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Rick Ankiel - a solid middle reliever?

Postby Bloody Nipples » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:19 pm

Will he be used in a middle relief/setup role for the rest of the year? If so, could he be a good supplier of holds?
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Postby Registered_Guest » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:37 pm

Yes he'll be used in mid-relief the rest of the year.

No, he won't be a good source of holds. I'd look for no more than 2 appearances a week.

I'd look for a spot start or two near the season's end to give someone like Woody/Carpenter/Marquis a skip in the rotation for rest.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:20 pm

Registered_Guest wrote:Yes he'll be used in mid-relief the rest of the year.

No, he won't be a good source of holds. I'd look for no more than 2 appearances a week.

I'd look for a spot start or two near the season's end to give someone like Woody/Carpenter/Marquis a skip in the rotation for rest.


i concur. it looks like they will continue to use ray king when they need a lefty in the close situations late in the game although they may slowly work ankiel into important situations. tony has said he would like to get him a start but doesnt know when that might happen.
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Postby thehat » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:30 am

Ankiel is likely of little use this year, with the only upside if he gets to make a few starts.

But he's a good spec grab in a keeper league if available.
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Postby Registered_Guest » Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:02 am

Additional:

Manager Tony La Russa may seek an opportunity to give Rick Ankiel a spot start in the final 20 games.
La Russa wants to reward Ankiel's comeback, and the upside would allow him to align his postseason rotation the way he wants it. Sep. 9 - 8:41 am et
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Postby The Jury » Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:13 pm

Rick Ankiel?

Duck!
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