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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:53 pm

Dotel sucks against lefties. And closers that suck vs lefties tend to face a lot of them. I think he's better suited as a middle relief guy with more flexibility to face tough righties.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby k.k. » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:53 pm

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k.k. wrote:Is it pretty much expected that Rondon will either be the closer or be sent down? No chance he gets a spot in the bullpen but isn't the closer and instead part of a committee?


To start off the year he will either be in the committee or in middle relief. If he's garbage then he will get sent down. If he is all of a sudden lights out then he could certainly take the job and run with it but never showed the ability to control his walks in the minors and I'm pretty sure Leyland knows he's not ready. They will go CBC but Leyland has said he wants a surefire closer. It will be decided the first two weeks of the season so stash Albequerque now and hope he gets the job.


Albequerque has been inconsistent as well. I'm not so sure he's the best stash candidate. Probably could look at any of the other options as possible to get the job. Although Leyland saying Coke maybe mentally doesn't have it for the gig, and that Benoit isn't good for back-to-back outings kind of slims the list a bit I suppose.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:04 pm

Skin Blues wrote:Dotel sucks against lefties. And closers that suck vs lefties tend to face a lot of them. I think he's better suited as a middle relief guy with more flexibility to face tough righties.


Ah, didn't realize he had such bad splits.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Quackman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:30 am

Valverde will end up somewhere right? Is he worth a stash?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:46 am

Quackman wrote:Valverde will end up somewhere right? Is he worth a stash?


He'll probably end up somewhere, but I doubt it's as a closer.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Mr November » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:46 am

Jason Beck ‏@beckjason 11m

Rondon optioned to Toledo. Tigers will go with closer by committee, as expected. Just without Rondon.


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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:36 am

Glad I snagged Alburquerque yesterday before that became official. Here's hoping he grabs the job and runs with it.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby Sticky Spice » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 am

Maybe a destination for Brian Wilson once he's healthy?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD (PRE-SEASON)

Postby converge241 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:25 am

Benoit owner just cut him recently in one league, he is not pleased this morning, even with many sources not being as sure on Benoit, base don things like that quote Leyland threw out in January

I think we see Benoit - Coke like 70-30 IMO

I do not think Dotel or Albequerqe in the mix for reall but certianly its not impossible.
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