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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby Archduke Chocula » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:14 pm

Super Manny wrote:
Russell James wrote:Gagne threw what looked like a softball to Fukodome. I knew it was gone when the pitch left his hand. This guy obviously rose that HGH train. I have been picking up Turnbow in all of my leagues because I don't believe Gagne will last too long.

I'd be careful in assuming so quickly that the ball would be handed over to Turnbow automatically in the event of a switch. He, himself, has been mediocre at best since his breakout campaign in 2005.

2005 - 7-1, 39 SV, 1.74 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
2006 - 4-9, 24 SV, 6.87 ERA, 1.69 WHIP
2007 - 4-5, 1 SV, 4.63 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

Needless to say, there's no certainty that Turnbow would fare any better at closer than Gagne. David Riske and Salomon Torres are also options, as well. Riske was just signed to a contract with performance bonuses for games finished... :-?


Guillermo Mota looked good for the Brewers, too.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby NZ Eff » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:33 pm

moochman wrote:Wood didn't look good. He had poor control, which doesn't concern me as much as the lack of blazing heat. 91-92 MPH? I thought reports were that he was regularly hitting mid-90s in ST. Hmmm. He will get alot of time to find his groove.


Wood's control was just fine. He did hit Weeks but he threw 12 of his 17 pitches for strikes not counting the IBB to Fielder and also hit 96 mph at least twice on the gun.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:47 pm

moochman wrote:Gagme is on the shortest of leashes. Looks like his past greatness was a total byproduct of modern chemistry. He has a week to find the answer for my team, and probably triple that in Milwaukee.
Gordon lost his flash last year. He pitches like he is constipated. Done.
Wood didn't look good. He had poor control, which doesn't concern me as much as the lack of blazing heat. 91-92 MPH? I thought reports were that he was regularly hitting mid-90s in ST. Hmmm. He will get alot of time to find his groove.


i guess you didn't watch the Cubs-Brewers game because both Gagne and Wood were dealing in the mid-90's most the inning they pitched.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby pat189 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:51 pm

Gagne was throwing 93ish but had no control
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:52 pm

Gordon is done in a week when Lidge gets back, so he's trash.

Gagne on the other hand is likely going to have a very long leash. He will have to go down with an injury, or suck for months for him to lose that job, IMO. You don't give players millions if you don't intend to give them a prominent role.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby j24jags » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:57 pm

From what I saw of Mota last season, may God help the Brewers if Mota closes for them.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:59 pm

j24jags wrote:From what I saw of Mota last season, may God help the Brewers if Mota closes for them.


AMEN!!! :-b
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:03 pm

pokerplaya wrote:Gagne on the other hand is likely going to have a very long leash. He will have to go down with an injury, or suck for months for him to lose that job, IMO. You don't give players millions if you don't intend to give them a prominent role.

Exactly. Gagne is the closer until he is hurt or has a complete meltdown.
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby Super Manny » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:18 pm

pokerplaya wrote:You don't give players millions if you don't intend to give them a prominent role.

Raise your hand if you disagree with this statement...

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:-D ;-)
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Re: Broken Relievers

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:37 pm

Super Manny wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:You don't give players millions if you don't intend to give them a prominent role.

Raise your hand if you disagree with this statement...

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:-D ;-)


Unless you are Frank McCourt and the Dodgers, of course. ;-D
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