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i need a new closer!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:32 am
by Ousmagic
right now i have macdougal, gordon, and kolb. i have 2 spots to pick up a new closer. the best options right now on free agency are Cliff Politte, Chris Mears, Mike Lincoln, Leo Estrella. what 2 closers shud i pick up???

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:33 am
by d
Politte should be getting his job back with his last outing. A coin toss between Mears or Lincoln.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:01 am
by Madison
Politte definitely.

I'd say Lincoln, but Mears is about the same. I just think Pitt will win more than Det.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:36 am
by jdh
Well, none of these guys are officially closers. Trammel hasn't announced Mears as his closer although he has been getting all the save opps lately. They could well call up German or Anderson to take his job the second he falters. According to Tosca, Politte still doesn't have the closers role and he is still running it situationaly was his comment after last night, so he's no sure thing. Also, he is a flyball pitcher that is prone to the longball, and has the tendency to torch your ERA and WHIP. Politte probably is the best shot here, but still is a scary option.

Forget about Estrella, because he's blown up in the couple save chances he has had, and almost certainly won't be getting many more. Mears is right now the sole closer on Detroit, while Lincoln is the main closer in a committee, and his hold on that is tenuous at best. His recent blowups also can really hurt your ERA and WHIP. I would go with Mears, but none of these options are pretty. If you have strength in another area, you may want to look at trading for a safe closer.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:04 am
by Ousmagic
ok thanks guys i picked up politte and mears since i had lincoln earlier this month when he imploded so hes not on my good side

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:10 am
by pkarr5000
politte is the best in that group


PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:25 am
by d18Mike
Earlier today Jays manager would not commit to Politte as THE closer, but very strongly hinted that he is probably the team's best option in tight situations. Verdict: Politte.