swyck wrote:I'd move Shields up to the top of the 3rd group - #25.
He's the top MR this year, has 5 saves and monster numbers. Based on his past there's no reason he wont keep it up. No reason to rank Borowski above him just cause he may be a closer. much less Affelt, Fuentes and Walker.
He wont keep up the saves when KRod gets back, which is this week (supposedly i believe).
KRod's out for a while now... but also, Shields had 3 save opps before K-Rod went on the DL. He also had 3 W's already, along with 8 last year. 31 K's in 24.2 seems pretty good too.
I think he should be higher, just because he's consistent. With all the closer shuffling, he seems like a lock for 120-160 IP with good ERA, WHIP and K's, while picking up a few saves and wins along the way.
Also, where is Dempster!?! He's clearly the guy right now, so he should be top 30, easy. Also, would like to see Kolb a little higher... they're not just going to kick him to the curb as you can see from tonight!