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Armando Benitez BALKS TWICE in the bottom of the 12th


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Great game as a Mets fan I can sympathize with Giant fans on Armando Benitez, but I cant hide how much I love seeing him blow games against the Mets for once.

He can beat the bad teams, but when the heat gets turned up in the playoffs, against rival teams, or in big games, or against good teams he chokes.

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I called into KNBR after the Giants got Benitez and they were all happy about the aquisition. I said he's a gas can, a head case and blows key saves. They didn't agree with me...wonder if they do now. The Giants relief corps in general is brutal to watch especially Steve Kline.

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I called into KNBR after the Giants got Benitez and they were all happy about the aquisition. I said he's a gas can, a head case and blows key saves. They didn't agree with me...wonder if they do now. The Giants relief corps in general is brutal to watch especially Steve Kline.

The Giants bullpen, especially the late relief/closer situation has been a disaster for years.

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I called into KNBR after the Giants got Benitez and they were all happy about the aquisition. I said he's a gas can, a head case and blows key saves. They didn't agree with me...wonder if they do now. The Giants relief corps in general is brutal to watch especially Steve Kline.

The Giants bullpen, especially the late relief/closer situation has been a disaster for years.

Which is why I didn't really understand why they made the Accardo/Hillenbrand trade with the Jays last year. On the surface, it seemed like a steal for the Giants, but while Shea didn't hesitate to leave to sign with the Angels at season's end, Accardo has earned the closer spot for the Jays while B.J. Ryan is gone.

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I called into KNBR after the Giants got Benitez and they were all happy about the aquisition. I said he's a gas can, a head case and blows key saves. They didn't agree with me...wonder if they do now. The Giants relief corps in general is brutal to watch especially Steve Kline.

The Giants bullpen, especially the late relief/closer situation has been a disaster for years.

Which is why I didn't really understand why they made the Accardo/Hillenbrand trade with the Jays last year. On the surface, it seemed like a steal for the Giants, but while Shea didn't hesitate to leave to sign with the Angels at season's end, Accardo has earned the closer spot for the Jays while B.J. Ryan is gone.

Heck, you can go back further to the moronic Pierzynski/Nathan trade as the reason the Giants pen sucks.

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He can beat the bad teams, but when the heat gets turned up in the playoffs, against rival teams, or in big games, or against good teams he chokes.

I could have told you that right after the 1997 American League Championship Series.

:cursing::cursing::cursing:

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On a side note, is anyone else tired of seeing Jose Reyes jump around like a 5 year old every time the Mets win a game? This is the bigs, act like you've been here for a while.....

Sometimes, I like players to show that emotion.

So long as he isn't trying to call attention to himself by doing so, I've no problem with it.

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On a side note, is anyone else tired of seeing Jose Reyes jump around like a 5 year old every time the Mets win a game? This is the bigs, act like you've been here for a while.....

Sometimes, I like players to show that emotion.

So long as he isn't trying to call attention to himself by doing so, I've no problem with it.

Every team should be so lucky to have a player that cares that much.

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On another note, Tim Lincecum is going to be a great pitcher. He's got some nasty stuff.

The Giants rotation is gonna be scary for years to come.

Zito

Cain

Morris

Lincecum

Lowry (If he can get some damn run support)

May not sound like a whole lot right now, but give it a few years and teams are gonna dread playing San Francisco.

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I personally think Benitez is one of the most exciting players in the game. You know what he is going to do but he keeps doing it in new and different ways.

Granted he drives the fans of the teams to near suicide. He singlehandedly cost the Orioles and Mets chances at winning the World Series. I miss the days the when he would come in against the Yankees and blow a save that help turn the series around. Although I don't miss his 2 week stint with the Yankees in 2003 where he nearly sank the team because Torre rightly had 0 faith in him and had to bring Rivera in for 2 inning practically every game.

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On another note, Tim Lincecum is going to be a great pitcher. He's got some nasty stuff.

The Giants rotation is gonna be scary for years to come.

Zito

Cain

Morris

Lincecum

Lowry (If he can get some damn run support)

May not sound like a whole lot right now, but give it a few years and teams are gonna dread playing San Francisco.

Totally agree on that (not that I'm biased or anything :P ). But they do need some more offensive punch.

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On another note, Tim Lincecum is going to be a great pitcher. He's got some nasty stuff.

The Giants rotation is gonna be scary for years to come.

Zito

Cain

Morris

Lincecum

Lowry (If he can get some damn run support)

May not sound like a whole lot right now, but give it a few years and teams are gonna dread playing San Francisco.

Totally agree on that (not that I'm biased or anything :P ). But they do need some more offensive punch.

And (as previously stated, and the point of the damn thread accually) something that resembles a bullpen rather than a bunch of girl scouts who lost their cookies.

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