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Gaslamp Ball Mar 18, 2015

Padres 2015 Preview: Projected Bullpen

A look at the staff that will be assembled to man the Friars' bullpen. Closer: Joaquin Benoit - 37 year old Benoit has never entered a season as a team’s closer, but has gotten the job done in the 9th before. 24 saves in 2013 when he was promoted to the closer role in Detroit and 11 with the Padres last year. So, for the first time he will begin the season closing out games for his club. There’s no competition for the job, but at his age some wonder if he’ll hold up for a full season. He held up pretty well last year, so this is a casual worry not a serious one. Setup: Kevin...

Friar talk: On Joe Maddon, Joaquin Benoit

Joe Maddon calls Bud Black "Pepe" and Joaquin Benoit continues to refine his game.
Friars on Base Mar 10, 2015

3 Up: For Padres to Win, Joaquin Benoit Must Be The Closer

The San Diego Padres bullpen, the consistent strength of the team in recent years, has undergone some changes since the beginning of last season. Closer Huston Street was traded mid-season last year and some strong new arms, including Shawn Kelly and Brandon Maurer, were acquired during the off-season. As manager Bud Black decides which pitchers […] 3 Up: For Padres to Win, Joaquin Benoit Must Be The Closer - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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