The BULLPEN/CLOSER Thread

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1-10, your trust in kimbrel in the postseason…

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  1. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    Pitcher with very limited postseason experience, has trouble finding the strike zone and is coming off major arm surgery.

    What could go wrong?

    May would have to a 180 from where he's been lately before he should be trusted in high leverage situations.

    There's a reason some of these internet wizards don't have jobs in legit media (whatever that is).
     
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    thread re-named
    transferred a couple of good posts here ^
     
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    if treinen isn't ready, my closer choice(s) would be phillips and vesia
    both throw strikes
    both have been great, especially lately

    6th, 7th and 8th innings...
    1st choices: martin, graterol, kahnle and (if healthy) almonte

    other possibilities: ferguson, pepiot, may, bickford and grove

    not on the roster: kimbrel
     
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    looks as if he might have some potential
    but he's pretty fucken green
     
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    Hudson/Treinen injuries might prove to be killer.

    Give me either one of those guys in the closer role when they're healthy.

    I think Phillips would do a really good job but he's been the ultimate get out of jail free card for the team. Seems like he always enters the game in a tight situation and finds a way out of it. If Evan becomes closer, I don't know who fills that role
     
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    Alden González✓@Alden_Gonzalez
    Craig Kimbrel has been removed as the Dodgers’ closer, at least for now. He’ll pitch
    in a variety of roles moving forward, and the Dodgers will handle it by committee.
    Pretty decent chance that’s how it looks in October, too.
    4:28 PM · Sep 23, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone


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    That Treinen role (filled by Phillips) is probably more important than the closer role.
     
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    2023. Not this year. Same with Pepiot.

    One of these years the Dodgers have to develop some of these young arms into bullpen pieces.
     
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    Glad Roberts is showing that there's at least a chance that he has a set of balls.
     
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    that's very very true but what would be the harm in letting him try it since there's really nothing to lose atm?
    could be a natural
     
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    totally agree w this since it seems like he's nails w inherited runners
     
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    and exactly how it was back when kenley was closing
    seemed like treinen always came in to face the toughest outs
     
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    Hudson's had shit luck.

    Had back to back TJ surgeries in '12 and '13.
     
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    i think we're really lucky to get a witch like Kahnle back after losing Treinen apparently
    Martin should start closing imo he's that guy
     
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