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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:46 am

Most of the focus has been on Gallardo, but it's worth mentioning that the DBack-Milwaukee rumors also involve Axford, Henderson, and K-Rod.

http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbb ... s/13968829

Interesting, especially with the Henderson/KRod confusion.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:49 am

Who would be next in line to close in DET? Rondon? Smyly? Albequerque? Or is it total guess work right now
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:15 am

Also, just a tidbit from a Phillies homer.... If the Phils move Papelbon, there is no doubt in my mind That Justin DeFratus will get the first crack at closing
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:22 am

K-rod with the save last night
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:48 am

Shermanator wrote:Also, just a tidbit from a Phillies homer.... If the Phils move Papelbon, there is no doubt in my mind That Justin DeFratus will get the first crack at closing

You don't think that the fact De Fratus has been god awful and has a 13.5% BB-rate will have any bearing on the Phillies' decision? I know without Papelbon and Adams they don't have much left, but I don't want to take my chances having my ERA/WHIP Marmolled while chasing a couple saves. Bastardo has been pretty bad too but he has a history of at least being decent, and doesn't have a big platoon split; he's equally effective vs L and R.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:57 pm

Skin Blues wrote:
Shermanator wrote:Also, just a tidbit from a Phillies homer.... If the Phils move Papelbon, there is no doubt in my mind That Justin DeFratus will get the first crack at closing

You don't think that the fact De Fratus has been god awful and has a 13.5% BB-rate will have any bearing on the Phillies' decision? I know without Papelbon and Adams they don't have much left, but I don't want to take my chances having my ERA/WHIP Marmolled while chasing a couple saves. Bastardo has been pretty bad too but he has a history of at least being decent, and doesn't have a big platoon split; he's equally effective vs L and R.


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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 pm

Good to see so many VERY strong opinions taking a complete 180 degree turn minutes later. I haven't seen this much flip-flopping since I came back from the beach.

On an unrelated note, I have no idea who in Detroit would get the closer role if something happened to Benoit, but I'd speculate it's not Rondon anytime soon. Maybe later in the season if he proves he can limit his walks for a while.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:20 pm

Johnson blows the save, 1st game on my team after I traded for him. Silver lining, It was against my Yankees.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:07 am

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:Johnson blows

yup.

that's number 6 on the season. he had 3 all of last season.

I don't know if the Orioles have anyone dramatically better to replace him, but do the Orioles maybe trade for a closer?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby daullaz » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:05 am

SpecialFNK wrote:
Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:Johnson blows

yup.

that's number 6 on the season. he had 3 all of last season.

I don't know if the Orioles have anyone dramatically better to replace him, but do the Orioles maybe trade for a closer?


Tommy Hunter is the obvious option, though the team may not want to give up the multi-inning appearances he can give them. Darren O'Day could be a co-closer, though they couldn't feel comfortable using him against lefties in the ninth.
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