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Postby heyeaglefn » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:55 pm

Going to drop Ziegler, is Howell the guy to get now in Tampa?
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Postby Stunners » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:57 pm

Just drop isringhausen for Howell. Not sure he is the guy, but at least I can start howell and not worry about my ERA being destroyed and stealing the random save. Too scared to use hausen unless i KNOW hes going for saves... Value seems better.
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Postby urbanbreez » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:58 pm

Is Morrow worth holding on to?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:59 pm

heyeaglefn wrote:Going to drop Ziegler, is Howell the guy to get now in Tampa?


Possibly. Good move, definitely drop Ziegler for Howell.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Cockpuncher » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:16 pm

I think Howell might be the guy now. In Tuesday's game, Howell was warming up to pitch the 9th in what would have been a save situation. But the Rays scored 2 runs and eliminated the save chance. Howell pitched the 9th anyway, and was very effective. Now after his clean save today, I don't see any reason why the Rays wouldn't hand him the ball for their next save chance. If you're chasing saves, better grab him now before somebody else does. If it turns out Howell is not the closer; you can always drop him later.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:19 pm

Cockpuncher wrote:I think Howell might be the guy now. In Tuesday's game, Howell was warming up to pitch the 9th in what would have been a save situation. But the Rays scored 2 runs and eliminated the save chance. Howell pitched the 9th anyway, and was very effective. Now after his clean save today, I don't see any reason why the Rays wouldn't hand him the ball for their next save chance. If you're chasing saves, better grab him now before somebody else does. If it turns out Howell is not the closer; you can always drop him later.


+1, totally agree.

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Postby Magnus_CA » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:28 pm

Crippler wrote:And nice name/pic :)


He's a Crippler in his own right. :-D
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Postby Spartans Rule » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:48 pm

I don't think there's going to be one guy in Tampa Bay. We've seen Choate get a couple situational saves recently. It's a committee.

That said, I think Howell is the guy to own because A. His ERA, WHIP and K rate are all helpful in fantasy and B. He's the best pitcher in the bullpen, so he's more likely to close games by default than anyone else.

I think Howell will finish the year with 10-15 saves. Add that to his ratios and he's worth owning in most leagues.
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Postby auclairkeithbc » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:11 pm

add me to the list that likes howell more than the other RPs in TB. he may not get the most saves, but he won't frustrate while maddon is figuring thing out.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:24 pm

ugh i hate the TB situation. i picked up izzy, wheeler, and now choate the other day after his 2 saves but now its howell!??! :-P
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