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 Post subject: hoffman
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:33 am 
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what is everyone doing with this guy? i dont like having to bend over for him a few times a week.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:10 am 
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He's a closer, you have to deal with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:40 am 
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i've spent my entire day thinking about him shitting the bed yesterday. I mean, is he done? I keep telling myself his velocity was the same as last year. The problem is, when you throw that 86 mph cheese down the gut double A players could hit it out. Ronny Cedeno covered one for crying out loud. I agree that I have no choice but to continue owning him but I would hate to see great ratio work done by my starters to be undone by Chief Fucking Hoffman.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:13 pm 
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He just blew another one! Have to think they're going to give him an extended break - I just wonder who is next in line there. I want it to be Villanueva, but I don't think they'd go to him first. Maybe LaTroy Hawkins?


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I'm thinking about punting saves in one of my league. Just pretty much choose to lose saves every week. I'm basically down to one closer anyway, and if I could trade him for a bat or something, why bother? Why deal with these guys who turn a mound into a bed and just open up their anus on it? Too much defecation.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:47 pm 
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ChrisV82 wrote:
I'm thinking about punting saves in one of my league. Just pretty much choose to lose saves every week. I'm basically down to one closer anyway, and if I could trade him for a bat or something, why bother? Why deal with these guys who turn a mound into a bed and just open up their anus on it? Too much defecation.




I'm thinking the same thing man...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:58 pm 
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Depends on your league style but that's legitimate. I still wouldn't do it though - if only because I'm sure a lot of your fellow league members feel the same way. And when the general tide turns in one direction or another, that's where you find a small competitive advantage.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:23 pm 
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I am hoping it is Villanueva as well, but my guess is that Macha goes with LaTroy Hawkins because he has that oh so valuable "closing experience", regardless of the fact that he sucked for the majority of that "experience".

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When Hoffman blew his 2nd save against the Cardinals, he didn't even throw a change up. Then, he throws change ups to Doumit, who sits on them and rips them out. It doesn't look like he has a pitch that's working.

Safe to say Hoffman is on his way out of the closer role.
"That’s two days in a row for him," manager Ken Macha said to MLB.com after the game. "Tomorrow, if we have a chance to win it, perhaps it will be somebody else at the end.”

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