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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:28 am

Oviedo wasn't even that good last year. His career numbers are very "blah". He was good in 2010 but other than that his K% and BB% are very mediocre. Couple that with missing half of a season and finding out that he's actually a year further along the aging curve, and I'm less than enthused. I'd rather have Cishek at this point. I have little doubt that Ozzie will give Oviedo a chance, albeit with a leash about 10 miles shorter than the one given to Heath Bell.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby k.k. » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:24 pm

The last time Guillen indicated he'd go with a closer-by-committee for a while, Bell eventually came back and reeled off a string of saves without trouble. What are the chances Bell too is in the mix for saves with everyone else mentioned and locks down the spot once again?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby wazzeus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:50 pm

k.k. wrote:The last time Guillen indicated he'd go with a closer-by-committee for a while, Bell eventually came back and reeled off a string of saves without trouble. What are the chances Bell too is in the mix for saves with everyone else mentioned and locks down the spot once again?


I consider this the most likely outcome, actually. They're not paying Bell all that money to pitch in middle relief. If he can reel off a handful of uneventful outings that include a few saves, he's still going to be the primary guy, I suspect.

The way Bell has pitched, though, he really can't trip up going forward.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby IndyPostman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:09 pm

Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby West » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:51 am

IndyPostman wrote:Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?


Gregerson/Thayer in SD and Wilton Lopez in Houston (just got off the DL). I also think that if the Mets don't make a move at the deadline for some relief help that Parnell will emerge as the guy. But it seems likely that the Mets trade for someone.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby silverZ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:08 am

West wrote:
IndyPostman wrote:Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?


Gregerson/Thayer in SD and Wilton Lopez in Houston (just got off the DL). I also think that if the Mets don't make a move at the deadline for some relief help that Parnell will emerge as the guy. But it seems likely that the Mets trade for someone.


You don't see Francisco getting the job back once he comes off the DL?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby daullaz » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:47 am

IndyPostman wrote:Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?


This is a good question, and I may try and rank speculative adds in my Bottom of the 9th article, which will be up tomorrow.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:59 pm

IndyPostman wrote:Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?


I really think Rex Brothers should be added to any team in need of saves. He could also have the job for quite some time after.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby silverZ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:08 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
IndyPostman wrote:Does anyone care to rank speculative adds for the second half? We've been talking about Holland and Oviedo lately; anyone else?


I really think Rex Brothers should be added to any team in need of saves. He could also have the job for quite some time after.


Good call. I've had him in my lineup for the past month. The kid is a stud. Even without the saves he's a solid guy to own for ratio help, especially in low IP limit leagues.
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