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POLL: Who Do You Want As Your Closer in 2009?


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Who Should the Orioles 2009 Closer Be?  

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  1. 1. Who Should the Orioles 2009 Closer Be?



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The job is Sherrills for Ray to take back if he can. You don't just hand it back to him.
Why not?

Sherrill didnt earn the job and he only got it because Ray couldnt go.

I know in some sports (most notably, American Football) they said you should never lose your job to injury. Is baseball one of those sports?

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First off Sherrill should be given the shot first unless we get a more proven closer but I doubt that happens nor should it. Chris Ray should be worked in slowly from his surgery. Then it comes down to who appears more successful hopefully we are ahead so many runs it wont be a save situation. Nevertheless they should be back to back as the final two punches to the save aka win.:pray::notworthy:

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Sherrill should, because Ray is working back from surgery, and we want to get Sherrill's value as high as possible for a trade. Unless Ray pitches far-and-away better than Sherrill in the spring against enough real competition to make a decent decision (which may not be possible).

And no, I didn't vote in the worthless poll.

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Oldfan, I <3 you.

I voted for Ray. I hope we have moved Sherrill by then, but if they are both on the roster I want it to be Ray.

I agree with SG that we need Sherrill to close to get more saves to build trade value, but IMO, if we didn't trade him at the deadline, and we dont trade him this off season, hes not going anywhere this season, so we might as well let Ray close to build for the future and see what he has. If he doesn't have it, go with Johnson.

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Old Fan Haikus #5 In A Series

(Collect Them All!)

Please Vote!

Please vote on my poll.

Thus may I divine your thoughts,

And tell you "You're wrong".

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Jorge? Or Chris Ray?

Seperated at their birth,

these carbon copies.

Meh!

The snow is falling

and the wind blows from the West.

OldFan says "Ray? Meh!"

...and here's my snark-free two cents on this topic: I actually wouldn't mind seeing the Orioles get away from the mentality of "This guy is our closer, he shall only pitch the 9th inning in close games" and "This fellow is our set-up man, he shall only pitch an inning or so to get us to the closer" and just use the best pitchers in the most critical situations (I think SG was more or less saying this in his earlier post). But I bet they won't do that. Sherrill and Ray both have value, imo, and we'll probably need to trade one or the other to continue the fix. But if I have to choose a closer right now I'd go with Ray.

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The job is Sherrills for Ray to take back if he can. You don't just hand it back to him.

I wholeheartedly agree with you, but an astonishing 68% of the poll voters do not. I must admit this really mystifies me. Maybe some folks have a short memory of how unreliable Ray was against the Sox. I think they got into his head. I don't think Sherrill has this problem at all.

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Old Fan Haikus #5 In A Series

(Collect Them All!)

Please Vote!

Please vote on my poll.

Thus may I divine your thoughts,

And tell you "You're wrong".

Carbon Copy

Jorge? Or Chris Ray?

Seperated at their birth,

these carbon copies.

Meh!

The snow is falling

and the wind blows from the West.

OldFan says "Ray? Meh!"

...and here's my snark-free two cents on this topic: I actually wouldn't mind seeing the Orioles get away from the mentality of "This guy is our closer, he shall only pitch the 9th inning in close games" and "This fellow is our set-up man, he shall only pitch an inning or so to get us to the closer" and just use the best pitchers in the most critical situations (I think SG was more or less saying this in his earlier post). But I bet they won't do that. Sherrill and Ray both have value, imo, and we'll probably need to trade one or the other to continue the fix. But if I have to choose a closer right now I'd go with Ray.

Would that be Jorge Ray, or Chris Julio? Which do you prefer?:laughlol:

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