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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby ayebatter » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:12 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:
ayebatter wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:So what of Arredondo? :-o And who closes in Colorado? Buchholz? Corpas?


Arredondo awaits another Fuentes colapse in the pen

Corpas is the man in Col.

Huston Street may have something to say about that.


Nah, don't think so. I ran the ultimate test of 'this or that' (magic 8ball), and Corpas was the winner ;-D
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:21 pm

I dont like it. With the system of pitchers they have and the money that could have been spent on a much needed bat.

Arredondo had the job, and the Angels basically sold it to Fuentes.
O well, time to see if all this pitching can out weight their lack of studly hitting.
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:23 pm

As an M's fan, I like it. Now for them to just sign Dunn and Burrell. :-L
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:58 pm

I suppose the Angels simply didn't fancy Arredondo closing so soon and they would want to keep a steady 7th-8th-9th inning punch going.
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:06 pm

It seems like they're making a move for the sake of making a move. Why not go after Manny on a 2 year deal?
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby kab21 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:42 pm

I like the move for the Angels. Everyone seems concerned that Arredondo won't be closing, but in the big picture closers are overrated. What is important is having a solid bullpen especially the 7th, 8th and 9th inning guys. Did they have to make the move? No but more bullpen depth is never a bad thing.

And if there is one team that shouldn't care about it's draft pick, it's the Angels. They still have 4 top 45 (or around there) picks. They'll still have an excellent draft.
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:47 pm

kab21 wrote:I like the move for the Angels. Everyone seems concerned that Arredondo won't be closing, but in the big picture closers are overrated. What is important is having a solid bullpen especially the 7th, 8th and 9th inning guys. Did they have to make the move? No but more bullpen depth is never a bad thing.

And if there is one team that shouldn't care about it's draft pick, it's the Angels. They still have 4 top 45 (or around there) picks. They'll still have an excellent draft.


If closers are overrated, then why do you think it's a good idea to give a mediocre one $17.5M? :-?


I hate them signing Fuentes, I just signed Arredondo for 5 yrs at $5 about a month ago. %-6
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:52 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:If closers are overrated, then why do you think it's a good idea to give a mediocre one $17.5M? :-?


Agreed. I guess if he can't close for whatever reason then he can become a LOOGY but that is just a lot of money spent on luxury. As I mentioned before, they developed far better pitchers than Fuentes the last 5 years or so.
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby kab21 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:06 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
kab21 wrote:I like the move for the Angels. Everyone seems concerned that Arredondo won't be closing, but in the big picture closers are overrated. What is important is having a solid bullpen especially the 7th, 8th and 9th inning guys. Did they have to make the move? No but more bullpen depth is never a bad thing.

And if there is one team that shouldn't care about it's draft pick, it's the Angels. They still have 4 top 45 (or around there) picks. They'll still have an excellent draft.


If closers are overrated, then why do you think it's a good idea to give a mediocre one $17.5M? :-?


I said that the closer is overrated, but the bullpen as a whole is extremely important. And just because they have internally produced a great bullpen in the past doesn't mean that they have another guy that will go Arredondo, KRod or Shields on them.
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Re: Fuentes to Angels

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:59 pm

kab21 wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:
kab21 wrote:I like the move for the Angels. Everyone seems concerned that Arredondo won't be closing, but in the big picture closers are overrated. What is important is having a solid bullpen especially the 7th, 8th and 9th inning guys. Did they have to make the move? No but more bullpen depth is never a bad thing.

And if there is one team that shouldn't care about it's draft pick, it's the Angels. They still have 4 top 45 (or around there) picks. They'll still have an excellent draft.


If closers are overrated, then why do you think it's a good idea to give a mediocre one $17.5M? :-?


I said that the closer is overrated, but the bullpen as a whole is extremely important. And just because they have internally produced a great bullpen in the past doesn't mean that they have another guy that will go Arredondo, KRod or Shields on them.


Or Percival.

Hmmm come to think of it, Halos always produced a dominant closer. Yeah, I don't like the signing.
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