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Postby Syfo-Dyas » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:00 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I've got Beimel on the DL in my 20 teamer.
I'm tempted to pick up Tavarez to go with him. We count holds too, so that could be a good play. Just need to find the room to mash him in there, and to activate Beimel somehow.

This is the info I was looking for. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:03 pm

ChasingSaves wrote:
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ChasingSaves wrote:Julian Tavarez converts on his first save up for the Nats. Looks like he officially is the closer for now.


After 1 unclean save...no.


It may have technically been "unclean" but Tavarez gave up nothing hit hard. The lone hit he gave up went off the glove of Christian Guzman, so he could have in fact had a 1-2-3 inning. Tavarez has been the best guy in the bullpen by far for the Nats this year, and he gave absolutely no reason for him to not get the next save opportunity. To me that makes him the closer. I'm not saying he lasts longer than his next blown save, but he was speculated to get the job, he got the save opp, and he converted with no trouble at all. He is the closer for now IMHO.


If Tavares converts the next couple opps, there'll be no Beimel in the 9th.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Plus1Plus1 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:42 pm

From the latest category article:

1. Jonathan Papelbon - Is an injury on the horizon? Lots of rumors floating; pick up Saito as insurance


Anyone have details? I'm not thrilled about filling another bench spot with a speculative RP.
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Postby sarthaz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:56 pm

Plus1Plus1 wrote:From the latest category article:

1. Jonathan Papelbon - Is an injury on the horizon? Lots of rumors floating; pick up Saito as insurance


Anyone have details? I'm not thrilled about filling another bench spot with a speculative RP.

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby wildbill » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:57 pm

silverZ wrote:I don't think Corpas will lose the save ops until he blows one. Let's see who gets the call when both are available.

What does blowing a save op have to do with anything? Street lost the job without blowing a save op. In fact Corpas has a BS and 2 losses. Street has no BS and only one loss. Street has been outperforming Corpas lately. Corpas was barely outperforming Street before. COL made Street the closer initially to boost his trade value. Everything is lined up at the moment to point toward Street closing. It makes the most sense. The Denver Post is reporting Street has most likely regained the job. Given all that Hurdle will probably keep Corpas in the role anyway because managers usually don't do what makes the most sense.

Now as far as the Nats closing situation goes, none of those guys is a good bet to put up good peripheral stats, so whoever is getting saves expect it to hurt your ERA, WHIP and probably K/9 over time. They'd all be middle relievers or lefty specialists on a team with a competent bullpen. Only go there if you're desperate for saves and aren't in a tough battle in ERA and/or WHIP.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Pedros Little Friend » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:06 pm

i was watching the nationals game last night, and when tavarez was pitching in the 9th, they showed kensing warming up. i'm guessing that he was just getting lose with his new teammates, but that bullpen doesn't have much going for it. anyone else want to read more into this than is probably necessary? it's not worth it i'm sure, but i'm surprised no one has mentioned it. maybe he'll get a look later this year.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby foeplay » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:13 pm

Anyone know why Ziegler isn't in to close? :-t
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby horatio » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:14 pm

Anyone know why Ziegler isn't in to close?


Interesting question, I wonder if Geren wants to use Zeigler as a setup man with Casilla out or what the story is.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:14 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Brad Ziegler was expected to report late to the ballpark for Thursday's game against Texas due to a "non-baseball-related condition."
This usually means an illness. Ziegler could miss Thursday's game.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Cruz had a solid 1-2-3 save against the Jays. Soria looks to be coming back tomorrow so it might be his only save for a long while.
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