Closer for California Angels?

Closer for California Angels?

Post by Richard J Jaco » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 02:48:29


     Since Steve Frey signed with the Giants does anyone have any idea who
the closer will be for the California Angels?

Rich Jacobs

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by Richard J Jaco » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 02:51:57

     Could someone refresh my memory....Did G. Harris have some type of off
season surgery?  If so, is he expected back as closer?  If not, I have
heard the name of Trevor Hoffman.  What do you Padre fans think?

Rich Jacobs

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by Wayne Sco » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 04:55:15


|>      Since Steve Frey signed with the Giants does anyone have any idea who
|> the closer will be for the California Angels?
|>
|> Rich Jacobs

The Sporting News Fantasy Baseball Owner's Guide says it will still
be bullpen by committee. I can't remember all the names they listed,
but Mike Butcher was mentioned.

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by JAD » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 05:00:38


Quote:
>     Since Steve Frey signed with the Giants does anyone have any idea who
>the closer will be for the California Angels?

The Angels are one of the teams pursuing Gregg Olson.  Barring that, it would
appear to be a committee set-up, headed by Joe Grahe.  (Note:  If Olson comes
Grahe is expected to vie for a spot in the rotation.  Ish.)  Keep an eye out
for Patterson (the lefty) to come here -- this guy will get some saves if he
does so.  Else you might want to look at Hilly Hathaway or Mark Holzemer as
Frey's replacement.
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Closer for California Angels?

Post by The Last Sta » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 14:24:58


Quote:
>     Since Steve Frey signed with the Giants does anyone have any idea who
>the closer will be for the California Angels?

>Rich Jacobs

Could be Mike Butcher, could be Troy Percival, could be Jesus :>  You
never know who's going to close for the Angels from week to week...belive
me, I had their entire bullpen last year.
 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by David DeMe » Fri, 21 Jan 1994 01:04:28


Quote:
>     Could someone refresh my memory....Did G. Harris have some type of off
>season surgery?  

Yes.

Quote:
>If so, is he expected back as closer?  

Yes.

Quote:
>If not, I have
>heard the name of Trevor Hoffman.  What do you Padre fans think?

I'd rather have Hoffman closing, I think, but in a roto league,
I'd much rather have Harris, since he has the job.  But I wouldn't
pay more than $20 for him, since his job isn't all that secure.
Riggleman seems to like to play one guy as the "closer".  I thought
last season that Tim Scott & Pedro A. Martinez & some of the others
would get plenty of the saves, but was wrong... (but Scott gave me
good value for my $1, anyway!)

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Closer for California Angels?

Post by Cory Ridgw » Fri, 21 Jan 1994 15:44:58


Quote:

>>If not, I have
>>heard the name of Trevor Hoffman.  What do you Padre fans think?

>I'd rather have Hoffman closing, I think, but in a roto league,
>I'd much rather have Harris, since he has the job.  But I wouldn't
>pay more than $20 for him, since his job isn't all that secure.
>Riggleman seems to like to play one guy as the "closer".  I thought
>last season that Tim Scott & Pedro A. Martinez & some of the others
>would get plenty of the saves, but was wrong... (but Scott gave me
>good value for my $1, anyway!)
>--


>UC San Diego                                        ...!ucsd!cs!demers
>La Jolla, CA 92093-0114     (619) 534-0688, or -8187, FAX: (619) 534-7029

  I'll second Dave's opinions.  Though my boy was Jeremy Hernandez.
  I doubt that any Padre will save more than 20 games this year.  And
while Harris is the incumbent, he may very well lose his job.  Even if
he doesn't have to share it while he's got it.
  Here's a rule of thumb for you ...

        The only good Padre is an ex-Padre.

Cory Ridgway.

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by ANDREW LEMM » Sat, 22 Jan 1994 09:42:27


Quote:

>Subject: Closer for California Angels?
>Date: 18 Jan 1994 17:48:29 GMT
>     Since Steve Frey signed with the Giants does anyone have any idea who
>the closer will be for the California Angels?
>Rich Jacobs

What is the story on Joe Grahe? Last season he started as the closer, until
he got hurt. I believe he has signed with the team and if he is healthy he
may be the closer again.

