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Anyone have any good insight as to who may be the next player not in a closing role to be named to the closer??
One would think that possibly Hoffman may start having arm issues (Heath Bell?)
Valverde has looked terrible but his set up man is Brocail who has looked sharp this year yet is still 41yrs old...
Joba Chamberlin maybe???
Any help/guess is appreciated....
That's the plan as of now, for Schrerzer to go in the rotation. But they won't do it if he doesn't get his command into check right away. I have him as a minor league player and have monitered him all season. They'd love for him to assume the rotation spot, be they won't hesitate to keep him in the bullpen this year if they think it's the right way to go. If he ends up there, and if Llyons falters, they'll try him at closer and see how he holds up. But yeah he's a full time starter by no later than 2009 and possibly this year.
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Okay techinacality police. You're missing my point. I said from the start to "keep an eye" on Scherzer. I know he's getting a starting nod now. Starting a game in the first week of May doesn't mean he's a full time starter. All I'm saying is that it's not out of the question that Max Scherzer could be closing games for the D-Backs this year at some point if certain things happen. Which is what "keep an eye on" means.
Maybe this will help you out!
10.Tony Pena, Arizona,
9. Aquilino Lopez, Detroit, (this is the next in line when jones goes down)
8. Aaron Heilman, New York Mets
7. Pat Neshek, Minnesota
6. Heath Bell, San Diego .
5. Justin Miller, Florida .
4. Hideki Okajima, Boston .
3. Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles Dodgers .
2. Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankees
1. Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs .
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Keep an eye on Max Scherzer in Arizona. Just got called up this week. Two things would have to happen for him to take the slot. Llyon would have to slip up, and Scherzer needs a couple scoreless outings to show he can dominate the big kids as well as the minor leaguers. If those two things happen, he'll close and not Tony Pena. The D-Backs have said since spring training started that they aren't comfortable with Pena closing, and they don't think he's comfortable with it either.
whoever the retard is that put Java CHamberlain as the next closer needs to know what the heck he is talking about... java is going to the rotation and with Mariano owning the ninth that makes no sense... broxton? no way saito gets demoted...Wood is doing well as a closer so Marmol isnt closing anytime soon...okajima? to replace pappelbon? come on.. the only one i agree on is pena because Lyons always gets hurt right before the all star break
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