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Re: Rauch to D backs

Postby B-Chad » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:07 am

Even if Rauch were guaranteed the closer role anyone considering dealing him? I am a little concerned about his fly ball tendencies in Arizona and think his ERA could very well balloon. Hard sell right now considering he's not definitely the closer, but if he nails down a few saves who is going to shop him?
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Re: Rauch to D backs

Postby tah161 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:53 am

Well O-Hudson just got hurt and the D-Backs just traded their top MI prospect away.

I hope the Dodgers can take advantage.
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Re: Rauch to D backs

Postby gatorgreenwell » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:50 am

With Rauch no longer on the team, the Nationals will turn to Joel Hanrahan as the closer for the rest of the season. Hanrahan is second among Major League relievers in strikeouts with 65. In the last four weeks, Hanrahan has a 1.80 ERA in his last 13 outings.

Hanrahan plans to get advice from Cordero on being a closer. The two will meet up in Los Angles later this week.

"I'm excited. Obviously, I wish Chad was here as the closer. He is a good friend of mine," Hanrahan said. "[Being a closer] was one of my goals. I didn't think it would happen this year. It's something I look forward to. Hopefully, I can do a good job at it."

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Re: Rauch to D backs

Postby steela2110 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:21 pm

any news on who will be closing for the D Backs???

I am guessing it will still be Lyons until he blows a few more saves right???
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