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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Whalewang » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:29 pm

Ender wrote:Nice post Whalewang and I agree in general. My one disagreement is with Hanrahan and it is largely based on the fact that he has a really good chance to be traded at some point and he isn't so elite that it can't end up being as a setup guy. So while I would call him rock solid for the first half his full season prospects of staying closer are just solid for me.


That's a good point. I'd throw Marmol and Street (NL only) into the same boat as Hanrahan as I can see all three of those guys getting traded before the deadline based on how well their teams are doing. There are other reasons of why to downgrade Marmol (i.e. major control issues, declining strikeouts, briefly lost the closer role last year) but he really doesn't have any competition for the closer role.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Garry26 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:07 pm

Going by experience and success, it would be Fuentes in Oakland.
Looking at this list, I would consider the question marks the following:
Baltimore
White Sox
Minnesota because Capps is just...
Oakland unless its Fuentes
Houston Astros
St Louis
Colorado
Los Angeles Dodgers

Everyone else I consider guaranteed except for a couple of closers that I don't believe in (Krimbel and another) despite their numbers and/or past success. I don't count them in my questions because that's just my 100% unsubstantiated belief.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby colt4523 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:41 pm

I know this is speculation but who do you think has a better chance of becoming the closer, Perkins or Pestano? Try to figure out who to start targeting as potential closers.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Garry26 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:06 pm

Best to wait til spring training to decide on RPs who steal jobs. Thats when the shaky jobs and pecking order gets decided. Managers are partial to strike-out guys with low era/whip.

I prefer to go for safer closer options instead of using 2 late picks on a "shaky" guy and his 2nd in line. Best to use that extra pick on another player. If I grab a no-save RP it would be like when I grabbed K-Rod when he was a rookie and not a closer yet. I knew he was an RP phenom with low era/whip & high Ks.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Element » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:40 pm

Garry26 wrote:Going by experience and success, it would be Fuentes in Oakland.
Looking at this list, I would consider the question marks the following:
Baltimore
White Sox
Minnesota because Capps is just...
Oakland unless its Fuentes
Houston Astros
St Louis
Colorado
Los Angeles Dodgers

Everyone else I consider guaranteed except for a couple of closers that I don't believe in (Krimbel and another) despite their numbers and/or past success. I don't count them in my questions because that's just my 100% unsubstantiated belief.


May I ask why you don't believe in Kimbrel?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby smoovethug » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:19 pm

Shouldn't Juan Abreu at least be in the HOU picture?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:32 pm

smoovethug wrote:Shouldn't Juan Abreu at least be in the HOU picture?


Abreu is one of about 5 or 6 potential candidates for the Houston job and either he or Carpenter would likely be listed if I didn't think there was a distinct possibility that Sosa could go from the rotation to closer. Obviously there is more value for a pitcher with Sosa's stuff in the rotation but should Sosa fail as a starter, he'll automatically become the best pitcher in the pen.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby West » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Perez Questionable for Opening Day

Rotoworld:
Chris Perez will be sidelined 4-6 weeks after suffering a left oblique strain.
Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said Perez has not been ruled out for Opening Day at this point and he hopes the closer can pitch in games by the end of spring training. But, it seems likely that he'll probably begin the season on the disabled list. Those that take Perez in fantasy drafts would be wise to also pick up Vinnie Pestano, who figures to pitch the ninth inning early in the year if the 2011 All-Star isn't ready. It's also possible Tony Sipp and/or Rafael Perez would get some chances if manager Manny Acta decides to play the matchups.


I'd be all over Pestano in drafts because I think he can take the job and run with it.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby Fever Pitch » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:19 pm

I stop by this message board for the first time yesterday. I noticed a link for top closers, but it is gone now. I can't remember the site and I was another computer. Does anyone know where to find the article or where?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (1ST HALF)

Postby colt4523 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:11 pm

West wrote:Perez Questionable for Opening Day

Rotoworld:
Chris Perez will be sidelined 4-6 weeks after suffering a left oblique strain.
Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said Perez has not been ruled out for Opening Day at this point and he hopes the closer can pitch in games by the end of spring training. But, it seems likely that he'll probably begin the season on the disabled list. Those that take Perez in fantasy drafts would be wise to also pick up Vinnie Pestano, who figures to pitch the ninth inning early in the year if the 2011 All-Star isn't ready. It's also possible Tony Sipp and/or Rafael Perez would get some chances if manager Manny Acta decides to play the matchups.


I'd be all over Pestano in drafts because I think he can take the job and run with it.



I think I did make the prediction that Perez would be the first to lose his job :)
Hopefully, Pestano keeps the job.
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