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Postby thedude » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:06 pm

Amazinz wrote:I don't think so. I'm happy with the decision. Of course nothing is set in stone. Like Rirruto pointed out in the other Heilman thread this hasn't been confirmed by Randolph.

Bannister has looked good and if he can handle the 5th spot than the Mets bullpen is better with Heilman in it. If the Bannister experiement fails than Heilman moves into the rotation.


I was talking about Hielmann. Didn't he complain about being in the bullpen? I could be wrong...
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Postby daveblotto » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:38 pm

The New York Daily News reports Brian Bannister appears to have overtaken Heilman in the battle for the final starting spot in New York.
Fantasy Source spin: Bummer! Although Heilman will maintain some value as a reliever, he loses his sleeper luster in the bullpen.

DAM DAM DAM! OK that being the case , A) I'm really mad that I didn't grab Burgos to help Bolster Saves.. and now B) Who do I get to replace him?
Here's some FA SP...
Francis
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I am hearing good things about K.Davies from ATL. too... Thoughts?
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Postby thehat » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:40 pm

I grabbed Heilman HOPING he'd end up in the pen again. He's a lot tougher in a short role than stretching out, IMO.

I think he's an excellent candidate to put up Scot Shields type numbers in a similar role, and that will actually make him more valuable than he might be as a SP. (Plus, if you're in a Max IP limit league, he won't burn up as many frames.)
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:51 pm

thedude wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I don't think so. I'm happy with the decision. Of course nothing is set in stone. Like Rirruto pointed out in the other Heilman thread this hasn't been confirmed by Randolph.

Bannister has looked good and if he can handle the 5th spot than the Mets bullpen is better with Heilman in it. If the Bannister experiement fails than Heilman moves into the rotation.


I was talking about Hielmann. Didn't he complain about being in the bullpen? I could be wrong...


No you're correct. I misread it.
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Postby foulballstrike3 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:55 pm

Yeah, this is basically complete bush. It's something that a lot of people face in their workplace today. Let's not promote him, because he's just too good at what he does now.
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Postby phillibuster » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:30 pm

foulballstrike3 wrote:Yeah, this is basically complete bush. It's something that a lot of people face in their workplace today. Let's not promote him, because he's just too good at what he does now.


Exactly...Willie, after the Benson/Seo trades said it was Heilman's spot to lose. I guess his sub 1.0 ERA and zero walks this spring wasn't quite good enough. Part of me hopes Bannister gets shelled if he starts, and that is the part of me that drafted Heilman on my fantasy team.

I can see it now, Bannister's first start, gets into trouble in the 2nd inning, Heilman comes in on relief and pitches 5 strong innings, that'd be priceless. I just think that Aaron was treated unfairly with this situation.
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Postby AT » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:14 am

I just heard Ed Coleman say on the Fan that Bannister is getting the 5th starter spot and Heilman is going to the pen. Heilman will pitch from the pen today. Seeya.
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Postby AT » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:16 am

I wasn't making an argument before. I was making jokes. But I do believe Mets fans wear blinders and fail to face reality 90% of the time by building up average players into superstars by being "less than objective". But here's my argument in a nutshell:

He's a Bullpen Pitcher. Just reported by Ed Coleman on the Fan about 2 minutes ago.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:36 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:I love the Mets more than the next guy, but I don't think Heilman is the next coming. If we're lucky, he may turn out to be a servicable 5th starter. If not, he's a long-relief guy. He doesn't have the stuff to even be a #3.


Really? Everything that I've read about him says that his future is as a set up guy with potential closer material.
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:53 am

phillibuster wrote:
foulballstrike3 wrote:Yeah, this is basically complete bush. It's something that a lot of people face in their workplace today. Let's not promote him, because he's just too good at what he does now.


Exactly...Willie, after the Benson/Seo trades said it was Heilman's spot to lose. I guess his sub 1.0 ERA and zero walks this spring wasn't quite good enough. Part of me hopes Bannister gets shelled if he starts, and that is the part of me that drafted Heilman on my fantasy team.

I can see it now, Bannister's first start, gets into trouble in the 2nd inning, Heilman comes in on relief and pitches 5 strong innings, that'd be priceless. I just think that Aaron was treated unfairly with this situation.
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IMO Heilman is better in the pen..
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