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Is it time to buy low on closers?

Postby packslu1 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:57 pm

With the recent bashing of top notch and mid pack relievers, is it time to buy low on some guys out there? Also, it seems that some relievers just have not received the chances to close and some owners are getting antsy. Names that come to mind are:

Kolb
Dotel
Foulke
Hoffman
B. Wagner
G. Mota (will the guy even make it in a game again?)
Gagne (injury concerns)
M. Adams
Guardado

Any other names to add? It seems you could offer a mid-tier pitcher off to a hot start (Lieber, D. Davis, B. Myers, D-Train, etc) to try and lure away these guys for cheap.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:09 pm

Why, out of curiosity is Dotel on that list? :-?

Giving up no ER's thus far hardly warrants a spot on this list, don't you think? It's not his fault that his team won't give him a save opp!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:12 pm

pokerplaya wrote:Why, out of curiosity is Dotel on that list? :-?

Giving up no ER's thus far hardly warrants a spot on this list, don't you think? It's not his fault that his team won't give him a save opp!
Same with Mota.
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Postby bd3521 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:16 pm

Dotel and Mota are listed because they haven't had a save opp this season(10 days :-° )
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Postby packslu1 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:28 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Why, out of curiosity is Dotel on that list? :-?

Giving up no ER's thus far hardly warrants a spot on this list, don't you think? It's not his fault that his team won't give him a save opp!
Same with Mota.


Exactly my point, you might find the occasional owner who is trigger happy and willing to deal these guys, because they are putting up a big goose egg or 3-5 points in the first two weeks, because of lack of opportunity.
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Postby donny23 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:31 pm

packslu1 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Why, out of curiosity is Dotel on that list? :-?

Giving up no ER's thus far hardly warrants a spot on this list, don't you think? It's not his fault that his team won't give him a save opp!
Same with Mota.


Exactly my point, you might find the occasional owner who is trigger happy and willing to deal these guys, because they are putting up a big goose egg or 3-5 points in the first two weeks, because of lack of opportunity.


Some of the leagues you guys play in are clearly full of people that are way too trigger happy. People make trades in my league, but no trade I have seen in recent years in my league was a panic trade or knee-jerk reaction type trade. I don't understand what "competitive league" means anymore when I read some of the stuff on this board.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:39 pm

If you insist....I'm certainly not in any leagues where someone would want to trade a closer because he didn't get any opportunities which is completely unrelated to his actual pitching.
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Postby bd3521 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:19 pm

Same thing happened last year with Foulke. I can remember many trades going through because he barely got any opps for saves.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:24 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Why, out of curiosity is Dotel on that list? :-?

Giving up no ER's thus far hardly warrants a spot on this list, don't you think? It's not his fault that his team won't give him a save opp!
Same with Mota.

Ha, Pogo plays starcraft? Awesome. Still play?

And yeah, there are some relievers that are good buy lows. Benitez especially. Gagne, lots of idiots are actually DROPPING him.
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