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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:57 pm

smoovethug wrote:Joey has an uh-oh. :-o

rotoworld wrote: Joey Devine is being held out of games for now after coming down with some elbow pain.
Devine believes he caused his own problem with some poor mechanics. It doesn't appear that the A's are looking at this as a major problem. However, if he misses a couple of weeks, it would seem to ensure that Brad Ziegler enters the season as Oakland's closer.


He went on the 60 day DL for elbow problems last year. That's why I wasn't very interested in him in the Cold Stove. B-)
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby dave knight » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:20 am

Who seems like the best option in Seattle?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Tigers2006 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:32 am

Miguel Batista (?) Rotoworld from a week ago ...

Asked Sunday (March 2) about the Mariners' closer situation, manager Don Wakamatsu called Miguel Batista, Mark Lowe and Roy Corcoran "the three guys that stand out more than anybody right now." Batista is likely the early favorite to begin the season with ninth-inning duties, if only because the Mariners don't want him in the rotation and he doesn't want to be a middle reliever. David Aardsma and Tyler Walker could also be in the mix for saves.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Steve-o » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:21 pm

John Perotto of BP on 3/8/09 wrote:Rookie right-hander Jason Motte is emerging as the Cardinals' likely closer when the season begins.


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby clevername » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:55 pm

everyone forgets Batista has closed before.

If all Seattle wants is a closer to work while they get Fields ready he's tailor made for the job.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:33 pm

clevername wrote:everyone forgets Batista has closed before.

If all Seattle wants is a closer to work while they get Fields ready he's tailor made for the job.

I guess but if I'm a team that doesn't expect to compete, I'd go with the younger guys, pump up their value and trade them off. B-)
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby smoovethug » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:20 pm

clevername wrote:everyone forgets Batista has closed before.

If all Seattle wants is a closer to work while they get Fields ready he's tailor made for the job.


It's not forgetting that he's closed but more remembering that he stunk.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:28 pm

smoovethug wrote:
clevername wrote:everyone forgets Batista has closed before.

If all Seattle wants is a closer to work while they get Fields ready he's tailor made for the job.


It's not forgetting that he's closed but more remembering that he stunk.

Well, his ratios certainly weren't what you want from a closer, but he did save 31 games.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:32 pm

I couldn't stomach any of those 3 ratio-ghouls on my team :-P :-P

Seattle current situation = avoid
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby DaShiz23 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:22 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I couldn't stomach any of those 3 ratio-ghouls on my team :-P :-P

Seattle current situation = avoid

Yup, I would rather be one closer short, than have one of those bums on my team.
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