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Postby TownDrunk » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:20 am

That's what's floating around on numerous Giants message boards. I'll let you all know if I hear anything official.
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:23 am

hmmm, I am not sure if I like that move. Benitez will probably be way too expensive for what he is actually worth. He wont reproduce last year's numbers, or really come close to them. But he would be a huge upgrade over anything the Giants have right now, so I guess its pretty good. I would just rather trade Alfonzo for Guardado.
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Postby chinch sacs » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:35 am

Or try to get UU from DET
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:37 am

chinch sacs wrote:Or try to get UU from DET


Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but there has to be a reason the Tigers went out and signed Percival. They're either really paranoid or they know something about Urbina no one else does. :-? Not just the Giants, but I here several teams being floated around looking at Urbina.
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Postby dleoboyd » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:47 am

Other than 2 or 3 really bad blown saves, I think Dustin Hermanson did a pretty good job....didn't the Giants offer him a muli-year deal last week?
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Postby TownDrunk » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:04 am

It's believed that the Giants offered Hermanson a two year deal.

He was solid, but wore down at the end of the season due to being overworked. With Cleveland re-signing Wickman, that narrowed Hermanson's choices down.

Still nothing on Benitez yet.
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Postby rlee » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:46 am

In an article in this morning's Miami Herald, the Marlins said they have not yet given up on re-signing Benitez. Apparently there is ongoing communication between the team and his agent, although no formal offer has been made.
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Postby Tony Clark is my son » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:57 pm

The Marlins officially announces Mota as their closer, pretty much a boot in Benitez's butt out the door. Hermanson is a worthwhile option for the Giants, but Benitez is so much better...

Now me, I'm not Armando Benitez fan. But lest we forget that he was one of the best closers in the game when he was with Baltimore. And, honestly, he wasn't that awful with the Mets, either. He simply can't succeed in 2 scenarios: #1- He is pitching in the playoffs especially in the World Series or a clinching game and #2- He is pitching in the city of New York.

The Giants should do what they can to sign him, a starter, and perhaps a hitter so they have 2 of them. Then, if and when they make it to the playoffs, make Hermanson the closer again. (I don't know if I am kidding because Benitez is not trustworthy with the season on the line...) :-o
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Postby gofishn » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:16 pm

When did the Marlins officially announce Mota as the closer? I haven't heard anything...
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Postby DK » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:07 pm

Good move for Benitez. Career against the NL West:

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G GS W L SV IP   H  R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
18 0 2 1 11 19.0 10 4 3 2 8 18 1.42 0.95 .156

SD-
22 0 0 0 10 21.0 7 2 2 0 7 29 0.86 0.67 .101

COL-
20 0 0 0 13 20.0 14 7 7 2 5 30 3.15 0.95 .192

ARI-
13 0 1 0 7 12.0 8 4 4 2 6 15 3.00 1.17 .190


Pretty impressive if you ask me.
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