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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon May 11, 2009 9:44 pm

Soriano. He's in a semi-closer by committee and could get 5-10 more saves this year (I'd bet closer to 5). Madson only gets saves if Lidge needs a day off/ is injured. Plus, Soriano's actually a pretty good pitcher and will help your ratios and such.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Niffoc4 » Mon May 11, 2009 9:51 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Soriano. He's in a semi-closer by committee and could get 5-10 more saves this year (I'd bet closer to 5). Madson only gets saves if Lidge needs a day off/ is injured. Plus, Soriano's actually a pretty good pitcher and will help your ratios and such.

5 more? or 5 total? he already has 3. I would say 5-10 more makes sense.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Mon May 11, 2009 10:04 pm

Old_Style wrote:
Crippler wrote:
Old_Style wrote:Dotel has traditionally been the fill-in.
Thornton could get a chance if there are a couple lefties due up.


I still don't understand why Jenks would be suspended for throwing behind a guy.


Because he did it on purpose, and stated such after the game. He said he was doing it to send a message...aka intent to scare and possibly hurt the batter.


OMG! 8-o


Still dont understand?

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Magnus_CA » Mon May 11, 2009 10:06 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Soriano. He's in a semi-closer by committee and could get 5-10 more saves this year (I'd bet closer to 5). Madson only gets saves if Lidge needs a day off/ is injured. Plus, Soriano's actually a pretty good pitcher and will help your ratios and such.


It's hard to get a pulse on whether Lidge is hurt or not right now, otherwise I wouldn't of mentioned Madson. I guess I should of phrased my question this way...

Given all the uncertainty surrounding Lidge's ineffectiveness/possible injury is Madson a better candidate for more save opportunities over the next month than Soriano, who's in a CBC?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby bigh0rt » Mon May 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Crippler wrote:
Old_Style wrote:
Crippler wrote:Because he did it on purpose, and stated such after the game. He said he was doing it to send a message...aka intent to scare and possibly hurt the batter.


OMG! 8-o


Still dont understand?

...wow

It has little to do with understanding, and more to do with agreeing/disagreeing with the sentiment. Either way, a full discussion on it could be had in another thread. I understand this is directly related a closer in this instance, but just saying if you wanna have a full on discussion on the appropriateness/inappropriateness, I'd love to participate in a thread to it. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby HipHipJorge » Mon May 11, 2009 10:32 pm

I like Juan Cruz...and I dislike Ziegler. You think Ziegler will keep his job with Bailey comin on strong. Also, I mentioned this before but does anyone know

(1) How long BJ Ryan is out
(2) How long Soria could be out. Thanks
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Old_Style » Mon May 11, 2009 10:42 pm

Soria's expected to make a return after his 15 days are up.

Not sure about Ryan. I'm not even sure the Jays are sure about Ryan. I think it'll depend on how the rehab assignments go.

EDIT: There's no guarantee that Ryan will regain the closer gig when he returns.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby HipHipJorge » Mon May 11, 2009 10:55 pm

Thanks for the response. I am just deciding what to do with Ziegler. I do not know if he can keep his job. If he can he may be worth keeping. But if not...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon May 11, 2009 11:03 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Soriano. He's in a semi-closer by committee and could get 5-10 more saves this year (I'd bet closer to 5). Madson only gets saves if Lidge needs a day off/ is injured. Plus, Soriano's actually a pretty good pitcher and will help your ratios and such.


It's hard to get a pulse on whether Lidge is hurt or not right now, otherwise I wouldn't of mentioned Madson. I guess I should of phrased my question this way...

Given all the uncertainty surrounding Lidge's ineffectiveness/possible injury is Madson a better candidate for more save opportunities over the next month than Soriano, who's in a CBC?


Yeah. I'd still go with Soriano though. In fact I wouldn't pick up Madson. Remember, Romero will be back in 3 weeks, so if Lidge can hold out for a few weeks without going on the DL (I'd bet on him to be able to do this; he hasn't been DL'ed yet and there's no DL trip sounding imminent), Romero would probably become the closer.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Mon May 11, 2009 11:24 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote: In fact I wouldn't pick up Madson. Remember, Romero will be back in 3 weeks, so if Lidge can hold out for a few weeks without going on the DL (I'd bet on him to be able to do this; he hasn't been DL'ed yet and there's no DL trip sounding imminent), Romero would probably become the closer

Don't agree with that at all. It would be Madson IMO.
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