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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby hot4tx » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:41 pm

I was actually upset to see Nathan sign his deal. Was drafting Neshek in every league hoping he'd be a mid season closer after Nathan was traded. !+)

I still think Saito has to realize he's 74 years old some time. I drafted Broxton in a lot of my leagues too. :D
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby bigwords » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:45 pm

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Trevor Hoffman is the first. He's a long veteran so he'll command a lot of respect and patience, but I think there are worrying signs about him. So maybe they'll call it arm fatigue, put him on the DL, and let their closer-in-waiting Heath Bell step up to the job.
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby hot4tx » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:12 pm

Yes, Cordero is a very nice mention here. Jon Rauch is a good late-rounder to help your ratios and Ks for half a season and then possibly get a closer job at mid-season. I also think if Street does well and stays healthy he will be traded. I like Devine to have a shot to take over that roll later on in the season.



Oh and "Nerfherders", is that a Jenna Bush Army reference? ;-D
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:44 pm

Percival, why he is closing is a mystery.
Lyon, not big on him at all.
Wood, will hit dl, giving Marmol/Howry the job to never give back.
Gregg, not high on him.
Borowski, you can only take so much era.

I don't think either Wilson is as risky as those 3. Saito is fine. Not worried about him at all.
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby hot4tx » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Saito is fine. Not worried about him at all.

Again not saying that there WILL be a problem, but the guy is the same age as Mariano Rivera and has one of the most dominant young relief pitchers waiting in the wings. In my book that definitely adds some more degree of risk than some other guys and keeps him from being in that 1b closer group.
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Early Outs
B Lyon easily is the first guy out.
Don't trust CJ Wilson either. He is second.
BJ Ryan is not the closer right now so he is out of consideration.
Lidge is next.
Borowski
T Jones

Could be traded later
Gregg
Percival (no good option behind him so he'll close until traded)
C Cordero

Could be out later
Corpas (Fuentes will push him)
Hoffman (ineffectivness)
Izzy (injury)

They will stay
Sherill (not much of a challange there)
Gagne (team invested too much)
Wood (sorry Marmol owners, not this year, Wood will remain even if he hit DL for a short time. Howry zero chance)
Saito (no Broxton either, Saito is solid)
Nathan (someone mentioned him but he just signed long term)
Brian Wilson (he'll be given a long leash, they're rebuilding)

I have no idea
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby colt4523 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Who do you guys think has a better chance of ending up closing: Fukumori or Kobayashi?
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Re: 1st Closers to Lose Their Jobs

Postby hot4tx » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:20 pm

Out of those two I'd say Fukumori. Cause I think Borowski is more solid lock on the job than Wilson (scary, huh?) and Betancourt looks to be the next in line in CLE, whereas it's up in the air in Texas.



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