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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby snash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:08 am

Who is closing for the Marlins now? still Chizek or $27M man Bell?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby RyeWhiskey » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:49 am

SD: Earlier in the season when Street went down for a month or so I recommended Thayer over Gregerson. Reasoning being that Gregerson's control was off and Thayer was looking pretty good. At this point it looks like Gregerson has regained his control and is back to his 2010 ways. Still, he's struggled mightily with the closer role throughout his career (career 14% SV%) while performing extremely well in the 8th. I think you have to go with Thayer again.

MIA: It's still Cishek in Miami until Bell strings up a couple saves in a row (and he will be given the opportunity to do so). And even then, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see Bell implode and Cishek regain the closer role.

SF: Affedlt over Romo in terms of save opportunities as Romo can't pitch as often due to durability issues. Romo is freaking ridiculous though so he's worth owning regardless.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:05 pm

Padres manager Bud Black indicated that Dale Thayer could fill in at closer if Huston Street (calf) requires a stint on the disabled list.
Thayer and Luke Gregerson are being considered for save chances. We'd expect Thayer to assume the role he held when Street was out in earlier this season, but Gregerson could be an option if he struggles. It's also possible the Padres could use a closer-by-committee. Both pitchers are worth stashing away if you need saves.

looks like Thayer over Gregerson.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:32 pm

Tim Dierkes ‏@closernews
A's Bob Melvin told reporters including @SusanSlusser that Cook will not close in next game or two and will go to closer-by-committee

committee. have to figure Balfour is the leading candidate, but also Doolittle in there too?
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2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby saemick » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:41 pm

So, how would you rank:
Thayer
Balfour
Wilton Lopez
Affeldt
Gregerson

For the remainder of the year?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby RyeWhiskey » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:56 pm

saemick wrote:So, how would you rank:
Thayer
Balfour
Wilton Lopez
Affeldt
Gregerson

For the remainder of the year?


Lopez
Thayer/Balfour (hard to say at this point)
Affeldt
Gregerson
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby snash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:33 pm

Up by 2 in the 8th, Ozzie brought in $27 Bell. He's as done as a goose as their closer.

Also, Lopez comes in the 9th with a 1 run lead and blows it by giving up a double and single to the 1st 2 batters.

:-L :-L :-L
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Whalewang » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:15 am

SpecialFNK wrote:
Padres manager Bud Black indicated that Dale Thayer could fill in at closer if Huston Street (calf) requires a stint on the disabled list.
Thayer and Luke Gregerson are being considered for save chances. We'd expect Thayer to assume the role he held when Street was out in earlier this season, but Gregerson could be an option if he struggles. It's also possible the Padres could use a closer-by-committee. Both pitchers are worth stashing away if you need saves.

looks like Thayer over Gregerson.


I'd go Gregerson over Thayer. Gregerson had been pitching the eighth and has been pitching brilliantly as of late. It's a close race between these two and only for 2-3 weeks (until Street gets back) and they won't get many opportunities so the overall return is small.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby felixthecat011 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:14 pm

Anyone think Bailey gets the gig back in Boston sooner rather than later?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:54 pm

felixthecat011 wrote:Anyone think Bailey gets the gig back in Boston sooner rather than later?

I don't really. Aceves has been pretty darn solid lately.
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