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Postby NY1b23 » Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:00 pm

I was never banking on him for 40 saves or anything, but I was banking on A closer with a sub 3.50 era? Does he keep his job all year? Trade him now, even if I can't get much, or just see what happens? Need 3 closers. Other 2 are Williams, Looper.
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Postby Chiggidy Chester » Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:20 pm

He's better than looper. That would be the weak spot in your closing ranks despite current statistics. I don't see Looper keeping his job all year. I picked up Julio last season when he got the closing job and he did great for me. He was inconsistent at times but overall gave me the saves I needed. Closers don't pitch enough innings to put too much stock in their ERA. It factors in much less than the ERA performance of your starters.
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Postby NY1b23 » Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:24 pm

He WAS consistent with his ERA last year and has been consistently wild this year. You're not going to save 40 games for the Orioles, so if he has a redeeming quality, it should be his ERA. But if his ERA is just average or high, he's worth very little. Looper is on a better team and did not blow saves when he had the job at the end of the year. Any other opinions?
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