2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please) - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby da bears » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:29 pm

I honestly believe that Marmol is really disappointed that he didn't get the closer role. He viewed it as something that is going to cost him a ton of money when he is up for a new contract at the start of the year. No one really pays the big bucks for MR's but they will toss cash all over for a lock down closer. It could just be a mental strain that he is putting on himself from this to be too perfect out there. He's the MR version of Liriano right now
da bears
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 339
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby wingman3110 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:15 pm

Any thoughts on Choate from Tampa Bay??
"Just be you. You is enough." - Coach K
wingman3110
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 1547
(Past Year: 130)
Joined: 8 Jun 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Skins Fanatic » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:45 pm

wingman3110 wrote:Any thoughts on Choate from Tampa Bay??


He's being used as a left-handed specialist, usually brought in to get one or two guys out. One of them just happened to be the last guy the other night when Wheeler had gotten the first two out in the 9th, so Choate was credited with the Save, and Wheeler owners had to be happy with the Hold.
Skins Fanatic
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 141
Joined: 23 Jul 2007
Home Cafe: Football

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:55 pm

BMcP wrote:Qualls is fine? I wouldn't jump to that conclusion - he declared himself available to close tonight, and then even when Pena started allowing runs in the eighth instead of going straight to Qualls they called in a guy who hasn't thrown a single ML inning!

I'd say if anything Qualls's injury is more serious than we're being led to believe.


I agree.For those who picked up Pena,I would want to see Qualls pitch in a game situation & see how he feels the next day before dropping Pena.
Image
StarsNPinstripes
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1681
Joined: 9 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby dissent » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:00 pm

A lot of Marmol's line is misleading. A couple performances (like that 4 run shellacking) have blown up his numbers. He's settled down since, even if he is still walking too many people. Probably unlikely that he'll become closer, but he'll vulture a few saves and will probably have decent enough numbers to remain valuable the rest of the way.
dissent
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Cafe WriterEagle Eye
Posts: 685
Joined: 19 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:53 pm

Jose Valverde Update:
From Rotoworld:
Jun. 3 - 8:41 pm et
Jose Valverde (calf) threw a bullpen session and made it through pitchers' fielding practice for the first time since going on the disabled list in late April.

"I threw all my pitches," Valverde said. "I threw my fastball, my split-finger, my sinker, everything. It was 30 pitches. Everything's good. I'd be ready to pitch right now." Valverde will throw simulated games this weekend before heading out to rehab assignment early next week. His expected return date is roughly June 12.
Image
StarsNPinstripes
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1681
Joined: 9 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby djxskillz » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:58 pm

bailey pitches a perfect 1.2 innings with 2 ks for the save :) seems like the clear closer now. sorry if this is old news
djxskillz
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 791
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby jackie hayes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:07 pm

djxskillz wrote:bailey pitches a perfect 1.2 innings with 2 ks for the save :) seems like the clear closer now. sorry if this is old news


1.2 ip, but only 15 pitches. Is he still good to go tomorrow, or could Ziegler scrape a save? :-?
jackie hayes
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

Cafeholic
Posts: 2069
(Past Year: 94)
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby djxskillz » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:17 pm

it is time to hop off the ziegler train my friend.
djxskillz
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 791
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:26 pm

Ugh, are people still talking about Ziegler?
Image
Crippler
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 428
(Past Year: 16)
Joined: 21 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Football

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Aug. 22
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Baltimore at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
Houston at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
St. Louis at Philadelphia
(7:05 pm)
San Francisco at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Tampa Bay at Toronto
(7:07 pm)
Atlanta at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Seattle at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Kansas City at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Miami at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
San Diego at Arizona
(9:40 pm)
LA Angels at Oakland
(10:05 pm)
NY Mets at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact