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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Y`s Guy » Sat May 11, 2013 9:01 am

How long do y'all think it takes Kyuji Fuji to get his saving gig back? I know he never really showed he could handle it before hurting his forearm.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby West » Sat May 11, 2013 9:46 am

As long as it takes Gregg to go back to his old ways.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Sat May 11, 2013 11:39 am

This was generally being assumed already, but Hanrahan is officially out for the season (via @brianmacp, Providence Journal's Red Sox beat writer, h/t rotoworld). Now we get to watch Bailey vs injury imp unfold in all its glory.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cmcentt » Sat May 11, 2013 3:46 pm

This would be a real dark horse for closer as he has to get past at least League and Jansen but Paco Rodriguez has been outstanding. He was drafted in the second round last year and made it to the majors the same year. Here are some of his stats:

2012 minors 19-2/3 IP 0.92 ERA 0.86 WHIP 32K 6 BB 0 HR .159 BAA
2012 majors 6-2/3 IP 1.35 ERA 1.05 WHIP 6K 4BB 0 HR .136 BAA
2013 majors 14 IP 2.57 ERA 0.64 WHIP 16K 3 BB 0 HR .136 BAA

Definitely small sample size so far but his performance is starting to get the attention of Mattingly.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgersnow/la-sp-dn-dodgers-paco-rodriguez-back-of-bullpen-20130510,0,3906457.story

Mattingly admits he has thought of shaking things up, but is reluctant to appear he is giving up on anyone with almost four-fifths of the season remaining.

One reliever who may be flat-out earning his way to the back of the bullpen is left-hander Paco Rodriguez. He has not allowed a run in his last five outings, striking out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.

“The way Paco is going, he’s getting righties and lefties out, he’s a guy we’re really going to have to take a look,” Mattingly said. “It’s hard to stay status quo, but you kind of want to stick with your plan and to your guns.

“You hate to just jump ship on that and give up on guys. That wouldn’t be giving up on guys, just him making enough noise to say, `Hey, I can pitch back here and get both guys out.’ He’s working his way more and more really to that role.”


Paco was a reliever all through college playing in the SEC for Florida. Of 86 appearances, only 2 were starts. His college stats are in line with what he has done so far as a professional:

3 yrs 127-2/3 IP 2.18 ERA 1.08 WHIP 151K 30 BB

I think the fact that he has always been a reliever back to college has helped him get off to such a fast start to his professional career.

I've picked him up in a deep NL only keeper league. I think he's worth keeping your eye on.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat May 11, 2013 4:35 pm

Problem is that he's a lefty. He's a long way away from that closers job imo.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 11, 2013 6:17 pm

it was said that the Red Sox for now would go with Tazawa instead of Uehara while Bailey is injured, but what kind of leash does Tazawa have? I've had Tazawa now for 2 games, and in both games he has given up a run. neither were save opportunities, but it still makes me wonder.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby diewitsjames » Sat May 11, 2013 7:28 pm

jim henderson pitching in the 8th today, anything to speculate here?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby wingman3110 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:39 pm

diewitsjames wrote:jim henderson pitching in the 8th today, anything to speculate here?


No. Game was just a weird one. Lots of runs, lots of pitches, lots of pitchers.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby HighHeater » Sat May 11, 2013 9:46 pm

Huston Street absolutely blows... ugh
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 11, 2013 11:47 pm

how much of a leash does Street have? I would have to think it's pretty long.
Huston Street have a history of being injury prone, but he also has a history of being a closer. I can't imagine SD pulls Street from the closers role, unless he's just really bad, and he hasn't been that bad. the ERA/WHIP aren't that good, but this is just his 1st blown save, and he does have 8 saves.
even if SD did pull Street from closing, I would think it would only be for a break and not indefinite. SD isn't that good of a team at 16-20 this season, so it might benefit them to trade Street during the season. I think that happens better if he is closing.
if SD was to pull Street from closing, who's next? Gregerson or Thayer? I think Gregerson has the better numbers. might also benefit SD to give Gregerson a shot at closing, because it could increase his trade value. I think the Tigers were interested in him during spring training.
I don't own Street anywhere, but do own Gregerson.
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