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Closer by Committee to Exclude Rondon

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The best solution is to just score way more runs that the other team. I wouldn't be disappointed if every game we won was by more than 3 runs :)

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I also like this idea, because as a manager you can match up the right pitcher to the situation, but because managers are risk-averse, I too think this idea has a short shelf life.

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Tigers option Rondon, go with closer by committee « Beck's Blog

I'll be really interested to see how Leyland uses this bullpen. There's some talent there, but it will leave JL open to a lot more criticism...

Closer by committee would work great with our pen, if our manager understood hows stats work. The key to Coke in the playoffs last year was the Yankees best players are lefthanded and Coke can still be dominant against lefties, but righties hit .396 off him last season. So throwing him out to close and face Pujols and Trumbo will result in a loss, but facing Hamilton he can still be effective.

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For us, I don't have any major issues with closer by committee. I actually think Leyland handles his pen pretty well. That being said, there is some stock in the "closers mentality". I don't think it's as big as some make it out to be, but there are some pitchers that get rattled in that position.

I'm also not sure I want to see Villareal or Albuquerque in that position. I think they can be the best of our bullpen and i'm not sold on using your best guy in the closer position. Think back to the short time we had Zumaya and Jones in the pen, there were games that Jones saved because Zumaya stopped a threat and carried the game to the ninth for him, where he had no one on base and just needed to worry about getting three outs to end it.

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Just make the worst viable late inning reliever on the team the closer, boom problem solved.

Now that is kind of an interesting debate, who is the Tigers worst viable late inning reliever? You probably will get as many answers as you would if you asked for the Tiger's best late inning reliever.

That's the interesting thing about this bullpen, you've got a few special purpose types (Smyly and Downs), and otherwise everyone else is kind of in the same ballpark.

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Our local Lakeland paper today had an article on Valverde and Dotel as probable closers...they really follow the Tigers. I didn't even read the article after the headline.

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Rondon needs at least part of a season in AAA, and I think everyone involved knew that.

Predict that he gets moved as part of a trade with the Padres, or another team with an extra closer.

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I'd like to see Villarreal close, to limit his overall innings of work. But Al-Q has closer stuff also.

And I really hate the entire concept of "closers" - I say have a few guys and let them go two IP for saves if need be.

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I'm one who would rather see a consistent closer option. The season is too long and I'd prefer to have the stability on the back end with one closer. However if we don't have that guy then this is obviously the best option.

I don't necessarily see a long term scenario where it stays this way and I hope the Tigers don't end up regretting not having someone to fill the role with so much on the line heading into the season ...

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