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  1. Just now, AnonymousRob said:

    Looked as good as he ever has. LA keeping their guys well rested might be frustrating for fantasy owners, but it might be a great move for their actual team. He was complete filth out there.

    This was prime kenley tonight. Yeah I don’t think we’re going to see taxing usage either. Will probably see a victor Gonzalez save or two just to keep people in a frenzy if it calls for a lefty in the 9th, and a few other Knebel, but I think it’s a committee with kenley getting the most.

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  2. 59 minutes ago, panthers528 said:

    You heard it here.... but Josh Staumont is the best arm in the KC bullpen.....he will be closing in short order. 

    Not the first person to say this. Staumont is filthy and we know it, doesn’t look like KC is running a traditional closer type of gig.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Bandito said:

    As of now, with essentially the same workload, Knebel has six Ks to Jansen's one, two saves to Jansen's one, and no ERA to Jansen's 2.45 (which I admit isn't awful).  I know it's a microscopic sample size, but I think it can be argued that Knebel's positioning himself to take the job.

    this is misleading, the other save was the day after kenley went 1.2 innings in the evening with a day game the next day. More likely a committee than 1 job.

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  4. 5 minutes ago, swingbatter said:

    has there been any injury to jansen or reason why knebel would get the save opp?

    EDIT: I see that Dodgers had yesterday off, but Jansen had worked the prior two games (blowing a save in his last game).  Interesting development, is there a changing of the closer guard happening in LA?

    I've said this before but I don't think dodgers are always going to use one guy and one guy only...kenley should get some more saves, but they're an analytical org and kenley isn't nails like he used to be. Lot of good relievers in this pen, and victor g a lefty.

    spring training, there was a quote from roberts about kenley being the guys "on opening day" and that they like a lot their relievers in the end game...i sold kenley that day I read it haha. Plus playoff usage already had me spooked.

  5. 3 minutes ago, PhilaFanBoy said:

    Iglesias just struck out 3 (no hits, no walks) in the bottom of the 11th with a man on 2nd (new rule) for his second save of season. Looking dominant. Just only throw him out there for saves situations, Joe Maddon.

    I thought it was Mayers szn tho according to this thread 🤡


    (he did look awesome)

  6. 2 minutes ago, tonycpsu said:

    11th in the AL last season with a 91 wRC+, and that was with Mondesi.  Unless you think Santana and Benintendi are going to be the agents of change, I think that's a very bad lineup that's had the fortune of piling up 28 runs in 3 games against perhaps the worst rotation in baseball.

    i think they're a better hitting team without mondesi LOL. I'm only about 25% trolling. Mondesi is a horrid bat but has wheels and defense.

    I was just commenting about stats so far, I do not think they are good. Michael A Taylor might be a decent player though, compared with the JAG he's always been. Won't be surprised if he is a JBJ like dude putting up 2 or 3 war with full AB and swing change.


  7. 5 minutes ago, tonycpsu said:

    Obviously the weak Royals lineup was part of the equation, but Lynn is always going to have the chance to go the distance when everything's working.  This was a good year to pay up for him because volume is going to be so hard to find in the SP pool.  Not casting aspersions on anyone who prefers the higher-octane guys who went in his range like Snell / Burnes, but if things are close, I always lean toward a track record of high volume because of how much it impacts the roto standings in the ratio categories.

    13.2 IP so far this season and 0 ER, with the punchless Cleveland lineup on tap.  Giddy up.

    I also think the royals are bad, but the bats have been good this year so far. Agree about workhorse SPs, love dudes like Lynn and Minor this year when young babied guys like Stix McKenzie will be lucky to get 5 innings in a start.

  8. 12 minutes ago, Dislimb said:

    Castillo blew it but I still think he’s safe. Fairbanks is clearly the fireman and there’s nobody else with anywhere near as good of “stuff” as those two in the Rays pen.

    Have you ever seen a Chaz Roe slider?

    But I definitely agree those are the top 2 dogs.

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  9. 3 minutes ago, stay_woke said:

    He's just had two awful outings but ok

    This is just wishful thinking, threw 30 pitches last night and 3 of his last 4 before tonight...outside of Liam Hendricks, Josh Hader, and Aroldis Chapman, he’s got the longest leash of any other closer in the MLB...a throwing error yesterday in a game they won won’t change that.

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