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  • Jonny O Jonny O May 20, 2011 8:38 AM Flag

    Padilla gone, now who?

    Since Vicente is on the DL, who would be a nice pickup for his replacement? I have Sergio Santos,Venters and Rivera as my only other closers. Available closers would be Matt Guerrier, Kenley Jansen, Ryan Vogelsong, Josh Collmenter, Alfredo Aceves, Phil Humber, Mike Adams, Grant Balfour, Mike Dunn, Tyler Clippard,, Mark Melancon, Sean Burnett, Mitchell Boggs, Fernando Rodney, Matt Thornton, etc, etc... I listed a lot of names because I don't know who most of these guys on the FA market are. Any suggestions would be great, thanks.

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    • Good advice from John he broke it down for you pretty good.Ithink i would go with Melancon or Boggs 1'st.Depending what kind league your in and how it score's venter's is good setup man 3 W'S AND LOW ERA/WHIP.I'M A TIGER FAN SO MAKE SURE RODNEY IS YOUR LAST RESORT.

    • Adams will be the closer when the padres trade bell for prospects.

    • clippard

    • Venters isn't the Braves closer. Lots of people are wondering if and when he'll take over, but with Kimbrel's high K rate, the Braves won't be making a change any time soon.

      Anyway, out of that group, Guerrier might be your best bet for saves, since he should take over for Padilla until Broxton gets back. Melancon and Boggs would probably be the next best choices, but you couldn't pay me enough to take a chance on those guys. Most of the others you mentioned are either set up men or are converted relievers who start now. The set up guys might get a stray win/save here and there, but not on a consistent basis. However, Mike Adams is a guy who might be worth rostering regardless, because he's an elite reliever who will help keep your ERA/WHIP down, and is next in line if and when Bell gets traded from the Padres.

    • If you want safety, go with Melancon... if you was to swing for the fences, take a gamble on Jansen.


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