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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:18 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 would grab Ziegler but in general, OAK situation seems wide open. Devine can't stay healthy, Ziegler will probably struggle so whoever is getting the job done will be closing this year.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby soty » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:59 pm

Fade2White12 wrote: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.
Thats what I like to hear. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:05 pm

To put salt in the wounds of Chris Perez owners, he returned today and gave up 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, and the L. He may be hurt still but I'm going to guess that he begins the year in AAA or the DL.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:06 pm

Sounds like Motte's job to lose now.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:07 pm

Cardinals will start the season without naming a closer.

"Even if we, in our minds, have that person designated, I don't think we're going to publicly say that, and I don't think we're going to tell the individual," pitching coach Dave Duncan said. "Let him establish himself. We'll create the situation for him to pitch, and if he establishes himself then he will (close). If he doesn't, then he won't."


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:13 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Cardinals will start the season without naming a closer.

"Even if we, in our minds, have that person designated, I don't think we're going to publicly say that, and I don't think we're going to tell the individual," pitching coach Dave Duncan said. "Let him establish himself. We'll create the situation for him to pitch, and if he establishes himself then he will (close). If he doesn't, then he won't."


http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument


Good. Maybe I can draft Motte a bit under the radar in my $ league draft the day before the season starts.

Maybe they won't "name" him the closer, but all indications are that he'll break camp in that role.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Geek » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:52 pm

Yeah, no way he starts the season closing games unless Motte implodes in the next week.

Since I own Motte in 80% of my leagues, ;-D :-) :-D B-)

rookies and cream wrote:To put salt in the wounds of Chris Perez owners, he returned today and gave up 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, and the L. He may be hurt still but I'm going to guess that he begins the year in AAA or the DL.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Montana168 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:08 pm

oakland has stated many times that devine and ziegler will be co-closers. devine will have the clear edge if he can stay healthy. many forget he broke records for pitchers with at least 40 IP for lowest era and whip. he also has great k's. he has the stuff to be a top 10 closer, or even better, the problem he has faced, however in his career, is the injuries. if he can stay healthy all year tho, and he emerges as the clear-cut closer (like i think he will), watch out.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby High and Inside » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:24 pm

NIce thread ;-D

Is the initial post current???? I'm assuming it is but just checking 8-o
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby neoforce » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:40 pm

High and Inside wrote:NIce thread ;-D

Is the initial post current???? I'm assuming it is but just checking 8-o


At the bottom of the first post it says:

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