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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Izenhart » Sun May 12, 2013 7:55 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:League sloppy again in a non save situation. Janson was lights out as usual, and has struck out 12 of the last 18 batters he has faced.


The thought occurred to me during the game that this is probably how the Dodgers want it. Just get Jansen in as many gams as possible so they have a shot in the 9th. Giving him saves only increases his value, where League is the more expandable piece. As long as he doesn't completely implode, I think Jansen is going to remain the setup man as long as League isn't on the DL.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Element » Sun May 12, 2013 9:55 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:Problem is that he's a lefty. He's a long way away from that closers job imo.


Yup. Paco is really just a LOOGY and has several guys ahead of him for saves.

Any chance that Matt Reynolds steals the 9th inning job if Bell falters? Gibson has already gone with him instead of Hernandez on a couple of occasions.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 pm

Element wrote:Any chance that Matt Reynolds steals the 9th inning job if Bell falters? Gibson has already gone with him instead of Hernandez on a couple of occasions.


Again, being a lefty probably hurts him. Also I'm pretty sure both his saves came in extra inning wins where Hernandez had pitched in a set-up role before the Giants tied the game up late.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby West » Sun May 12, 2013 11:45 pm

Chris Perez

Indians CL Chris Perez, on not pitching in 10th: "I warmed up, threw a couple pitches & just didn't feel normal. I'm just playing it safe."


https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/333705404930482177
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby silverZ » Sun May 12, 2013 11:49 pm

I have Joe Smith and Cody Allen on a team with weekly lineups, who should I put up?
Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN!
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon May 13, 2013 7:55 pm

Brandon League is still the Dodgers closer "for now," manager Don Mattingly said.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cordscords » Tue May 14, 2013 8:18 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:Brandon League is still the Dodgers closer "for now," manager Don Mattingly said.


Kiss of death. If Jensen is still somehow available in your league, make the move to get him.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed May 15, 2013 6:40 am

Kenley Jansen with the save for the Dodgers last night.

this is what rotoworld had to say.
Kenley Jansen got one out in the ninth to earn his second save of the year Tuesday against the Nationals.
Manager Don Mattingly said Brandon League was the closer Monday, but he made it clear tonight that Jansen is the guy he has faith in. It was Jansen who warming up in both the eighth and ninth innings with Clayton Kershaw fatiguing, and when Jansen got the call with two outs in the ninth, he fanned Tyler Moore on four pitches. Whether this means it's now Jansen's job is up for debate. One thing is for sure: he should be owned in all formats.


this is what razzball had to say.
The other day Don Mattingly said something like this, “When your closer can’t close, but you need games closed and you have a closer in name and a non-closer closer, who’s your closer? The guy who’s closing games? I don’t know. I’m seriously asking. I would think it’s the guy you call closer, but we call Brandon League the closer and he can’t close, so the closer must the guy we don’t call closer but can close games named, Kenley Jansen. Warmer… Warmer… No, now you’re getting colder. Go back the other way.” Kenley Jansen got the save. YAY!…But…BOO!…It was on the tail end of an 8 2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 6 baserunners stunning performance by Clayton Kershaw, so it wasn’t a stereotypical save. I would’ve preferred to see a standard “closer enters to start the 9th inning” save before telling people to drop League. I’d hold both for now, but a new era (not the hats) may be upon us.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby go tribe » Wed May 15, 2013 7:42 am

what is razz ball?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed May 15, 2013 7:50 am

go tribe wrote:what is razz ball?

http://razzball.com
fantasy baseball page. there are different writers, but the main guy "Grey" IMO gives good advice. you can ask for advice in the comments for a story on your own personal team, whether it's a pick up or trade.
he has his own projections and rankings before the season starts.
one of the sites I check every morning to see what he has to say. every Friday afternoon he also has his own buy and sell.
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