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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby One-Hitter » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:24 pm

This thread needs to be changed to "Will Motte or Perez or Somebody Else Be the Cardinals closer this year???"
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 pm

Motte is the man right now. Perez hasn't pitched in like 2 weeks and he wasn't the front runner when he was pitching.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:35 pm

Does anyone know how bad Hoffman's injury is? Last I heard he's missing the first week of the season...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby converge241 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:23 am

Brandon Morrow pitched an inning in relief Tuesday and gave up a run versus the Dodgers.

Casey Blake homered off him. That Morrow was limited to just one inning doesn't bode well at all for his chances of opening the season in the rotation. He was making his first appearance since being shut down with forearm soreness.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby aaronharangatang » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:01 am

I hear Nunez will be the opening day closer for the Marlins. Any chance he could hold on to the job?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Fade2White12 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:08 am

After throwing yesterday, Lindstrom says he thinks that he'll be ready for the opener. I wouldn't trust Nunez for more than a save or two early on.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Nails86 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:41 pm

Interesting article on Aardsma's history as a closer at Rice and how he is poised to try to nail down the title as closer this year.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/l ... one18.html
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby T-Bone Costanza » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:03 pm

How are people treating Oakland closer situation in their drafts? My first draft saw Devine drafted and Ziegler is still out there. This situation doesn't seem to be clear-cut at all, and it hasn't been discussed in the thread for awhile now. Looks like Garen refuses to name a closer so I guess my take is that both have to be owned heading into the season.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:07 pm

Nails86 wrote:Interesting article on Aardsma's history as a closer at Rice and how he is poised to try to nail down the title as closer this year.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/l ... one18.html



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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:10 pm

T-Bone Costanza wrote:How are people treating Oakland closer situation in their drafts? My first draft saw Devine drafted and Ziegler is still out there. This situation doesn't seem to be clear-cut at all, and it hasn't been discussed in the thread for awhile now. Looks like Garen refuses to name a closer so I guess my take is that both have to be owned heading into the season.


I believe Devine is nursing a sore elbow which I believe is the reason for the delay in naming a closer as it would be Devine if healthy. Those adding Ziegler need to understand that his devliery is all that really makes him effective and teams started to get used to him and key off it towards the end of last season. Devine is likely their best arm in the pen when healthy and Casilla (out of options) would likely be next in line though Ziegler might get intial duties over Casilla if Devine is proven unhealthy.
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