Show Blog for 7/28/08
Let’s take a closer look at um closers now that we’ve had major shake up again.
Blue Jays: Ryan seems safe and has 4 saves in jays last 10 games
Orioles: Big George continues to rack em up but is he an Oriole on Friday? If not then look for Jim Johnson to get a shot.
Rays: Percival is back but for how long? Do rays go after a Street or Fuentes? Keep Balfour and Wheeler on radar.
Red Sox and Yanks: Nuff said
Indians: What a mess this year. Borowski, Kobayashi, Perez. Stay Away.
Tigers: See Indians. Rodney probably hangs on to this job as long as he is decent but can he be decent?
Royals: Soria is just flat out good.
Twins: Joe Nathan is right there with Pap, Mo and K-Rod.
White Sox: Jenks has dealt with injuries and Linebrink is on DL, do they go after help as insurance for Jenks?
Angels: Amazing Amazing considering we thought he was in big trouble health wise in April.
A’s: Casilla, Devine, Ziegler??? Who knows but I think we’d be more surprised if Street isn’t dealt then if he is. Tough call.
Rangers: CJ is this years Jones and Borowski, just finds a way to survive and keep the job.Like Cory said he’s only blown 3 saves.
Mariners: Getting interesting with the Morrow may become a starter news and M’s not positive Putz can close rest of season. Indians and Tigersesque just with way more talent.
Braves: Gonzalez hasn’t had a save since July 18th.
Marlins: Fish are in closer market and have chips to get anyone.
Mets: Wagner showing why he is still one of the best even if it takes Maalox.
Phillies: Lidge good.
Nationals: Hanrahan no save ops since rauch left, told ya.
Astros: Valverde getting it done with a blowup here and there. He’s fun to watch and infuriating at same time.
Brewers: Melvin says they are done giving away blue chippers so Sheets and CC better not let Torres blow this thing. Might be able to pull a fast one though for a closer.
Cards: NL version of 06 World Series opponents.
Cubs: Wood will be back but the WR from Notre Dame was worth #3 waiver claim to me anyway.
Pirates: Grabow and Yates no save opps since the Marte deal.
Reds: Coco be Coco.
D-backs: Lyon gets killed in Dodger series. Rauch time may be close.
Dodgers: Broxton may never see the 8th inning again unless its for a 4-6 out save.
Giants: Hasn’t been pretty but Wilson is 5-5 this month.
Padres: 6-6 in July for Hells Bells.
Rockies: Only a handful of games out in pathetic NL West, may become buyers and keep Fuentes, but Corpas has been outstanding in July (1.74 ERA).