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    Danys Baez as closer?

    Rotoworld mentioned that Baez wants the opportunity to close, and listed the Reds, Royals, and Marlins as his possible destinations. Thoughts?
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    I think he would be a good target. I just hope he's not really asking for 3 years 21 million like Gammons said.
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Baez strikes me as sort of your classic "talent to be a middle reliever, but can handle a closer role" type -- like David Weathers. He'll strike a few guys out, has decent control, and keeps the ball in the yard. In this market, if we can get him at 6MM or so, I'd be fine with that.
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    .711 OPS in a down year last year. Sub-.700 OPS the three years previous. Saved 41 in 2005. Doesn't walk a lot of batters. I wouldn't complain if they signed him.
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    He's bears watching. I'd like to see him here.
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Reds' signing of Stanton means the pen now is:

    Stanton, Cormier, Bray -- left
    Majewski, Belisle (unless he starts), Coffey -- right

    I see a right handed closer in the future. Can't see 4 lefties in the pen. Baez seems to make sense.

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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    I can see signing Baez to a 3 year 15-18 million deal,and would be really excited about it.

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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    I don't see Cincinnati being attractive for Baez, unless we throw a lot of money at him.

    I don't support throwing a lot of money at Baez, we have other needs before a closer, mainly a #3 starter.

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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    no, no, no!

    Baez is a classic Danny Graves with more stuff closer. He implodes about once a week. Great stuff, looks unhittable sometimes, but has severe mental lapses quite often.

    As a middle reliever I'd love the guy. As a closer too much stress for us fans.
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post

    As a middle reliever I'd love the guy. As a closer too much stress for us fans.
    But is he better than what we already have in-house?
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Baez is worth 5 or 6 million a year.He has saved over 40 games in a season and throws hard.He gets wild on occassion but what closer doesnt.Baez is worth taking a shot at if the money is right.Nothing over 6 million a year and no more than 3 years.

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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    I see Octavio Dotel in our future.....
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    Dotel isnt a bad option either.He would probably come cheaper.

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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Dotel couldn't cut it as the closer in Houston though...
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    Re: Danys Baez as closer?

    Your right fan,but hes better than anyone we have now.


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