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Postby stumpak » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:07 am

Do any DBacks fans (or anyone else) have a good sense if it's Aquino or Valverde that has the inside track at this point?
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Postby stevethumb » Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:25 pm

it's aquino's job to lose and nothing he did in the 2nd half last year would indicate that...35.1 IP 24/17 (hits/walks (a tad high in walks) 26 K 1.16 whip 3.057 ERA 16 saves.. compare those #s to dkolb's 2nd half..24 IP 24/10 (hits/walks) 10 K (UGH) and a 1.42 whip and 4.88 ERA 13 saves... also some dissatisfaction in the d'backs front office regarding valverde's arm angle and make-up...
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Postby stumpak » Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:50 pm

Thanks, I was wondering whether to keep Valverde at $2, but that looks like a no-go, at least form the saves perspective.
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Postby rlee » Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:25 pm

I ahve also read where the D-Backs were pleased with Aquino and plan to go into Spring Training with him as their closer. B-)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:33 pm

They'll be in trouble if they have Aquino as their closer.... but they'll be in last no matter what so I guess it doesn't matter. But Aquino's gonna get rocked. If you're not gonna K anybody you damn well better not walk anybody either... I smell a bust. Valverde's trouble was the long-ball lastyear o if he fixes that he should be fine. In a deep league it might not be a bad idea to pick him up really late since nobody will be paying attention to him. Same goes for Luis Ayala. I think he'll be Washington's closer before may is over. Cordero is going in as my pick of worst closer to retain his job over the winter. This is assuming Shawn Chacon's reign as closer is done.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:23 pm

i imagine it is aquinos job to lose,,,, but if it is a really deep league u are in, i would not hesitate to pick up valverde late in the draft to hold onto just in case.......
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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:28 pm

LBJackal wrote:They'll be in trouble if they have Aquino as their closer.... but they'll be in last no matter what so I guess it doesn't matter. But Aquino's gonna get rocked. If you're not gonna K anybody you damn well better not walk anybody either... I smell a bust. Valverde's trouble was the long-ball lastyear o if he fixes that he should be fine. In a deep league it might not be a bad idea to pick him up really late since nobody will be paying attention to him. Same goes for Luis Ayala. I think he'll be Washington's closer before may is over. Cordero is going in as my pick of worst closer to retain his job over the winter. This is assuming Shawn Chacon's reign as closer is done.



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Postby Rico The Retard » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:28 pm

Would Aquino be deemed worthy of a spot on your team if its a 5x5 h2h league
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:56 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Would Aquino be deemed worthy of a spot on your team if its a 5x5 h2h league


A a last or next to last round pick. If they deal RJ, they will win even less this year and Aquino is simply not that good a closer to start with.
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Postby Arlo » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:57 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Would Aquino be deemed worthy of a spot on your team if its a 5x5 h2h league

Depends on your league size and roster spots, but in general, anyone in line to pick up saves is worth owning.

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