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Postby auclairkeithbc » Sat May 09, 2009 12:47 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:Kip Wells also got his first Major League save tonight. Looks like he is the guy in Washington...for now. :-b


it's weird, but even though hanranhan gave up a run today in the 7th, i am keeping him on my roster, and not adding wells. my nips are probably letting me down, but they are 2 for 2 tonight, so i am going with them.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby duckbillgates » Sat May 09, 2009 2:30 am

What do we read into the Andrew Bailey save? He's been mentioned by his manager as a candidate to close, and his stats are ridiculous thusfar. Is he the hot pickup right now?
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Postby ThumperHawk » Sat May 09, 2009 7:07 am

What do we read into the Andrew Bailey save? He's been mentioned by his manager as a candidate to close, and his stats are ridiculous thusfar. Is he the hot pickup right now?




mlb.com wrote:Then with closer Brad Ziegler still feeling the effects of the flu, Geren turned to Bailey in the eighth inning, and the righty answered with two strong innings to earn his first Major League save. Geren wasn't sure if Bailey could work the two innings, but after retiring the Jays in order in the eighth, the skipper told him to do it again in the ninth.

"He continues to be impressive. He throws strikes and has multiple pitches, so it's a good place for him," Geren said.


WHERE'S a good place for him, skip? The eighth or the ninth?
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Postby kemper5 » Sat May 09, 2009 11:43 am

Im starting to read that Baily may be the new Devine and split the saves with Zeigler..What, your closer cannot go 2 games back to back to close. Im not buying into the "he still sick" thing..I picked up Baily as insurance and am glad, you may see a handful of save a month here.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Sat May 09, 2009 12:13 pm

What, if anything is going on with Lidge?

Is Madson a must pick up w/ Lidge's struggles/injuries?

Any news on the situation.
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Sat May 09, 2009 1:06 pm

Any chance that Casilla emerges as the closer? He is returning from the DL this week.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby duckbillgates » Sat May 09, 2009 2:01 pm

On Bailey/Ziegler, from the San Francisco Gate:

Geren turned to Bailey instead of going to closer Brad Ziegler, who still hasn't recovered from the flu. Geren said Ziegler was available, but he likes the way Bailey has been throwing.

Bailey "closed tonight and he won't tomorrow," Geren said. "Knowing how well Bailey's been throwing and that Ziegler wasn't 100 percent, it was a perfect opportunity to win a ballgame."


Bit of a muddled statement, but I read it as a situational save. I would say it's still Ziegler in Oakland. Probably ...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby DbacksRback » Sat May 09, 2009 2:18 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:What, if anything is going on with Lidge?

Is Madson a must pick up w/ Lidge's struggles/injuries?

Any news on the situation.


It was another non save situation and they never help closers. If you own lidge and have a spot madson wouldnt be a terrible add though
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Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 09, 2009 2:23 pm

Thoughts on Garrett Mock? I may already be wasting a spot with Baez on my roster on a hunch, and I don't want to waste a second one.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Sat May 09, 2009 2:26 pm

Mock hasn't had any control this year, or the K's that made him interesting last year. He's no more than the 3rd or fourth in line right now. I'd say its Wells right now, with Hanrahan coming back into the fold soon. After that Beimel or Tavarez depending on matchups. After that comes Mock and maybe Macdougal when he's ready. so:
Wells/Hanrahan/Beimel/Tavarez/Mock... time to cut bait on Mock I think.
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