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Postby LBJackal » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:11 pm

Yeah you can add League to the list. He was far from impressive in AA so I don't think he's in their plans for next season though. Maybe 2006.
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:37 pm

Rietsma and Valverde.
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Postby stumpak » Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:34 pm

I second Valverde. The Cubs will have someone new, Giants probably too. The Indians might persuade Wickman not to retire, or employ a lesson learned and open the purse strings for someone decent. Then there are the bottom feeders like Seattle, Colorado and Toronto who would probably prefer to bring someone in but will only do so if it is cheap. Finally there are the Braves--Smoltz has whined that he wants to start or is leaving, so that job will likely be open either way too, although they have what's his name in the minors who is supposed to be their closer of the future.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:08 pm

I didn't include Valverde because he isn't really a new closer. :-?
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