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Postby Ry-Guy » Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:27 am

Ok, here we go again. Is Joe Borowski one blown save away from losing closer duties to LaTroy Hawkins? I noticed Hawkins is available in many of my leagues. Is it time to snatch him up before he is publically made the closer?
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:30 am

I don't think Borowski will lose the job anytime soon. Hawkins was brutal a couple years ago when he was a closer, too.
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Postby Bedard » Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:31 am

Definitely consider grabbing him. Baker has given Borowski his vote of confidence, but, as you probably know, anything coming out of Baker's mouth has as much chance of being a lie as it does of being true. I can't see Baker, perhaps the most two-faced, not to mention moronic, manager in baseball history, hesitating on pulling Borowski's plug and giving the job to Hawkins, who happens to be a colored man. Then again, I googled news'ed Borowski earlier, and read that his velocity has picked up. Who knows.
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Postby MikeD22 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:35 pm

pick up LaTroy, just compare their ERA's. Borowski was on a short leash last year. he'll be gone soon
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Postby Runningman » Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:38 pm

Dusty Baker rode Shawn Estes for the entire regular season last year, even when the playoffs were on the line. Think about it.... sticking with ESTES, at a crucial time, in a typical Estes year.

Dusty likes veterans, and he also will stick with a guy who's proved he can get the job done. No closer is perfect, and Dusty realizes that. Dusty doesn't have a fantasy team and he won't bench his players because they have a bad game. After what Borowski did for the Cubs last year, he bought himself a long period of amnesty. As long as he performs well and gets the save on most nights, his job is secure. Dusty unlike panicked fantasy managers, realizes that whoever he puts in there will blow some saves, he'll stick with the guy who he knows will still accomplish most of them.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:24 pm

I agree with the above. Borowski is a seasoned closer with two years of sucess under his belt. Hawkins completely blew when the Twins handed him the closer job, and lost it in 3 months.
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