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Who do you want to see be our closer?

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Personally, I think it's wide open. Pinto doesn't have enough control. I think either Owens or Tank.
 
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I'll go with Owens in this bunch, I'd rather keep Tank as a fireman to keep our lead into the 9th... although if Pinto steps up... no problem with that... I'd love to see Koplove be consistent... but probably not as a closer... a solid MR would be fine..
 
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I went with Tank. First rounder, proved as a rookie that he has the bulldog mentality and there's no question that the stuff is there.

Tank all the way.
 

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If Pinto steps up, which I think he will, he should definitely close.
 

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Lefties shouldn't be closing for us.

Of those choices Owens, but I would say Nolasco.
 

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Lefties shouldn't be closing for us.
Do you have any reasoning?
 
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We don't have too many lefty specialists? and by too many... I mean there are 5 on the 40 man roster... 2 of which are Olsen/Willis... and the other two are Pinto/Tank and then Paul Mildren whom I know nothing about
 

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Someone who will close the door on all these inane polls that seem to pop up everyday featuring choices no one has ever seen hit, catch or pitch.
 

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Lefties shouldn't be closing for us.
Do you have any reasoning?
I view lefties as drastically more valuable in innings 6-7-8 in preserving leads where they can often times be used as specialists and not 'have' to get out of full innings. Plus considering our lefties - Tank (26 BB, 41 IP. 1.43 whip) and Pinto (27 BB, 29 IP. 1.58 whip), that's just a 9th inning disaster waiting to happen. It's not like we have Billy or BJ, or anything close to them. Given the options, Owens fits the profile better then the other 4. Ideally, I don't think we should thrust the closer roll onto a rookie. I'd rather have a cheap veteran with some experience (Hermanson, Park) or Nolasco (whose RP splits are much better then as a SP).
 
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My pick is Henry Owens, granted he does have to win the job in spring training. His numbers in the minors are very good.
 

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I went with Tank. We have Pinto that can be our lefty specialist. Owens sounds like a good pitcher, but I want to see him in person before I say that he's closer material.
 
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None of them. Lindstrom.
I would say the same, but I gave my vote to Owens in his absence. Give a high-powered arm a clean slate in the 9th and I think results will be generally good. And I think Tank is too good at what he does to be moved into the closer spot.
 

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I think Tankersley and Lindstrom could make a nasty 8/9 duo. You give a youg, arrogant, high-powered arm the ball in the ninth at Dolphins Stadium and like you said, generally you're going to get positive results. And if he doesn't work out, we have a ton more options.
 

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