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« Topic Start: April 11, 2016, 10:34:31 PM »
I see Papelbon cooling off as he tries to exhibit normal MLB player behavior

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #1: April 11, 2016, 10:38:01 PM »
Gotta give credit where credit is due, Papelbon looks like a professional closer out there - unfazed, focused, and not easily rattled even if he makes a mistake.  Storen had better stuff at his peak, but I don't think we've ever had a closer like Papelbon.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #2: April 11, 2016, 10:40:23 PM »
Gotta give credit where credit is due, Papelbon looks like a professional closer out there - unfazed, focused, and not easily rattled even if he makes a mistake.  Storen had better stuff at his peak, but I don't think we've ever had a closer like Papelbon.
He doesn't have the stuff he used to but throws strikes. There will be hits and runs and some blown saves but at least we don't have to see the nibbling and walks.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #3: April 11, 2016, 10:49:26 PM »
Well Mathguy you called me a deviant last week so ok, I'm in on the Paps fan club :mg:

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #4: April 11, 2016, 10:55:22 PM »
I'm in. Paps>Storen. At least Paps chokes in the dugout, not on the mound.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #5: April 11, 2016, 10:58:52 PM »
I'm in. Paps>Storen. At least Paps chokes in the dugout, not on the mound.
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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #6: April 11, 2016, 11:03:38 PM »
Gotta give credit where credit is due, Papelbon looks like a professional closer out there - unfazed, focused, and not easily rattled even if he makes a mistake.  Storen had better stuff at his peak, but I don't think we've ever had a closer like Papelbon.
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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #7: April 11, 2016, 11:05:51 PM »
I'm in. Paps>Storen. At least Paps chokes in the dugout, not on the mound.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #8: April 11, 2016, 11:36:34 PM »
He's no Matt Capps

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #9: April 12, 2016, 01:07:19 AM »
I'm scarcely a Paps fan, but I am comfortable with him closing games.

Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #10: April 12, 2016, 07:28:10 AM »
shutdown closer  :mg:

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #12: April 12, 2016, 10:26:49 AM »
He's still a douche and I don't think he has the stuff to do it over the course of the season. I'm not a fan of closers who sit at the low 90s.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #13: April 12, 2016, 10:31:20 AM »
He's still a douche and I don't think he has the stuff to do it over the course of the season. I'm not a fan of closers who sit at the low 90s.

Get out.  :)

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #14: April 12, 2016, 10:39:21 AM »
He's still a douche and I don't think he has the stuff to do it over the course of the season. I'm not a fan of closers who sit at the low 90s.
Let it go BIL, let it go and get on the Paps bandwagon.  Come over to the Dark Side.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #15: April 12, 2016, 11:02:34 AM »
He's still a douche and I don't think he has the stuff to do it over the course of the season. I'm not a fan of closers who sit at the low 90s.

I agree. I know I'm unrealistic but my expectation is a closer needs to have a clean inning every time out. Very low 90's doesn't cut it for me and he doesn't have a strike out pitch. I do not believe he will be the closer at the end of the summer as I think Treinen or Rivero will. He is very "Sorianoesque". He was not overly impressive after we acquired him.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #16: April 12, 2016, 11:21:29 AM »
I agree. I know I'm unrealistic but my expectation is a closer needs to have a clean inning every time out. Very low 90's doesn't cut it for me and he doesn't have a strike out pitch. I do not believe he will be the closer at the end of the summer as I think Treinen or Rivero will. He is very "Sorianoesque". He was not overly impressive after we acquired him.

Yeah I keep waiting for the Untuck action.
My expectations are more that Dusty will keep him on a very short leash. If he has another incident, I think he needs to ride the pine or go play elsewhere. Not just Choke-the-MVP scale incidents. If he gets booted from a game for throwing at someone's head (again) or is seriously antagonistic to the fans, etc.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #17: April 12, 2016, 11:23:52 AM »
There is a passing resemblance:


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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #18: April 12, 2016, 01:01:21 PM »
I agree. I know I'm unrealistic but my expectation is a closer needs to have a clean inning every time out. Very low 90's doesn't cut it for me and he doesn't have a strike out pitch. I do not believe he will be the closer at the end of the summer as I think Treinen or Rivero will. He is very "Sorianoesque". He was not overly impressive after we acquired him.

You get it. I also think they might trade for a closer at the deadline if he starts to suck earlier and they don't trust the young guys.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #19: April 12, 2016, 01:16:12 PM »
You get it. I also think they might trade for a closer at the deadline if he starts to suck earlier and they don't trust the young guys.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #20: April 13, 2016, 07:12:28 AM »
why did rivero got the save opportunity?  :twisted:

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #21: April 13, 2016, 08:10:09 AM »
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why did rivero got the save opportunity?  :twisted:

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #22: April 13, 2016, 08:58:23 AM »
why did rivero got the save opportunity?  :twisted:
Paps has been ridden hard already this year.  4 saves in 6 games, including the night before.  It is a marathon not a sprint.  Last night was a great example of bullpen depth.  Nice to see Kelley effective again.  That man is a horse.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #23: April 13, 2016, 01:57:47 PM »
Nice to see how well Dusty manages the bullpen.

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Re: Papelbon Deviants Fan Club
« Reply #24: April 13, 2016, 02:14:49 PM »
Very very grateful Storen got shipped... out of the country! Screw him.