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jailedgiantsfan
07-09-2012, 11:14 PM
Who is the best closer in baseball?? the homer in me wants to say kimbrel cause he is just downright nasty and if u compare his stats to the other closers with high saves his stats blow them away. He also is just a strike throwing machine and if he gets 2 strikes on u u mine as well just walk back to the dugout.

thought?

Jeffy25
07-09-2012, 11:45 PM
Has always been Mo.


Thus far this year it's been......guess who? Jim Johnson from Bal, surprising, right? But small sample size.


Overall, if it isn't MO. It's easily Kimbrel.

Fly
07-10-2012, 12:25 AM
Kimbrel :nod:

Pinstripe pride
07-10-2012, 11:41 AM
Mo when healthy. Kimbrel while he's hurt.

mike44
07-10-2012, 12:33 PM
Kimbrel

todu82
07-10-2012, 12:39 PM
Craig Kimbrel.

Driven
07-10-2012, 02:37 PM
Jim Johnson should be a starter, not a closer.

Wrench
07-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Craig Kimbrel.

0.97 FIP (Next closest RP is 1.51)
1.29 xFIP (Next closest RP is 1.63)

hagausaf
07-10-2012, 04:04 PM
Was: Mo
Is: Kimbrel

dodgerdave
07-10-2012, 04:32 PM
I would say Kimbrel. But then you also have Jim Johnson, Huston Street, Ryan Cook, and Fernando Rodney having jaw-dropping seasons as well.

But what do you guys think of Kenley Jansen?

dodgerdave
07-10-2012, 04:45 PM
I barely noticed until now that Ernesto Frieri has a 0.00 ERA, but he's only been in 26 games.

LASportsFan1996
07-11-2012, 04:57 AM
Kenley Jansen :D

But I'd Say Kimbrel.

MetsFanatic19
07-11-2012, 01:19 PM
kimbrel looked dominant in the ASG. him and Mo are close. in the long term, obviously kimbral, but for the playoffs, mariano is the guy

ugafan
07-11-2012, 11:58 PM
Has always been Mo.


Thus far this year it's been......guess who? Jim Johnson from Bal, surprising, right? But small sample size.


Overall, if it isn't MO. It's easily Kimbrel.
I'm not sure if you're joking or....

YoungStuna
07-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Kimbrel no matter what even when Mo is healthy.

Frozenred
07-16-2012, 10:22 AM
Kimbrel, he hasnt maxed out yet either

Mr Haha
07-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Mo, for a million reasons.

But as for this year, it's Kimbrell. Though I'm not sure how long until he flames out... We've seen a number of similar closers come and go over the years (while Mo has remained on top since '96) and that silly thing Kimbrell does with his arm before a pitch can't be healthy for his shoulder. Mo has lasted since the ice age because of his effortlessly simple and consistent delivery. The others have flamed out for the opposite reason. Let's see how long Kimbrell remains dominant. But for now, he's sure fun to watch.

Joker55
07-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Mariano Rivera, but because he's hurt I will go with Kimbrel.

Not saying he's the bet or deserves it, but Soriano has been pretty good thus far too.

Jeffy25
07-16-2012, 05:30 PM
I'm not sure if you're joking or....

No. Johnson has been awesome. But half a year for a closer isn't a very good sample size.

TAC91
07-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Kimbrel. His Fastball & breaking balls are just unhittable and really nasty.

ugafan
07-17-2012, 02:02 PM
No. Johnson has been awesome. But half a year for a closer isn't a very good sample size.

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=3656&position=P


What do you see that I don't?

ugafan
07-17-2012, 02:04 PM
I won't say Kimbrel is better than Mo because I'd get killed for it but Kimbrel's having a better season than Mo ever had. Kimbrel had a better season last year than Mo ever had.

The kid is special.

Fabian43
07-17-2012, 02:07 PM
Kimbrel and I'm a Dodger fan