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    He has the Evil Eye! flyer85's Avatar
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    In search of ...

    a closer.

    This from BP

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    ARP rank   Year   Pitcher            WXRL   ARP    BB/9  K/9
    61         2006   David Weathers     2.566  10.6   3.5   6.0
    416        2006   Bill Bray          1.098  -1.3   2.6   6.6
    49         2006   Todd Coffey        2.585  12.4   2.3   6.8
    Coffey's act of running out to the mound never gets old with me--he's an inspiration. Despite looking like he's in his mid-fifties, he's only 25, and the best of this motley group last year. The prototypical example of a player who may be forced into a closing role, Coffey will also give you decent value as a middle reliever in the interim. The X-factor in Cincinnati is a strange front office, one that hails from Intangible, Ohio.
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    ARP - Adjusted Runs Prevented
    WXRL - Expected wins added over a replacement level pitcher, adjusted for level of opposing hitters.
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    Re: In search of ...

    I love the Intangible, Ohio line. From Trent's blog over the weekend:

    Talked to Jerry Narron about the closer situation. It's still going to be David Weathers and Mike Stanton, unless one of the young pitchers -- Narron mentioned Todd Coffey -- is truly dominant in camp.

    "I don’t know if we have that kind of big arm in camp that’s going to change anything," Narron said.

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    seeing as the Reds really don't have an ideal closer candidate, I don't mind them going with the old guys. If you use a younger guy with future utility all you do is drive up his salary.
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    Coffey's act of running out to the mound never gets old with me--he's an inspiration.
    I didn't know Marty wrote articles as well.

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    Re: In search of ...

    I guess we don't have much hope in Kerry Ligtenberg making the team, or having anything postive to contribute?

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    W    L  SV    ERA   G   IP    R    ER   HR  BB   SO   WHIP 
    17  20  48   3.82  386  390.7 173  166  46  158  357  1.32
    I've done zero research (yes, I'm lazy today) so he may be a total chump but who knows.

    Of course, with so many spots already spoken for, if Ligtenberg, Livingston, Salmon and/or anybody else steps up there's just not going to be room for them. Of course, if they do this, it make some of the other guys expendable/tradeable.
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    Re: In search of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    I guess we don't have much hope in Kerry Ligtenberg making the team, or having anything postive to contribute?

    Code:
    W    L  SV    ERA   G   IP    R    ER   HR  BB   SO   WHIP 
    17  20  48   3.82  386  390.7 173  166  46  158  357  1.32
    I've done zero research (yes, I'm lazy today) so he may be a total chump but who knows.

    Of course, with so many spots already spoken for, if Ligtenberg, Livingston, Salmon and/or anybody else steps up there's just not going to be room for them. Of course, if they do this, it make some of the other guys expendable/tradeable.
    That k/9 at 8.3 looks nice, but he's had Tommy John surgery and doesn't throw as hard as he used to.
    Last edited by Razor Shines; 02-26-2007 at 01:36 PM.


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