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Old 06-15-2019, 11:54 AM
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Default Cody Allen DFA’d

A couple years ago this guy was a great closer. We have money to burn this year, with him on a one year deal I would put a claim on him and see if we can’t turn him around. Not sure if he has anything left in the tank, but can’t be worse than the money we donated to Ervin Santana
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:59 AM
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A couple years ago this guy was a great closer. We have money to burn this year, with him on a one year deal I would put a claim on him and see if we can’t turn him around. Not sure if he has anything left in the tank, but can’t be worse than the money we donated to Ervin Santana
We donated minor league salary to Santana, nothing more. He did not get to 45 days to have the big money kick in.

I'd be willing to take a minor league contract chance on Allen, but wouldn't go above Major League minimum at this time.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:51 PM
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We donated minor league salary to Santana, nothing more. He did not get to 45 days to have the big money kick in.

I'd be willing to take a minor league contract chance on Allen, but wouldn't go above Major League minimum at this time.
Honestly, who cares? He has 5 and change left, and we either spend it on players or it’s just in JRs pocket. Bullpen has been a dumpster fire, why not gamble on a reclamation
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:56 PM
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Honestly, who cares? He has 5 and change left, and we either spend it on players or it’s just in JRs pocket. Bullpen has been a dumpster fire, why not gamble on a reclamation
It’s pretty much a waste of time. He no longer has a major-league-caliber fastball.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:38 PM
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Bullpen has been a dumpster fire, why not gamble on a reclamation
Dumpster fire? The Sox are pretty much middle of road in the AL. They aren't the 2005 White Sox, but they aren't that bad....
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:47 PM
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Dumpster fire? The Sox are pretty much middle of road in the AL. They aren't the 2005 White Sox, but they aren't that bad....
And have been definitely showing signs of improvement as the back end becomes solidified and even Ruiz and Minaya showing signs of life.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:04 PM
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Bullpen has been a dumpster fire
That’s not even close to being true. The bullpen has been a nice surprise. Bummer and Marshall are especially looking great.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:58 PM
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That’s not even close to being true. The bullpen has been a nice surprise. Bummer and Marshall are especially looking great.
Those 2 and Colome have been good - but 3 guys don’t make a good pen. Fry and Osich haven’t been good, Minaya has been a little smoke and mirrors, and then some guys have been flat out terrible - Herrera Vieira Ruiz.

The bullpen has been just like the rotation, we are seeing a few pieces take shape surrounded by pure garbage.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:32 AM
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A couple years ago this guy was a great closer. We have money to burn this year, with him on a one year deal I would put a claim on him and see if we can’t turn him around. Not sure if he has anything left in the tank, but can’t be worse than the money we donated to Ervin Santana
Sure,I remember, and I agree with you. Even if Cody is no good any more he still has something to contribute about how to pitch and clubhoused leadership.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:13 AM
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The Dodgers are looking for help at closer. Maybe Colome gets you something at the trade deadline.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:06 PM
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The Dodgers are looking for help at closer. Maybe Colome gets you something at the trade deadline.
If this team is to compete next year, then what it needs to do is build up a solid core and not just give up players in risky trades. Constantly trading away our best players for unproven prospects is no way to build a championship team.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:34 AM
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If this team is to compete next year, then what it needs to do is build up a solid core and not just give up players in risky trades. Constantly trading away our best players for unproven prospects is no way to build a championship team.
You don't build around older closers. You maximize their value. Honestly, you deal Colome in a second if the return is good and you see if Evan Marshall can close. You literally have 3-4 closer candidates in your farm.
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