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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby tiggis » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:51 pm

According to the Detroit Free Press, "In his meeting with reporters this morning, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked the following question: If the Tigers have a one-run lead in the ninth inning on Opening Day, who will close the game? His answer: Fernando Rodney. Still, Leyland emphasized that he has not named Rodney the full-time closer

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby horatio » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:28 pm

Read some chatter on the DT Tigers web page, seems the fans think that Ryan Perry might have a chance of taking that closer roll, nobody has any faith in Lyon or Rodney over there.

Funny that Rick Porcello is in yahoo db but Ryan Perry isn't, might be a shrewd stash if you got the bench space when he does become available.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:29 pm

I was surprised to see people dropping Lyon so quickly. The news definitely doesn't sound like Rodney has the role locked down, he could get booted right back out of it quickly if he doesn't perform. I haven't dropped Lyon yet in either of the leagues I own him.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby bluejkrew » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:30 pm

You all already saw it coming, but it's now official that Street is the closer.

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090402&content_id=4110210&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby horatio » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:34 pm

Maybe the Tigers should try to sign Kira Sedgwick.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:37 pm

tiggis wrote:According to the Detroit Free Press, "In his meeting with reporters this morning, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked the following question: If the Tigers have a one-run lead in the ninth inning on Opening Day, who will close the game? His answer: Fernando Rodney. Still, Leyland emphasized that he has not named Rodney the full-time closer

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that means lyon gets save opps in 2 and 3 run games? i hope so.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby fezzik » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:38 pm

tiggis wrote:According to the Detroit Free Press, "In his meeting with reporters this morning, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked the following question: If the Tigers have a one-run lead in the ninth inning on Opening Day, who will close the game? His answer: Fernando Rodney. Still, Leyland emphasized that he has not named Rodney the full-time closer

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I think it's Rodney's job to lose. That's the way I take those comments.

And on a completely separate topic, I was checking out S. Downs splits against left/right to see he could maintain solid ratios as a left handed closer instead of a more situational setup guy who is adequate against righties. Something to be a little concerned with is how often he walks righties (20BB's in 40.2 IP vs. right and 7BB's in 30IP vs left).

Anyway, I also noticed his home/road splits...check them out. :-b
Home: 34.2IP/30Ks/0.23era/1.04whip/.175BAA
Away: 36.0IP/27Ks/3.25era/1.25whip/.246BAA

Obviously that 0.23era is entirely luck given his home peripherals, but I still found that comparison interesting...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby MrE » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:43 pm

Rodney isn't a closer. How many times do you go to the fire and get burned before you wakeup Leyland?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:53 pm

MrE wrote:Rodney isn't a closer. How many times do you go to the fire and get burned before you wakeup Leyland?

You make it sound like he's brimming with ace relievers and is instead choosing a bum. He's got to choose between crap and more crap.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby mweir145 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:54 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:I was surprised to see people dropping Lyon so quickly. The news definitely doesn't sound like Rodney has the role locked down, he could get booted right back out of it quickly if he doesn't perform. I haven't dropped Lyon yet in either of the leagues I own him.

I haven't, but I really want to. He's pretty bad, and will probably lose the job anyway if he ends up getting it.
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