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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:54 pm

Pirates beat reporter for the Pitt Post-Gazette on Grilli, "Initial reports are positive, but tests are incomplete. Won't know anything certain for a couple days."

https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/3 ... 8493234176
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Millhouse » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:14 pm

KRod to Orioles per Rotoworld. New handcuff for Johnson?

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/356 ... -rodriguez
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:14 pm

K-Rod ---> Baltimore
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:18 pm

According to RW: "Jim Henderson will go back to a closer role in Milwaukee."

I'm not so sure.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:37 pm

Crippler wrote:According to RW: "Jim Henderson will go back to a closer role in Milwaukee."

I'm not so sure.


Now they're back-pedaling and allowing for the possibility that Axford gets saves. Gotta love RW %-6
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SupaSLY11 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:41 pm

Crippler wrote:
Crippler wrote:According to RW: "Jim Henderson will go back to a closer role in Milwaukee."

I'm not so sure.


Now they're back-pedaling and allowing for the possibility that Axford gets saves. Gotta love RW %-6


I picked up Axford a few days ago anticipating a K-Rod trade and also think Axford has a shot at regaining the role as he was close to doing so earlier in the year before K-Rod was picked up. Having said that, Henderson pitched the 9th while the Brewers were losing 2-6 tonight. Anything to read into this?

Also, thoughts on Brian Wilson potentially getting signed and put in position to close for a team in a few weeks? He supposedly looked good in a private workout for the Giants earlier this week and is throwing for other teams tomorrow.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:56 pm

SupaSLY11 wrote:Also, thoughts on Brian Wilson potentially getting signed and put in position to close for a team in a few weeks? He supposedly looked good in a private workout for the Giants earlier this week and is throwing for other teams tomorrow.


He's basically in the same position as Valverde and K-Rod, earlier. So it definitely could happen. He wouldn't get the role straight off, but if he pitched well for a couple weeks, sure.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby IonZephyr » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:51 am

Picked up Strop a few days ago, but now replaced him with Axford. Very anxious to see which relievers get a shot at a closer gig due to the trade deadline. fingers crossed for axford
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:38 am

I think Axford only gets some saves to showcase him for a trade as well. Initial reports were they wouldn't trade another reliever but Melvin specified they are open to it.

Axford is making 4 million more than Henderson, so he is more likely to go.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:45 am

So I take it K-Rod is going to set-up for Johnson? Is he worth holding onto right now?
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