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K-Rod wasn’t the top closer according to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater and he’s not the number one closer according to our 2009 Fantasy Baseball Projections — it’s called Point Shares, ya’ll! The title of top closer goes to Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbon, respectively. And I respectively agree. As Madonna tries to figure out if the K stands for Kabbalah and if she’s with the right Rod, let’s see what this signing does for K-Rod’s 2009 fantasy value and others:

Francisco Rodriguez – When I did my look at offseason 2009 closers, I placed Nathan, Papelbon, Lidge and Mo-Ri in front of K-Rod. Nothing change. I said K-Rod was going to be the closer for the Mets back in August. Everyone said he was going to be the Mets closer back in August. (I think I was one day before everyone else, but who’s counting — besides me.) Francisco Rodriguez is still a $12 Salad and, if anything, he’s even more overrated now by people who think a closer in New York is more valuable simply because of geography.

Scot Shields – No one seems to think he’s going to be the 2009 closer of the Angels, but if Scioscia goes with his longtime setup man first it wouldn’t surprise me that much.

Jose Arrendondo – In that same Closer Look post, Arredondo was ranked 17th, since he’s obviously a Donkey-corn. If he goes into the season as the clear cut closer of the Angels then put another band-aid on your cheek Nelly cause Arrendondo’s about to grimey in overratedness.

  1. Steve says:
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    Neither Rod can be all that happy when they check their nicknames in a mirror.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Then is he playing for a drawer — oofa!

  3. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I’m thinking…

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Cause drawer backwards is reward. Didn’t we make a rule that Razzball would be a no explanation zone?

  5. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Quiet, Steve’s thinking.

    This could take awhile.

  6. Steve says:
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    @Grey: No, no, no – I got it alright. I’m just trying to come back at ya with another one.

  7. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: That’s enough of that. Did you see my ‘joke’ in Rudy’s point shares post? I couldn’t type it quick enough.

  8. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Read it early this morning but didn’t comprehend, I was too tyred.

    Boom-tish!

  9. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Moving around with a weary tread.

    I’m here all week.

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: It’s been a good year –yowsers!

    How’s your back doing? Better than your mustache, I hope.

  11. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: That’s 365 used condoms melted and molded into a tire.

  12. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Better every day. Soon, like my mustache, the pain will be gone.

  13. Eric W says:
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    i wonder if the royals and pirates gm’s sit around all day playing the nickle slots together well all the real teams are in meeting?

  14. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eric W: Totally! “Hey, Dayton, you want Ian Snell?” “If you’ll take Butler…” “Eh, go fish.”

    EDIT: Typo, boyz!

  15. Hey Eric W the Royals didn’t need to come to the winter meetings because they have already solved all their problems for 2009. They traded for Coco Crisp remember?

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    @Schruender: good point and the pirates have the 1 2 Calcutta punch can you say championship

  17. Eric W says:
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    Putz to the mets did not see that one coming there is no way this guy is going to be happy to be a setup man. does this mean Brandon morrow slides in as the closer or do the mariners just not have a need for a closer because that would involve them being in the lead?

  18. Grey

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    @Eric W: I’d think Mets fans would love this until you hear Putz is saying he doesn’t want to be anything but a closer. Way to read the room, Minaya. Then Morrow would prolly slide in as closer except he just spent a few months trying to be a starter. Then Heilman went on record saying he wanted to be a starter. The only one that’s happy here is The Big Fragu, who gets to show his wares in Seattle.

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