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  Skvaller pÃ¥ Armando Benitez
Såsom ett resultat Benitezs flar i kopplingssituationer overshadowed i allra högsta grad av framgången som han hade i hans karriär i New York.
Och, om Armando Benitez kapitulerade inte allat, de homeruns backar i 1997 ALCS som Oriolesen får har segrade världserien, som säsongen.
En vilken patetiska cop ut. Och om Armando Benitez inte - för baltimore för news för Baltimore korpbaltimore korpar för baltimore för fotboll korpar tomter för fläkt korpar för baltimore för tomt för nät för korpkorpfläkt för baltimore för news för korpar för news
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  Fantasy Baseball: Player News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benitez was unavailable on Friday night and was complaining of tightness in his leg on the flight from Washington to Denver, the Associated Press reports.
Benitez (torn hamstring) was activated from the DL by the Giants on Monday, ESPNews reports.
Benitez (torn hamstring) threw 21 pitches in a simulated game Thursday at Turner Field, and though his rehab is going well, his return this weekend has been pushed back, according to the Giants' official site.
games.espn.go.com /cgi/flb/playernewsarchive?statsId=5290   (1058 words)

 RotoChamps.com : Armando Benitez
Armando Benitez (knee) has lost 15 pounds since being placed on the DL, but still weighs in the neighborhood of 250 pounds.
Armando Benitez, who missed most of 2005 with a torn hamstring, said he is down about 20 pounds from this time last year.
Armando Benitez, placed on the DL with a hamstring strain, is expected to miss two to six weeks, depending on what an MRI turns up.
www.rotochamps.com /mlb-5044-Armando-Benitez.html   (718 words)

 Fantasy Baseball Profile - Armando Benitez
Armando Benitez made his Marlins debut a successful one, pitching a scoreless inning in an 8-1 victory over the Montreal Expos.
Benitez hadn't been available for a couple of games due to a sore back, but he was available yesterday.
Benitez issued a rare three-pitch walk to Bobby Abreu - the pitcher was charged with a ball for touching his hand to his mouth - that loaded the bases with one out.
www.letsplay2.com /baseball/profile.cfm?playerId=2443&allNews=1   (883 words)

 USATODAY.com - Benitez agrees to 3-year, $21.5M deal with Giants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benitez bounced back from a subpar 2003 season to save an NL-leading 47 games in 51 chances and lead major league relievers with a 1.29 ERA for the Florida Marlins this year.
Benitez is an intimidating presence on the mound and is one of the game's most overpowering pitchers, striking out 826 batters in 654 innings.
Benitez gets a $7.4 million signing bonus, of which $1.6 million is payable in 2005, $2.6 million in 2006, $1.6 million in 2008 and $1.6 million in 2009.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/giants/2004-11-30-benitez_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA   (811 words)

 San Francisco Giants News
Sabean said earlier this month Benitez was the top reliever in the free agent market, but felt the 32-year-old right-hander, who had 47 saves and a 1.29 ERA with the Florida Marlins, was out of financial reach.
Benitez ranks ninth among active pitchers with 244 lifetime saves, while is fourth with a 86.2 percent success ratio (244-for-283) in saves behind Trevor Hoffman (89.1), Mariano Rivera (87.5) and Troy Percival (86.3).
While Benitez was flying to his native Dominican Republic and wasn't available for questions, he issued a statement saying "the quality of the Giants excited me the most and caught my attention.
sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/sf/news/sf_news.jsp?ymd=20041130&content_id=917155&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp   (919 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Set it up: Yanks get Benitez
Benitez, the Mets' closer since 1999 and the team's only All-Star this year, was dealt across town Wednesday and will become the setup man for Mariano Rivera.
Benitez became the target of boos at Shea Stadium, blamed for his central role in the team's collapse.
Benitez dropped his glove, motioning for Darryl Strawberry to fight, and Strawberry landed a flying hook to Benitez's head before falling into the third-base dugout.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0716/1581701.html   (944 words)

 Benitez throws inning in rehab assignment - Boston.com - Baseball - Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: )
San Francisco Giants closer Armando Benitez pitched one inning for Class-A San Jose in his first rehab assignment as he tries to come back from a serious hamstring injury.
SAN JOSE, Calif. --San Francisco Giants closer Armando Benitez pitched one inning for Class-A San Jose in his first rehab assignment as he tries to come back from a serious hamstring injury.
Benitez was injured April 26 while covering first base on a routine play for the final out of a game against the San Diego Padres.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/08/02/benitez_throws_inning_in_rehab_assignment   (178 words)

 A Giant hole is filled / Adding Benitez fixes biggest need
Benitez set a major-league record in 2004 when he saved 11 games against a single team, the Mets, one year after they dumped him because he was so despised by Shea Stadium fans, they booed at the mere sight of him removing his warmup jacket.
With Benitez on board, the Giants believe they filled their largest hole as they rebuild following an unsuccessful run at the postseason caused in part by a bullpen that was overtaxed in the absence of a bona fide closer.
Benitez was not available for comment, but his agent, Mike Powers, said his client likes the Giants' chances for contending and their ballpark.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/12/01/SPG29A4EAP1.DTL   (835 words)

