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Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby djxskillz » Tue May 12, 2009 10:37 pm

Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said Tuesday that B.J. Ryan won't immediately re-inherit the closer's role once he returns from the disabled list.
The Blue Jays, who are off to an incredible start and sit atop the American League standings, will continue to use Scott Downs in the ninth inning. "I think B.J. understands that at this point," Ricciardi said. "One thing about B.J. that you respect is the fact that he wants to win. I think right now with Downs doing such a good job and the club being comfortable in that role I don't think it's a role right now that's open. Ultimately I think B.J. will get back to being a closer at some point but I think right now Downs has got the role. Tough to argue with the club playing so well." Ryan is expected to return by week's end and will operate in a setup role. He had an 11.12 ERA in six games before he was sidelined. May. 12 - 6:27 pm e


can i please drop him now for someone like andrew bailey?
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Re: Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby YerInUrine » Wed May 13, 2009 12:06 pm

djxskillz wrote:can i please drop him now for someone like andrew bailey?


No, you may not.
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Re: Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby Cubsfan2803 » Wed May 13, 2009 7:48 pm

Is it worth it to hold on to him? Chad Qualls is sitting on the WW and I am wondering if I should swap Ryan for him.
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Re: Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby ha_jai » Wed May 13, 2009 8:04 pm

Cubsfan2803 wrote:Is it worth it to hold on to him? Chad Qualls is sitting on the WW and I am wondering if I should swap Ryan for him.


No brainer. Drop Ryan and pick up Qualls. Ryan's velocity is down all season even before the DL stint so he is not the same guy he was before. Qualls is the closer in Ari, so why wouldn't you drop a setup guy who could be a closer in two months for a closer who is closing games now?
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Re: Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby djxskillz » Wed May 13, 2009 8:15 pm

no brainer. qualls is a pretty decent closer with good job security.

do you guys seriously think i should hold onto bj ryan instead of bailey? bailey seems to have a better chance for saves than ryan
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Re: Bj Ryan will not be closer when he returns

Postby ha_jai » Wed May 13, 2009 8:24 pm

djxskillz wrote:do you guys seriously think i should hold onto bj ryan instead of bailey? bailey seems to have a better chance for saves than ryan


At this point, I would have Bailey over Ryan. You'll get better ERA, WHIP and K with Bailey. Besides, Bailey will get some SV opp even when Zeigler comes back. And if Zeigler falters, than I think the job is Bailey's. Remember the A's did the same thing last year, handing the closer role to a rookie.
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