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Joe Smith 2014 Outlook


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#1 MonsterMan

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:39 AM

Maybe the new Angels Closer?  Frieri imploded last night and Smith may be there to fill the void.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

i swooped as a speculative add since I had an extra spot...

could be huge if he somehow takes the job and runs for the angels
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:45 AM

best arm in the pen and sub 3 ERA in 388 IP ... not a big K/9 guy but i really hope he's given the chance as I do think he will run with it.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

Here's hoping the Sciosciapath listens to those around him and makes the change
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

Picked up as handcuff to Frieri... Didn't want to make room for him but I think if you have Frieri you gotta.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:24 PM

Frieri owner here, looking at the Angels' depth chart, Smith sure seems like the only possible option. I grabbed him 5 minutes ago.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

View PostJhensy, on 24 April 2014 - 12:24 PM, said:

Frieri owner here, looking at the Angels' depth chart, Smith sure seems like the only possible option. I grabbed him 5 minutes ago.

Fernando Salas?
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:34 PM

View PostPPolanco, on 24 April 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

View PostJhensy, on 24 April 2014 - 12:24 PM, said:

Frieri owner here, looking at the Angels' depth chart, Smith sure seems like the only possible option. I grabbed him 5 minutes ago.

Fernando Salas?
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#9 NoClownQuestionsBro

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:36 PM

Salas has let every inherited runner score this year.

No shot.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostNoClownQuestionsBro, on 24 April 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

Salas has let every inherited runner score this year.

No shot.

At least he's consistent.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

Anyone here an official announcement that this guy is the closer tonight?

#12 Fister?Ihardlyknowher

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

^No, and I don't think we'll know anything until the next save situation.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

His coach is probably the most counter logic manager in baseball if that answers your question.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

New closer for LAA per RW.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Alden Gonzalez@Alden_Gonzalez 13m
Scioscia says he'll indeed go with Joe Smith in the ninth for now. #Angels


KFFL Baseball@KFFL_Baseball 7m

Ernesto Frieri demoted, Joe Smith to close in Anaheim

Edited by kgizzle, 25 April 2014 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

Run w it, Joe.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hope this guy runs with it and erases the "for now" part but with this manager I'm not betting on it.  Frieri owners with the room shouldn't dump him altogether just yet it sounds like.
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Edited by QuizGuy66, 25 April 2014 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

Joe Smith did not run with it when given a shot last year in CLE.  I'd grab him to vulture a couple weeks worth of saves, but wouldn't expect him to hold the job ROS even if he pitches decently.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

Wow, thanks for the fake-out, Scioscia.  "Frieri is still our closer" then... SURPRISE IT'S JOE SMITH.  Actually would have been better to be LATE to this news.
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

Does he have the stuff to hold the job for the rest of the season?
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