GiantsFan14 wrote:erase any worries about brian wilson imo. just watched him throw a nice inning in tonights exhibition game. had good zip on his fastball and slider and was throwing both along with his change up for strikes. struck out 1 and walked 1 in his 1 inning, the walk was promptly caught stealing. he seems fine and i fully expect he'll be available to pitch opening night.
Thank you. I picked up Affeldt with my 'free' roster spot opened by Baker's DL trip, just for precautionary reasons. I may stick with him for another day or two, until something pops up.
kweiss wrote:Rotoworld.com projects Carlos Villanueva as the Brewers opening day closer.
Villanueva didn't impress new manager Ken Macha at all during the first half of the spring, but he regained his stuff as March progressed and it looks like he's secured the closer's role for the duration of Trevor Hoffman's absence. McClung is next in line.
There is no such thing as official when it comes to closers. Things are fluid, managers are fickle.
But yes, for now it seems clear that Villanueva is the closer until Hoffman returns or his manager decides otherwise.
By the way, that is what the first page of this thread shows, and what earlier speculation in this thread discussed in detail. Even when Villanueva had stunk up some Spring Training appearances, even before Hoffman was injured, there were many here saying it would be Villanueva behind Hoffman.
Based on that, in a deep NL only auction, I picked up Vill for $2 since I figured Hoffman couldn't last forever.
Gotta love this thread. Not always right, but usually way ahead of the curve.
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Cyclone177 wrote:Yep, I am going for it, soon as Escobar hits that DL tomorow. I like him over Ziegler, Sherrill, and Ray.
Ziegler and Sherrill yes, Ray....maybe. But maybe that's just me having drafted Ryan as my #1 closer in '07. I'm a Ray fan and I think he has a good shot to put up 65 IP, 30+ SV, 3.50 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 55 K or so.
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In a 5 - 5 tie today going into the 8th inning in the colorado vs. seattle game, morrow came in and pitched a scoreless eighth inning with 2 strikeouts. However, White pitched the 9th. Should we read anything into that about the closer situation in seattle? Is morrow just not ready yet mentally?