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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:21 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:Samardzija=Destined for rotation :-B


:-? Do you have a source on that or just speculation?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby neoforce » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:27 pm

Thanks Havok, great to see the best thread on the cafe return!!

I was wondering if maybe Marmol should be moved from "safe" to "shaky" because Pinella has said there will be a competition between him and Gregg this spring. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post ... mlb,140244

I think Marmol is the better of the two pitchers, but I wonder if Lou would prefer to use Marmol in the 7th/8th and Gregg as the closer, the way he did with Marmol/Woods last year.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RAmst23 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:55 pm

If you're waiting on drafting closers, keep an eye on the teams that have a competition currently (Colorado for an example). Street is going several rounds before Corpas, and neither one have it locked down yet. I'm more than willing to spend a last round pick on Corpas, even if he's the odd man out when the season starts..

Also, Kevin Gregg is going really late or undrafted. Though Marmol will have value even if he's not closing, drafting Gregg in the last round or two is a bargain.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby MasterX1918 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:17 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:Samardzija=Destined for rotation :-B


:-? Do you have a source on that or just speculation?

isn't he starting games for the Cubs this upcoming spring training? I mean he was a starting pitcher in the minors. Going into the season he'll be in the bullpen but a couple of years from now the Cubs won't resort to using him as a middle reliever no way.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby wkelly91 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:25 am

How bad is the closer situation in Seattle.... :-o :-* :-P :~(
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RotOAddicT » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:41 pm

Do you guys think Grant Balfour would be a good pick up to put on the bench?

If troy can't stay healthy he should be next inline right?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby smoovethug » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:04 pm

RotOAddicT wrote:Do you guys think Grant Balfour would be a good pick up to put on the bench?

If troy can't stay healthy he should be next inline right?


Depends on how big/deep the league is but yes Balfour is a stash in most leagues.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:46 pm

RotOAddicT wrote:Do you guys think Grant Balfour would be a good pick up to put on the bench?

If troy can't stay healthy he should be next inline right?

I asked the same question in another thread, and the opinion was that Wheeler would be more in line to take over if Percy falls apart. Balfour will still have good value, especially if you count holds, but might want to consider Wheeler as well.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:43 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:
RotOAddicT wrote:Do you guys think Grant Balfour would be a good pick up to put on the bench?

If troy can't stay healthy he should be next inline right?

I asked the same question in another thread, and the opinion was that Wheeler would be more in line to take over if Percy falls apart. Balfour will still have good value, especially if you count holds, but might want to consider Wheeler as well.



Maddon loves Wheeler in that role right now because of his tendancy to go with veteran guys, and because Balfour started to get rocked because he only has 1 pitch he throws right now. Until he gets a second pitch he will throw he won't be the everyday closer.


Havok, Orvella is not an option for the Rays in the future. They have too many good arms in front of him and he was screwed up royally by some pitching coaches and just flat out blows right now.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:22 pm

FWIW, Seattle signed Josh Fields.
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