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Postby JimmyBaseball » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:53 pm

moseby wrote:Can anyone with knowledge of the STL situation speculate on Franklin's viability as a closer? If he couldn't get a crack at it today despite Motte looking bad, Perez being sent down, and despite getting 17 SVs last season... does TLR just not have faith in him as a closer?


Pregame on the radio Tuesday night La Russa said that he would likely go to Franklin in a save situaiton. He did mention that Motte threw like 29 pitches in the blown save on Monday.

I get the feel that ideally Motte is the closer here. However knowing Tony, no one is always gonna get that save chance. He loves his odds & matchups. Perez is still rehabbing. I think the idea of Motte & Franklin (& Reyes when there's lefties there) both seeing time is likely. In short.... its clear as mud.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:31 pm

Not a save situation but Downs looked awesome today pitching the 9th w/ a 4 run lead.

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Postby the ROC » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:20 pm

Dennys Reyes picked up the STL save today. impact?
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:25 pm

Percy got the save, but gave up a bomb to varitek. I hate that he is still closing for the rays
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:12 pm

the ROC wrote:Dennys Reyes picked up the STL save today. impact?


as some have already mentioned in this thread, it's probably LaRussa just playing the lefty matchup in front of him.... I don't think he cares very much about us and our fantasy stats :*)
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Postby StarsNPinstripes » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:15 pm

Trevor Hoffman Update
From Rotoworld:
Apr. 9 - 11:35 am et
Trevor Hoffman (oblique) said he will extend his daily throwing to 120 feet on Thursday.

Hoffman will try to throw from that distance for a few days. If all goes well, he will move on to bullpen sessions. "It's the effort level that will test it," said Hoffman, "in combination with a little bit of distance is probably going to give me an indication of tolerance level. It's been going great so far." He's likely to be out until early May, with Carlos Villanueva continuing to fill in.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:23 pm

Maris09 wrote:That would have been crazy to let Motte face all those same lefties.


Yeah but it would have been fun for us to watch.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby DaShiz23 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:39 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:Not a save situation but Downs looked awesome today pitching the 9th w/ a 4 run lead.

1IP 3K's.

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He's making it hard for me to drop him, and for some reason, I'm o.k. with that.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:42 pm

Downs still has plenty of value as a setup man. Ryan won't be used on back to back days as much as possible.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:04 pm

I believe there is a coding problem with the poll. I've contacted the mods on the issue.
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