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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Fujikawa with a rough one, but MarmLOL does exactly what we expect, again. Will be interesting to see if they keep running him out there to get slaughtered.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby chargerss24 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Wrong thread
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby OBPlover » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:02 pm

Yeah there seems to be some kind of Cubs bullpen sub-divison of their curse. I was in a very deep NL only pool and ran out of auction money to buy closers. So I picked up Russell and Dollis after Marmol slipped last year and they both stunk.

Also, going to have to eat crow on my Jupton disappointment prediction. :~(
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:57 pm

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said there will be a discussion about other closer options after Carlos Marmol blew his first save of the season on Saturday.
It wasn't just Saturday's blown save against the Braves that caused Sveum to make those comments. Marmol has allowed runs in all three of his appearances this season. Sveum indicated the team might look to Shawn Camp or James Russell in save situations in the future. Kyuji Fujikawa has struggled too much to be given a shot.


Russell or Camp. so who should it be?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby angels7777 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:04 am

Who would you guys pick up out of Camp or Russel?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby NZ Eff » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:08 am

SpecialFNK wrote:
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said there will be a discussion about other closer options after Carlos Marmol blew his first save of the season on Saturday.
It wasn't just Saturday's blown save against the Braves that caused Sveum to make those comments. Marmol has allowed runs in all three of his appearances this season. Sveum indicated the team might look to Shawn Camp or James Russell in save situations in the future. Kyuji Fujikawa has struggled too much to be given a shot.


Russell or Camp. so who should it be?


It won't be either. Russell may be used in situational match-ups to get the odd save but would never be given the gig full-time. Camp is a 10 year journey man with a career .288 BAA and more career blown saves than saves.

Fujikawa is the guy when Marmol is replaced.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby jackie hayes » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:40 am

Yeah, I'm still thinking Fujikawa is the best bet. Sveum mentioned Camp and Russell, but he didn't really sound like he was ready to give the job to either.

We have (Shawn) Camp and (James) Russell who seem to be efficient when they pitch...They've never really had to do the three-out thing in the last three outs. But there's a mix of pitches and pitchability, so those are options.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... 2211.story

That sounds committee-ish to me. Camp seems like the better add of the two, just because of handedness. But I'm not dropping anyone valuable for either. (Just yet.)
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Ender » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:46 am

angels7777 wrote:Who would you guys pick up out of Camp or Russel?


If those are your choices I would avoid the bullpen completely.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby angels7777 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:59 am

I own Marmol and Fukijama already so I'm invested in the situation.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:35 am

I can't imagine they don't go to Fujikawa because of one bad outing. Didn't allow a baserunner in his first two times out, either. I wouldn't bother with Russell or Camp because even if by chance they're thrown into the role they'll probably lose it in a couple weeks anyway, and won't be so kind to the ratios.
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