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Re: 2011 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:25 am

chadalac99 wrote:What are the chances Farnsworth regains closer role in TB? He's been out a couple weeks now and has just begun to throw from short distances. He's scheduled to throw off the mound and could pitch in-game in the upcoming series vs the Yanks. Is there any chance he regains the closer role before the end of the season? I have Peralta and Farnsworth but if he isn't going to come back there is no reason for him to take up a roster spot.


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Latest NewsRecent NewsKyle Farnsworth (elbow) said "everything felt good" after throwing 45 pitches off a mound Wednesday.Farnsworth hasn't pitched since September 10 due to a tender elbow, but hopes to be available when the Rays return home Friday. Joel Peralta should continue to handle save chances during his absence. Sep 21 - 12:26 PM

Im going to roll with Peralta at least for now
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Re: 2011 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:46 am

dropping this in the end of the 2011 closers thread.
who are the expected closers for 2012?

New York - Mariano Rivera
Boston - Andrew Bailey
Tampa Bay - Kyle Farnsworth
Toronto - Sergio Santos
Baltimore - Kevin Gregg
Detroit - Jose Valverde
Cleveland - Chris Perez
Chicago - Matt Thornton?
Minnesota - Matt Capps
Kansas City - Joakim Soria
Texas - Joe Nathan
Los Angeles - Jordan Walden
Oakland - Grant Balfour? Brian Fuentes?
Seattle - Brandon League
Philadelphia - Jonathan Papelbon
Atlanta - Craig Kimbrel
Washington - Drew Storen
New York - Frank Francisco
Miami - Heath Bell
Milwaukee - John Axford
St. Louis - Jason Motte?
Cincinnati - Ryan Madsen
Pittsburgh - Joel Hanrahan
Chicago - Carlos Marmol
Houston - Brandon Lyon? Wilton Lopez?
Arizona - JJ Putz
San Francisco - Brian Wilson
Los Angeles - Javy Guerra? Kenley Jansen?
Colorado - Rafael Betancourt
San Diego - Huston Street

Francisco Cordero is still out there as a free agent. where can he go? what team that could use a closer would sign him?
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Re: 2011 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Niffoc4 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:53 am

SpecialFNK wrote:dropping this in the end of the 2011 closers thread.
who are the expected closers for 2012?


Baltimore - Kevin Gregg
Chicago - Matt Thornton?
Oakland - Grant Balfour? Brian Fuentes?
St. Louis - Jason Motte?
Houston - Brandon Lyon? Wilton Lopez?
Los Angeles - Javy Guerra? Kenley Jansen?


On this group,
Baltimore- Jim Johnson is said to be the closer (not Kevin Gregg)
CWS- Thornton could be the guy, but Jesse Crain and Addison Reed will also compete.
Oakland- add Joey Devine and Fautino De Los Santos to the mix. If healthy, they're both better than Fuentes or Balfour
St. Louis- Yes Jason Motte
Houston- David Carpenter is another possibility. He had a lot of K's last year, and just needs some control
LAD- I think its Javy Guerra's job as long as he does well. Jansen is likely the better pitcher though.
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Re: 2011 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:42 am

Thornton could likely be traded, keeps popping up as moved and they are rebuilding (not disagreeing with above if hes still there he has to be given the job or shot)

The Oakland one is the toughest to pick. Balfours k rates going down Devine health Fuentes decline etc etc but all 4 mentioned are in the mix. I took Devine recently in NFBC slow draft as it got later and all closers were gone but thats a dart throw

Everyone feels that Jansen is better but yes Guerra has the job for now. Have to imagine the rope is not long considering whos behind him

Cordero has to pray Angels sign him to close, thats really his only shot to avoid setting up somewhere and its not a lock by any means
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