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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby siQ_innovation » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:19 am

UMTerp29 wrote:May be old news, but info regarding Orioles closer situation: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/base ... 1460.story

Manager Dave Trembley clarified the closer situation yesterday, indicating that George Sherrill is his primary closer. However, he also said Chris Ray, who was the team's closer for two seasons before getting hurt, will get save opportunities.

"There's no evaluation," Trembley said. "We're going to let people pitch, but I've pretty much said on record that George Sherrill is the closer. I've told him that doesn't necessarily mean that he'll get every save situation. We have the luxury of Chris Ray having done that before where he could get some of those opportunities."


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Steve-o » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:00 pm

John Perotto of BP on 3/4/09 wrote:Miguel Batista, Roy Corcoran, and Mark Lowe are emerging as the early candidates to become the Mariners' closer. ... The Orioles have decided on their closer: left-hander George Sherrill will remain in that role, and Chris Ray will be the set-up man. ... Frank Francisco has pulled ahead of C.J. Wilson in the competition to be the Rangers' closer.


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:27 pm

405z06 wrote:Izzy also lives in the Tampa Bay area, IIRC.


When the heck is Yahoo going to add Izzy? I grabbed him with a very late pick in an 18 team league, and I'm tired of checking everyday to see if he's been added to their player pool.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:44 pm

Steve-o wrote:
John Perotto of BP on 3/4/09 wrote:Miguel Batista, Roy Corcoran, and Mark Lowe are emerging as the early candidates to become the Mariners' closer. ... The Orioles have decided on their closer: left-hander George Sherrill will remain in that role, and Chris Ray will be the set-up man. ... Frank Francisco has pulled ahead of C.J. Wilson in the competition to be the Rangers' closer.


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:05 pm

SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:
405z06 wrote:Izzy also lives in the Tampa Bay area, IIRC.


When the heck is Yahoo going to add Izzy? I grabbed him with a very late pick in an 18 team league, and I'm tired of checking everyday to see if he's been added to their player pool.

So stop checking. If you grabbed him with a pick already, what's it matter?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:41 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:
405z06 wrote:Izzy also lives in the Tampa Bay area, IIRC.


When the heck is Yahoo going to add Izzy? I grabbed him with a very late pick in an 18 team league, and I'm tired of checking everyday to see if he's been added to their player pool.

So stop checking. If you grabbed him with a pick already, what's it matter?


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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby RotOAddicT » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:41 am

Do you guys think Corpas is going to be the closer this year? He's having a pretty good spring sofar.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:16 am

RotOAddicT wrote:Do you guys think Corpas is going to be the closer this year? He's having a pretty good spring sofar.


I honestly think it would be a good and cheaper move to trade Street while he's healthy to a team in need of a closer. Washington makes sense to me.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AllDay » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:41 am

Zumaya looks like a nice speculation play for saves. An enticing combo of :-t 8-o and B-) on a team that should win a few games.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:19 am

The St. Louis Post Dispatch speculates that the Cardinals may pursue signing Pedro Martinez to be their closer.

Martinez has said that he'd be open to the idea. "I would prefer to try it first and see how my body responds because I haven't done it in a long time," Martinez said. "It's something you really have to endure and really try first before you know if your body can do it." He may get some relief work in the World Baseball Classic.


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