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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Jibba » Fri May 22, 2009 9:59 am

Just an idea here - but is there any possibility that Rays might look at using Kaz in the closer spot?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri May 22, 2009 10:24 am

Jibba wrote:Just an idea here - but is there any possibility that Rays might look at using Kaz in the closer spot?


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby daullaz » Fri May 22, 2009 11:14 am

New Closer Complex is now live. The subject this week is the Rays bullpen. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby converge241 » Fri May 22, 2009 12:18 pm

Peter Gammons told ESPN's Mike & Mike In The Morning on Thursday that the Nationals have discussed swapping Nick Johnson for Boston's Manny Delcarmen.

The Red Sox will probably give David Ortiz a little more time to get his swing figured out before pulling the trigger. If he can't get it turned around, Johnson would make a nice fit. He's batting .338/.435/.473 this season with four home runs and 25 RBI in 148 at-bats. Delcarmen has been lights out, with a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings, but the Red Sox have enough pitching depth in their system to cope with the loss.



- Rotoworld

Cant see how, if it happened, they wouldnt give Delcarmen a shot at closing
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Fri May 22, 2009 12:26 pm

perlick29 wrote:
ChasingSaves wrote:Do we think Brian Wilsons job is in danger soon. He has allowed runs in 4 of his last 6 outings....basically ever since I traded Oswalt to get him. Affeldt next in line I'm guessing.


I'd like to think that Affeldt or Howry would be next but roto did write a little while back that Merkin Valdez would be the primary setup man so it's something to monitor if Wilson keeps struggling.

I've seen most every Giants game this year, and Wilson just looks flat out afraid to pitch to lefties. Last night he pussyfooted around both Tony Gwynn Jr (no batting avg yet) and Brian Giles (hitting .161). He really never challenged either guy, throwing mostly backdoor sliders that missed (and to be honest kind of hung).

His ERA last year was rough, and seemed kinda lucky to not blow more saves than he did.
I'd say this is definitely a situation worth watching. It would probably be Howry, but someone who has impressed me greatly is Brandon Medders. He's looked fearless when I've seen him and really challenges hitters.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby as834625 » Fri May 22, 2009 3:42 pm

Just curious to get some opinions. Cruz was just a temporary fix, so who knows? But do you really thinks he loses the temporary gig because of blowing up in one non-save situation after he hadn't pitched for a while? Before that he had been doing very well.



being that this is just a short-term solution, there is no reason why Trey Hillman would not play the hot hand.. which as of this moment would be (GULPPPPP) Farnsworth. :-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri May 22, 2009 4:28 pm

Percival to DL

I dont have a link b/c I'm rushing to pick up Izzy, Howell, and/or Wheeler in my leagues.

Not 100% sure but what I read seems credible.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby foeplay » Fri May 22, 2009 4:30 pm

Crippler wrote:Percival to DL

I dont have a link b/c I'm rushing to pick up Izzy, Howell, and/or Wheeler in my leagues.

Not 100% sure but what I read seems credible.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/2009/05/ ... on-dl.html

Don't forget to pick up Balfour too. You're entire pitching staff is gonna be TB :-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby slomo007 » Fri May 22, 2009 4:38 pm

foeplay wrote:
Crippler wrote:Percival to DL

I dont have a link b/c I'm rushing to pick up Izzy, Howell, and/or Wheeler in my leagues.

Not 100% sure but what I read seems credible.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/2009/05/ ... on-dl.html

Don't forget to pick up Balfour too. You're entire pitching staff is gonna be TB :-D


Thank goodness they are putting Kazmir on the DL also....he is killing me.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri May 22, 2009 4:41 pm

foeplay wrote:
Crippler wrote:Percival to DL

I dont have a link b/c I'm rushing to pick up Izzy, Howell, and/or Wheeler in my leagues.

Not 100% sure but what I read seems credible.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/2009/05/ ... on-dl.html

Don't forget to pick up Balfour too. You're entire pitching staff is gonna be TB :-D

Plus the other 2 or 3 options :)

I'm dropping CJ wilson, who I had in all leagues, and possibly Ian Snell types who are borderline. When the situation gets ironed out, i'll drop the ones who arent in the mix.

My guess so far (% odds of them being the chosen closer)

Izzy: 50%
J.P. Howell: 20%%
Wheeler: 30%
Other: 10%

Just IMHO
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