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watch the video clip from remy. he said that if foulke continues his downward spiral, arroyo could get some save opps. with his numbers against righties, it could be a good move.
The Loveable Losers wrote:I tend to agree. I think Arroyo would do much better in MR with his splits. I don't know about having him close...if teams have bench lefties left at that point they could run them out there at that point as well. But in MR I think he'd really shine. Foulke looks terrible though...at this point I think I'd rather have Wakefield closing.
This is the year wrote:Arroyo has to go to the pen. I can appreciate his merit as a starter, but opposing managers just stack their lineups with all of their bench lefties, and he gets rocked. He has a .291 BAA for lefties, compared with a .191 against righties. I think he would actually have MORE value (real baseball wise) in a long relief/setup role, at least until another starter gets injured. He can be used for high-leverage middle innings. There, unlike in the last inning or to start the game, managers would have to think twice about using lefties off their bench.
Trot Nixon wrote:Keith Foulke is the closer. He will continue to be the closer unless he goes on the DL. Doesn't matter how bad he sucks, Francona is gonna keep sending him out there...see Embree
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