OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: #$%$ You Dotel
sorry just had to say that
GOD Damn Billy for bringing that guy in!
If they didn't bring him in last year the A's would have finished further than one game out I assure you that.
With all of his blown saves last year, you could argue that that fact. In fact I'd prefer to think that without him last year we could have won the division.
This kind of shit happens with closers and this kind of shit happens in Fenway.
Watch how he pitches!!! He is aweful !!! NO VELOCITY NO MOVEMENT...he has been lucky until today. Its obvious he is not a closer!!! When was the last time he came to the mound to close a game and you KNEW the job would get done..because you're so confident in him...sh*t I cant remember once. DOTEL IS NOT A CLOSER!!! We don't want him...we settle for him.
I say the following not having anything to do with happened the last 2 games: I would rather take our chances with Street or Calero (when healthy) as closer, than Dotel - meaning, let's trade Dotel and GET something we can USE in return.
I hear the Cubbies need a closer. Do they have anything we want?
a stick of gum?
The Cubs would be a great option. But are they really contenders for the playoffs this year and who do they have that the A's might want?
we need to get dotel on a good save streak then he will have high value but yes he will be gone in June or July but this season is over for us it will take more then 1 player to save us now.
Yeah, I do see a huge overhaul after the trading deadline.
While I think I would be for trades getting rid of the players above, while then focusing the next year on other players, I am afraid of what most fans would think. I think it would be a good step forward. I can't see us keeping Durazo AND Hattey and I can't see us keeping Dotel with Street. I can't see us going another year with Byrnes AND Kielty AND Thomas etc....I can't see another year with Ginter/Ellis/Scutaro.
Marty Lurie was on KNBR with Larry Kruger tonight, talking about the A's. Kruger's last question to Marty was: would you put Hatteberg on the bench and call up Dan Johnson? Marty said, unquestionably, yes, he would do it immediately.
Ey. Marty is not a Hatty fan and never has been. I generally like and agree with Marty's views but I think he has demonstrated a big blind spot when it comes to Scott.
Then again, for the love of GOD, why can't they do the little things to shake this team up and change the damn batting order. It is not a move to JUST spark hitting, but to spark the team. Maybe scoring a run and seeing a guy on deck that you normally don't see there is exciting - maybe things just click? What is the WORST that could happen....we'd slump? I mean seriously. If this is Macha's doing, then he should be slapped. If it's BB's doing, he should be slapped. Why in the hell is chavey still high in the order? It makes NO sense? How many guys does he have to leave on before they make the move. And why can't they realize that move is made to HELP not hurt.
I agree with that entirely Asch.
Great. Let's all slap our bobbleheads. And, if we don't have a bobblehead (I don't) slap something with the A's logo on it. Slap your moneyball book - something.
"Let's all slap our bobbleheads."
No, no shakeup of the lineup. Macha says everyone is already in their optimal slot!
Optimal slot? I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere.
I like the idea of slapping our bobbleheads...
optimal slot...yeah, I read that.
The A's gave away calendars during the first weekend of the first homestand. The picture for May is a HUGE closeup of Macha. For the month of May, I have gone back to my "Sopranos" calendar.
Where's the BB bobble head. I'd like to throw that shit against the wall pompus ass.
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