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While watching the Fish close out the game, I saw Braden blow a lead and Six Fingers load up the bases but wriggle out of the jam. Which of these closers were the toughest to watch?

 

I see this being a three person race....Did i forget anyone?

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I see this being a three person race....Did i forget anyone?

You forgot Mantei.

 

I'd have to go with Nunez. The rest of them, while scary at times, got the job done. Nunez failed, though it wouldn't have been so bad if Torborg didn't think the cure was to keep running him out there over and over.

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And theres Trevor Hoffman ya forgot..

Hoffman was never our closer. He was Harvey's setup guy. He got a couple of saves in 1993 before being traded for Sheffield, but Harvey was the man and turned in the most amazing season of closing I'd ever seen up until Smoltz/Gagne the last couple of years.

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You forgot Mantei.

I did forget Mantei but I figured he wouldnt get any votes because he was relatively painless...One of my favorite all-time Marlins closers because he was money and so were the Ice Girls.

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And theres Trevor Hoffman ya forgot..

Hoffman was never our closer. He was Harvey's setup guy. He got a couple of saves in 1993 before being traded for Sheffield, but Harvey was the man and turned in the most amazing season of closing I'd ever seen up until Smoltz/Gagne the last couple of years. totally agree with you harvey was lights out that first year i remember he had a nasty splitter....i might not be right but wasnt he 45 for 45 in saves...

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hey, fishfaninpa...are you going to any of the Marlins-Phillies games? I'm going on the 20th, just checking if there'll be fellow Marlins fans.

I'll be at em all.....I bought the Marlins plan....aka...all 12 games. Maybe we'll meet up and laugh at the losers.

 

I urge all of you to make the trip up to the City of Brotherly Love so we can swamp that place with Teal.

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Braden Looper was like an actor that was unbelievably cast. Like Woody Allen as an action hero. He didnt look right closing, and he didnt look confident out there.

 

Speaking of, Benitez has gotten progressively better. Giving up that home run to Vidro I thought was a lack of focus, but he went 3 up, 3 down against the Phillies. Shut them down - in the clutch. Good sign.

 

Also, our bullpen has been pretty solid thus far, that is encouraging. We have gotten good pitching this whole season so far. Very encouraging.

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