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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Tue May 07, 2013 7:44 pm

jackie hayes wrote:
Applewalk wrote:Will Fujikawa get the closer role when he comes back? I couldn't imagine why they would pull Gregg from the role.


See my post a couple pages back (the Sun-Times predicting he'll return as the closer). But, I know I've seen speculation in the past that Fujikawa would be used as a setup guy. It sounds like everyone's reading tea leaves -- I haven't seen anything definite yet.


You're over-thinking this.

No chance they pull Gregg unless he stumbles and gives away the job.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 07, 2013 8:15 pm

Seriously, I go out to dinner and miss the entire Boston situation unravel. I get home and Uehara's been picked up, and then dropped for Tazawa. I miss everything. :-b :-t
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby jackie hayes » Tue May 07, 2013 8:39 pm

Crippler wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:
Applewalk wrote:Will Fujikawa get the closer role when he comes back? I couldn't imagine why they would pull Gregg from the role.


See my post a couple pages back (the Sun-Times predicting he'll return as the closer). But, I know I've seen speculation in the past that Fujikawa would be used as a setup guy. It sounds like everyone's reading tea leaves -- I haven't seen anything definite yet.


You're over-thinking this.

No chance they pull Gregg unless he stumbles and gives away the job.


Okay, and if you have a quote from Sveum/Epstein/Hoyer to that effect, I'll believe it. I've seen too many odd things with closers to believe it's always so cut-and-dry.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Tue May 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Crippler wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:
Applewalk wrote:Will Fujikawa get the closer role when he comes back? I couldn't imagine why they would pull Gregg from the role.


See my post a couple pages back (the Sun-Times predicting he'll return as the closer). But, I know I've seen speculation in the past that Fujikawa would be used as a setup guy. It sounds like everyone's reading tea leaves -- I haven't seen anything definite yet.


You're over-thinking this.

No chance they pull Gregg unless he stumbles and gives away the job.


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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:12 pm

When Gregg signed that minor league deal I felt no way he even gets a chance, but he did and hes running with it. Its not like Fujikawa was doing the job for years and then went down. Gregg is the ever loved "established" closer and he has momentum on his side as well.

If you have bench space and unlimited transactions feel free to speculate on Fuji for if/when Gregg falters but I dont see any change coming as of this writing. Emphasize the usual caveat that anything can happen/change in these bullpens at any time ;)
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:36 pm

Kimbrel looking very human again - whats up?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:37 pm

Right after I type that, after blowing the save, he blows the whole game
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby converge241 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:44 pm

Another save for Gregg
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby dezaysb » Wed May 08, 2013 1:40 am

what happened to putz? I tuned in and heath bell had just replaced him. 3 up 3 down for the save. Is Heath stepping in?
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed May 08, 2013 1:47 am

dezaysb wrote:what happened to putz? I tuned in and heath bell had just replaced him. 3 up 3 down for the save. Is Heath stepping in?


Putz was taken out after a 4 pitch walk. He was shaking his hand. Numbness? Bell was warming in the pen along with Putz before the Goldy homer.
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