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    future closer

    Is he currently on our roster, and if not, who would be a good fit here for the right price?

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    Re: future closer

    I'm not opposed to giving Ondrusek a try at closer. He's been rough recently, but he's had a pretty good year overall. Same thing with Bray. I was really hoping Masset would be the guy, but he just hasn't been consistent enough this year. I think ultimately it will be Boxberger, but I don't know if he'll be ready at the start of next season. I'm very opposed to spending a lot of money on a closer, especially on a smaller market team, so I'm hoping they go with somebody in house.

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    Re: future closer

    I like the Bronson Arroyo ideal.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: future closer

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    I like the Bronson Arroyo ideal.
    I see some of the arguments for Arroyo. But I also think he gives up a lot of home runs to be a closer.

    What about Bray? I would be in favor of using someone in the system rather than payimg for a free agent to replace Coco. We have lost so many games this year because of the middle relief, it shows that you need a good all around bullpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roush's socks View Post
    I see some of the arguments for Arroyo.
    Like what? I can't even think of ONE.

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    Re: future closer

    Quote Originally Posted by mlh1981 View Post
    Is he currently on our roster, and if not, who would be a good fit here for the right price?
    I am hoping they don't pay a lot for a closer, if at all. They would be overpaying for a title again, like Cordero.

    I don't think Bray or Ondrusek is a bad option to be closer next year. Neither guy gives up many HR. I would probably rather see Bray, being a lefty with better stuff.

    There is Masset as well, if he can get back to what he was like last year. He was flat out nasty.

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    Re: future closer

    Boxberger
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    Re: future closer

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Like what? I can't even think of ONE.
    Well he does run into trouble in about the fifth inning, usually. So loss of stamina could be a problem.

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    Re: future closer

    We need a free agent to be our closer. Not sure how many games some of you guys watch, but I'm only a fan of Chapman, Bray, Leake and Cueto. Our pitching is below avg, sorry.

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    Re: future closer

    Boxberger. When he came out of USC, he was annointed with the label. He's backed it up. Foxy Boxy will be the closer in 2013. Methinks Bray/Chappy for 2012.

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    Maybe a FA, I'd rather see Chapman start. There isn't a guy in our bullpen (minus Coco who won't be around) that I want closing. Please god no to Ondrusek or Masset.

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    Lecure
    FIRE DUSTY Never mind. The man is clearly a genius.

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    Re: future closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Natty Redlocks View Post
    Lecure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    Maybe a FA, I'd rather see Chapman start. There isn't a guy in our bullpen (minus Coco who won't be around) that I want closing. Please god no to Ondrusek or Masset.
    Agree! But that means it will probably one of them.

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    Re: future closer

    I definitely think that Boxberger is the answer. The few times that I've seen him in Louisville I've been more than impressed. I think Chapman has all the skills to be a closer, but I'd rather see him as a starter. If they'd like to give Boxberger another year in AAA, I think that Lecure would be the best option for next year out of our current bullpen.


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