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Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby Super Manny » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 pm

How would you guys rank baseball's "newest" closers...?

- Fernando Rodney, DET
- Joel Hanrahan, WAS
- John Grabow, PIT

...I'm sure there will be more to add to the list over the next few days...

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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:08 pm

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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby Super Manny » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:18 pm

bigh0rt wrote:.

Well-aware of the "Closers" thread, but nowhere (that I've seen) are closers listed in any sort of ranked order...especially the new guys. It has also been my understanding that to help keep the clutter out of the "Closers" threads, only legitimate situation updates are to be posted there, which this is not.

I appreciate the attempt at help, but I definitely think this is worth a thread of its own... Mods, if you disagree, feel free to lock this one up. Thanks! ;-D
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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:24 pm

This website has some fantasy rankings and I'm sure it will include Rodney once the article is updated.

http://fantasyfootballcommunity.com/vie ... spx?id=629
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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby freeling_prideful » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:04 pm

Rodney, Hanrahan, Grabow

Rodney and Hanrahan both have prototypical closer stuff, whereas Grabow is more of a 7th inning guy who happens to be on a team fireselling its relievers and w/ an injured closer in Matt Capps.

However, both Rodney and Hanrahan have huge control issues, something like 1 walk every 2 innings pitched. That kind of rate means that they are both going to be prone to the big inning where they walk the house and then give up a homer. Overall, Rodney gets the edge b/c Detroit is a better team and they consistently got Todd Jones 40+ saves a year, so no reason Rodney can't do the same even w/ an ERA in the high 3's or low 4's.
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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby Howie » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:35 pm

I'd rank them Hanrahan, Rodney, and Grabow. Rodney still is looking over his shoulder at Jones and Zumaya, and he hasn't even been that good this year to begin with. And Hanrahan's SP eligibility is huge. Allows you to have one more closer than your competition.
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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby jmudukes2008 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:19 am

now its lookin like hanrahan, rodney, yates
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Re: Ranking the "New" Closers

Postby hot4tx » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:05 am

jmudukes2008 wrote:now its lookin like hanrahan, rodney, yates


Yep (unfortunately as I grabbed Grabow and someone else took Yates). And in response to the Rodney>Hanrahan debate, not only does Rodney have much more competition for the job but Hanrahan has a better ERA, WHIP, K/9, and K/BB numbers. Not to mention that Rodney has already failed at the closer role before.
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