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  1. technically it wasn’t a blown save for bell

    Comment by eric — June 26, 2012 @ 12:17 am

  2. What (if any) advice would you have for those of use who scooped up Perkins when Capps first went down? Dump Perkins for Burton or hold him and see how the closer situation shakes out?

    Comment by Chad — June 26, 2012 @ 12:22 am

  3. Although Burton has received the last two chances, I say Perkins is the better pitcher and has the larger contract so I would hold on to him. Also, in the 8th inning tonight, Perkins faced the top of the lineup with De Aza and Dunn both lefties due to bat indicating the Twins still trust him most at the end of the game.

    The situation is obviously fluid and you should still keep an eye on how it plays out like you said, but for now I wouldn’t drop Perkins.

    Comment by Benjamin Pasinkoff — June 26, 2012 @ 12:35 am

  4. This came in after I published the post, but just wanted to briefly mention Ryan Cook having a nice bounce-back game tonight pitching a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two batters (with one walk) against the Mariners.

    Comment by Benjamin Pasinkoff — June 26, 2012 @ 12:39 am

  5. I just put in a claim for league for Burton. I think you roll the dice on the righty. A lot of times in these situations managers stick with a guy when he converts a few in a row. Maybe the Twins do just that. Agree that Perkins is better but the better pitcher often doesn’t pitch the 9th.

    Comment by Steve Mc — June 26, 2012 @ 1:13 am

  6. Not that it really matters since Jim Johnson has been so good, but it’s pretty funny that you still have Lindstrom listed as second in line even though he’s been on the DL since May 11th. Even though he’s coming back soon, you gotta figure both Ayala and O’Day are ahead of him.

    Comment by Jack — June 26, 2012 @ 1:14 am

  7. Who can be dealt this summer: Not only Betancourt and Street but Meyers as well. I’m going Rex Brothers and Brandon Lyon (assuming he doesn’t get traded and Lopez is still on the DL) as the likely respective replacements. But I’m not sure of Street. Maybe Gregerson, or Boxberger if he pitches better.

    Who do you think is the best speculative pickup?

    Comment by Robert — June 26, 2012 @ 1:49 am

  8. “A lot of times in these situations managers stick with a guy when he converts a few in a row.”

    Then why did Gardy switch from Perk to Burton after HE converted two saves?

    Comment by GoHabsGo — June 26, 2012 @ 10:30 am

  9. I own Perkins and Benoit; should I drop Benoit for Burton? How’s Papa Grande been looking since that little injury?

    Comment by jrogers — June 26, 2012 @ 11:31 am

  10. Matt Belisle might have some say in Colorado if Betancourt is traded so I think I would prefer a guy like Gregerson who has a clearer path to saves if the current closer is traded.

    Jon Broxton and JJ Putz are other closers who might be traded and each team has an obvious replacement in Holland and Hernandez. I like both of them a lot and would recommend rostering them if you have space or a need since they get a ton of Ks and have decent saves potential in the 2nd half.

    Comment by Benjamin Pasinkoff — June 26, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

  11. Valverde has said he’s ready but I would wait to see how he does before dropping Benoit. But, this is probably dependent on the context of your team and league. .if it’s important for you to maintain your level of saves then I would say getting Burton might be the best since you’re assured more saves. If you could use a lottery ticket then I would keep Benoit since it gives you the potential to have 2 closers.

    Comment by Benjamin Pasinkoff — June 26, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

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