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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:45 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Brewers placed RHP Trevor Hoffman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right oblique muscle.
Hoffman will miss at least the first four games of the season, with Carlos Villanueva likely serving as the Brewers' temporary closer. This is just the second time in 16 seasons that Hoffman has landed on the DL.
Related: Carlos Villanueva


Villanueva worth a pick up?


If you need 2 weeks of save ops, and have a "rotating door" roster spot.
I was hoping it was longer then that !+)
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby tiggis » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:04 am

AussieDodger wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Brewers placed RHP Trevor Hoffman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right oblique muscle.
Hoffman will miss at least the first four games of the season, with Carlos Villanueva likely serving as the Brewers' temporary closer. This is just the second time in 16 seasons that Hoffman has landed on the DL.
Related: Carlos Villanueva


Villanueva worth a pick up?


If you need 2 weeks of save ops, and have a "rotating door" roster spot.
I was hoping it was longer then that !+)


This is just personal opinion, but I think that the Brewers would like nothing more than for the "Villian" to come out and dominate, rack up saves and be lights out.

I dont see a way they dont give the Hoffman a chance, but he would have a very short leesh if Carlos is really good.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:32 am

tiggis wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Villanueva worth a pick up?


If you need 2 weeks of save ops, and have a "rotating door" roster spot.
I was hoping it was longer then that !+)


This is just personal opinion, but I think that the Brewers would like nothing more than for the "Villian" to come out and dominate, rack up saves and be lights out.

I dont see a way they dont give the Hoffman a chance, but he would have a very short leesh if Carlos is really good.



The Hoff must be on his last legs physically at 41, but because of his "legendary closer status" I'd assume he'd have an enormous leash.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Zhangman1 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:35 am

AussieDodger wrote:
tiggis wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
If you need 2 weeks of save ops, and have a "rotating door" roster spot.
I was hoping it was longer then that !+)


This is just personal opinion, but I think that the Brewers would like nothing more than for the "Villian" to come out and dominate, rack up saves and be lights out.

I dont see a way they dont give the Hoffman a chance, but he would have a very short leesh if Carlos is really good.



The Hoff must be on his last legs physically at 41, but because of his "legendary closer status" I'd assume he'd have an enormous leash.


Does his legendary status hold up in Mil? In SD he was a god but on a 1 year deal, I think his leash is a bit shorter
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby colt4523 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:16 am

Anyone know the latest news on the Florida situation? Is Lindstrom on schedule to close? I have Nunez and if he is not closing, he will be useless to me.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Geek » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:18 am

colt4523 wrote:Anyone know the latest news on the Florida situation? Is Lindstrom on schedule to close? I have Nunez and if he is not closing, he will be useless to me.


Matt L is supposed to be good to go. I dumped Nunez myself a while ago.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby killertofu2222 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:08 am

Ryan gave up one run and two hits, including Angel Berroa’s RBI double to left-center. The left-hander, who skipped the World Baseball Classic to work on his mechanics, has a 9.00 ERA this spring.

Gaston said he might consider making Scott Downs the closer and putting Ryan “somewhere else for a while and go from there.” He said he wants to see how Ryan does in his final two spring appearances.

“I haven’t checked the velocity yet,” Gaston said, “but it looked like it might have been down today. So there are still some concerns about him.”

----from yahoo today

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:34 am

You're one page late rook. :-[
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RotOAddicT » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:12 am

New Rotoworld:

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston indicated Monday that Scott Downs could begin the season as closer.
B.J. Ryan's velocity still isn't where it needs to be, and time is simply not on his side. His fastball was clocked at 87 mph Monday. "There's still some concerns about (Ryan)," Gaston said. "He'll proabbly get a couple more chances to pitch down here and we'll just see where he's at then. Our option is Scott Downs."

So happy i picked this guy up in my deep league. Just hope he can be lights out like last year.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby metsfan12 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:23 am

RotOAddicT wrote:New Rotoworld:

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston indicated Monday that Scott Downs could begin the season as closer.
B.J. Ryan's velocity still isn't where it needs to be, and time is simply not on his side. His fastball was clocked at 87 mph Monday. "There's still some concerns about (Ryan)," Gaston said. "He'll proabbly get a couple more chances to pitch down here and we'll just see where he's at then. Our option is Scott Downs."

So happy i picked this guy up in my deep league. Just hope he can be lights out like last year.


Isn't 87 right about where you would expect Ryan's fast ball to be right now if his average during the season is going to be 88-89? I wonder if all of this talk makes BJ a good trade target right now.
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