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2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:46 pm
by Havok1517
Rock Solid ;-D
Solid :-)
Safe :-°
Shaky :-o
Volatile :-t
Out of Options :-C
Current Closer
Closer-of-the-Future B-)
Destined for Rotation :-B
Trade Candidate :-?
Looking over his shoulder 8-o
Injured/Disabled :~(
Suspended/Bereavement !+)


AL EAST

:-) Image = G. Sherrill :-? 8-o Image, J. Johnson, C. Ray :~(
;-D Image = J. Papelbon Image, T. Saito, D. Bard
;-D Image = M. Rivera Image, P. Hughes, B. Bruney
:-° Image = J. Howell Image, D. Wheeler, G. Balfour
:-) Image = S. Downs Image, J. Frasor, B. League

AL CENTRAL

;-D Image = B. Jenks Image, O. Dotel, T. Pena
:-) Image = K. Wood Image, C. Perez B-) , J. Lewis
:-° Image = F. Rodney 8-o Image, J. Zumaya B-), R. Perry
;-D Image = J. Soria Image, J. Cruz, K. Farnsworth
;-D Image = J. Nathan Image, J. Mijares, M. Guerrier

AL WEST

:-) Image = B. Fuentes Image, K. Jepson, J. Spier
:-o Image = A. Bailey Image, S. Casilla :-C, B. Ziegler
:-° Image = D. Aardsma :-C Image, M. Lowe, M. Batista
:-) Image = F. Francisco :-C Image, C. Wilson, E. Guardado

NL EAST

:-o Image = M. Gonzalez Image, R. Soriano, P. Moylan
:-o Image = M. Lindstrom :~( Image, L. Nunez, R. Pinto
;-D Image = F. Rodriguez Image, J. Putz :~( , B. Parnell
;-D Image = B. Lidge Image, R. Madson, J. Romero
:-° Image = M. MacDougal, Image, J. Beimel, S. Burnett

NL CENTRAL

:-° Image = K. Gregg 8-o Image, C. Marmol B-), A. Guzman
;-D Image = F. Cordero Image, J. Burton, A. Rhodes
:-) Image = J. Valverde Image, L. Hawkins, C. Sampson
:-) Image = T. Hoffman 8-o Image, C. Villanueva, M. DiFelice
;-D Image = M. Capps Image, J. Grabow, J. Hanrahan :-C
:-° Image = R. Franklin Image, [b]J. Motte[/b] B-) , K. McClellan

NL WEST

:-o Image = C. Qualls 8-o Image, J. Rauch, J. Gutierrez
:-° Image = H. Street :-? Image, M. Corpas :~(, R. Rincon
:-) Image = J. Broxton Image, R. Troncoso, C. Wade
:-) Image = H. Bell Image, C. Meredith, E. Mujica
:-° Image = B. Wilson Image, S. Romo, J. Affeldt

Extended Injuries
(Oak) J. Devine RHP :~(
(NYM) B. Wagner LHP :~(
(Col) T. Buchholtz RHP :~(

Potential Closers-of-the-Future Prospects B-)

Orioles = Chris Ray, (RHP), Jim Hoey (RHP), Kam Mickolio (RHP)
Red Sox = John Smoltz (RHP), Ramon Ramirez (RHP) :-C, Bryson Cox (RHP), Rocky Cherry (RHP) :-C
Yankees = Humberto Sanchez (RHP), Mark Melancon (RHP), J. Brent Cox (RHP), Anthony Claggett (RHP), Kevin Whelan (RHP), Andrew Brackman (RHP), A. Horne (RHP)
Devil Rays = Jake McGee (RHP), Eduardo Morlan (RHP), Jorge Julio (RHP), Jonathan Meloan (RHP)
Blue Jays = Brandon League (RHP) :-C

Indians = Tony Sipp (LHP), Rob Bryson (RHP)
White Sox = Adam Russell, Kyle Bellamy (RHP), (RHP), Ryan Braun (RHP)
Tigers = Ryan Perry (RHP) B-), Freddy Dolsi (RHP), Jeremy Bonderman (RHP)
Royals = Yasuhiko Yabuta (RHP), Carlos Rosa (RHP)
Twins = Carlos Gutierrez (RHP), Juan Morillo (RHP), Jason Stoffel (RHP), Ben Tootle (RHP)

Angels = Michael Kohn (RHP), Kevin Jepsen (RHP)
Athletics = Andrew Bailey (RHP), Sam Demel (RHP), Henry Rodriguez (RHP) B-)
Mariners = Josh Fields (RHP) B-), Juan Ramirez (RHP), Shawn Kelly (RHP)
Rangers = Kazuo Fukumori (RHP), Thomas Diamond (RHP), Warner Madrigal (RHP)

