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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Quackman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:42 pm

converge241 wrote: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.



Axford 4mill more can go the other way also and it might be the reason they keep him. I could see teams have a problem with the price tag since he hasnt been closing and obviously has had confidence issues as a closer.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:59 pm

Quackman wrote:
converge241 wrote: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.



Axford 4mill more can go the other way also and it might be the reason they keep him. I could see teams have a problem with the price tag since he hasnt been closing and obviously has had confidence issues as a closer.


The Brewers could always pay part of the remaining salary in a trade. I'd expect he'd be traded into a setup role if they move him, so I don't think the closer part will be very important.

Axford might very well be non-tendered, so it could make sense for the Brewers to pay most of the remaining salary just to get something in return (a relief prospect, say). Otoh, Henderson will be cheap for a couple more years.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby daullaz » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:26 pm

K-Rod/Johnson, Henderson/Axford, Astros, Cubs, Ziegler and more in this week's Bottom of the 9th:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2013 ... t90724.php
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SupaSLY11 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:40 pm

Axford in the 8th. Looks like Henderson is closing at least for tonight.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Jason Grilli, strained flexor tendon. No surgery, but rotoworld is guessing 4-8 weeks. He'll be reevaluated in about 2 weeks.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:50 pm

the Texas Rangers could trade Joe Nathan.
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/texa ... ons-072713

Teams in need of a closer soon may have a stunning new possibility to consider.

The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about trading All-Star right-hander Joe Nathan, according to major-league sources.

If the Rangers proceed, it would be with the idea of dealing from strength and exploiting a thin market for relievers, sources said.

Nathan, 38, instantly would become the most attractive closer available — ahead of the Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon, who might not even be moved.

The Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are among the teams seeking to upgrade their late-inning relief. Nathan is 32-for-34 in save opportunities with a 1.73 ERA this season, and also earned the save for the American League in the All-Star Game.

The Rangers, frustrated by their attempts to land offensive help, could expand their trade possibilities by dangling Nathan. The team’s situation is growing more urgent — Texas has lost 11 of its last 14 games, and ranks ninth in the American League in runs per game.

Right-hander Joakim Soria, the former closer for the Kansas City Royals, could replace Nathan, sources said. The Rangers also expect their own former closer, righty Neftali Feliz, to return from Tommy John surgery in about a month.

Another option, if left-hander Matt Harrison returns from back surgery, would be to move righty Alexi Ogando from the rotation into a late-inning role. Harrison, like Feliz, could be back toward the end of August.

Nathan is owed about $2.5 million for the rest of the season. His contract includes a $9 million club option for 2014, but he can void the option and become a free agent if he finishes 55 games. He has finished 39 thus far.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby shuffcard » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:58 pm

Romo scuffling a bit (and the Giants are scuffling alot).

How safe is he?

Is Cassila next in line at this point? Worth an add?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SAKIC_19 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:06 am

If Veras is traded in Houston who is next in line?

Cisnero, Ambriz??

Any homers here that can help?

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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby daullaz » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:57 am

SAKIC_19 wrote:If Veras is traded in Houston who is next in line?

Cisnero, Ambriz??

Any homers here that can help?

TIA


I wrote about this in this week's Bottom of the 9th:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2013 ... t90724.php
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:36 pm

shuffcard wrote:Romo scuffling a bit (and the Giants are scuffling alot).

How safe is he?

Is Cassila next in line at this point? Worth an add?


I'd think it's pretty unlikely Romo loses the job.
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