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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fuentes Leaves Cardinals

Fuentes apparently has some personal issues back in California, and thus leaves the Cardinals with only two incompetent LOOGYs instead of three.

KJOK Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:29 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Danny Posted: August 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4209719)
Is it correct to presume this lets the A's off the hook for paying him the rest of the season?
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4209732)
I'm assuming this means we've probably seen the end of Brian Fuentes in a major league uniform. Coors Field helped disguise the fact that at his peak, he was a pretty terrific closer, with a 158 ERA+ over the four seasons from 2005 to 2008. Identifying Fuentes as closer material was one of those things that made Bob Apodaca, once upon a time, one of the better pitching coaches in the game.
   3. just plain joe Posted: August 16, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4209742)
Is it correct to presume this lets the A's off the hook for paying him the rest of the season?

Probably; the Cardinals put Fuentes on the restricted list which means (among other things) that he is no longer being paid.

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