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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Crippler » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:08 am

If both were somehow available and I could only take 1, it would be Meyer. He's got SP eligibility, which is huge for closers in leagues w/o many RP slots, and he's been the better pitcher this season.

Add his lights-out save last night and I'd say he's the better pickup by a slight margin.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:01 pm

I kinda agree with that. Even if they do end up using Nunez and Calero, Meyer could get the call if the 9th inning projects to be left handed heavy (kind of like in Atl right now).
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby rich101682 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:06 pm

What are the odds that Lindstrom takes back the closer role when he comes back?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:33 pm

rich101682 wrote:What are the odds that Lindstrom takes back the closer role when he comes back?

Heard that it might be sometime in mid to late August before that happens. Given how he's looked I'm not sure it's really worth hanging on to him.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby KronJon » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:40 pm

I don't see Lindstrom getting the job back since the injury will keep him out 6 weeks and he performed poorly to begin with. I dropped him. Now I just need to decide between Meyer and Rafael Soriano as his replacement. :-?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby bigwords » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:42 pm

Maris09 wrote:I kinda agree with that. Even if they do end up using Nunez and Calero, Meyer could get the call if the 9th inning projects to be left handed heavy (kind of like in Atl right now).


Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Is there any good reason other than manager's prerogative that Nunez deserves the 9th inning more than Meyer?

Nunez vs. left-handed batters: .206 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Meyer vs. left-handed batters: .188
Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby KronJon » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:00 pm

bigwords wrote:
Maris09 wrote:I kinda agree with that. Even if they do end up using Nunez and Calero, Meyer could get the call if the 9th inning projects to be left handed heavy (kind of like in Atl right now).


Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Is there any good reason other than manager's prerogative that Nunez deserves the 9th inning more than Meyer?

Nunez vs. left-handed batters: .206 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Meyer vs. left-handed batters: .188
Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150

Maybe they are looking at more than just the 30 IP sample size from this year?

2007
Meyer: 8.82 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, .294 BAA
Nunez: 3.92 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .259 BAA

2008
Meyer: 7.48 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, .304 BAA
Nunez: 2.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .249 BAA
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby auclairkeithbc » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:03 pm

KronJon wrote:
bigwords wrote:
Maris09 wrote:I kinda agree with that. Even if they do end up using Nunez and Calero, Meyer could get the call if the 9th inning projects to be left handed heavy (kind of like in Atl right now).


Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Is there any good reason other than manager's prerogative that Nunez deserves the 9th inning more than Meyer?

Nunez vs. left-handed batters: .206 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Meyer vs. left-handed batters: .188
Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150

Maybe they are looking at more than just the 30 IP sample size from this year?

2007
Meyer: 8.82 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, .294 BAA
Nunez: 3.92 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .259 BAA

2008
Meyer: 7.48 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, .304 BAA
Nunez: 2.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .249 BAA


looking at last year's stats to select a potentially temporary closer really wouldn't make much sense. we have a decent sample size from this year. lots of guys come out of nowhere.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Pedros Little Friend » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:06 pm

Not a ton of talk about Calero. He's got the best blend of experience (though not closing) and performance in that pen. I think he's got a decent shot at it if he gets back healthy soon. I don't trust Nunez in the role. His stuff is above average but not much. Though admittedly, that hasn't stopped managers from relying on simply decent relievers to close in the past.

My guess is, either Meyer runs with it or they give it to Nunez soon, and if he falters, they give Calero a shot in a week or so. However, Calero's injury history might hurt his chances if Gonzalez doesn't think he can rely on him.

It's also worth noting that they only have one other lefty in the pen. So Gonzalez might favor a righty, even if Meyer performs well, because they'll need him in other spots. I realize he's been great against righties too this year, but most managers like to play matchups.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:11 pm

bigwords wrote:
Maris09 wrote:I kinda agree with that. Even if they do end up using Nunez and Calero, Meyer could get the call if the 9th inning projects to be left handed heavy (kind of like in Atl right now).


Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Is there any good reason other than manager's prerogative that Nunez deserves the 9th inning more than Meyer?

Nunez vs. left-handed batters: .206 BAA
Nunez vs. right-handed batters: .224 BAA

Meyer vs. left-handed batters: .188
Meyer vs. right-handed batters: .150

Hey I've got Meyers since Nunez was already owned, so I hope he gets all the save opps he can get. Just saying that even if they do decide to go with Nunez/Calero as the "closer", that maybe Meyer will also be used, a la ATL.
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