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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu May 07, 2009 12:33 pm

never been a fan of zumaya, yes he's thrown 100 mph heaters before but he's never even been a successful closer. why is everyone assuming he takes the job soon? other than rodney sucking.
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Postby Crippler » Thu May 07, 2009 5:44 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:never been a fan of zumaya, yes he's thrown 100 mph heaters before but he's never even been a successful closer. why is everyone assuming he takes the job soon? other than rodney sucking.


Because he's widely available while Rodney is owned. People convince themselves that Zumaya will be a stud closer because of wishful thinking. He's never shown anything other than a hot fastball and an ability to injure himself, while Rodney goes out there and gets the job done.

Same goes for Franklin. He's been a stud all year and people want to annoint Perez for no other reason than the fact that he's on their waiver wires and they want free saves...again, wishful thinking.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby foeplay » Thu May 07, 2009 6:04 pm

This is the second time since coming back from flu that Ziegler comes in a non-save situ. Do you guys think he is just getting some work in? I'm really starting to get worried that he indeed lost his job.... :~(

especially now that he's looking bad...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Cobra_Kai » Thu May 07, 2009 7:28 pm

Not only that, but after Ziegler started crapping the bed, Bailey went in. Obviously it wasn't a save situation, but read into that what you will.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:26 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:never been a fan of zumaya, yes he's thrown 100 mph heaters before but he's never even been a successful closer. why is everyone assuming he takes the job soon? other than rodney sucking.


Rodney hasn't been that bad, 4.50 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP. He's far from great, but I don't think he's been bad enough that he is in danger of losing the role.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Prooks25 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:57 pm

Ray in the game in the 7th while Balt had a 1 run lead...apparently he's not the closer.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby NZ Eff » Thu May 07, 2009 9:22 pm

Prooks25 wrote:Ray in the game in the 7th while Balt had a 1 run lead...apparently he's not the closer.


That may be so but the Twins are a leftie stacked lineup. Sherrill should always be used to shut the gate against them. In the right spots I still say Ray is the man the O's have to use in the 9th.
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Postby threelions » Thu May 07, 2009 10:00 pm

Ray failed again while Sherrill got the job done. it's time to drop Ray for good?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri May 08, 2009 1:02 am

so beimel comes in with a 4 run lead in the 8th inning. maybe he's not the closer or nationals want to see how he pitches first before giving him save opps?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby bluejkrew » Fri May 08, 2009 1:13 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:so beimel comes in with a 4 run lead in the 8th inning. maybe he's not the closer or nationals want to see how he pitches first before giving him save opps?


he pitched yesterday as well..its hard to see him being the closer if he pitches in back-to-back nonsave situations. Could hanrahan have earned the job back??
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