Braves = Stephen Marek (RHP) B-)
Marlins = Brett Sinkbeil (RHP), Travis Bowyer (RHP), Taylor Tankersley (LHP), Jose Ceda (RHP), Ryan Tucker (RHP), Carlos Martinez (RHP)
Mets = Eddie Kunz (RHP), Fernando Nieve (RHP) :-C
Phillies = Joe Bisenius (RHP), Scott Mathieson (RHP)
Nationals = Drew Storen (RHP), Zechry Zinicola (RHP), Chris Booker (RHP)

Cubs = Angel Guzman (RHP) :-C , Andrew Cashner (RHP)
Reds = Thomas Pauley (RHP), Sean Watson (RHP), Josh Roenicke (RHP), Zach Stewart (RHP),Brian Pearl (RHP)
Astros = Felipe Paulino (RHP)
Brewers = Mark Rogers (RHP), Jeremy Jeffress (RHP) :-B, Chris Capuano (LHP)
Pirates = Romulo Sanchez (RHP), Bryan Morris (RHP), Donald Veal (LHP) :-C
Cardinals = Jess Todd (RHP) :-B, Luis Perdomo (RHP), Joseph Kelly (RHP)

Diamondbacks = Maxwell Scherzer (RHP), Daniel Schlereth (LHP)
Rockies = Casey Weathers (RHP)
Dodgers = Gregg Miller (LHP), Scott Elbert (LHP), H. Kuo (LHP)
Padres = Eulogio De La Cruz (RHP) :-C, Wynn Pelzer (RHP), Will Startup (LHP), Cesar Carrillo (RHP), Evan Scribner (RHP)
Giants = Merkin Valdez (RHP) :-C , Henry Sosa (RHP) B-)

Possible 2010 Closers :*) (based on current closer being a FA and having a capable incumbent)
Was - D. Storen (RHP)

Possible Future Japanese Imports :-b

Chiba Lott Marines - Kazuya Fukuura (LHP)
Chunichi Dragons - Hitoki Iwase (LHP)
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks - Takahiro Mahara (RHP)
Hashin Tigers - Kyuji Fujikawa (LHP)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp - Katsuhiro Nagakawa (RHP)
Orix Buffaloes - Daisuke Katoh (RHP)
Yakult Swallows - Hirotoshi Ishii (LHP), Ryota Igarashi (RHP), C.Y. Lim (RHP)
Yokohama BayStars - Hayato Terahara (RHP)
Yomiuri Giants - Kiyoshi Toyoda (RHP), Tetsuya Yamaguchi (LHP)

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:48 pm
by MotorCityKitties
Thanks Havok. Great job again! ;-D

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:51 pm
by MotorCityKitties
Couple things. You have Street's pic next to Devine's name. Also, I would give Kerry Wood a better grade than "volatile".

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:58 pm
by Omaha Red Sox
MotorCityKitties wrote:Couple things. You have Street's pic next to Devine's name. Also, I would give Kerry Wood a better grade than "volatile".


KRod's white now? :-D

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:58 pm
by Havok1517
MotorCityKitties wrote:Couple things. You have Street's pic next to Devine's name. Also, I would give Kerry Wood a better grade than "volatile".


Oh, I'm still editing some of the other stuff including smiles.

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:04 pm
by AussieDodger
I always love the FIRST page of this thread :-b

Some suggestions:

Possibly rank Bobby Howry above Alex Hinshaw
Huston Street ahead of Corpas
Boone Logan above Manny Acosta


Awesome post, love the huge question mark :-D ;-D

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:08 pm
by Havok1517
AussieDodger wrote:I always love the FIRST page of this thread :-b

Some suggestions:

Possibly rank Bobby Howry above Alex Hinshaw
Huston Street ahead of Corpas
Boone Logan above Manny Acosta


Awesome post, love the huge question mark :-D ;-D


1. Hinshaw is a young arm in the pen while Lowe is a lefty setup guy
2. corpas has been endorsed as the Col closer
3. Acosta got time last for SVs and he's ok to be #3 for right now

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:17 pm
by AussieDodger
Havok1517 wrote:
1. Hinshaw is a young arm in the pen while Lowe is a lefty setup guy


Howry is right-handed :-b , and this is the Giants we're talking about here. 35 y.o >>>>> 26 y.o to them.



Havok1517 wrote:2. corpas has been endorsed as the Col closer


I didn't know that. Nice work ;-D

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:19 pm
by ayebatter
Another year, another great job. ;-D

Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:20 pm
by Havok1517
AussieDodger wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
1. Hinshaw is a young arm in the pen while Lowe is a lefty setup guy


Howry is right-handed :-b , and this is the Giants we're talking about here. 35 y.o >>>>> 26 y.o to them.


You're right he is, my bad. But I'm okay with Hinshaw being there for right now.