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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Montana » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Who are some closers/set up men of the future you guys like?.....in 2014, 2015 what are some names of guys you expect to see in prominent roles that may not be getting the love they deserve in dynasty leagues?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby bali dawgs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:41 am

Who here sees Alburquerque breaking camp as the Tigers Closer? He's killing it in Spring Training and looks to be their best bullpen arm. I don't know anything about the politics or dynamics behind the Tigers organization, but am looking at drafting Al over Bruce Rondon. What do y'all think?

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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Benkei » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:33 am

So Broxton still listed as solid even though Chapman requested the closer's role?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Rance Mulliniks » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:23 pm

bali dawgs wrote:Who here sees Alburquerque breaking camp as the Tigers Closer? He's killing it in Spring Training and looks to be their best bullpen arm. I don't know anything about the politics or dynamics behind the Tigers organization, but am looking at drafting Al over Bruce Rondon. What do y'all think?

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I'm thinking if they don't make a trade, Leyland will use the dreaded closer-by-committee. Alburquerque was terrible in Detroit's loss yesterday, so I doubt he will be looked at any more favorably than Benoit, Coke, Dotel and (if he breaks camp) Rondon.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:59 pm

Benkei wrote:So Broxton still listed as solid even though Chapman requested the closer's role?


The Reds brass are apparently going to meet this week to make a final determination on Chapman's role. For what its worth, Jocketty and ownership want him to start while Dusty and Chapman himself wish to see him close. Chapman has been starting for much of the spring with good results.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Skin Blues » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm

He's started 2 games and made a relief appearance in another game, I believe. With as many walks (four) as he has strikeouts. I'm thinking he's going to be the closer to start the season and would not rely on Broxton for any saves. Between the likelihood of Chapman taking over, and the likelihood that Broxton is terrible even if given the role, I would not be comfortable with him at all. We'll probably find out for sure in a couple days anyway.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 pm

Dotel and Coke have too extreme of splits to be the closer so it will really come down to Benoit or Alburquerque once they get sick of Rondon walking everyone.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Madson felt tightness in his elbow after a bullpen session Thursday, so the Angels have scaled back his throwing program. He's not overly concerned at the moment, but he's nowhere close to pitching in a game. Ernesto Frieri should get most of the early save chances for the Angels


http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/3610/ryan-madson

I'd be surprised if Madson pitches before May and I think there is a good chance he never gets the closer job back.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:59 pm

Ender wrote:Dotel and Coke have too extreme of splits to be the closer so it will really come down to Benoit or Alburquerque once they get sick of Rondon walking everyone.


Benoit has always had issues pitching back to back days. The whole situation is a mess if Rondon doesn't nail it.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby umphrey » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:55 am

Who is the SD closer?

Is TOR going with Janssen if he's healthy?
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