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#1 Jaykay

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

The bullpen as a whole has been a huge disappointment but how 'bout Ryan Pressly?

 

The ERA won't stay at 0.00 all year, but there's plenty of reason to believe he's figured it out and his peripherals looks great. 

 

Cheers to Ryan. 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

Can he close? We can’t keep Rodney as he’s almost a guarenteed L every time he pitches in a save situation.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

 

Can he close? We can’t keep Rodney as he’s almost a guarenteed L every time he pitches in a save situation.

 

Closing, like pitching in any other inning, is just pitching. So he can definitely close. 

 

Molitor has to start using him in higher leverage situations. 


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:42 PM

Closing, like pitching in any other inning, is just pitching. So he can definitely close. 
 
Molitor has to start using him in higher leverage situations.

Not all good relievers can close. LaTroy Hawkins, at least beginning in 2002, had the stuff to close but never really had the right mental makeup for it. I think Pressly can develop the mentality with a good 2018 season but I don't think he's ready to be thrown into the breach yet. I'd put Reed there next if Rodney continues to fail.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

About halfway through last year Pressly started pitching better. I mentioned last year that he has the stuff to close and that maybe he should be given a shot right after the traded away Kintzler. Right now I think Reed has the right stuff and has done it before too. Right now I'd try out Reed and move Pressly up to a set up position.

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#6 Han Joelo

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:57 PM

Nice!  Focus on the positives!  I like it.  Annndd...now we've jinxed him.


#7 Mike Sixel

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 01:15 PM

He's been great. Hopeful it keeps up!

One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.