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2008 Closers Thread

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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 Dr. StrangeGlove » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:26 pm

Does Balfour still have value?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:51 pm

Dr. StrangeGlove wrote:Does Balfour still have value?


Of course...great ratios, high k/IP....but there seems to be some controversy over whether Percy is coming back soon or not.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby thatguy27 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:04 pm

If Broxton falters is there any chance we see Kuo get a shot at closing? I realize he's been incredibly valuable in long relief, but I imagine a switch to ninth inning duties would be pretty easy for him to make. They could also continue to take advantage of his long relief capabilities by giving him 8th and 9th inning duty for the occasional two inning save.
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Dr. StrangeGlove » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:17 pm

Anybody have any insight into Papelbon's July struggles as his numbers are a little off. Fluke? A certain pitch not working?
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Re: 2008 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:26 pm

THere's a new mid season thread.

MODS - can we lock this one???
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