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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:03 am

yup, i side with the canadian. rotowire says:

Downs was mentioned as an occasional-closer candidate if BJ Ryan continues to regain his velocity, the team's web site reports.

Spin: Downs is already a solid end-gamer in deeper leagues with his solid ERA and WHIP totals, and is almost a necessary handcuff to Ryan if you invested heavily in Ryan during your auctions.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:44 am

jsphlly wrote:"Villanueva poised to fill Hoffman's void"


LOL

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rotoquest » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:53 am

CBS is reporting Saturday 3/28:
News: Oakland manager Bob Geren said Saturday that Joey Devine and Brad Ziegler will split closer duties when the season starts. Neither pitched in the team's spring game against the Brewers.

It doesn't say that it is permanent, but which one will emerge as the solo closer if they do go to one closer?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:12 am

rotoquest wrote:CBS is reporting Saturday 3/28:
News: Oakland manager Bob Geren said Saturday that Joey Devine and Brad Ziegler will split closer duties when the season starts. Neither pitched in the team's spring game against the Brewers.

It doesn't say that it is permanent, but which one will emerge as the solo closer if they do go to one closer?


The obvious answer is Devine, but we'd also accept "whoever is fit". ;-D ;-D
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Bloody Sox » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:38 am

Two updates on Rotoworld:

According to the Tacoma News Tribune, suggestions that Miguel Batista will open the season as the Mariners' closer are "wrong."
Batista will be used as the club's long reliever and potential spot starter. That leaves Mark Lowe, Tyler Walker, Roy Corcoran, Randy Messenger and David Aardsma as the remaining possible candidates for the job. Manager Don Wakamatsu is expected to make his decision next weekend when the team travels to Las Vegas for a few exhibition games. Mar. 29 - 11:26 am et


Brewers manager Ken Macha indicated Saturday that Carlos Villanueva will fill in at closer while Trevor Hoffman is out.
Hoffman shouldn't be sidelined for too long, but there are some early saves to be had here. "Hopefully, we'll get Trevor back quick," said Villanueva. "But if I get the opportunity, of course I would consider it an honor to do that job." Seth McClung is right behind him in line and might be worth grabbing in deep leagues. Mar. 29 - 11:34 am et
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby silverZ » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:16 pm

According to the Tacoma News Tribune, suggestions that Miguel Batista will open the season as the Mariners' closer are "wrong."
Batista will be used as the club's long reliever and potential spot starter. That leaves Mark Lowe, Tyler Walker, Roy Corcoran, Randy Messenger and David Aardsma as the remaining possible candidates for the job. Manager Don Wakamatsu is expected to make his decision next weekend when the team travels to Las Vegas for a few exhibition games. Mar. 29 - 11:26 am et
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Zhangman1 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:48 pm

anyone have an idea who Lou is gonna name in Chi today?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby silverZ » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:58 pm

I'm guessing Gregg. Hoping he names the closer soon because my draft starts at 4:30.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:43 pm

Zhangman1 wrote:anyone have an idea who Lou is gonna name in Chi today?

Honestly, no one has any clue.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby fitz0527 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:02 pm

Brandon Morrow

This is not a trade rumor, but it's somewhat related. Larry LaRue of the The News Tribune reports Brandon Morrow is the likely closer for the Mariners. With no chance of making the starting rotation, according to manager Don Wakamatsu, the would-be starter approached coaches with a desire to close. Says LaRue,

"The only thing Morrow needs to prove now is that he can close regularly despite diabetes, a disease that can rock him unexpectedly. On Sunday, for instance, Morrow’s blood sugar level was high and his energy level down.He dealt with using his insulin pump – and last year, closing was not a problem for Morrow when J.J. Putz went down. Now that Putz is gone and he closing job wide open, Morrow wants it badly. Barring an unforeseen physical problem, it’s his."
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