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Postby tomdoyle3 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:24 am

mak1277 wrote:
laxguy8947 wrote:Jeez. The Braves coulda had him this offseason. Instead we stuck with Reitsma...

What are the chances he gets traded at the deadline? Even if he doesn't closer he's an awesome set up guy

The Braves could have had Mike Gonzalez? I don't think so. Maybe it was a rumor in Atlanta, but I don't think there was any reality to that from the Pittsburgh end. He was tabbed as the "closer of the future" late last year.

There's almost no chance he'll get traded. He's relatively young, definitely cheap, and someone who won't get traded unless Pittsburgh robs someone blind.

As for a bust? I don't think he is a bust in reality. Maybe in fantasy, but only because he hasn't had a huge number of opportunities. Like was said before, he's on pace for high 20's saves, under 3.00 ERA and roughly one K per inning. Not bad for someone drafted super late among all closers.

Yea, it isn't his fault that he has had limited oppurtunities. He has done his job when he has gotten to pitch. :-)
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Postby mak1277 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:24 am

MMoNeY24 wrote:Note: His ERA is over 3.

Yes, after yesterday's appearance it is at 3.14 (2.60 before yesterday).

I also agree with the irritation in his high doubt about it.
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