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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:35 am

I ran a search on him, and although I found plenty of references to him being an injury risk, I didn't find any specifics (not anything recent) on what his actual risk is going into this season.

So - how likely is it that Wagner stays healthy? If he's healthy, he's one of the elite tier of strikeout closers (including Gagne, Lidge, and K-Rod) and can probably be had a couple rounds later. I understand that it's tough for a guy in his mid-thirties to throw 100 mph without wearing down his arm a little...but basically, what are the odds that he stays healthy, and what sort of numbers does everyone expect from him?
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Postby Oat Soda » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:44 am

Get him if you can. Forget the injury risk. Just be prepared to snatch Worrell off the waiver wire at a moment's notice.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:50 am

He was hurt last year, and based on his age, many fear it could be recurring. I'm not one of them. I didn't end up with him in my NL league, but I was in the bidding. I think he'll be healthy all year. If you're worried, grab Worrell.
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Postby rlee » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:53 am

This is from Rotoworld this morning:

"Billy Wagner impressed scouts with a 96 MPH fastball and ''exceptional'' breaking ball in his last spring outing.
While he's always a health risk, Wagner appears to have his stuff back during camp." Mar. 15 - 9:29 am et
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

I tried to get him in a draft last weekend, and missed him. I'd say go get him if you can.
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