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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Niffoc4 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:24 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
Yoda wrote:I think Scot Shields will get the call not Arredendo.

this is true.

I think in the past Havok's said that on offdays for Fuentes that Shields would get the call, but if Fuentes went down for an extended period that it would be Arredondo. Hard to know for sure though, and most managers tend to use the same guy for both roles...
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:18 pm

Is Devine for sure on the 60 day DL? Everything I have read says he will only be gone for a couple of weeks. Everything until I clicked into here.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Grouperman941 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:35 pm

Polar Bear wrote:Is Devine for sure on the 60 day DL? Everything I have read says he will only be gone for a couple of weeks. Everything until I clicked into here.


CBS Sportsline wrote:Joey Devine, RP OAK
News: The Oakland A's placed potential closer Joey Devine (elbow) on the 60-day DL Saturday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the move could be a sign Devine needs season-ending ligament surgery.
Analysis: Going to see Dr. Andrews is a bad enough sign that a pitcher's season is in jeopardy, but landing on the 60-day DL could be the dagger. If you're one of the poor folk who drafted Devine this spring, you better start looking for another source of saves in 2009. Brad Ziegler will start the season as the A's closer.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby metsfan12 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Niffoc4 wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:
Yoda wrote:I think Scot Shields will get the call not Arredendo.

this is true.

I think in the past Havok's said that on offdays for Fuentes that Shields would get the call, but if Fuentes went down for an extended period that it would be Arredondo. Hard to know for sure though, and most managers tend to use the same guy for both roles...


Yeah I think Havok's comments make sense. I doubt Fuentes goes down long enough for them to go to the youngin though.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:49 pm

devine's injury must be bad if they're putting him in the 60-day DL even BEFORE seeing dr. andrews. sounds like a season ending surgery for sure.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Slow Pitch » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:17 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:devine's injury must be bad if they're putting him in the 60-day DL even BEFORE seeing dr. andrews. sounds like a season ending surgery for sure.


Should bump up Casilla value a bit maybe....no?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:21 pm

yes but don't ignore springer. he's been a rock solid reliever the last few yrs so he can be in the mix as well.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby beezer » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:53 pm

I've seen Arredondo listed ahead of Shields to be next in line in a few places. Also, why would they take Shields out of the role that he has flourished in for years? Arredondo is arguably the best pitcher in their bullpen.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Niffoc4 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:32 pm

beezer wrote:I've seen Arredondo listed ahead of Shields to be next in line in a few places. Also, why would they take Shields out of the role that he has flourished in for years? Arredondo is arguably the best pitcher in their bullpen.

You could say the same about Arredondo, and Shields has been the guy who closes while the closer is out for a few years now for the Angels.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:42 pm

Brian Wilson threw a clean 1-2-3 inning throwing 8 pitches, 7 for strikes and getting 2 groundballs and a weak fly out. doesn't look like his finger is a problem at all. if he is able to take a step forward with his control i could see him ending up as a top 10 closer this year, he's definitely got the stuff for it.
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