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Chacon finally out/Redman buy sign?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:40 pm
by thehat
Looks as though Chacon is finally going to be removed as the Colorado closer in favor of either Harikkala or Reed for now, possibly Fuentes when he returns. This is being reported at several sites, so I'll assume it's accurate. Personally, I have no interest in either Harikkala or Reed, but if you're desperate for saves...

As for Redman, he's been a flop to date. But he was razor sharp vs. the Cubs last time out, and is moving into his best time of year. Redman is 10-3, 3.21 lifetime in July, clearly his best career month. I suspect he can be had pretty cheap, and might prove to be a decent low cost investment.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:48 pm
by donut
is this a sure thing guys? if so..i'm gonna pick up lehr

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:18 pm
by thehat
donut wrote:is this a sure thing guys? if so..i'm gonna pick up lehr


Sure thing or not, you should not have Chacon in your lineup. Playing a closer with a 4 plus ERA as Herges has is one thing. You can at least justify his existence with the saves you accrue. But when the ERA is 7 or 8 and the WHIP is just as painful, you simply cannot keep the guy around. So whether he keeps the job, loses it temporarily or permanently doesn't matter. Get rid of the guy.

As for Lehr, it seems almost certain that the A's will have to make a deal for a closer. They won't entrust a pennant race to a raw rookie. My best advice is to find a relief pitcher that can help you to some extent across the board, even it doesn't result in many saves. Jesus Colome would be a possibility, or a few others that are setup guys that will steal the occasional save and get the gig if anything happens to the present closer.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:23 pm
by wrveres
just a quick hit here ...


I like Fuentes once he comes off the DL, but it will be for the short term. He is a lefty, and Hurdle has said he would prefer him as a setup.

Redman will hold onto the job, Just condider his early season struggles, and asjustment to the AL ...

as for an Oakland closer, word on the street today is thet they are going after Urbina.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:08 am
by thehat
Looks like a 50/50 result here, but one I'm happy with. Chacon is STILL going to close for Colorado, despite the fact that he has only one pitch and cannot throw that for strikes consistently.

But Redman was rock soild again tonight. Good mid-season addition if you got him on the cheap, which you might not be able to do following this second straight staunch effort.

What's the news on a Freddy Garcia trade?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:16 am
by Chuckles
I've heard the Yanks and Dodgers are interested in him, but the Mariners foolishly think they are still in the playoff race, so they aren't moving yet. Is there anything different to what I've heard here? I'm holding onto this guy, waiting for him to get traded to a team that scores runs for him. What a concept, ay?!!?

Re: What's the news on a Freddy Garcia trade?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:25 am
by thehat
Chuckles wrote:I've heard the Yanks and Dodgers are interested in him, but the Mariners foolishly think they are still in the playoff race, so they aren't moving yet. Is there anything different to what I've heard here? I'm holding onto this guy, waiting for him to get traded to a team that scores runs for him. What a concept, ay?!!?


Who are you talking about?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:30 am
by getoffmywalrus
Chacon got the save tonight, it wasn't pretty though. If anyone has any verified sources on this situation, post them here, and quick. I need to get a head jump on this new closer.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:34 am
by donut
getoffmywalrus wrote:Chacon got the save tonight, it wasn't pretty though. If anyone has any verified sources on this situation, post them here, and quick. I need to get a head jump on this new closer.

first two batters singled. then a sac bunt to move runners to 2nd and 3rd. intentional walk to load the bases with one out. then he got out of the jam with 2 fly ball outs i think.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:30 am
by getoffmywalrus
haha nooo, I meant details on the closer situation in Colorado, as in sources stating he is no longer the closer and if not, who is.