 New York Yankees News
Benitez will be used as a right-handed setup man with the Yankees, joining Antonio Osuna and southpaw Chris Hammond as the team's bridge between the starting pitchers and closer Mariano Rivera.
Benitez, who did not pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game, has pitched in a setup role before, doing so for the first four years of his big-league career in Baltimore.
Benitez is 3-3 with 21 saves and a 3.10 ERA in 45 games for the Mets, but the big right-hander has also blown seven saves, tying him for the most in the Majors this season.
newyork.yankees.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/nyy/news/nyy_news.jsp?ymd=20030716&content_id=430558&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nya   (1344 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Armando Benitez top 10 meltdowns
After watching Al Leiter throw a masterful eight innings, Benitez is brought in to protect a 4-1 lead with Barry Bonds on second and none out in the ninth.
Benitez allows a two-run go-ahead double by Jay Bell, and a single to Matt Williams, but is bailed out when Melvin Mora throws out Bell at the plate to end the inning.
Benitez then allowed a walk and a two-run double to Marcus Giles before being replaced by John Franco, who after walking two, allowed a game-winning grand slam to Brian Jordan.
espn.go.com /mlb/s/2003/0717/1581988.html   (829 words)

 KFFL - Armando Benitez, RP, San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants CL Armando Benitez (hamstring) played long toss with team assistant trainer Dave Groeschner at SBC Park Friday, June 10, as he continues rehabbing from a torn hamstring, according to Rich Draper of Giants.MLB.com.
Benitez is to undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.
Jack Magruder, of Marlins.MLB.com, reports Florida Marlins CL Armando Benitez (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday, August 5, to good reviews by pitching coach Wayne Rosenthal, but Benitez is unlikely to rejoin the Marlins when he is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday, August 7.
www.kffl.com /player/4971/mlb?PHPSESSID=a   (2274 words)

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Armando Benitez turned 26 years old last month.
He shows up with one or two great pitches, such as Olson's knee-buckling curve ball or Benitez' searing fastball-slider combination, and is sent out to blow hitters away, one inning at a time.
Young Armando is now known as a hotheaded thug because of his habit of drilling the poor batter who's up after a home run.
www.citypaper.com /columns/printready.asp?id=8514   (854 words)

 Armando Benitez | BaseballLibrary.com
But though he owned the raw stuff to overpower batters, Benitez struggled to master the mental side of the game and picked the worst moments to suffer meltdowns on the mound.
In the eighth inning of a May 19th, 1998 game at Yankee Stadium Benitez incited an ugly brawl by drilling first baseman Tino Martinez square in the back after center fielder Bernie Williams slugged a three-run, upper-deck homer to erase 5-4 Orioles' lead.
The pattern continued during Benitez' tenure with the Mets, most notably during New York's Division Series matchup with San Francisco, when he surrendered a game-tying three-run blast to J.T. Snow in the ninth inning of Game Two.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/B/Benitez_Armando.stm   (839 words)

 San Francisco Giants : News : San Francisco Giants News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Armando Benitez had tallied four saves and two blown saves before the injury.
Benitez incurred the injury covering first base on the final play of Tuesday night's 6-5 victory over the Padres.
Benitez, who saved 47 games for the Florida Marlins last season, has been erratic so far for the Giants.
sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050427&content_id=1030384&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf   (757 words)

 USATODAY.com - Fantasy Sports News
Armando Benitez wasn't available Friday night after complaining of tightness in his leg on the Giants' flight from Washington to Denver, according to the AP.
Armando Benitez made his first appearance Thursday since injuring his right hamstring on April 26, according to the AP.
Armando Benitez threw a simulated inning in the bullpen before Thursday's game, according to the AP.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /index.php?sport=bsball&type=profile&name=714   (272 words)

 ProSportsDaily Forums - Armando Benitez
If they can really sign Benitez and still add a solid #2 or #3 starter I think the Indians will easily win their division next year.
Benitez will probably command $7+ million a year for at least 3 years now that Percival got $6 million a year for 2 years.
I respect the tribe and believe they would have done a lot better if they had a closer last year and if it is Benitez then they could really contend this year.
www.prosportsdaily.com /forums/printthread.php?t=7832&pp=40   (1912 words)

 New York Daily News - Sports - Yankees debating trade for Benitez   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benitez will be a free agent at the end of this season.
The Yankees' biggest concern is whether Benitez would be able to handle the high-pressure situations that come with pitching at the Stadium.
Regardless, using Benitez's high-90s fastball in the eighth inning and Rivera's cutter in the ninth could be a lethal combination.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/story/100139p-90553c.html   (694 words)

