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The Red Sox bullpen

Postby Penguin » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Melancon and Aceves have possibly been the worst two pitchers of the year so far in MLB. So, will Bobby V actually stick with either of these guys closing? Is there someone else he might turn to (Bard before he even gets a *chance* to start?)? I'm not too heavily invested in either, just wondering what folks think.

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Re: The Red Sox bullpen

Postby Grey » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:02 pm

I think they'll try Melancon a bit longer...
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Re: The Red Sox bullpen

Postby thejvp » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:33 pm

I'm from Boston and people are starting to be more and more vocal about Bard being the closer.

Even if the donkeys running this team promised him that he could start, you'd have to believe that they would force him to close if/when they become more desperate then they currently are.

Even if Bard does get the job, his makeup has always been questioned so he's not a lock to take the job and run with it anyways.

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Re: The Red Sox bullpen

Postby phorts » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:30 pm

Well Valentine is certainly not one who is going to keep running guys out there time after time to fail, hell, he had Melancon and Morales warming up in the pen after Aceves first batter. I think they'll he'll run Aceves out there the next time they get a save chance (not too confident it will be in the next few days w/ Dubrount and Bard starting, but ya never know).

I've been a Sox fan for a long time, and folks 'round here hit panic mode very quickly, and after what happened last year and all the uncertainty surrounding this team this year it's not a shocker. Even though Valentine wanted Bard to be in the pen all along, and has a swift hand, i think he still runs out Aceves.

God that was one awful, awful pitch to Miggy. I dont think Aceves or Melancon have the balls to close, and perhaps Valentine's lack of faith in them is showing through. But i also think that's what he's just saying "told ya so" to the front office right now so hopefully they get Bard back in the pen and straighten this shiz out.

Maybe even get Oswalt in here while they're at it. One thing is for sure, there's never any shortage of drama 'round these parts!
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Re: The Red Sox bullpen

Postby tkroeger » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:03 pm

You must not have watched the Cubs' first two games. Wood and Marmol? Barf.
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