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Postby Polar Bear » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:25 pm

This might be out there, but what about the possibility of Bonderman taking over the closer role for Detroit?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:37 pm

Polar Bear wrote:This might be out there, but what about the possibility of Bonderman taking over the closer role for Detroit?


Not as far out there as you might think since Havok has him listed on the front page as a potential closer of the future prospect. It was discussed somewhere...here it is.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:16 pm

Polar Bear wrote:This might be out there, but what about the possibility of Bonderman taking over the closer role for Detroit?


i cant see them doing it with the money they owe him, but as a Tigers fan i would like to see what he could do as a reliever...although his velocity keeps dropping and i dont think he's crafty enough to get by without it
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby mojoorising » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Thu, Apr 16

Manager Clint Hurdle will reassess the closer situation between Corpas and Huston Street on Friday, Tracy Ringolsby of insidetherockies.com reports.

Recommendation: "I have a whole night and another day to figure things out," Hurdle said. "I am going to look at the tape, see the location of pitches, where we were setting up . . . You can do a lot of things when it's the best for the team." Closer Huston Street has gotten off to a bumpy start in Colorado, earning a 13.50 ERA and an OBA of .563 in four appearances. Corpas, on the other hand, has been solid in four of five relief appearances in 2009, and Hurdle has been known to swap closers at the first sign of trouble. Time to put Corpas back on your watchlist.
(Rotowire.com)


Looks like corpas might get that job sooner then later.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Millhouse » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:07 pm

first save opp for HOU in a while and in comes.....


.............latroy hawkins?!


valverde owners just collectively swallowed the barrel of a shotgun.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby ABA316 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:08 pm

Should anything be read into the fact that Valverde didn't go out for the 9th (save opp) in the Astros game today? I don't think he's injured so what is up?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby norton17 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:15 pm

I cant find any info as to why Valverde was not in that game? Did he look that bad giving up 1 run on Wednesday? He only threw 16 pitches, 12 for strikes.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby ABA316 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:32 pm

From watching it on Stattracker last night he gave up a HR to the first batter he faced and gave up a walk (I think) but got the 3 outs on Wed. WTF?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Millhouse » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:43 pm

rotoworld: Jose Valverde sat out Thursday as LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for a save against the Pirates.
Valverde did pitch yesterday, but it was just 16 pitches and he had the two previous days off. That he went unused today suggests an injury of some sort. The Astros must have known ahead of time that they weren't going to pitch him, as they chose to save Hawkins for the ninth.



hawkins? really?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:58 pm

Millhouse wrote:rotoworld: Jose Valverde sat out Thursday as LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for a save against the Pirates.
Valverde did pitch yesterday, but it was just 16 pitches and he had the two previous days off. That he went unused today suggests an injury of some sort. The Astros must have known ahead of time that they weren't going to pitch him, as they chose to save Hawkins for the ninth.



hawkins? really?

you're talking about a pretty weak bullpen and hawkins does have experience closing. as much as we rib the guy, he's probably their next best option, and who they'll go to if this really is an injury.
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