 The Transaction Guy: Giants Sign Benitez   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I mean, Benitez is good, and has been good for a while, but he still only throws about seventy innings a year, which means the Giants will be paying him about $100,000 an inning, assuming he doesn’t get hurt.
Benitez is an interesting case, as he appears to live at the nexus of the closer myth and the clutch myth.
I don’t have the rankings, but I’m comfortable assuming that Benitez was higher-ranked than Vizquel, and as a result Florida gets SF’s first-rounder and Cleveland gets their second-rounder.
www.all-baseball.com /transactionguy/archives/016504.html   (573 words)

 Scout.com: The Anti-Clutch: Armando Benitez
As dominant as Armando was last year, there was still a collective feeling of unease among Mets fans whenever he took the mound, which usually didn’t dissipate until the game was over.
Benitez knows that he will get his money from somewhere; if not the Mets, then from a team whose only weakness may be their lack of a dominant closer, like the Phillies.
Armando will prove once again that he is an elite closer and dominant pitcher in the league.
mets.scout.com /2/96021.html   (883 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - Benitez to have MRI on hamstring strain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SAN FRANCISCO -- Armando Benitez strained his right hamstring while recording the final out of the San Francisco Giants' 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Benitez is to undergo an MRI on Wednesday morning to determine the extent of the injury.
Benitez broke to cover first base when Geoff Blum hit a sharp grounder down the line.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=2047242&CMP=OTC-DT9705204233   (367 words)

 Saved: Giants to get Benitez / Premier closer on free-agent market agrees to three-year deal
Benitez has 244 saves in 283 chances in a 10-year career with the Orioles, Mets, Yankees, Mariners and Marlins.
Even more impressive was the way Benitez finished, with one blown save opportunity in his final 18 chances after a July 17 loss at Pittsburgh.
With Benitez closing games, returning relievers such as Brower, Matt Herges and Scott Eyre -- plus another left-hander the team is expected to acquire -- can remain in setup roles, where they have prospered.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/11/30/SPGTKA3NBQ13.DTL   (497 words)

 Finding relief in Florida - The Washington Times: Sports - July 24, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PHILADELPHIA — Armando Benitez held court for his Florida Marlins teammates in the corner of the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park.
Benitez was a fireballing, intimidating closer who hit 100 mph and struck out 283 hitters in 2132/3 innings with the Orioles.
It didn't appear Benitez was going to have much fun after his bitter time in New York, where he was scorned by Mets fans even though by most measures he was a success.
www.washtimes.com /sports/20040723-115841-1738r.htm   (1512 words)

 Armando Benitez
Armando Benitez, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 1 due to a sore back, will be out at least another week.
Benitez didn't travel with the Marlins on their current roadtrip opting to stay at home and work with his personal trainer.
Benitez says his back remains sore, but he should be able to return in the next week.
www.rotoworld.com /content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=1991   (451 words)

 ESPN.com: Armando Benitez Player Card   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Last year Benitez regained the confidence in his 95-97 MPH fastball, which is down a tick from its peak a few years ago.
San Francisco right-hander Armando Benitez is coming off the 15-day disabled list after missing 96 games with a hamstring injury.
Closer Armando Benitez might be back with the San Francisco Giants sooner than expected.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/players/profile?statsId=5290   (271 words)

 San Francisco Giants, Armando Benitez, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants closer Armando Benitez is expected to miss four months after tearing his hamstring while covering first base.
Armando Benitez had a remarkable year in 2004, posting 47 saves with a 1.29 ERA.
Last year, Benitez bounced back from a subpar 2003 season to save an NL-best 47 games in 51 chances and lead major league relievers with a 1.29 ERA for the Florida Marlins.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/8423900/rss   (560 words)

 New York Daily News - Sports - Benitez in save situation as Reyes moves next door   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Armando Benitez has groused when teammates have been given the vacant locker next to him, with one alleged blowup in St. Louis this season said to be among his more vocal outbursts.
Benitez drove Reyes to and from the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie each day this spring.
As for the locker switch, Benitez had no explanation but it's known that the Mets have concerns about whether Sanchez, who returns from a rehab assignment today, can be a positive influence on Reyes.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/story/96881p-87756c.html   (338 words)

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THE ORDEAL OF It is very unlikely you ever had the desire to be Armando Benitez (if you even know who he is).
Benitez in relief for the Mets, their ace reliever, experienced a 9th inning from hell against cross town rivals the NY Yankees and at the Mets own ball park to boot.
That was the end of the night for Armando and it turns out for the Mets.
www.blackathlete.com /Blackbox/blackbox062403.html   (357 words)

 Armando Benitez Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Armando Benitez was born on Friday, November 3, 1972, in Ramon Santana, Dominican Republic.
Benitez was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 28, 1994, with the Baltimore Orioles.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Armando Benitez baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=benitar01   (284 words)

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