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Which closer will be the first to lose his job?

Postby lifeform » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:28 pm

Heading into the season, I'm playing the familiar role of Closer Vulture.

All of the closers in my league are taken, as well as the guys who are expected to compete for a closer job.

So now, I'm looking at which establshed closer is likely to be the first to falter. The four situations I am watching closely are as follows:

Team - Closer (backup)

AZ - M. Mantei (J. Valverde)
TOR - A. Lopez (J. Speier)
BAL - J. Julio (B. Ryan)
CIN - D. Graves (R. Wagner)

Anyone else care to venture a guess as to who will get the axe first?
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:29 pm

Biddle, MacDougal, and Koch come to mind.

Tor situation is still up in the air - one day I hear its Speier, but the next I hear Lopez.

I also like Valverde to be a positive contributer even if he only vultures a handful of wins and saves.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:30 pm

fernando rodney lol
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Postby kaz » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:31 pm

graves.
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Postby metsfan05 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:31 pm

Koch and Nen
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:34 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:fernando rodney lol


I think they have to start the yr as a closer before they qualify as losing the job.

But you are right Mooki - the fact that Detroit was going with Rodney was downright scary.
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Postby inkubus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:34 pm

Uh, Looper?
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Postby Dice » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:35 pm

If Graves goes down, I will be very sad. He has looked good so far.

Danny Patterson will be the Tigers closer until Urbina is ready. Limited time only.
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Graves / Wagner

Postby lifeform » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:38 pm

kaz wrote:graves.


If Graves is less-than-stellar, I wonder if Wagner has a legit chance to land the job. Wagner looks like a potential stud -- he was lights out in the brief time he pitched for the Reds last year -- but he's only 21. (Turns 22 in July.) For the sake of my fantasy team, I hope the job goes to Wagner.
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Postby RedsRebirth » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:47 pm

Looper

then

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