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Postby noles1 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:48 am

According to Rotoworld:

B.J. Ryan's fastball has been clocked as low as 84 miles per hour this spring, and the Blue Jays' closer hasn't shown much improvement.
The dip in velocity is not thought to be injury-related and manager Cito Gaston is beginning to broach the idea of using another guy in the ninth inning. "I think (Ryan is) the type of guy, if he feels like he can't help us, he'll just say maybe use someone else," Gaston said Thursday. "He might not say it, but he understands." Jeremy Accardo might be the best bet to fill in, as he's done it in the past.
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Postby metsfan12 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:06 am

Who do you like behind him? Accardo? A committee? I like Accardo just because he did so well closing in 2007. His ST has been very poor as well though.
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby Padres Fan » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:13 am

I say wait and see, then see who is available on waivers
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby RotOAddicT » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:29 am

What about Scott Downs?
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby Salty-Dog » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:17 pm

wow, i was bothered that i missed him in the late rounds, glad i did...
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby metsfan12 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:33 pm

Padres Fan wrote:I say wait and see, then see who is available on waivers


In good competitive leagues wait and see means wait and miss out. Unfortunately closers are always at a big premium in my league because it is 12 teams, which means some guys have 2 closers and some have 3 most of the time. Everyone is willing to drop rosterworthy guys for a potential closer because it either means jumping a few spots in the save standings or having a nice trading chip for someone else that wants to do so. I dropped Ankiel, my backup at OF/Util for Accardo, but I'll likely add him back after A-rod, Mauer or Duschscherer hits the DL. It is definitely difficult to wait and see in this league because either someone grabbed the right guy before he became "the guy" or someone grabbed him so quickly you didn't have a chance after he was named "the guy". I am willing to bet someone picks up Downs and maybe even Carlson in there.
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby Padres Fan » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:03 pm

I still see Ryan as the closer for the season, Fuentes has the same problem witht he Angels, but both of them have secure jobs, any other notable RP on waivers?
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:13 pm

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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby TheDudeAbides » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:23 pm

Accardo I think is next in line, and would fit the role nicely.

After all he already has filled in when Ryan was hurt previously, and part of me still doubts Ryan will ever be the same after all these injuries.
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Re: BJ Ryan

Postby noles1 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:06 pm

Latest according to Rotoworld:

Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said Friday that he is "not that concerned" with B.J. Ryan's dip in velocity.
Ryan's fastball has barely reached 89 mph this spring, but Ricciardi is sticking with his guy. "I'll be concerned if it's in the middle of the season and he's not doing his job," said the GM. "But right now you have to keep watching him. He's the closer until something changes." Manager Cito Gaston suggested that Scott Downs could fill in if Ryan isn't getting it done. He's worth a stash in deep leagues.
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