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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Fade2White12 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:14 pm

silverZ wrote:
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.


Honestly, being a Tigers homer, my money is on an outright committee if Rondon can't get the job. Coke is a definite no considering he likely is the only LHP they'll be carrying in the pen. The brass will not overuse Alburquerque and let him pitch many back-to-backs. As silverZ said, Benoit is terrible when he pitches the day before. In 2012, on days where he had pitched the previous game, Benoit had a 4.50 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:14 pm

umphrey wrote:Who is the SD closer?


Don't see why it wouldn't be Street.

umphrey wrote:Is TOR going with Janssen if he's healthy?


I believe so.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby silverZ » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:51 pm

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umphrey wrote:Is TOR going with Janssen if he's healthy?


I believe so.


Yup. Both Janssen and Santos are dealing with shoulder injuries. If both break camp with a clean bill of health it will be Janssen's job for as long as he's effective.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:09 am

According to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Aroldis Chapman will be moved back to the bullpen.

Gonna wait until the team announces it to make it offical.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Ender » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:27 am

Havok1517 wrote:According to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Aroldis Chapman will be moved back to the bullpen.

Gonna wait until the team announces it to make it offical.



Least shocking move ever. They should try to trade Broxton for Porcello. He would probably thrive in that park compared to a lot of pitchers.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby jackie hayes » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:27 pm

The drama continues.

https://twitter.com/m_sheldon/status/314781021348454400

From @m_sheldon (Reds beat reporter for mlb.com, h/t rotoworld):

Contrary to a report, the #reds (Baker and Jocketty) said there was no decision on Chapman, nor will there be any announcement today.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:37 pm

ignore this post. it was made for selfish reasons. O:-)
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby silverZ » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:21 am

I've been hearing that Jannsen's current shoulder injury has been lingering, while Santos has been throwing seeds for the past couple weeks. If I was drafting today I would avoid Jannsen and target Santos a couple rounds later.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Garry26 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:23 pm

I think teams will go with the best RP they have even if he is injury prone. They can either use a secondary closer with the better RP getting most save chances, or just go with the best until he gets hurt. They want wins and cant go with lesser talent just because a pitcher might get hurt.

Grabbing a teams 2 top RPs is the price you pay if you don't grab better closers earlier in the draft. I suppose a player that contributes more to your overall team performance is more important.

Though sometimes you pay the price. Last year I ended up with 1 closer, and of course I could not trade him for anything of worth, nor could I trade for a 2nd closer because of ridiculous demands. As per usual, I'm offered urine and poop for my players and asked for prime players when the situation is reversed. More so if I'm in dire straits.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Rance Mulliniks » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:27 pm

silverZ wrote:I've been hearing that Jannsen's current shoulder injury has been lingering, while Santos has been throwing seeds for the past couple weeks. If I was drafting today I would avoid Jannsen and target Santos a couple rounds later.


Janssen appeared in the game against the Red Sox today and looked good. It's a good sign that he has a chance to go North with the team (though I'm sure they'll see how his shoulder reacts).

Then again Santos also appeared in the game and also looked good.
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