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Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby pootermac » Fri May 22, 2009 5:01 pm

Is it Nelson, Balfour, or Wheeler? Or is it the minor leaguer they called up Dale Thayer? Any insight is appreciated!

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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby Magnus_CA » Fri May 22, 2009 5:12 pm

Wheeler will probably get first crack but I expect izzy to take over soon after.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby clarkw267 » Fri May 22, 2009 5:21 pm

Rotowire is saying Nelson, Rotoworld is saying Wheeler or Izzy...

this is a mess.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby pootermac » Fri May 22, 2009 5:22 pm

damn forgot about izzy, you are right what a mess!
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby pootermac » Fri May 22, 2009 5:25 pm

I know who it will be.....I just picked up Wheeler, Izzy and Nelson, so I can 100% guarantee Maddon will announce that it is Balfour................
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby twistedude » Fri May 22, 2009 5:26 pm

I really doubt it's Nelson, who has been terrible so far this season.

I agree with Wheeler for the short term, but with Izzy ultimately taking over the role and getting the majority of the Rays saves.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby clarkw267 » Fri May 22, 2009 5:36 pm

the thing is all of them have been bad and Izzy has only pitched 2 innings.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby Magnus_CA » Fri May 22, 2009 6:01 pm

clarkw267 wrote:the thing is all of them have been bad and Izzy has only pitched 2 innings.


Howell has not been bad but doesn't have the experience Wheeler and Izzy have.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby Yanks_Baby » Fri May 22, 2009 6:33 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:
clarkw267 wrote:the thing is all of them have been bad and Izzy has only pitched 2 innings.


Howell has not been bad but doesn't have the experience Wheeler and Izzy have.

He's also their lefty specialist so at best he could be part of a committee but he will never be the Ray's sole closer.

Balfour only has one real pitch and has found no success with it.

Wheeler is slightly better and was succesful in the role for a bit last year but has a bad career as a closer in Houston and hasn't been good so far this year.

Earlier in the year Percival said he was fine letting Isringhausen get some saves to reach number 300, and hopes he can do it. The fact the Rays pursued and signed Izzy means they had something in mind more than just a reliever. You don't spend money on an old player to keep them in the minors rehabbing for a bit to just be a middle reliever. My guess is that he gets the job.
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Re: Percival to DL...who is replacement?

Postby dracovonborax » Fri May 22, 2009 6:42 pm

well i picked up Nelson and Wheeler. if it's Izzy i guess i'm screwed but as a St. Louis native i can tell you Izzy is not the best option.
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