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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:54 pm

18 and 1 wrote:
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The dreaded CBC. Josh Kinney could get some save chances as well. This is a complete cluster f--k and we probably should stay clear of it. LaRussa isn't helping Motte's confidence by not letting him sink or swim tonight.


Motte is probably headed for long relief or even AAA. His confidence is kinda beside the point.


So what he blew a save the other day. Was he really given a chance to close? You would think his spring stats would carry more weight that one blown save and 2 hits.

I would think that the fact that the one-pitch approach isn't a recipe for success in the MLB carries more weight than no-pressure stats against minor leaguers and non-roster invitees.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby 18 and 1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:55 pm

converge241 wrote:
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I think Calero could get the shot


Calero was just as bad tonight.


Thanks - Ill put you down for "whoever wasnt bad tonight" then ;-D


I guarantee you that Nunez is first in line.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby converge241 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:56 pm

Nunez did have his 1st K of the year plus his good game is more recent than his bad ones so might as well go with him :-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby 18 and 1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:00 am

converge241 wrote:Nunez did have his 1st K of the year plus his good game is more recent than his bad ones so might as well go with him :-D


I don't think what someone did tonight has anything to do with it.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby converge241 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:07 am

Excellent - It's a good thing I used the smiley to indicate I was joking

Besides, we have your guarantee on Nunez to guide the way :-°

I can think Calero might get a shot at it, Marlins have used a veteran on a short deal in that role before and pumped up his value by letting him close (bringing more in trade OR free agent pickups). Does Calero fit that? Yes, he does.

Have many people been wrong on the Marlins closer before in the past few yeas? Why, yes..yes they have. People were prematurely picking Lindstrom for a while in fact. I own Nunez in more leagues that Calero (2 to 0) but I still think he could get a shot is all.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby MotorCityKitties » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:12 am

converge241 wrote:Excellent - It's a good thing I used the smiley to indicate I was joking

Besides, we have your guarantee on Nunez to guide the way :-°

I can think Calero might get a shot at it, Marlins have used a veteran on a short deal in that role before and pumped up his value by letting him close (bringing more in trade OR free agent pickups). Does Calero fit that? Yes, he does.

Have many people been wrong on the Marlins closer before in the past few yeas? Why, yes..yes they have. People were prematurely picking Lindstrom for a while in fact. I own Nunez in more leagues that Calero (2 to 0) but I still think he could get a shot is all.


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:15 am

18 and 1 wrote:
racrzeke wrote:Lindstrom blew the save but got lucky with the win, who would take over for him?


Nunez


I almost have the feeling that the Marlins might put Lindstrom on the DL. Yes, Nunez would take over initially but I don't think he has the chops to hold onto it. I think Kensing would be the guy long-term there unless someone emerges from the minors.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:22 am

Nerveclinic wrote:
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MasterX1918 wrote:why is Motte volatile?


Lets see...he's never closed in the majors before, he's a rookie, he's only had 11 IP in the majors, has only 1 MLB worthy pitch (albeit a high 90's fastball), most people believe that Perez is more talented, LaRussa could easily go with the vet Franklin, St. Louis has yet to announce a closer yet, final roster moves haven't been announced, spring training isn't over, and the season has yet to begin.

= :-t


That is a classic response. ;-D


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby MotorCityKitties » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:45 am

Havok, who would you grab between Nunez and McClellan?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:47 am

MotorCityKitties wrote:Havok, who would you grab between Nunez and McClellan?


Short-term would be Nunez as he has less guys to currently contend with but I don't think either are strong options.
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