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Postby Yanks_Baby » Tue May 05, 2009 12:37 pm

From here on out, I could see Ray having 35+ saves. He's an established closer with great previous success.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby beagle » Tue May 05, 2009 12:55 pm

I have no facts behind this, but I think Sherrill will be the closer. IMO they are blowing smoke to pump George up.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby wildbill » Tue May 05, 2009 12:58 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:From here on out, I could see Ray having 35+ saves.

While some closers will probably have 35+ save over the rest of the season, I'd guess it'll be less then a 1/3 of them considering how few closers get to 40 in a full season and a month of the season is already gone. If he took over the job full time today and all the other stars aligned for him I say about 30 the rest of the way, but everything would have to line up perfectly for him.

Yanks_Baby wrote:He's an established closer with great previous success.

That all happened before the TJ surgery. There's no way you can predict he'll be as good as he was before with so little data available post surgery. Maybe he'll be that good again, but you can't count on it, not yet anyway.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby NZ Eff » Tue May 05, 2009 2:23 pm

beagle wrote:I have no facts behind this, but I think Sherrill will be the closer. IMO they are blowing smoke to pump George up.


They're morons if he does. Sherrill cannot get righties out, never has and never will.
Definitely use him in the right situation to close a game but never with three right handed hitters due up in the 9th. He really is nothing more than one of the best situational left handed relievers in the game. Why get him to do something he's shown he simply can't do.

It makes perfect sense to me that the O's should use a closer by committee approach depending on match ups. Ray will get the majority of saves from here on out. Bank it.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby suckerpuncher » Tue May 05, 2009 2:56 pm

Manager Dave Trembley has indicated that he's not currently considering Danys Baez as a candidate for the closer job.
Baez has thrown 8 2/3 scoreless innings in his last five games, but Trembley appears to prefer using the former closer in a middle relief capacity. That leaves George Sherrill, Chris Ray and Jim Johnson vying for saves in the Baltimore bullpen for now.
Source: MASNsports.com

That's just in from Rotoworld on the O's closer situation.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue May 05, 2009 3:18 pm

tavarez experiment seems to be over, beimel set to take over soon? i can really see hanrahan taking it back very soon.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby wildbill » Tue May 05, 2009 4:12 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:tavarez experiment seems to be over, beimel set to take over soon? i can really see hanrahan taking it back very soon.

Beimel is not a good long term solution, nor is just about everyone else in that pen. So, you're probably right about Hanrahan getting another shot at some point, he's their best bet if he can right himself.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Tue May 05, 2009 4:14 pm

shouldnt it be a save for Downs?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby RenPastana » Tue May 05, 2009 4:30 pm

I agree...He came in with a 4 run lead but also had a guy on first to begin with...that's a save situation, ya?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby fezzik » Tue May 05, 2009 4:50 pm

RenPastana wrote:I agree...He came in with a 4 run lead but also had a guy on first to begin with...that's a save situation, ya?


I believe the tying run has to be on deck, so with a 4-run lead there would have to be two runners on when he entered in order for it to be a save situation.
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