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Postby KolbSaves » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:40 pm

If you have Gagne, there's nothing you can do. Can't trade him, can't cut him, can't start him. Just sit back and try and manage the team as if you won't get him back for a couple months and then when he comes back it will be a boost.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:52 pm

KolbSaves wrote:If you have Gagne, there's nothing you can do. Can't trade him, can't cut him, can't start him. Just sit back and try and manage the team as if you won't get him back for a couple months and then when he comes back it will be a boost.


This is the problem with pitchers. You can never know how they will return from an injury with a long layoff. I'm willing to bet that Gagne will be hampered with injuries for the most part. He may return soon but I'm not sure if he comes back at full strength.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:48 pm

That's why I don't draft any closers before Round 6.
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Postby RAmst23 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:52 pm

This does bring up the point that pitcher's are by far the highest risk/reward proposition in fantasy baseball. A pitcher can often be a fantasy MVP, as with RJ, Pedro in the past, and Gagne, but beyond that is gets really risky. The only pitcher I grabbed in the first two rounds this year are Mr. Jason Schmidt, other than that I waited several rounds and I think I have better teams because of this.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:56 am

some injuries you just get 'a feeling' about. THIS is one of those cases to me where i think Gagne is going to be out much MUCH longer than tehy are letting on. Im thinking 5 saves tops by the allstar break ......I have no reason, no link, and certainly NO hard evidence. it is just a gut feeling this is going to be one of 'those things'.


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Postby bselig » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:36 pm

"Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne, who has been sidelined with a sprained elbow since the team's final day in Vero Beach, said he is "very close" to being ready to return."


flush your gut feeling down the toilet where it belongs. the dodgers are just being extra-cautious with gagne because they signed him to a large deal this offseason AND are currently slaughtering teams. there is zero reason for him to come back before, as they have said, he is completely asymptomatic. healthwise gagne is fine. the extra delay is a safety buffer the team is putting around one of their biggest investments. your gut feeling sucks.
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Postby Madison » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:36 am

bselig wrote:"Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne, who has been sidelined with a sprained elbow since the team's final day in Vero Beach, said he is "very close" to being ready to return."


flush your gut feeling down the toilet where it belongs. the dodgers are just being extra-cautious with gagne because they signed him to a large deal this offseason AND are currently slaughtering teams. there is zero reason for him to come back before, as they have said, he is completely asymptomatic. healthwise gagne is fine. the extra delay is a safety buffer the team is putting around one of their biggest investments. your gut feeling sucks.


I still haven't seen an article that's mentioned Gagne even picking up a baseball. Pretty tough to say he'll be back soon when he hasn't thrown a pitch yet. :-?
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Postby chief knockohoma » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:23 am

Eric Gagne (elbow) was eligible to come off the disabled list yesterday, but has yet to even play catch.
''The amount of time it takes him to go from playing catch to throwing off a mound will go a long way toward determining how long his timetable is,'' manager Jim Tracy said. ''I don't know that he's necessarily starting from scratch, but there will be a building process.'' Gagne could still be looking at another month before he returns. Apr. 17 - 8:26 am et
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Postby unclepaulie » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:13 am

flush your gut feeling down the toilet where it belongs. the dodgers are just being extra-cautious with gagne because they signed him to a large deal this offseason AND are currently slaughtering teams. there is zero reason for him to come back before, as they have said, he is completely asymptomatic. healthwise gagne is fine. the extra delay is a safety buffer the team is putting around one of their biggest investments. your gut feeling sucks.


I'll put $20.00 on this guy being a touchy Gagne owner.

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Postby WhiteSoxs » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:22 pm

I have gange coming back in mid may!!!! i had to do re drafts on friday cas abunch of people quit my h2h leauge and points leauge cas of the commish. and h2h leauge cas they were lossing :-°
I had the 2nd overall pick for the 12 team draft on friday i nmy roto team and i picked gange up i n the late 4th round and early 5th i got oswalt. I also picked up wagner and a bunch of 2nd tier closer for back up to gange till he returns. so i missed already 2 weeks of the season ,so it dont matter if gange misses another month to me.I had 3 saves last night. Gange should get atleast 38 season, hes been getting 54 saves a season when healthy. so i say 38+ for gange this yr. 100 k 68 innings pitched ;-D Thats good enough for a late 4th round pick.
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