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Postby Madbomber » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:23 pm

What do you guys think will Joe B be worth a roster spot or is Dusty going to replace him?
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Postby The Natural99 » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:30 pm

I think he is in real trouble, he did not put him in the other day in a key save situation instead leaving wood to get rocked. find someone else. :-t
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Postby la dodgers » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:31 pm

put in hawkins yeh
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Postby Spartans Rule » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:39 pm

Borowski should be fine for a few reasons:

1. The wind has really been blowing out at Wrigley lately. Borowski isn't the only pitcher having a tough time keeping the ball in that park right now.

2. His bad outing against Pittsburgh came when the Cubs were already down 10-2, and Borowski just used the time to work on his slider.

3. Borowski was excellent the past two years with ERAs of 2.73 and 2.63. He's shown us enough in the past to not be questioned after a bad outing or two.
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Postby brdmaverick » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:45 pm

the calls just haven't been going his way
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Postby thetongueofire » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:49 pm

Hawkins just wont fit the closer role... i expect Borowski to stay throughout the season unless he really stinks it up.... Baker prolly just doesn't wanna give up the ball in the 9th to a guy whos never closed before when he has a good chance of going deep in the playoffs.. Borowski's atleast proven himself... also read Spartans Rule's post
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Postby jdh » Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:03 am

I think Borowski is at best a mediocre closer. He doesn't have a closers' repetoire, and you also have to remember that he basically came out of nowhere in 2002 to have a solid year as a reliever, and then became the closer in 2003 because the Cubs had no other real options.

I am also not sold on Hawkins having the head to be a successful closer. I can however see Farnsworth taking over for Borowski this season and becoming a dominant closer. Then again, Dusty Baker will probably just continue his idiotic practise of letting his starters pitch into the 9th inning, whether they've thrown 100, 120 or 150 pitches already, which limits the value of the Cubs closer signifigantly.
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Postby Clevelander » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:29 am

im excited, i just sold him up the river to someone who wanted saves period and since his outfield is loaded i traded for abreu straight up...hes not using abreu and would use borowski... ;-D
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Postby trac02 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:33 am

Clevelander wrote:im excited, i just sold him up the river to someone who wanted saves period and since his outfield is loaded i traded for abreu straight up...hes not using abreu and would use borowski... ;-D


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Postby stumpak » Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:15 am

Before anyone gets too excited about Hawkins remember how badly he sucked when the Twins gave him a shot to close two years ago.
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