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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Cyclone177 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:50 pm

woOt! Smoltzy hit the DL just in time for me to scoop up that BJ Ryan. Most of what I have been reading on him sounds bad on the surface, low velocity, bad mechanics, etc... But BJ says his velocity will come, and he isn't a hard throwing Closer anyway. He is still the closer, and I am hoping he will be fine. I think that mgr was just trying to light a fire to some extent, which seemed to have an affect. He threw a solid inning with 1k and 1 bb last night.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby rotoquest » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:53 pm

White has given up 3 hits in the 9th to lose the game.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Cyclone177 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:54 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
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.



With those projections, I am a Ray fan now too!! :-D I am confident that if Ryan, Qualls, or Motte struggles, Ray won't be scooped up before I can make a move on him. I could be wrong, and more than likely, at least one of those 3 WILL struggle, so idk... Ray is def worth owning though.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:01 pm

Joey Devine placed on 60 Day DL
From SF Gate:
To get one 40-man roster spot open, the A's put co-closer Joey Devine on the 60-day DL, another sign that the team believes Devine's right elbow injury to be significant. Devine is visiting Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday and if he has a ligament problem, there is a strong possibility he will require season-ending surgery.



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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:16 pm

StarsNPinstripes wrote:Joey Devine placed on 60 Day DL
From SF Gate:
To get one 40-man roster spot open, the A's put co-closer Joey Devine on the 60-day DL, another sign that the team believes Devine's right elbow injury to be significant. Devine is visiting Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday and if he has a ligament problem, there is a strong possibility he will require season-ending surgery.



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Wow... that pen is wide open now.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby davdav » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:34 pm

So did B.J. Ryan get the job or not?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:37 pm

davdav wrote:So did B.J. Ryan get the job or not?

It was always his job. The question was whether Cito would take it away from him, and I don't think he will. BJ did nothing to lose it over the past week.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby davdav » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:43 pm

What about his really low fastball? I heard that Cito got the job...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Cyclone177 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:26 pm

davdav wrote:What about his really low fastball? I heard that Cito got the job...


Cito is the mgr, fyi. Ryan pitched last year with a fb in the 87-89 area, and he isn't far off that right now. I imagine if he struggles he may get replaced, but lets just wait and see. Ryan is a stud. Picked him off ww last year for 30+ saves, and hoping this year is the same thing.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:50 pm

davdav wrote:What about his really low fastball? I heard that Cito got the job...


I can't see Cito on Yahoo, has he made the 25 man roster yet? :-o :-o :-o






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