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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby eneric » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 pm

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I noticed you placed Benoit as the Tigers closer, why do you have Coke so far back in the pecking order and Dotel as next man up? I'm not slamming you I'm just curious your reasoning.


See results of today's game.


Right ;-D but what about Benoit's earned run? You think he's still the "closer" or would Dotel be more likely? :-?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:19 pm

I just picked up Dotel in my league FWIW, to stash with Alburquerque. With Benoit not being able to pitch back to back days (according to Leyland) and Coke's splits/today's implosion, I would think Dotel and Alburquerque offer a pretty reasonable shot at saves in Detroit.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby daullaz » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:38 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I just picked up Dotel in my league FWIW, to stash with Alburquerque. With Benoit not being able to pitch back to back days (according to Leyland) and Coke's splits/today's implosion, I would think Dotel and Alburquerque offer a pretty reasonable shot at saves in Detroit.


Dotel has some pretty terrible numbers against lefties. If he were to get saves, it would have to be as the anti-Coke. in fact, they might be paired up as closers before too long.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:51 pm

eneric wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
eneric wrote:Havok

I noticed you placed Benoit as the Tigers closer, why do you have Coke so far back in the pecking order and Dotel as next man up? I'm not slamming you I'm just curious your reasoning.


See results of today's game.


Right ;-D but what about Benoit's earned run? You think he's still the "closer" or would Dotel be more likely? :-?


They don't really have a lot to work with. Alburquerque probably possess the best arm but, like Valverde last year, is prone to walks and wildness, though he might be the best long-term choice of those in the majors. Villarreal throws the hardest but is small like framed like Alburquerque. Benoit is the safest choice and while Dotel has the most experience he has been somewhat brittle. Leyland wants Smyly to be an option to start and long relieve while Coke obviously isn't the answer. Rondon remains a possibility but needs time in AAA.

Does Leyland go safe with Benoit or maybe Dotel?
Current upside with risk Alburquerque or Villarreal?
Something outside the box like Smyly or move Porcello?

I'm comfortable with the order they are in now.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby cordscords » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:54 pm

Hey it's 2011 Chris Perez!
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 pm

cordscords wrote:Hey it's 2011 Chris Perez!


Bautista got the best of him. Not like it was a scrub.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Ender » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm

2011 Perez was about the awful K rate.

I think the Tigers leader in saves is not on their roster right now. They will trade for someone.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby eneric » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
eneric wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
See results of today's game.


Right ;-D but what about Benoit's earned run? You think he's still the "closer" or would Dotel be more likely? :-?


They don't really have a lot to work with. Alburquerque probably possess the best arm but, like Valverde last year, is prone to walks and wildness, though he might be the best long-term choice of those in the majors. Villarreal throws the hardest but is small like framed like Alburquerque. Benoit is the safest choice and while Dotel has the most experience he has been somewhat brittle. Leyland wants Smyly to be an option to start and long relieve while Coke obviously isn't the answer. Rondon remains a possibility but needs time in AAA.

Does Leyland go safe with Benoit or maybe Dotel?
Current upside with risk Alburquerque or Villarreal?
Something outside the box like Smyly or move Porcello?

I'm comfortable with the order they are in now.


Hey if you're comfortable with the order you haven them in, so am I ;-D I just like knowing your reasoning is all, thanks
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Quackman » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:06 pm

So drop Coke now. Will you guys make up your mind.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Ender » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:23 pm

Non save situation but Axford gave up another meatball and struggled to command his pitches in general.
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