Andrew Lemmon

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by tavvak » Sun, 23 Jan 1994 07:41:06

In response to the Harris vs. Hoffman scenario, my bet is clearly
Hoffman.  Though it may be hogwash, commentators have always commented
on the "stopper mentality" or the "look" of a stopper which Hoffman
possesses.  Gene Harris, on the other hand, to accompany his carreer
statistical mediocrity, has the "look" of a free safety.  Bet on
Hoffman......Atlanta corollary: Bet on Wohlers over McMichael.....
 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by JAD » Mon, 24 Jan 1994 08:18:57

Quote:

>What is the story on Joe Grahe? Last season he started as the closer, until
>he got hurt. I believe he has signed with the team and if he is healthy he
>may be the closer again.

If we have a bullpen by committee, he'd be the chair.  If Olson should sign
here (Gregg!  Don't do it, man!  This will be your Waterloo!), Grahe will be
tried in, of all things, the rotation.  Or at least this is what they are
saying.
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Closer for California Angels?

Post by Scott R. Sus » Wed, 26 Jan 1994 01:24:40

|> In response to the Harris vs. Hoffman scenario, my bet is clearly
|> Hoffman.  Though it may be hogwash, commentators have always commented
|> on the "stopper mentality" or the "look" of a stopper which Hoffman
|> possesses.  Gene Harris, on the other hand, to accompany his carreer
|> statistical mediocrity, has the "look" of a free safety.  Bet on
|> Hoffman......Atlanta corollary: Bet on Wohlers over McMichael.....

What nonsense!  It occurs to me that Rollie Fingers looked like he should
have been playing a banjo on a riverboat.  Dan Quisenberry looked like he
should have worn a green eye-shade and calculated a balance sheet for a
Fortune-500 company.  Kent Tekulve looked like he should have been leading
a pack of boy scouts through the wilderness.  Sure, there are some "mean"
looking closers like Dibble, Lee Smith, and the old Goose Gossage ... but
I've seen a ton of guys who looked like closers but pitched like Tom
Browning <grin> ...

... Scott

--
Scott Robert Susor *** Baylor College of Medicine *** Houston Texas
"Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Overdoing"

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by Wayne Sco » Wed, 26 Jan 1994 05:20:53



|> |> In response to the Harris vs. Hoffman scenario, my bet is clearly
|> |> Hoffman.  Though it may be hogwash, commentators have always commented
|> |> on the "stopper mentality" or the "look" of a stopper which Hoffman
|> |> possesses.  Gene Harris, on the other hand, to accompany his carreer
|> |> statistical mediocrity, has the "look" of a free safety.  Bet on
|> |> Hoffman......Atlanta corollary: Bet on Wohlers over McMichael.....
|>
|> What nonsense!  It occurs to me that Rollie Fingers looked like he should
|> have been playing a banjo on a riverboat.  Dan Quisenberry looked like he
|> should have worn a green eye-shade and calculated a balance sheet for a
|> Fortune-500 company.  Kent Tekulve looked like he should have been leading
|> a pack of boy scouts through the wilderness.  Sure, there are some "mean"
|> looking closers like Dibble, Lee Smith, and the old Goose Gossage ... but
|> I've seen a ton of guys who looked like closers but pitched like Tom
|> Browning <grin> ...
|>
|> ... Scott
|>
|
You forgot that Tom Henke looks like a mild-mannered accountant. :-)

Wayne Scott

 
 
 

Closer for California Angels?

Post by News read » Fri, 28 Jan 1994 09:49:48


Quote:

>|> In response to the Harris vs. Hoffman scenario, my bet is clearly
>|> Hoffman.  Though it may be hogwash, commentators have always commented
>|> on the "stopper mentality" or the "look" of a stopper which Hoffman
>|> possesses.  Gene Harris, on the other hand, to accompany his carreer
>|> statistical mediocrity, has the "look" of a free safety.  Bet on
>|> Hoffman......Atlanta corollary: Bet on Wohlers over McMichael.....
>What nonsense!  It occurs to me that Rollie Fingers looked like he should
>have been playing a banjo on a riverboat.  Dan Quisenberry looked like he
>should have worn a green eye-shade and calculated a balance sheet for a
>Fortune-500 company.  Kent Tekulve looked like he should have been leading
>a pack of boy scouts through the wilderness.  Sure, there are some "mean"

Further, if you want to make an argument for Hoffman, forget the
mentality stuff, look at the K/IP ratio for the two. 95 MPH
strait down the middle isn't much better than a 75 MPH fastball
that moves alot.
Quote:
>looking closers like Dibble, Lee Smith, and the old Goose Gossage ... but
>I've seen a ton of guys who looked like closers but pitched like Tom
>Browning <grin> ...
>... Scott
>--
>Scott Robert Susor *** Baylor College of Medicine *** Houston Texas
>"Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Overdoing"