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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:28 pm

metsfan12 wrote:
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Yoda wrote:
Well Devine is pretty shaky health wise anyway.

Is it just me or do the A's have more chronically injured players than any other team?


Yeah, the position players all get back injuries and the pitchers get elbow/shoulder injuries.
I said in another thread - worst medical staff in the bigs.



Don't you think part of that has to do with the moneyball philosophy?


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:29 pm

metsfan12 wrote:
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converge241 wrote:But as previous poster implied SOMETIMES they escape these consultations.


Of all the consultations I've read about in the last few years, I've seen just one (and I'm sorry I can't remember who) where Andrews hasn't had to do anything. I don't think teams go to him for fun.
He really is the grim reaper of pitching.


Hey, if you get paid to do surgery, and everyone considered you THE expert on determining who needs surgery, wouldn't you send very few away as well?


lol Interesting theory :-b
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby the ROC » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:30 pm

not sure if it's been brought up, but saito is next in line for saves in boston via yahoo and espn.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby 18 and 1 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:33 pm

For those wanting another Forum -

I think there are too many forums here. I think it's very hard to find what you're looking for when you first join. After a short while you know where to go, but IMO there are way too many forums.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby converge241 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:35 pm

the ROC wrote:not sure if it's been brought up, but saito is next in line for saves in boston via yahoo and espn.


and looked good this spring..on paper that could have been a confusing bullpen to sort out if Papelbon were out..strong candidates abounded heading into ST (ramon ramirez has taken a step back).
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Chairboys » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:37 pm

With Devine out, Ziegler takes over the closer’s role, and Bob Geren said Russ Springer and Santiago Casilla could also be called upon on days Ziegler isn’t available for the ninth. Springer, 40, was signed to be an eighth-inning man and has just eight saves in his 16 big league seasons. Casilla has four saves, seeing just the occasional ninth-inning opportunity in recent seasons with Oakland. “Casilla is definitely throwing the ball right now where I would have confidence putting him in the ninth inning too,” Geren said.


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:06 pm

the ROC wrote:not sure if it's been brought up, but saito is next in line for saves in boston via yahoo and espn.


I brought this up but Havok wanted to wait and see if he's healthy first before annoiting him next in line. I think it's safe to put him up now, especially with Ray, Zumaya, and a few others on the board.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby The Mighty Men » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:41 pm

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18 and 1 wrote:Why not just take it outside of a useful thread? Maybe PM or start another thread? Why disrespect others by continuing the pissing contest within this thread?

Where is the fun in that? His posts deserved to be exposed in public. If you don't want to read it, then don't.


Dude, please take your internet ego somewhere else where someone might actually care. Noone here does.

I can't help but read your b.s. as I try to parse my way to actual closer information.

Now go ahead and post something else stupid in this thread because you can't drop it.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:09 pm

Wow. Lots of fun reading 20 players to try to catch up only to find it's just of nothing... :-t
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby 18 and 1 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:32 pm

mweir145 wrote:
18 and 1 wrote:Why not just take it outside of a useful thread? Maybe PM or start another thread? Why disrespect others by continuing the pissing contest within this thread?

Where is the fun in that? His posts deserved to be exposed in public. If you don't want to read it, then don't.


Good lord :rolleyes:
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