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25 minutes ago, SpecialFNK said:

who would be next in Detroit? Alex Wilson was terrible in the spring.

Well Drew VerHagen was given a 2 year run lead in the 8th and couldn't get an out that. Stumpf is a lefty...and Joe Jimenez isn't helping his case here right now either.

 

Basically Greene still has a longish leash right now by virtue of nothing else rising up. So not really worth speculating too deep in the short term, but Wilson/VerHagen are probably the next 2 if things keep getting dire for Greene. So nothing pretty. 

 

I see some sleeper potential for Buck Farmer for the tigers BP this year, but that is more the Mutli-IP high leverage potential then dedicated 9th inning closer.

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Anyone have any thoughts on the Milwaukee situation?

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3 minutes ago, WaKe21334 said:

Cannot throw strikes

 

Missing everything away to his arm side.  Wonder if he's just too amped up and overthrowing.

 

He threw one that was about 3 feet outside.

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Looks more like Rivero either isn’t fully stretched out yet or is nursing some minor arm soreness.  He didn’t finish on any of his FBs.

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Can't even finish the inning.  Threw so many pitches, he won't be available tomorrow either.

 

Nearly every fastball looked exactly the same.  High and outside to right handed batters.

 

Frustrating to watch.

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Just now, BMcP said:

Looks more like Rivero either isn’t fully stretched out yet or is nursing some minor arm soreness.  He didn’t finish on any of his FBs.

 

Velo was fine though.  Hit 97/98 a few times.  Looked more like he was just overthrowing.

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1 minute ago, 89Topps said:

 

Velo was fine though.  Hit 97/98 a few times.  Looked more like he was just overthrowing.

 

More like “under”-throwing - he wasn’t following through and finishing his delivery.  It could also be, like many accustomed to warmer climates, he’s not able to perform optimally in what must seem like frigid temperatures.

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3 minutes ago, BMcP said:

 

More like “under”-throwing - he wasn’t following through and finishing his delivery.  It could also be, like many accustomed to warmer climates, he’s not able to perform optimally in what must seem like frigid temperatures.

 

Either way, he was a complete mess.  Hoping it was just opening day jitters/rust.

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4 minutes ago, Sidearmer said:

Unbelievable the carnage that has happened to closers already. Its not even April.

 

I'm with you. Diaz got the save which is more than you can say for most that pitched yesterday, however he had 2 HBP and a balk in a 1-run game to make it more interesting. He was better on the road last year though, hoping to see some improvement in that respect this year.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, chrisrfu said:

Kontos looked pretty good. 1K/0BB. He has a pretty respectable spring. 6.2IP, 5H, 2R, 1.35ERA. 9K/2BB. He'd be next in line as CloserMonkey has him at.

 

He settled in after throwing the first pitch to the backstop and the second pitch off the umpire's face.

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As of this message Hunter Strickland is currently 35% owned in Yahoo. Melancon’s arm issues do not seem like a week to week thing, I’d guess month to month considering how last year and ST went. Read the interview quotes that were posted a page or two back; he sounds deflated like his season is over. Go get Strickland before someone else does

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7 minutes ago, Lebanasty said:

 

I'm with you. Diaz got the save which is more than you can say for most that pitched yesterday, however he had 2 HBP and a balk in a 1-run game to make it more interesting. He was better on the road last year though, hoping to see some improvement in that respect this year.

 

 

 

Diaz' HBPs were not real egregious.  IIRC, one was just a little up and in where the batter didn't exactly make much effort to get out of the way.

 

The second, they actually had to review.  Think it just grazed the jersey.

 

All that to say, it's not like he was just all over the place with his control.  At least not more so than normal.

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has there ever been something done to show closers numbers in April? it feels like there are always closers in April that suck over and over and over and over. might as well just sit most closers in April until the dust settles and things are better in May.

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1 minute ago, TedStriker said:

Especially when managers use them in non-save situations (Rivero).

I know there's been studies on that.  I think it found closers perform very slightly worse in non save situations.  It was a pretty insignificant difference.

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5 minutes ago, TedStriker said:

Especially when managers use them in non-save situations (Rivero).

Oh goody like I never read this before

 

over/under 200 somebody writes this 

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