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Shawn Kelley 2014 OutlookWould he be a better closer than Robertson?


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#1 LAWLOO

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:09 PM

Hey guys,

As most of you probably know, Robertson has headed to the 15 day DL with a grade one groin strain. This will provide a great opportunity to Shawn Kelley to close for the Yanks. I think that Kelley would be a much better closer, and he will show that during Robertson's DL stint.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

View PostLAWLOO, on 07 April 2014 - 04:09 PM, said:

Hey guys,

As most of you probably know, Robertson has headed to the 15 day DL with a grade one groin strain. This will provide a great opportunity to Shawn Kelley to close for the Yanks. I think that Kelley would be a much better closer, and he will show that during Robertson's DL stint.

Any particular reason why you feel this way?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

Need a reason to say he's better than Robertson. That's kind of a ridiculous statement, especially with no back up.

He can get a decent amount of strikeouts but he's no where near as good as Robertson. I think he can hold down the job for a while.

Edited by Sidearmer, 07 April 2014 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:12 PM

View PostLAWLOO, on 07 April 2014 - 04:09 PM, said:

Hey guys,

As most of you probably know, Robertson has headed to the 15 day DL with a grade one groin strain. This will provide a great opportunity to Shawn Kelley to close for the Yanks. I think that Kelley would be a much better closer, and he will show that during Robertson's DL stint.

can I ask why you think that??

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Robertson is a stud...Kelley is not even close to his league IMO.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

So is he definitely the guy to own? No committee, Kelley will get the save chances?
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:16 PM

View PostUVA_Drew, on 07 April 2014 - 04:12 PM, said:

View PostLAWLOO, on 07 April 2014 - 04:09 PM, said:

Hey guys,

As most of you probably know, Robertson has headed to the 15 day DL with a grade one groin strain. This will provide a great opportunity to Shawn Kelley to close for the Yanks. I think that Kelley would be a much better closer, and he will show that during Robertson's DL stint.

can I ask why you think that??

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Robertson is a stud...Kelley is not even close to his league IMO.

His FIP & xFIP were 3.63 and 3.24 last year and his K/9 was 11.98 so there are stats to be found that portray him in a little better light.  The 3.88 BB/9 is definitely concerning.

I'd agree he is not better than Robertson but at the same time he is absolutely worthy of a pick up.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

I honestly think he would be a better setup man than closer. While it's not much of a sample size, he blew 2/5 saves last year.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

View PostLAWLOO, on 07 April 2014 - 04:26 PM, said:

I honestly think he would be a better setup man than closer. While it's not much of a sample size, he blew 2/5 saves last year.

Both of the blown saves were in the 8th inning...

So he was actually 3/3.

Besides for one hiccup 2 years ago he's been dominant the last few years. Kelley is a replacement level middle reliever.

This comparison is a joke...
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

View PostLAWLOO, on 07 April 2014 - 04:26 PM, said:

I honestly think he would be a better setup man than closer. While it's not much of a sample size, he blew 2/5 saves last year.

While Kelley is an underrated reliever in his own right, aside from a higher k/9 last year the only edge that Kelley has on Robertson is swinging strike rate.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

Kelley is a grinder and has a closer mentality. Do you all not see it?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:06 PM

Less ks more walks and yet hell be better?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

I mean I like Kelley as a pickup but to say hes better than Robertson is just silly at this point.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:24 AM

The two things that concern me are the high bb rate and the high-ish HR totals.  Those are two things you dont want to see in a closer.  Hes going to be blowing games

I dont think im going to add him.  Theres no one I really want to drop for a guy that might get shalacked just as easily as he might close a game.  Im not willing to sacrifice the peripheral stats for a few saves

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:11 AM

will Kelley take the setup role when Robertson returns?
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

View Postdava0016, on 17 April 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

will Kelley take the setup role when Robertson returns?

I dont see why not
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

View Postdava0016, on 17 April 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

will Kelley take the setup role when Robertson returns?
he was already the setup man although Warren has been coming on strong

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Is it crazy to think the Yanks should put Robertson in the setup role where we know he is lights out?  Kelley has seemed to embrace closing.  If it ain't broke...

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

View PostDogLegLeft, on 17 April 2014 - 11:17 AM, said:

Is it crazy to think the Yanks should put Robertson in the setup role where we know he is lights out?  Kelley has seemed to embrace closing.  If it ain't broke...

Not happening

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

going to be solid bullpen when all healthy. Nice 1-2 punch.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Kelley has guts and has good stuff but no way I see the yankees changing Robertson from the closer role especially since he's been good on that role before injury. Also yankees have been wanting Robertson to become the closer once rivera retired




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