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2008 Mid-Season Closers Thread

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Who is most likely NOT to get traded?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:13 pm

Brian Fuentes
11
12%
Brandon Lyon
44
47%
Kevin Gregg
25
27%
Huston Street
6
6%
George Sherrill
8
9%
 
Total votes : 94

Re: 2008 Mid-Season Closers Thread

Postby smoovethug » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:01 pm

Hmm Devine in for the save in the 9th while Ziegler set him up in the 8th?

rotoworld wrote:Joey Devine picked up his first career save with a scoreless ninth inning of work against the Mariners on Sunday.
Devine has had an awesome season with a 0.62 ERA and has always had closer stuff, but the most interesting part about today's outing was that Brad Ziegler was used in the eighth inning. Ziegler is best used in a multi-inning relief ace type of role and Devine profiles better in the ninth with his fastball-slider combination, so this could be the sign of a real change. If you're looking for saves, Devine makes a great last week addition. He's also worth a big bid in any keeper leagues in which he's unowned, as you'll have the whole off-season to try and get a read on the situation.
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Re: 2008 Mid-Season Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:05 pm

Well, it was actually a tie game when Ziegler came in (in the 8th) so it wasn't as if Z was truly setting up. I think Devine will be the future closer of the A's, but probably not until next year.
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Re: 2008 Mid-Season Closers Thread

Postby smoovethug » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:31 am

rookies and cream wrote:Well, it was actually a tie game when Ziegler came in (in the 8th) so it wasn't as if Z was truly setting up.


Good point. Devine has been the better pitcher as of late though, 21.2 scoreless IP streak.
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Re: 2008 Mid-Season Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:38 pm

Devine in the 8th. Guess we'll have to wait until next year...

Edit: Well, Ziegler blew the save and was removed in the 9th. :-?
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