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Postby dabergsb » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:55 pm

Who is the better of the two...i tend to lean towards julio cuz he plays for such a better team
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Postby inkubus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:56 pm

The O's aren't a ton better than the Tribe.. the Indians could do well if their talent blossoms.

I might still go with Julio with Wickman being in the wings and all.
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Postby JoseCanYouSee » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:00 pm

I say Riske. Better ERA and WHIP, plus it is hard to predict saves.
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Postby jbuk » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:19 pm

I'd go Riske, Julio is shaky as anything.
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Postby bleach168 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:30 pm

Go Julio. It doesn't matter where those 30 saves come from, right?

Everyone here loves Riske but does the Cleveland management must hate him or something. After giving the job to train wreak Wickman and then trying to give the job to train wreak #2 Urbina, it's like they have absolutely no confidence in Riske.
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Postby Paco625 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:38 pm

I say go with Julio. Riske has the job, but he may loose it sooner than later and half way through the season when Wickman is back, he might be in trouble.
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Postby jbones733 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:53 pm

I got both of them and i feel better with Riske, grant it I;m in a holds leage also, so even if he goes back to setup man, im happy. Julio just seems to always get bombed. 0-7 last year, horrendous era & whip.

im actually trying to trade for Julio
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Postby twentysix » Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:23 pm

I've heard that they want to keep Riske from closer because they don't want to have to pay him a lot of money. He's on the books for dirt cheap right now (something like $350,000) and if he pulls out 30 saves, he'd be due a big raise in arbitration.

Once they gave him the role for good last year, he was 8 for 8 so I can't see a lack of confidence as being a factor. Then again, I'm not in the Indians organization, so who knows.

The O's have DeJean too, so if Julio stinks it's not like they don't have options. On the other hand, the Tribe has J. Jimenez. OK, so now I'm just rambling and I will shut up in 3 ... 2 ... 1.
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Postby bsdo4ever » Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:25 pm

JULIO!JULIO!
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:46 pm

twentysix wrote:I've heard that they want to keep Riske from closer because they don't want to have to pay him a lot of money. He's on the books for dirt cheap right now (something like $350,000) and if he pulls out 30 saves, he'd be due a big raise in arbitration.


Where did you hear that? Last I heard, even if they got Urbina, they planned on using Riske as their closer. And they didn't even get Urbina, so I'm pretty sure the job is Riske's. And he will have more K's, better ERA, and better WHIP than Julio. Saves should be close. If Riske is the closer all year this one isn't even close, Riske blows Julio away.
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