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Closer Report, Week 15

In school they teach, or try to teach, in most of our cases for the ADHD crowd, the essentials of a good curriculum. Reading, Writing and arithmetic. We can apply that to the closer situation in Arizona.  Addison Reed is the closer, but for how much longer?, is the key conundrum. He see's the writing on the wall, but he also has the backing of his manager throughout the season...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs sticking with Reed through rough patch as closer

PHOENIX -- After half a season of late-inning struggles in 2013, the Diamondbacks changed closers just about at this point. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he has not even considered a similar move this time around. Addison Reed was acquired to be the closer and will remain in place, Gibson said Wednesday, even as Reed has hit a rough patch in the last two weeks. "We're...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed to remain as Diamondbacks closers

Even after blowing his fifth save of the season on Tuesday night the Arizona Diamondbacks are not removing Addison Reed from the closers role. Speaking on Wednesday Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced that Reed would remain in the closers spot. Reed has a 4.42 ERA in 36 2/3 innings of work this season and has given up a stunning nine home runs. Kirk Gibson says Addison Reed...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Reliever Addison Reed Quits Smokeless Tobacco After Tony Gwynn’s Death

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn’s death served as a wake-up call to Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed. Gwynn, who was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2010, publicly stated that he believed his years of smokeless tobacco use throughout his career was the cause.  He passed away at the age of 54 last Monday, and upon hearing the news, Reed was inspired to make a...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed quits smokeless tobacco after Tony Gwynn’s death

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed recently quit using smokeless tobacco, and it took the loss of a baseball legend to inspire him to kick the unhealthy habit. On Saturday, Reed told reporters that he threw out all of his cans of dip and swore off tobacco the day Tony Gwynn lost his battle with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs reliever quits tobacco because of Tony Gwynn

Believe it or not, Tony Gwynn is still coaching despite his death last week.  Of course, it’s figuratively, and in this case, not necessarily about baseball.  Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed, a former player under Gwynn at San Diego State, took the news of his death and acted right away.  He gave up smokeless tobacco.  Gwynn died of oral cancer, almost certainly...
Via Reading Between The Seams
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed quits chewing tobacco

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed said he is quitting smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Reed, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, threw away seven cans of smokeless tobacco from his locker, and another two from his car, before Saturday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, according to "It's one of those...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Reed quits tobacco out of respect for Gwynn

PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Addison Reed admired Tony Gwynn so much that when San Diego State offered him a scholarship on his visit in 2007, Reed did not bother with the rest of the schools on his recruiting list. A hug from Gwynn sealed the deal.  After learning Monday of Gwynn's passing from mouth cancer, which he attributed to an addiction to chewing tobacco, Reed paid...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed quit using chewing tobacco in wake of Tony Gwynn’s death

(Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)   Major League Baseball lost one of not only the best players to ever play the game, but one of the best men to ever be involved with baseball on Monday when Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn passed away. Tony Gwynn himself firmly believed that the mouth cancer, that ultimately took his life, was caused by chewing smokeless tobacco during his playing days. Gwynn...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reed struggles to close it out

PHOENIX -- Closer Addison Reed had his string of five consecutive save conversions broken Monday, when the Diamondbacks came up an inning short of carrying their strong road run into Chase Field. Danny Espinosa tied the game with a leadoff home run in the ninth inning off Reed, and pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a two-out homer to lift Washington to a 6-5 victory over the D-backs...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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