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Old 12-17-2013, 07:43 PM
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Doub, no offense, but I hate your sig gif. Just had to get that off my chest.

As for the closer situation, whoever gets it will have really bad hair based on recent trends with Sox closers.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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If our closer blows a couple of Chris Sale's gem, will you still be saying that it doesn't matter who closes for this team. lol.

Closer has become an important role. It is very demoralizing to lose leads in the ninth inning. I wouldn't mind signing another guy to compete in the bullpen. We have the money especially with Dunn coming off the books next year.
It's important.
But it's a lot easier to get 3 outs in the 9th with no one on, than to get 3 (or 2) outs in the seventh or eighth with 2 men on.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:33 AM
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If our closer blows a couple of Chris Sale's gem, will you still be saying that it doesn't matter who closes for this team. lol.
Yes, I will still be saying that. You seem not to get our point, though we understand yours quite well ("We need a closer!!!").
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:37 PM
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It's important.
But it's a lot easier to get 3 outs in the 9th with no one on, than to get 3 (or 2) outs in the seventh or eighth with 2 men on.
Matt Thornton disagrees with that statement wholeheartedly.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:28 PM
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9th is lefty heavy give it to Downs.

Other wise, Nate Jones
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:06 PM
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It ain't Lindstrom.
Probably better learning this early
However wish we had signed an accomplished closer in offseason. Might have to give Webb a chance. But if he fails we have no one.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:04 PM
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I still haven't seen a better choice the Lindstrom.
Cleto and Webb are pitching better, but are used for multiple innings and getting out of jams. Lindstrom is still pitching 3rd best.

Javy Guerra was a sharp waiver claim; might see him soon.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 PM
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I still haven't seen a better choice the Lindstrom.
Cleto and Webb are pitching better, but are used for multiple innings and getting out of jams. Lindstrom is still pitching 3rd best.

Javy Guerra was a sharp waiver claim; might see him soon.
He's off to a good start in AAA.

I think Webb will ultimately be the closer. Seems like Reinzo could pretty easily take Webb's role as longman in the bullpen. Of course, you'd probably have to get rid of Belisario, who is getting paid $3 million this season and will probably get several more weeks to sort things out.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:17 PM
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Of course, you'd probably have to get rid of Belisario, who is getting paid $3 million this season and will probably get several more weeks to sort things out.
At 3M think months not weeks.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:24 PM
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He's off to a good start in AAA.

I think Webb will ultimately be the closer. Seems like Reinzo could pretty easily take Webb's role as longman in the bullpen. Of course, you'd probably have to get rid of Belisario, who is getting paid $3 million this season and will probably get several more weeks to sort things out.
I think Rienzo would be next man up to replace either Paulino or Johnson in the rotation.

Sickening as it sounds, Axelord might be up here soon to take the long man role if those two starters continue to fail to put out quality starts.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:55 PM
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Sickening as it sounds, Axelord might be up here soon to take the long man role if those two starters continue to fail to put out quality starts.

Axlerod is not on the 40 man, one of those guys would have to be dfa and thats not happening soon.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:33 AM
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Axlerod is not on the 40 man, one of those guys would have to be dfa and thats not happening soon.
Moving Avisail Garcia to the 60-day DL would free up a spot on the 40-man roster, and from the looks of it, there are only 39 players on the roster right now anyway.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/team...n.jsp?c_id=cws
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:07 AM
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He's off to a good start in AAA.

I think Webb will ultimately be the closer. Seems like Reinzo could pretty easily take Webb's role as longman in the bullpen. Of course, you'd probably have to get rid of Belisario, who is getting paid $3 million this season and will probably get several more weeks to sort things out.
Bellisario came into camp really late, so he may not be ready. I still like his stuff and he has a decent track record. It's frustrating right now, but I think he'll turn it around.

I think Webb is the closer by the end of May and Lindstrom would be better in the set up role.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:30 AM
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Moving Avisail Garcia to the 60-day DL would free up a spot on the 40-man roster, and from the looks of it, there are only 39 players on the roster right now anyway.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/team...n.jsp?c_id=cws
I forgot about Garcia and didnt do the actual count. Axelrod now becomes a possibility.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:51 AM
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When's Jones coming back? He was my man until he gave Detroit a 5 spot in a 6-0 game and Reed finished the job by blowing the save. Now I like Webb. I'd also like to see Rienzo up here. I used to be an Ax supporter but they guy has me convinced of his badness.

We got ourselves some dead weight on that pitching staff.
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