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Postby MissingOakley » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:44 am

Interesting Fox Sports piece on the summer trade market for closers:

The Yankees, in dire need of a setup man, eventually will target the best available late-inning relievers — the Rockies' Huston Street, Diamondbacks' Chad Qualls and Astros' Jose Valverde. In fact, they already have expressed interest in Street, according to major-league sources.

Each of those pursuits, however, would be complicated.

The Rockies, lacking an internal replacement for Street, do not plan to trade him until just before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, if they trade him at all. Don't look now, but the Rockies' eight-game winning streak has left the team only 4 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.

Qualls, meanwhile, recently missed time with forearm tightness. And Valverde has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a right calf strain. The last thing the Yankees would want is a health risk, so other relievers such as the Orioles' Danys Baez also could appear on their wish list.


http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/96 ... ade-market

Lots of speculation in there. But sounds like picking up Corpas in mid-July could be smart.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby kickureface » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:49 am

soriano got 2 save opportunities now?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Skins Fanatic » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:43 am

kickureface wrote:soriano got 2 save opportunities now?


This is in this thread all over the place, but here it is again:

Soriano and Gonzalez are essentially a closer-by-committee. Bobby plays matchups with them, so if there are tough left-handers to get in the 8th, he's going to bring in Gonzo, leaving Soriano to close in the 9th. I would assume they are both owned in every league, and if you own one of them, you're not going to drop him because the other guy is getting save opps.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:24 am

MissingOakley wrote:Interesting Fox Sports piece on the summer trade market for closers:

The Yankees, in dire need of a setup man, eventually will target the best available late-inning relievers — the Rockies' Huston Street, Diamondbacks' Chad Qualls and Astros' Jose Valverde. In fact, they already have expressed interest in Street, according to major-league sources.

Each of those pursuits, however, would be complicated.

The Rockies, lacking an internal replacement for Street, do not plan to trade him until just before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, if they trade him at all. Don't look now, but the Rockies' eight-game winning streak has left the team only 4 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.

Qualls, meanwhile, recently missed time with forearm tightness. And Valverde has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a right calf strain. The last thing the Yankees would want is a health risk, so other relievers such as the Orioles' Danys Baez also could appear on their wish list.


http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/96 ... ade-market

Lots of speculation in there. But sounds like picking up Corpas in mid-July could be smart.


If Street goes anywhere, I'm not that confident that it'd be Manny. I could see Buchholz come back and earn the job.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby daullaz » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:43 am

New Closer Complex, highlighting the draft's best closer prospects, is up on the front page.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:36 am

RedHopeful wrote:
MissingOakley wrote:Interesting Fox Sports piece on the summer trade market for closers:

The Yankees, in dire need of a setup man, eventually will target the best available late-inning relievers — the Rockies' Huston Street, Diamondbacks' Chad Qualls and Astros' Jose Valverde. In fact, they already have expressed interest in Street, according to major-league sources.

Each of those pursuits, however, would be complicated.

The Rockies, lacking an internal replacement for Street, do not plan to trade him until just before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, if they trade him at all. Don't look now, but the Rockies' eight-game winning streak has left the team only 4 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.

Qualls, meanwhile, recently missed time with forearm tightness. And Valverde has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a right calf strain. The last thing the Yankees would want is a health risk, so other relievers such as the Orioles' Danys Baez also could appear on their wish list.


http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/96 ... ade-market

Lots of speculation in there. But sounds like picking up Corpas in mid-July could be smart.


If Street goes anywhere, I'm not that confident that it'd be Manny. I could see Buchholz come back and earn the job.

well i think manny has a good chance, considering he got that fat contract not too long ago.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Slayer Rules » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:43 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:well i think manny has a good chance, considering he got that fat contract not too long ago.


Contract or not, he's been horrible. He's pitched better lately, but he's really been nowhere close to the guy he was in '07.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby 18 and 1 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:10 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:
MissingOakley wrote:Interesting Fox Sports piece on the summer trade market for closers:



http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/96 ... ade-market

Lots of speculation in there. But sounds like picking up Corpas in mid-July could be smart.


If Street goes anywhere, I'm not that confident that it'd be Manny. I could see Buchholz come back and earn the job.

well i think manny has a good chance, considering he got that fat contract not too long ago.


Didn't seem to help B J Ryan all that much.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:11 pm

Everyone who took a ride on the JP Howell train...congrats. You own the TB closer.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:12 pm

Crippler wrote:Everyone who took a ride on the JP Howell train...congrats. You own the TB closer.


Oh, and dont forget the W for tonight :)
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