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Postby queencitysluggerr » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:32 pm

Don't often get too much credit, but can be the difference between a win and a loss. If you guys had to pick one MR to come into a close game who would it be and why?
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Re: Middle Relivers

Postby Guaranteed Loser » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:22 pm

queencitysluggerr wrote:Don't often get too much credit, but can be the difference between a win and a loss. If you guys had to pick one MR to come into a close game who would it be and why?


Mike Adams, because I am a homer, and he is a stud.
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Re: Middle Relivers

Postby Special_Delivery » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:27 pm

Joba Chamberlain because his velocity is back to the upper 90s, and when he's on he's on. He could easily go back to his elite status of a few years ago this year with his velocity back.
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Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:31 pm

Special_Delivery wrote:Joba Chamberlain because his velocity is back to the upper 90s, and when he's on he's on. He could easily go back to his elite status of a few years ago this year with his velocity back.

But it's not.
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
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Postby The Mighty Trow » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:25 pm

A bit too early to say if his velocity is back or not, but he brought his fastball over95 in his second appearance. He's always thrown gas out of the pen so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. PitchFx:

http://www.fangraphs.com/pitchfxo.aspx? ... P&pitch=FA

As for middle relievers, I'd be happy with either of Thornton, Adams or Joba. Slight preference for those who are a bit closer to seeing save opps.
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Re: Middle Relivers

Postby DaSh 1s » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:33 pm

The Mighty Trow wrote:A bit too early to say if his velocity is back or not, but he brought his fastball over95 in his second appearance. He's always thrown gas out of the pen so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.


You can see from that chart it isn't even close to being where it was. Touching 95, 96 is not okay when you use to sit 94-97 and touch 99, 100.
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