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 Post subject: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:51 pm 
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holland? broxton?

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:52 pm 
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It's a toss up at this point...

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm 
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grabbed holland, hope it pays off.

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:45 am 
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I'd tend towards Holland.

Johnny Brox's is a mess - Gagne redux very possible.

If anyone is at Spring training would love to hear about Gagne's velocity though.

**Update - found a fan comment on Brox in Spring Training:
"Brox looked good and was throwing around 95-96."
http://royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp? ... sp&c_id=kc

He's pitched in 3 games so far. Why so few?

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
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Rotoworld seems to think Holland will be the guy, but based on last year's #s only.

I'm starting to lean towards Brox now, if his next outings start coming day afters or two days after each based on the report that his fast ball is hitting 95.

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Brox fastball down to 92-93 the other day. Mike Montgomery, former KC closer turned media guy, says it is a straight & very hitable 93 too. Monty's money is on Holland to close, says his shizz is filthy.

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Yeh toss up but my money is on Holland.

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 am 
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The #royals are leaning toward jonathan broxton as their closer with soria on the shelf


https://twitter.com/#!/JonHeymanCBS/status/185385769505009664


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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:53 am 
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Holland is the better pitcher right now, but if Broxton can show any chance to effectively fill the roll the Royals should go with him. Front office should prefer Broxton because it provides multiple benefits:
1) Broxton can be shopped easier at the trade deadline for prospects
2) It will keep Holland's arb salaries lower when he is eligible
3) It allows Holland to be used in any high leverage situation instead of just the 9th inning

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 Post subject: Re: who will closer be for royals?
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I don't think it is close. Holland is the better pitcher but broxton will close until he blows a few saves or is traded to whatever contender loses a closer or setup man. (Reds?)

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