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July Closer Thread 2017

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The biggest need for a closer just went off the market (and cheaply too) these teams could still use some help, correct me if I'm wrong: 

 

STL

MIN (not a closer, but bullpen help)

ARI (I would want a proven closer waiting in the wings)

 

and that's kinda it. Lots of sellers, but now that WAS is off the market not too many buyers, unless LAD really want to add a piece to one of the best bullpens in MLB. We might have way less movt than people think, you might want to trade for a closer now rather than wait for one to pop up via trade. 

 

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2 minutes ago, GrapeJuice said:

Who's the get in Oak?

 

Probably just still going to be Casilla

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3 minutes ago, GrapeJuice said:

Who's the get in Oak?

 

It's Casilla and he's already the closer. 

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From a fantasy POV I'd prefer Doolittle because of they Ks, but I gotta echo what other have been saying I think it'll be Madson.

 

1 minute ago, GrapeJuice said:

Who's the get in Oak?

 

Still Casilla I'd imagine although long term I think they'll see if Trienen has what it takes at some point over the next year or so.

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3 hours ago, ASHLANDARROWS1992 said:

 

lolol..i GUARANTEE the o's will not deal britton to the nats....lolol

I thought Zach Britton is a FA after this season. I just don't see the Orioles can afford him. He will probably demand a big money.

 

23 minutes ago, street sharks said:

Madson and Doolittle to the Nats

 

Who closes?

I am surprised the Nats went this route ... I figured they go out an get a premium closer.

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1 minute ago, shakestreet said:

I thought Zach Britton is a FA after this season. I just don't see the Orioles can afford him. He will probably demand a big money.

 

I am surprised the Nats went this route ... I figured they go out an get a premium closer.

 

Madson has had excellent numbers last 3 weeks or so. He's been good. The Nats probably didn't want to pay the assets for Robertson.

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Treinen is better against aggressive batters when men are on base. That's why he will never work as a closer.  He even admitted it

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1 minute ago, TTRA1N said:

Whos next up on the White Sox?

 

My money is on Kahnle

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It seems to be a buyer's market for relievers.  A lot of relievers are available with really only a few teams buying.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are willing to trade Brad Brach and Darren O'Day in addition to Zach Britton.
src: Ken Rosenthal

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7 minutes ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

Kahnle will be the closer once Robertson is traded. 

Rich Hahn (GM of the Sox) will be extremely patient in his approach to trading Mr. High Socks, David won't get traded if Hahn does not get what he wants for David.

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20 minutes ago, thefamily79 said:

Maybe the Nats aren't done acquiring RPs?  I could see them adding another quality arm.

 

This.  For those of you with FAAB or move limitations where Doolittle and Madson are available I'd be wary of spending a big on them.  Obviously very league dependent.  Still I don't think the Nats are done.  

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4 minutes ago, Baur10 said:

 

This.  For those of you with FAAB or move limitations where Doolittle and Madson are available I'd be wary of spending a big on them.  Obviously very league dependent.  Still I don't think the Nats are done.  

You're probably right, but then again I think the Nats want to keep the money in the bank and still fix the problem. I personally think getting Doolittle and Madson does that.

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1 hour ago, High&Inside said:

Who the hell knows with Dusty.

 

 

This is probably the best answer, But I'd lean Madson since: (1) he is righty (and Doolittle is a lefty); (2) he's more "proven" as a closer (Seem like something Dusty would love); and (3) he's been more durable

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I guess the A's decided to put their lockdown on last place the last couple years in jeopardy by finally cashing their three closers. 

It seems to me like the best guess is Madson since their situational lefty is Romero.

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So now who is the sneaky pickup in Oakland if/when Castillo is dealt or sucks? Treinen hit 100 mph last time out and his FIP is actually good in the past little while. 

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39 minutes ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

Kahnle will be the closer once Robertson is traded. 

 

Who really needs a closer? Who is in the running for a playoff spot that needs to spend prospects or talent to acquire a closer? If a team is just looking to bolster their bullpen they could do it for far cheaper than trading for Robertson. 

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4 minutes ago, dod959 said:

So now who is the sneaky pickup in Oakland if/when Castillo is dealt or sucks? Treinen hit 100 mph last time out and his FIP is actually good in the past little while. 

 

Blake Treinen is 29. He's not some unknown with talent still on the horizon. He had his best year last year- a year with a career low BABIP and career high LOB%. Sample sizes are so small in the bullpen that I'm always cautious about a one year improvement unless they developed a new pitch or are a SP moving to the pen for the first time. Blake is neither. The only reason Oakland would toss him in as closer is if Casilla gets hurt/traded AND they think another team is stupid enough to give up talent for someone that a desperate Nationals team didn't even have faith in. 

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Treinen is the Michael Pineda of relievers.

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47 minutes ago, Z06vette said:

You're probably right, but then again I think the Nats want to keep the money in the bank and still fix the problem. I personally think getting Doolittle and Madson does that.

 

I think it does too actually.  I just think the way the year has gone there's huge pressure for them to fix the BP with a statement. They're one of the best teams in the league but have lost an absurd number of games due to their pen. Personally I think Madson/Doolittle will be the best value relative to cost available this year. Still they gotta sell it to ownership and their fans after the first half embarrassment. 

 

Plus getting a higher end guy to pair with Madson in the 8th with Doolittle as the lefty specialist, they'd arguably have the best overall pitching staff in the league. (Key word Arguably) 

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I think everyone locked into the playoffs will be very interested in additional quality RPs.  You can never have enough for a playoff series.

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