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Offline Expos

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2018 bullpen
« Topic Start: February 21, 2018, 11:22:51 AM »

Is it set?

Closer- Sean Doolittle
Ryan Madsen
Brandon Kintzler
Enny Romero
Sammy Solis
Joaquin Benoit
Shawn Kelly

*Matt Grace
*Austin Adams
*Trevor Gott
*Wander Suero

I sure hope Kelly returns to form and if he struggles maybe one of the young guys takes his spot.


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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #1: February 21, 2018, 11:40:20 AM »
Is it set?

Closer- Sean Doolittle
Ryan Madsen
Brandon Kintzler
Enny Romero
Sammy Solis
Joaquin Benoit
Shawn Kelly

*Matt Grace
*Austin Adams
*Trevor Gott
*Wander Suero

I sure hope Kelly returns to form and if he struggles maybe one of the young guys takes his spot.


I'm not sure Benoit is a lock.  They did add him to the 40 man roster, but I guess he did that rather than a minor league contract with an NRI and an opt out date because, if he does not make the roster, then they have to release him.  At $1MM, I don't think they go bust if they decide Suero is a better option.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #2: February 21, 2018, 12:08:26 PM »
How healthy is Shawn Kelley going to be? Honestly, the 7/8/9 guys are set. Everyone else is just a JAG.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #3: February 21, 2018, 12:18:05 PM »
Trade for Colome.

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« Reply #4: February 21, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
Trade for Colome.

Only if he's in a package for Archer

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #5: February 21, 2018, 03:08:03 PM »
Grace is out of options.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #6: February 21, 2018, 03:41:41 PM »
If Cole doesn't cut it as a starter they might make him a long relief guy?

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #7: February 21, 2018, 04:04:18 PM »
Is it set?

Closer- Sean Doolittle
Ryan Madsen
Brandon Kintzler
Enny Romero
Sammy Solis
Joaquin Benoit
Shawn Kelly

*Matt Grace
*Austin Adams
*Trevor Gott
*Wander Suero

I sure hope Kelly returns to form and if he struggles maybe one of the young guys takes his spot.

Only 3 guys on that list that I have any real trust in.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #8: February 21, 2018, 04:13:45 PM »
I feel the same way. That doesn't scream, we fixed the bullpen to me....and then Cole as #5; ugh.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #9: February 21, 2018, 04:26:54 PM »
Trade for Colome.
jesus or alex?

Our thoughts and prayers are with his buttocks right now . . . .

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #10: February 21, 2018, 06:27:40 PM »
Only 3 guys on that list that I have any real trust in.

Thats generous

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #11: February 21, 2018, 06:28:45 PM »
How healthy is Shawn Kelley going to be? Honestly, the 7/8/9 guys are set. Everyone else is just a JAG.
That's true but isn't it really the case for every teams bullpen.  You are lucky to have a few studs sprinkled in with the JAGs.

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« Reply #12: February 21, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »
That's true but isn't it really the case for every teams bullpen.  You are lucky to have a few studs sprinkled in with the JAGs.

True, but there are also health concerns with our studs

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #13: March 06, 2018, 12:15:21 AM »
Wander Suero.

The hype is real.

4 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 7 SO

It might be hard to keep him off the squad. I'd rather have him than Joaquin Benoit.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #14: March 06, 2018, 07:50:35 AM »
Wander Suero.

The hype is real.

4 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 7 SO

It might be hard to keep him off the squad. I'd rather have him than Joaquin Benoit.

His mound presence is pretty awesome too.  He’s going to be Koda Glover only healthy.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #15: March 06, 2018, 09:13:34 AM »
Wander Suero.

The hype is real.

4 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 7 SO

It might be hard to keep him off the squad. I'd rather have him than Joaquin Benoit.
Got his entrance from the bullpen music:



I can't think of a song for Suero, so this will have to do.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #16: March 19, 2018, 04:34:44 PM »
Is it too early to push the panic button.. Romero has looked awful and I'm not betting hew makes the trip North. Kintzler has had two bad outings in a row. Kelley , who looked like he righted the ship has reverted back to his 2017 form.

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« Reply #17: March 19, 2018, 04:36:55 PM »
Is it too early to push the panic button.

Never!

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« Reply #18: March 19, 2018, 04:40:32 PM »
Is it too early to push the panic button.. Romero has looked awful and I'm not betting hew makes the trip North. Kintzler has had two bad outings in a row. Kelley , who looked like he righted the ship has reverted back to his 2017 form.
First off, it's NEVER too early to panic. I started panicking back in January.

Second, when did Kelly look good?

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #19: March 19, 2018, 05:39:50 PM »
Well I'm calling it now:  From what I can tell we'll finish 3rd in the division.  Mets and Braves duke it out until the end for the division. 

So many holes in the lineup with Murphy still likely to miss significant time,  only 2 starting pitchers we can really trust and a bullpen that doesn't look much better than at the start of last year. 

We were outscored 19-1 the last 2 days. Well get used to it, it's going to be a long 6 months. 

You can book that, Danos!

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #20: March 19, 2018, 05:45:55 PM »
Well I'm calling it now:  From what I can tell we'll finish 3rd in the division.  Mets and Braves duke it out until the end for the division. 

So many holes in the lineup with Murphy still likely to miss significant time,  only 2 starting pitchers we can really trust and a bullpen that doesn't look much better than at the start of last year. 

We were outscored 19-1 the last 2 days. Well get used to it, it's going to be a long 6 months. 

You can book that, Danos!

 :clap: NAT W shtick in mid-season form...  ;)

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #21: March 19, 2018, 05:51:35 PM »
:clap: NAT W shtick in mid-season form...  ;)

Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeris te if he's this positive now, imagine how he'll be in July.     :panic:

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #22: March 19, 2018, 06:02:34 PM »
What a nightmare of a season.

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Re: 2018 bullpen
« Reply #23: March 19, 2018, 06:12:06 PM »
Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste if he's this positive now, imagine how he'll be in July.     :panic:

There's no half-measures with me I guess.

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« Reply #24: March 19, 2018, 06:14:16 PM »
There's no half-measures with me I guess.

Take some Loonies, go to Canadian Tire and get a flat of Alpine.