Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Postby crookedmacs » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:42 pm

Devine, Casilla, Ziegler, Embree?

I would think Devine, but he's a little hurt. Embree has experience. Ziegler has been lights out

Thoughts?
crookedmacs
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 293
Joined: 14 Apr 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Postby harold_bush » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:12 pm

The short answer is nobody knows. I've been on the ESPN chats, read the ESPN articles, seen what Rotoworld says, etc, and the conclusion is nobody knows. There is specualtion that Embree might be dealt anyway, and there is no point in using him considering they are playing for nothing. The most common conclusion I read is that Casilla or Ziegler would get first crack out. Erick Karabell seems to think Ziegler should get hte shot so they can find out what they have.
C- Montero/Napoli
1B-Pujols
2B-Cano
SS-Jeter
3B-Wright
OF-Dunn, J. Upton, Ichiro
UT-Chris Young
Bench - Carlos Lee, Pierre, Aramis

SP-Liriano, Wainwright, Jamie Garcia, Nolasco, Colby Lewis
RP- Wagner, K-Rod, Capps, Wood, Corpas
harold_bush
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 208
Joined: 14 Aug 2007
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Postby wildbill » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:34 pm

Here's a thought I've heard no one, even the sports media mention. Maybe they go to a committee. If they want to find out what they have for next year maybe they give 2 or 3 guys shots at closing to tsee who they prefer going forward. Normally I wouldn't think that would happen, but Billy Bean is not a conventional GM, rebuilding while in a pennant race. He might give the manager orders to do this. Just a thought.
wildbill
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 838
Joined: 7 Jun 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Postby Bozo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:29 pm

If Casilla and Devine hadn't both got hurt I would have said it would have been one of them. As it stands now, Casilla is back and hasn't been very good and Devine is out for a bit longer and who knows how effective he will be upon his return. Looking ahead to next year, assuming Street is dealt, I still think it will be one of the two of them with a slight advantage going to Devine. I know that occasionally a submariner like Ziegler proves to be a succesful closer (Quisenberry, Tekulve) but more often the hitters figure them out the second or third time around. I don't expect Ziegler's magical run to last much longer.
Bozo
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 367
(Past Year: 12)
Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who closes for the A's if Street gets dealt?

Postby kid sox » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:33 pm

I think the odds are that Street doesn't get dealt before the deadline.
kid sox
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 230
Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

IF Huston Street is delt, who closes games for OAKLAND?

Postby THEGoldenBoy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:01 pm

Any ideas...?
Last edited by THEGoldenBoy on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
THEGoldenBoy
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 6
Joined: 24 Jul 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: IF Houston Street is delt, who closes games for OAKLAND?

Postby ataraxia » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:05 pm

Embree would be my guess.
Image
Absolute thanks to soty for the sig.
ataraxia
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 461
Joined: 28 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: IF Houston Street is delt, who closes games for OAKLAND?

Postby horatio » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:33 pm

I"m thinking Embree too, at least to start. Be cool to see Zeigler get a shot though.
horatio
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 826
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 16 May 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: IF Houston Street is delt, who closes games for OAKLAND?

Postby Super Manny » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:59 pm

In my mind, it's definitely Casilla. ;-D
Image

"When you don't feel good and you still get hits, that's when you know you are a bad man." -Manuel A. Ramirez
Super Manny
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Graphics Expert
Posts: 1142
Joined: 12 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: IF Houston Street is delt, who closes games for OAKLAND?

Postby dclark0699 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:04 pm

Houston = City in Texas
Huston = First name of pitcher.


I'd guess Embree more so because he has the experience of having closed for them some last year. He's certainly not the most exciting, or even skilled option, but I think he might get the first shot.
Image
dclark0699
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1775
Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Ohio State University

Next

Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Sep. 20
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs
(1:05 pm)
Detroit at Kansas City
(1:05 pm)
Toronto at NY Yankees
(4:05 pm)
Philadelphia at Oakland
(4:05 pm)
Arizona at Colorado
(4:10 pm)
Boston at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Cleveland at Minnesota
(7:10 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Seattle at Houston
(7:10 pm)
NY Mets at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Cincinnati at St. Louis
(7:15 pm)
San Francisco at San Diego
(8:40 pm)
Texas at LA Angels
(9:05 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact