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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:04 pm

Drew Smyly got the save for the Tigers, rush to the waivers!
oh no wait never mind. he pitched 4 innings in an 8-3 win for the Tigers, so not your typical save situation.
Drew Smyly pitched four perfect innings against the Yankees on Friday to earn his first career save in an 8-3 game.
Even if it were 6-3 instead, we hope the Tigers would have left Smyly in the game. He completely shut the Yankees down after they racked up six hits and a couple of walks in five innings against Doug Fister. He had five strikeouts, compared to just two for Fister. Don't pick up Smyly expecting more saves, but he's not a bad option in AL-only leagues with the likelihood that he'll land in the rotation at some point.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby isayfujobu » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:54 pm

Holy God, Wilhelmsen WTF are you doing?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:14 am

isayfujobu wrote:Holy God, Wilhelmsen WTF are you doing?


Agree, he had a Valverde style save. %-6
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Shiti Field » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:49 pm

Will Ryan Madson become the Angels closer once he comes off the DL or is it uncertain? I'm trying to figure out if I should DL stash him.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby West » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:39 pm

Tigers' situation gaining some clarity:

Rotoworld:

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he would like to see Joaquin Benoit emerge as the team's closer.
Leyland said he likes Benoit's ability to retire both left-handed and right-handed hitters, something the Tigers bullpen is sorely missing in the late innings. Benoit, 35, has never saved more than six games in a single season. But he's got swing-and-miss stuff, and if the Tigers do decide to look to him regularly in the ninth inning he's got the potential to be a No. 2 closer option for fantasy purposes. Monitor the Tigers' save opportunities in the coming days.



Ken Rosenthal Tweet:

Leyland said he’d like Benoit to emerge as closer, due to ability to get out both RHHs and LHHs. Have to be careful about overuse, though…


https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statu ... 3282007040
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby isayfujobu » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:50 pm

Just walk everyone in Holland. 3 straight to lead off the 9th...Him and wilhelmsen are killing me.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:55 pm

And all three come in to score, haha. I never realized how much effort Greg Holland throws with. It's amazing he ever hits the plate with that delivery.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby J35J » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:01 pm

Here's my prediction....Herrera replaces Holland within 2 weeks and has a better year than Kimbrel.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby cordscords » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:20 pm

Classic Marmol. Fujikawa didn't help his cause either.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby killerbeez » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:28 pm

cordscords wrote:Classic Marmol. Fujikawa didn't help his cause either.


whats worse... giving up 3 runs or blowing a save by serving up 2 jacks?
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