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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Olly » Fri May 29, 2009 1:17 am

Maris09 wrote:I understand.
Let's get back to closer stuff.



Thanks, dude. ;-D It was cool of you to write that.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby as834625 » Fri May 29, 2009 1:57 am

Astros - Hawkins ? Really ?
Orioles - No friggin' clue .. Ray demoted, Baez stretched out to a 2-3 inning guy & Johnson ineffective since he was given a puncher's chance at the gig a few weeks back.
Cardinals- Chris Perez 1st in line ? Motte has really stepped it up recently also ..


what do you guys think ? I think Valverde is definitely on his way out .. possible to the Yankees


if any of you guys know any more information please fill us in ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri May 29, 2009 4:14 am

as834625 wrote:
Astros - Hawkins ? Really ?
Orioles - No friggin' clue .. Ray demoted, Baez stretched out to a 2-3 inning guy & Johnson ineffective since he was given a puncher's chance at the gig a few weeks back.
Cardinals- Chris Perez 1st in line ? Motte has really stepped it up recently also ..

what do you guys think ? I think Valverde is definitely on his way out .. possible to the Yankees

if any of you guys know any more information please fill us in ;-D


Valverde is goin to be FA at the end of the year, and we all know that Sherrill will blow up, with that WHIP and his track record, so both cases make sense.
But why on earth the Cards would wanna trade Franklin?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby drifter909 » Fri May 29, 2009 5:28 am


Valverde is goin to be FA at the end of the year, and we all know that Sherrill will blow up, with that WHIP and his track record, so both cases make sense.
But why on earth the Cards would wanna trade Franklin?


The Cards currently have 6 relievers with ERAs under 3.50, 2 of which are young with dynamite stuff who could take over the role (Chris Perez and Jason Motte). They probably need a 3B as Glaus's return this season has been put into question, also K. Greene is hitting a robust .200 for the season, so a SS is possible as well.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri May 29, 2009 8:37 am

fezzik wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
fbc_fan wrote:
isn't that the truth....


+1


x (6.022 x 10^23)


Always love a reference to Avagadro's number. ;-D
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Postby daullaz » Fri May 29, 2009 9:58 am

New Closer Complex posted!
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri May 29, 2009 11:05 am

drifter909 wrote:

Valverde is goin to be FA at the end of the year, and we all know that Sherrill will blow up, with that WHIP and his track record, so both cases make sense.
But why on earth the Cards would wanna trade Franklin?


The Cards currently have 6 relievers with ERAs under 3.50, 2 of which are young with dynamite stuff who could take over the role (Chris Perez and Jason Motte). They probably need a 3B as Glaus's return this season has been put into question, also K. Greene is hitting a robust .200 for the season, so a SS is possible as well.

Everybody knows about Perez and Motte, and their dynamite stuff exploded under pressure, so neither of them proved to be reliable. The Cards are probably heading to the post season, so they need a reliable closer, and so far that is Franklin.
And who's gonna give'em a Major League shortstop or 3b for Franklin anyway? Maybe if they throw in Pujols :-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Willy T 4 MVP » Fri May 29, 2009 11:20 am

Maris09 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Want to point out preemptively that Jonathon Broxton is unavailable for the Dodgers tonight, who are up 2 - 1, after throwing 38 pitches yesterday. Troncoso pitched the 8th and looks to come back out for the 9th and the Save Op tonight.

I guess this is what it's come to.

So be it.

:-B



I'd just like to remind everyone (and perhaps certain people in particular) that if you feel the need to bitch and complain like a 6-yr old, you're in the wrong thread. There's already a thread devoted to bitching and complaining about the Closers Thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=380051
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Cards07Champs » Fri May 29, 2009 11:21 am

Quick Note:

Luis Perdomo isn't a Cardinal anymore, I believe they lost him in the Rule 5 to the Giants, the Padres then claimed him off waivers. As such, he's probably not really a possible future closer for the birds.


And the Cardinals will not trade Franklin as long as they're in contention. A) LaRussa trusts him as the closer, he seemingly doesn't trust the kids (and in fairness, they've given him little reason to, regular season pressure situations really shook Motte up). B) Even if they do convert Motte/Perez to closer, they LOVE Franklin as a setup man. They're not going to deal their primary setup man and only veteran RHRP.

Nothing to see there.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri May 29, 2009 11:28 am

Looks like Capps will avoid the DL.

Hear that? Thats the sound of Grabow being dropped in thousands of leagues today.
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