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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby cardsfan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:35 am

I’m not sure what to make of this but it’s definitely an interesting look at Heath Bell and Ozzie Guillen‘s relationship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6NGOIKO ... e=youtu.be
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:30 pm

David Lennon of New York Newsday reports that the Mets are targeting Athletics' right-hander Grant Balfour in a potential trade.
The Mets have a major-league worst 5.00 ERA out of their bullpen, so they are considering a long list of potential upgrades. Balfour has a 3.12 ERA and 32/18 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings this season. He's still owed roughly half of his $4 million salary for 2012 while his contract includes a $4.5 million club option for 2013 or a $350,000 buyout.

Balfour would go to the Mets to be the closer?
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Re: Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby wrveres » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:29 pm

Bwanna wrote:I have absolutely nothing of value to add to this thread at the moment, but I enjoy keeping it under 'view your [my] posts'.

I will say thank you to everyone who contributes, especially those who don't beat a dead horse, the mods for mod'ing, and especially Havok for keeping the first post updated. ;D
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:59 pm

Just out of curiosity, how is Rodney only listed as "safe" on the front page? Guy has been the best closer in MLB this season and really has no one behind him that could take the job.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:20 am

casilla is not long for the closer job. i honestly could see george kontos getting a look in the role if you guys wanna get all crazy in deep leagues.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby snash » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:21 am

X-I Casilla, 5th blown in last 8 opportunities. I traded for him and Heath Bell right about a week or two before the ASB. Together, they have gotten me like a 9+ ERA (exaggerating a bit? possibly) and who known what obscene WHIP. Plus there are more blown saves than saves. unfortunately for me, my league counts net saves. So these guys have been mighty torns on my side. :*) :-L 8-o

just one of those weird year...
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:34 am

Casilla could be removed.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said late Wednesday night that he will review Santiago Casilla's role.
Casilla blew his fifth save in his last eight opportunities Wednesday against the Braves. The Giants were able to pull out the victory in extras, but there may be a change coming to the team's ninth-inning gig. Sergio Romo could get the next crack. Jeremy Affeldt is also an option.

I think that would be unfortunate. yes he has had some blown saves lately, but before that was one of the better closers in baseball. even with these blown saves he is still 7th in baseball in saves with 23 saves.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:58 am

Heath Bell has 19 saves. Frank Francisco has 18. Are we really looking at half-season save totals to determine how good a guy is? He's still managed to keep his K/BB ratio pretty decent, with a 3:1 mark since June started. But his ERA is also above 7 in that span so... probably not a bad idea for a break.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Worth noting: Clippard has looked reaaaaalllllyyyy shaky in his last few outings. Gave up 2 HR last night and blew the save the night before. Storen is back soon, and in deeper leagues, could be worth a spec add.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:41 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Worth noting: Clippard has looked reaaaaalllllyyyy shaky in his last few outings. Gave up 2 HR last night and blew the save the night before. Storen is back soon, and in deeper leagues, could be worth a spec add.

But he has 5 Ks in 2 IP.
And thats what counts, right?
Right? ;-7
But seriously, I wouldn't worry just yet.
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