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Sleeper....Huston Street?

Postby atuf13 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:58 pm

Ive heard good things about this closser, and I was wondering how many of you here think he can steal the job from Dotel?
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:13 pm

I don't think he'll steal the job from Dotel but I can definitely see Dotel being dealt to a contender near the deadline.
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Postby kage812004 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:31 pm

yeah, id like to know what people know about this guy also, i keep trying to find some quick info on him and when i do a search on the internet most of the stuff i find is from last year. the little i have found has been very positive and i also read he could take over for dotel at some point closing?? is this guy worth a roster spot in the late rounds or what?? im personally in the middle of a keeper draft right now and have 4 rounds left.
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Postby tlef316 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:35 pm

once he's ready, beane will trade dotel. Apparently, street is the real deal and will be ready at some point this year. IMO, he isnt draftable in a 1 year league, but be ready to hit the WW
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Postby Zito is God » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:06 pm

His velocity is quesionable, but hois control makes hitters look silly. he still has much to learn, but will be used this year, and I predict will get the job either after the deadline or by Dotel bombing it (again).
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:12 pm

1) Dotel didn't bomb last season
2) Street is far from ready for being a MLB closer IMO. Maybe if the A's are out of it... but we'll see.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:26 pm

LBJackal wrote:Maybe if the A's are out of it... but we'll see.

This is the most likely scenario IMO. The A's are out of it, Dotel becomes a setup man on a contender :-/ and Street gets on the job training.
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Postby crapshooter » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:39 pm

I watched him in college...he's good but he's a year or more away from being able to consistenly get major league hitters out.
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Postby jaybud » Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:58 am

I'm not convinced he's the closer of the future in Oakland. While it's likely Dotel moves on, remember the name Jairo Garcia. While Street has gotten most of the pub, Garcia lit up 3 levels - A, AA, and AAA - on his way to a brief cup of coffee in September. Although he didn't fare well in his brief stint with the A's, his minor league numbers from this year are staggering:

Total over all three levels:

4-2 record
19 saves
61.2 IP
10 ER
1.44 ERA
36 H allowed
1 HR allowed
102 K
30 BB

Reports say he's a Dotel clone with a lightening fastball and a dirty slider. I tend to think Garcia will actually be the eventual closer as Street doesn't have the velocity. Regardless though, he and Street will be a very good 1-2 punch at the end of games in Oakland's near future.
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Postby ramble2 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:35 am

jaybud wrote:I'm not convinced he's the closer of the future in Oakland. While it's likely Dotel moves on, remember the name Jairo Garcia. While Street has gotten most of the pub, Garcia lit up 3 levels - A, AA, and AAA - on his way to a brief cup of coffee in September. Although he didn't fare well in his brief stint with the A's, his minor league numbers from this year are staggering:

Total over all three levels:

4-2 record
19 saves
61.2 IP
10 ER
1.44 ERA
36 H allowed
1 HR allowed
102 K
30 BB

Reports say he's a Dotel clone with a lightening fastball and a dirty slider. I tend to think Garcia will actually be the eventual closer as Street doesn't have the velocity. Regardless though, he and Street will be a very good 1-2 punch at the end of games in Oakland's near future.


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