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Postby yakimancan » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Is Ryan Franklin really worth holding onto if there are other good players out there in free agency ala Daniel Murphy, Brandon Morrow etc.? Franklin seems like he has no chance to get the closer job even though he is "in the mix." Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:04 pm

I'd rather have Morrow. IMO Franklin only gets a chance if Motte fails first.

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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:09 pm

I think even Tony LaRussa would rather have Motte closing games for him than Ryan Franklin. Franklin's not worth owning IMO. If you're desperate for a guy who could potentially receive save opportunities look at Carlos Villanueva.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby tianyi86 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:10 pm

Motte seems to be running away with the closer role. And this is coming from a guy that drafted Franklin when Motte was available in the KCKL so I wouldn't take him.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby Rally Millar » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:55 pm

Is he worth holding onto is the league counts holds? Or are there better options as well.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby talldarkandnerdy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:58 pm

Rally Millar wrote:Is he worth holding onto is the league counts holds? Or are there better options as well.


That really depends on who else is available, but I think Franklin will be getting a decent number of holds this season.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:04 pm

I'm holding on to him in the ECL (12 teams with 27 roster spots each, no holds) until La Russa makes his choice in a few days. No use keeping him anywhere past that if he's not going to be given some time in the 9th IMO.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:27 pm

I see Franklin behind at least 3 guys for holds and saves in that pen---Motte, Perez, and McClellan. He's simply not a very good pitcher. Tony gets obsessed on even mediocre guys, so he could be given the opportunities. But, he's going to hurt you in other ways.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:08 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:I see Franklin behind at least 3 guys for holds and saves in that pen---Motte, Perez, and McClellan. He's simply not a very good pitcher. Tony gets obsessed on even mediocre guys, so he could be given the opportunities. But, he's going to hurt you in other ways.

I wouldn't put Perez on any reliable depth chart right now with his shoulder problem.

I'd also put Kinney ahead of McClellan based mostly on their springs but also based on Kinney's performance when he was healthy.
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Re: Ryan Franklin Worth It?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:58 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:I see Franklin behind at least 3 guys for holds and saves in that pen---Motte, Perez, and McClellan. He's simply not a very good pitcher. Tony gets obsessed on even mediocre guys, so he could be given the opportunities. But, he's going to hurt you in other ways.

I wouldn't put Perez on any reliable depth chart right now with his shoulder problem.

I'd also put Kinney ahead of McClellan based mostly on their springs but also based on Kinney's performance when he was healthy.


Thanks. I originally typed "behind at least 4 guys..." then braincramped and could not think who else was there. Conceivablry, one or two of the 36 LOOGYs Tony insisted on inviting to camp might also be in the mix.
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