittsburgh would pick that up


Yep, the 1st page write up says it all.


Oops. Wasted research, haha. Havoc, what do you think happens if Marte loses the job? Do you have any faith in Yates actually holding it (he would probably get first shot)? Personally, I think it would be a complete disaster and a CBBC (Closer by Blown Saves Committe) until Capps got back ;-D
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