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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby sfjb » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:17 pm

How about a sneaky sneaky sleeper closer Hector Rondon for the Cubbies?

Thoughts? Discuss....
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:46 pm

Skin Blues wrote:Any thoughts on Frank Francisco returning to the closer role? Parnell has been fantastic but they have a strange infatuation with Frankie.

Skin Blues wrote:I agree to an extent, but they still only gave Parnell save opps when Francisco was on the DL last season. Even when Francisco was partially injured they'd demote Parnell and keep throwing Frankie and his 5.77 ERA/1.61 WHIP out there for saves, despite Parnell having a pretty great year, finishing with a 2.5 ERA. Are we sure they won't do that again? Have they said anything?

I believe it'll be Parnell unless/until he gives them a reason to take it from him. They've wanted it to be him for sometime now, since the exit of K-Rod. And up until portions of last season, the only reason it hasn't been him was because any time he was given the opportunity, he'd pitch terribly. It appears he's finally come into his own and has been downright excellent this year. I can see him sticking there all year and into the future, the way he's pitched.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Hope you're right... trying to trade for him and don't want him to have one bad game and end up pitching in the 8th inning.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby West » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:08 pm

Skin Blues wrote:Hope you're right... trying to trade for him and don't want him to have one bad game and end up pitching in the 8th inning.


They like Parnell much more than that.

sfjb wrote:How about a sneaky sneaky sleeper closer Hector Rondon for the Cubbies?

Thoughts? Discuss....


Up until this point Rondon has been a 7th inning guy and hasn't been used in many high leverage situations. It's still Marmol - Gregg -Fujikawa before you even start to think about H. Rondon. And then you still have Camp and Russell, even though they are barely serviceable I think Sveum will stick with his veterans that he trusts before he would go to Rondon.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby West » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:04 pm

Rosenthal looked very wild trying to pitch out of a jam and allowed two inherited runners to score. Mujica has definitely bought some job security of late.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby West » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 pm

Kevin Gregg is the closer of the moment in Chicago right now. Marmol got the last out of the 8th.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

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

sometimes rotoworld is funny.
this is why I think sometimes rotoworld sucks with their OPINION, and why in no way should rotoworld be what is used for the yahoo news in fantasy baseball.
last night..
Kevin Gregg retired the Marlins in order in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a two-run lead and notching his second save of the season.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, this in no way means that Kevin Gregg is now the closer for the Cubs. Carlos Marmol wasn't available after working three of the previous four days. With Kyuji Fujikawa expected back from the disabled list soon, don't go wasting too much of your free agent budget on Gregg.

and now tonight.
Kevin Gregg tallied his third save of the season Saturday as the Cubs topped the Marlins 3-2.
Gregg retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning, fanning one. The 34-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in five appearances with the Cubs and is 3-for-3 in save opportunities. While the good times are doubtful to last, he needs to be owned right now in all standard mixed fantasy leagues.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby kab21 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:04 am

I think almost everyone would have provided the same analysis regarding Kevin Gregg. He's stealing a few saves right now but nobody should expect that to last.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:13 am

Would you be at all surprised if he only gets one more save chance? I wouldn't. His true talent will not take long to emerge. He lucked into his first chance, and they're simply waiting until he gives them the slightest reason to give it back to Fujikawa, if not Marmol at some point, and Gregg will be in a heap with Russell and Camp as spare parts.

If everybody that ever gave an opinion stopped when they were wrong, there would be nobody giving opinions. Feel free to stop paying attention to Rotoworld, and subscribing to whatever news source touted Gregg as the Cubs' solution at closer.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:20 am

when Gregg got his 1st save, he should have been picked up, as long as an owner had someone to drop that wouldn't hurt them. after the 2nd save last night even more he should have been picked up.
anyone wanting to pick up Gregg tonight, is probably too late because he would/should already be gone. at least in any league that has multiple competitive owners.
(I play in a 16 team league, and one owner picked up Gregg even before he got his 1st save)

I also think there is a difference in picking up a closer and inserting them right away into the starting lineup, and picking up a closer and holding him on your bench just to see if he can keep it going for a few innings at least.
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