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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby sean1981 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:18 am

This is an awesome thread! Thanks for the info and hopefully we can try our best to keep it updated as our respective drafts roll along!
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:37 am

sean1981 wrote:This is an awesome thread! Thanks for the info and hopefully we can try our best to keep it updated as our respective drafts roll along!


If you keep checking it out through the season, and I mean daily, you will have a leg up in your league when it comes to closers. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:28 pm

I'll echo the chorus and agree on what a great thread/resource this is!

Quick question- Saito isn't in the Red Sox picture as a possible replacement to close, should Papelbon go down? Early reports I've seen have Saito healthy and throwing well...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:16 pm

SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:I'll echo the chorus and agree on what a great thread/resource this is!

Quick question- Saito isn't in the Red Sox picture as a possible replacement to close, should Papelbon go down? Early reports I've seen have Saito healthy and throwing well...

Not sure but I would imagine Delcarmen would have first crack to close should something happen to Pap...Francona loves him

Of course, it also remains to be seen how well Saito is throwing in ST
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Bwanna » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:26 am

Thanks for the thread Havok.

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby soty » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:30 pm

Bwanna wrote:Thanks for the thread Havok.

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby nissan_350z » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:21 pm

Are there any long relief pitchers this year that can add value like Hong Chi Quo did last year?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:30 am

MasterX1918 wrote:
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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.

Right now Marshall is the leading candidate for the 5th spot in the rotation.
And I assume that Harden will be limited to 5-6 innings, to keep him healthy, so that really compicates, how the Cubs pen will look like.

Don't know what Lou has in mind, but I would use Gregg.
(I'll explane the reasoning behind that if necessary)
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:37 pm

nissan_350z wrote:Are there any long relief pitchers this year that can add value like Hong Chi Quo did last year?

'Villa in Mil probably looks to do the best copycat but rhe answer is Not really at this point but a few to keep an eye on are Nieve and Paulino in Houston, Carpenter if he's moved to the pen in STL, Cabrera if moved to pen in WAS, Price if he doesn't win a rotation spot, Smarjida if he wins a rotation spot and loses it, Wakefield though without the K's, McDomald in LAD. My best advise, wait a while and see how things shack up..
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:01 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
nissan_350z wrote:Are there any long relief pitchers this year that can add value like Hong Chi Quo did last year?

'Villa in Mil probably looks to do the best copycat but rhe answer is Not really at this point but a few to keep an eye on are Nieve and Paulino in Houston, Carpenter if he's moved to the pen in STL, Cabrera if moved to pen in WAS, Price if he doesn't win a rotation spot, Smarjida if he wins a rotation spot and loses it, Wakefield though without the K's, McDomald in LAD. My best advise, wait a while and see how things shack up..



The Rays want him in the rotation. If he doesn't win a spot he will go down the minors. I don't think the Rays will use him in the pen. They would move others there first IMO. They used him in the playoffs, but that was different. Could happen I guess, but I don't see it.
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