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Re: Cardinal Closer Wannabees...Bad News!

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:47 pm

stevethumb wrote:brandon lyon !!! c'mon, tony, 59 IP last year and guys hit .310 off him

Tony doesn't ask for a pitcher unless Duncan asks for a pitcher, and Duncan doesn't ask for a pitcher unless he sees something very positive in him.
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Re: Cardinal Closer Wannabees...Bad News!

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:38 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
stevethumb wrote:brandon lyon !!! c'mon, tony, 59 IP last year and guys hit .310 off him

Tony doesn't ask for a pitcher unless Duncan asks for a pitcher, and Duncan doesn't ask for a pitcher unless he sees something very positive in him.

Care to explain this?
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Re: Cardinal Closer Wannabees...Bad News!

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:48 pm

You know as well as I do that what Duncan sees is most often technical and doesn't usually show up in stats.
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Re: Cardinal Closer Wannabees...Bad News!

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:38 pm

It may not matter what LaRussa thinks...
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak hinted Monday that he would like to see Chris Perez close games for the team in '09.

Manager Tony La Russa certainly won't appreciate the idea. He's been pulling for the Cards to sign a veteran closer since the regular season ended. "I know it's not optimal the way Tony looks at it," Mozeliak said. "But we went with a very young outfield last year that got the same type of scrutiny and questions that now our bullpen is getting. I'm using that as a barometer that it works. We had the same type of faith in Ludwick and Ankiel and that group as we do with Perez and (Jason) Motte and (Kyle) McClellan."
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Re: Cardinal Closer Wannabees...Bad News!

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:49 pm

I think Mozeliak is just a figure head for the ownership that's getting ready to sell the team.

A free-agent closer under a multi-million dollar contract isn't nearly as salable as a rookie at league min.
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