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2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby jackie hayes » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:05 pm

RyeWhiskey wrote:If you had to pick Balfour or Cishek for the rest of the season who would it be?


For me, that's as close to a push as it comes. I guess I'd go with Cishek, just because Bell blew up more spectacularly than Cook, but one could go the other way, looking at Bell's contract. Both very good options, imo.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:24 pm

Balfour is very safe. Cishek still has Bell and his contract looming. I'd easily go with Balfour.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:25 pm

I would say Balfour is more safe. he was the closer to start the season. after a bad stretch was removed, but has looked great since getting back in that role. no reason for Oakland to switch. I wonder if in the Cishek/Bell situation the Marlins decide to go back to Bell just to see how he can finish the season. since they are BAD it's not going to really hurt them even if Bell does continue to suck and blow saves.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Affeldt, along with Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo, will be used as a closer by committee for the remainder of the season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the team's official site.

Recommendation: If one of the three relievers really separates himself as the clear choice, it is possible that the issue will be revisited, but for now the plan is to use all three.
(Rotowire.com)

I was kind of hoping as an Affeldt owner, that he would not be in the mix for saves anymore. sounds confusing eh. but in a 16 team league that has RP/RP/P/P/P I have Jansen/Janssen/Motte/Balfour/Thayer/ and Affeldt. be nice if Affeldt wasn't getting saves I could drop him for someone who could be more useful to me as I battle to hold onto 1st place. but I don't want to drop Affeldt only to have someone else pick him up and have it end up hurting me.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:50 pm

In July or early August, Bell's contract still had merit. However, I just don't see him taking over the role at this point. Recently it's been nearly every other outing that he's given up multiple hits, so unless the Marlins just don't care if they win games or not I can't imagine they'd give the 9th inning back to Bell over Cishek. The Marlins are stuck with him for two more years, but maybe they'll let him start over next year. Balfour over Bell imo.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:15 am

when Huston Street went on the DL it was Dale Thayer who began getting saves. recently he was on the paternity list and unavailable, and it was Luke Gregerson who then got a save. last night Thayer returned from the paternity list, but he pitched in the 8th and it was Gregerson who came in for the save in the 9th. looks like maybe Gregerson is now closing over Thayer.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SAKIC_19 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:21 pm

Jansen unavailable today because of heart problems.

Sounds like it could be a long term thing.

Are we looking at Belesario or even possibly Guerra in the interim?
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:16 pm

Kenley Jansen was unavailable to close out Wednesday's game because of a heart condition.
Ronald Belisario closed out the win over the Rockies instead. Jansen spent time on the disabled list last season with a similar issue. The 24-year-old will be monitored closely over the next few days before the Dodgers decide on the next course of action. He has a 2.54 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP and an 86/19 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings this season.

sounds like it's a few days at least.
I would say Belisario is closing for now.

Dale Thayer pitched tonight for the Padres in the 8th with a 4-1 lead. looks like he's not the closer anymore.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:28 pm

Ryan Cook with the save tonight for Oakland. but he came on to get the last out of the 8th with the score 6-4, and then came back out for the 9th after the A's scared 2 more to make it 8-4. no longer a save at that point for Balfour.

Jeremy Affeldt pitched in the bottom of the 7th for the Giants tonight. Santiago Casilla came on to pitch in the 8th. he came back out for the 9th, but after getting 1 out was replaced by Javier Lopez who got the save.
Affeldt is in the mix, but I wouldn't say he is one of the top choices anymore.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Crippler » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:46 pm

garf112 wrote:
SpecialFNK wrote:
Kenley Jansen was unavailable to close out Wednesday's game because of a heart condition.
Ronald Belisario closed out the win over the Rockies instead. Jansen spent time on the disabled list last season with a similar issue. The 24-year-old will be monitored closely over the next few days before the Dodgers decide on the next course of action. He has a 2.54 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP and an 86/19 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings this season.

sounds like it's a few days at least.
I would say Belisario is closing for now.

Dale Thayer pitched tonight for the Padres in the 8th with a 4-1 lead. looks like he's not the closer anymore.


So glad I dropped him when he went on paternity leave.


Congrats, you held him for about 3 days less than most people. Championshiiip.
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