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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Slayer Rules » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:38 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
Steve-o wrote:News on the Brewer Closer backup situation. Considering the spring that Villanueva has had, I can't say I blame the brewers for looking at McClung

If closer Trevor Hoffman doesn't recover from his oblique strain -- a distinct possibility at this stage -- McClung also is a candidate to close games, according to Macha.


Link to Milw Journal Sentinel article.



I wouldn't believe that for a second, as McClung has actually been worse the Villanueva.

Villanueva: 8.1 IP, 3HR, 3BB, 7K
McGarbage: 9 IP, 3HR, 6BB, 3K

Don't always believe what Macha says. ;-)


This is a pathetic situation - it's Mariner-esque. Hoffman is hurt and the season hasn't even started yet.

Definite downgrade on Gallardo - the only Brewer pitcher worth owning in standard leagues
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:42 pm

Slayer Rules wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
Steve-o wrote:News on the Brewer Closer backup situation. Considering the spring that Villanueva has had, I can't say I blame the brewers for looking at McClung



Link to Milw Journal Sentinel article.



I wouldn't believe that for a second, as McClung has actually been worse the Villanueva.

Villanueva: 8.1 IP, 3HR, 3BB, 7K
McGarbage: 9 IP, 3HR, 6BB, 3K

Don't always believe what Macha says. ;-)


This is a pathetic situation - it's Mariner-esque. Hoffman is hurt and the season hasn't even started yet.

Definite downgrade on Gallardo - the only Brewer pitcher worth owning in standard leagues



I'd still go for Villanueva, for sure.
It's only spring training and he's probably trying things out and making mistakes.
McClung really, really sucks - we already know that. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:29 am

Slayer Rules wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
Steve-o wrote:News on the Brewer Closer backup situation. Considering the spring that Villanueva has had, I can't say I blame the brewers for looking at McClung



Link to Milw Journal Sentinel article.



I wouldn't believe that for a second, as McClung has actually been worse the Villanueva.

Villanueva: 8.1 IP, 3HR, 3BB, 7K
McGarbage: 9 IP, 3HR, 6BB, 3K

Don't always believe what Macha says. ;-)


This is a pathetic situation - it's Mariner-esque. Hoffman is hurt and the season hasn't even started yet.

Definite downgrade on Gallardo - the only Brewer pitcher worth owning in standard leagues

It's a long season. Relax.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby converge241 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:10 am

Hope "Applesauce" Motte takes it and runs with it, always a fan

Plus Chris Perez looks too much like Kenny Powers to totally trust lol

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It was clear that Morrow was going to be in the rotation before his bout with forearm soreness. Now he's been sidelined long enough that it looks like there's little chance of him starting a game during the first week of the season. The logical move would be to send him down for a couple of weeks to build him up, but it sounds like a permanent move back to the pen is again being considered. "One of the things is, we're going to have to probably flip him into a game in an inning or two after one of our starters right now,'' he said. "So, we'll get a chance to take a look at him in that capacity. So, we'll just keep evaluating.''
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Montana168 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:51 am

how long do u guys think it will take before chris ray is annointed the closer in baltimore? ray hasn't allowed a run in 7 spring training innings and has struck out 7 while only allowing 4 hits. sherrill on the other hand has a 3.60 ERA, not terrible, but not great. i say by may at the latest ray will be closing again.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Steve-o » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:12 pm

John Perotto of BP on 3/22 wrote:Leo Nuñez will likely get the bulk of the Marlins' save chances if Matt Lindstrom (shoulder) begins the season on the disabled list, though Logan Kensing might also be in the closer picture along with left-hander Renyel Pinto.

Brandon Morrow will probably begin the season in the Mariners' bullpen, perhaps as a closer, as a shoulder injury has prevented him from building enough stamina to begin the season in the rotation.

Tigers ... [are] leaning toward using both Brandon Lyon and Fernando Rodney to close games.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:58 pm

Montana168 wrote:how long do u guys think it will take before chris ray is annointed the closer in baltimore? ray hasn't allowed a run in 7 spring training innings and has struck out 7 while only allowing 4 hits. sherrill on the other hand has a 3.60 ERA, not terrible, but not great. i say by may at the latest ray will be closing again.


Its going to be a physical readiness thing for Ray. When he's feels comfortable enough to close, he will. May sounds about right and expect him to run with it for year thereafter.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby colt4523 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:31 pm

So who is closing in Colorado? Corpas or Street?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:40 pm

colt4523 wrote:So who is closing in Colorado? Corpas or Street?


Corpas clearly has the lead. I'm actually still looking for Col to trade Street as he'll get very expensive and if he's not closing he doesn't have much value. The Buchholtz injury complicates things some as the possible production of Morrillo. So, we're just going to have to wait and see. Street is though going ahead of Corpas in most drafts still but the distance is closing quickly.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:06 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
colt4523 wrote:So who is closing in Colorado? Corpas or Street?


Corpas clearly has the lead. I'm actually still looking for Col to trade Street as he'll get very expensive and if he's not closing he doesn't have much value. The Buchholtz injury complicates things some as the possible production of Morrillo. So, we're just going to have to wait and see. Street is though going ahead of Corpas in most drafts still but the distance is closing quickly.


I wouldn't say clearly, but I agree with you that Corpas is in the lead. Although Street had a rocky start (no pun intended), he has actually been better lately. His last 5 IP have been perfect, I believe.
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