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Postby Oatsdad » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:31 am

racrzeke wrote:Anything on Matt Capps? He got rocked and Grabow looked strong.


I think Capps is one of those guys who only pitches well when he comes into a tight situation. The Pirates threw him out there with a four-run lead, so it wasn't a save situation.

I'm not worried about him. He'd been great for a long stretch - one bad outing doesn't mean he's toast...
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Postby converge241 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:40 am

converge241 wrote:MLB.com reports that Dodgers manager Guillermo Mota will replace Jonathan Broxton as the team's closer while Broxton deals with a toe injury. Mota will be the team's fill-in for the final two games before the All-Star break at Milwaukee.


btw just noticed that in the story apparently Mota replaced Joe Torre hahaha - "Dodgers manager"- nice work CBS!
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Postby sdz121 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:09 pm

Troncoso is closing today's game out for the Dodgers with a 3 run lead in the 9th it looks like. Following on gamecast so don't know where Mota is or if there's any explanation yet.
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Postby quitesanemax » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:09 pm

I was surprised that people weren't screaming for JP Howell's head... he got rocked today. I didn't see it, so I can't say how bad it actually was. It wasn't a save situation. It should be noted, though, that he took a game that was within the Rays reach, and put it pretty much out of their reach.

First hiccup for him in a while. I think it will take a few more to lose him the closer's job. Hope the All Star break is plenty of time for him to put it behind him!

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Postby racrzeke » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:26 pm

Howell hadnt given up a run in a month and a half. I think he's pretty safe unless the Rays trade for a closer or something which I doubt
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Postby poo holes » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:18 am

Any word on Broxton and his foot/toe? Anytime I hear of a toe injury, I think of that dreaded turf toe we hear so much of in football!! ;-)
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Postby jackie hayes » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:24 pm

poo holes wrote:Any word on Broxton and his foot/toe? Anytime I hear of a toe injury, I think of that dreaded turf toe we hear so much of in football!! ;-)


Well, Torre doesn't sound too upbeat. From rotoworld: "It's something that he's going to have to deal with, and we're going to have to deal with, [for what] looks like for the rest of the year."

Between Troncoso and Mota, who's the better speculative pickup?
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Postby soty » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:15 pm

I own Broxton and after I saw that news about his toe being a an issue the rest of the year I went ahead and added Troncoso. He has been the guy when Broxton is not available so I am assuming this is who Torre will go with. Not sure but just thought it may help you.
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Postby jackie hayes » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:26 pm

soty wrote:I own Broxton and after I saw that news about his toe being a an issue the rest of the year I went ahead and added Troncoso. He has been the guy when Broxton is not available so I am assuming this is who Torre will go with. Not sure but just thought it may help you.


Yeah, that's who I added in one league. I'm just not sure, with the announcement about Mota being the fill-in.
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Postby Maris09 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:29 pm

If I were LA I'd give him another week off after the break. Might as well take advantage of the time off to give him a full 10-14 days rest. Could make a huge amount of difference over the rest of his season.
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