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    Chad Durbin

    Is back!

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    Championship

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    By the way, the 40 man roster is already at 40, so someone will need to be designated for assignment. They'll also need another spot eventually if they don't use Valle as the backup C while Ruiz is out, or once Ruiz returns.

    Savery, Robles, and Inciarte are the most likely to be designated. Valdez, Schwimer, and Stutes could also be designated, but it's less likely.
    Last edited by The A Team; 01-28-2013 at 11:18 AM.
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    Calling it, Stutes will have a bounce back year.

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    So bullpen is now:
    Papelbon
    Adams
    Bastardo
    Durbin

    and some combination of Aumont, Stutes, De Fratus, Diekman, Schwimer?

    I have to believe they'll want a second lefty, so Diekman (or maybe Valdes) is in. So really, you have Aumont, Stutes, and De Fratus fighting for two spots. [] Still, depending on what Durbin's role is, I kind of would have prefered letting the younger arms pitch some of those important innings.
    Last edited by k_dol50; 01-28-2013 at 02:15 PM. Reason: No way in hell they'd carry 13 pitchers . . . would they?

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    I think the idea with Aumont is to let him continue working on his control in the minors, especially if Adams is healthy. DeFratus might need a little time to prove himself rebounded from injury.

    There's a whole mix of arms that could factor into the rest of the pen, but one of them should be a multi-innings guy unless they see that as Durbin's role. Personally, I think that's something best saved for young pitchers.
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    I like this signing! The return of the Durbinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyrayhanky View Post
    I like this signing! The return of the Durbinator
    The Durbinator was JD Durbin

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    Like the signing, Durbin wanted to stay here but we didn't think he was worth the money at the time. Nothing wrong with a decent bullpen arm compared to the bums we threw out there last season.

    THANK YOU DANNY B #48

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    I've always viewed Durbin as one of the unsung heroes of the '08 season, he filled a lot of different roles for us. Having said that, it's not 2008 anymore.

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    Hopefully he can repeat his success from last year for us, welcome back old friend

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