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Postby LouisC9999 » Tue May 24, 2005 2:51 pm

Last season, I painfully learned first-hand how FRUSTRATING fantasy baseball life can be when you depend on 'bargain-basement' closers (Riske, Rhodes, Graves).

This season (7-team 5x5 roto with a SHORT bench), I drafted Billy Wagner, Nathan, Izzy, Foulke (he's off my team now), in rounds 8, 9, 10, and 11 and BJ Ryan in round 17 (HUGE bargain).

And, since we have a short bench (20 players total on the team), someone dropped Mariano Rivera when he was having trouble earlier this season.

So my pitching staff consists of:

Beckett
Myers
Burnett
Vazquez

Billy Wagner
Nathan
Izzy
Rivera
Hermanson
BJ Ryan

I had Turnbow but felt like seven closers was overkill.

I'm leading the league in saves, 2nd in wins (Turnbow helped here with 4 wins), 2nd in Ks and 1st in ERA (2.96) ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue May 24, 2005 3:03 pm

I try to pick closers with the best K to BB ratio. I take into account who they play for as well and how strong their team is over all.
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