YardBirds wrote:I kept telling myself, one more shot, just a bad outing, he will get it back... for Ot and Gordon... now Im searching the wire for a good replacements.... bullpens are thin this year with all the disparity in closers... Madson, Linebrink only real options...
What do u guys think of the MR strategy in H2H's that dont count holds ?
I don't think it's wise to draft
MR's, but to pick them up as the season progresses is a fairly successful strategy. Each year a new guy shows up and dominates (remember J.C. Romero?). Those are the types of guys to have. The best part about adding them later in the year (around A.S. break) is that drafting the extra position players or borderline starters will often give you a diamond in the rough. Also, it allows you the ability to package players off and with the extra roster spot grab one the season's strong MR arms.
As for who you should grab, Linebrink is the man. Besides Hoffman, he looks the best of the Padre relievers. His fastball is unhittable (just revisit Ichiro's three fastball strikeout last week) and he's a lock for a K an inning. Besides, he actually gets more favorable fantasy situations than Aki, like pitching in tie ballgames or games where the Padres are down one and can get him a vulture win.