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Postby buminabox » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:54 pm

I am thinking of punting saves and drafting alot of MR's. My thinking is that since people dont pay attention to HLDS i can dominate the category. MR's also get more W, K, and IP's than closers. Is this a good strategy?

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Postby Broncmet724 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:59 pm

kinda hard to find good MRs. Tends to change year to year a lot
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Postby tal1286 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:28 pm

I dunno, there are a lot of threads asking about MR here though. Off the top of my head the best 2 are probably shields and linebrink.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:33 pm

With your league settings it seems like a fine strategy. Saves are no more valuable than holds, and the top closers will most likely go way ahead of top middle relievers.
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Postby thaklanksta » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:51 pm

Don't punt saves. Draft one closer.
Then add MR's that have a good K/BB ratio. Also take a gamble on some of these who I feel will take over if an injury occurs. While they are waiting in the wings for an injury they can get you some Holds. Obviously some of these guys wont get you loads of Holds, or benefit you in the K department, but you get the point.

Linebrink
Looper
Wheeler
T.Walker
D.Baez
R.Wagner
Madson-might start
Devine
D.Marte
T.Bowyer
Capellan
Howry

Sprinkle in a few other quality relief arms and you should have a possible late in the season Closer gain. Watch the closer alert here and your srategy will probably work. I had Lidge last season and snagged Todd-Jones, Tyler Walker and Valverde. I ended up going from 5th in saves to leading the league.

This straegy works if you have at least two STUD starting pitchers.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:05 am

Broncmet724 wrote:kinda hard to find good MRs. Tends to change year to year a lot


This is a pretty accurate assessment.

WIth that many categories, closers lose a significant amount of value since most of their value is tied up in one category. I would probably tank saves at the draft only and vulture your waivers, grab a couple potential closer guys once the season starts.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:11 am

Do not punt saves! Tried it the past 2 years...hasn't worked, if you don't really care about saves just draft a couple of MacDougal or Ray type closers, which you can get in the later rounds, just so later in the season when you realize you need saves to win, you won't be that far behind.
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Postby buminabox » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:13 am

I dont think most of you are realizing this is a Head to Head league. Why would i draft a bad closer just to lose the cat most weeks, when instead i can draft good MR's and win Holds every week.
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Postby icepak » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:43 am

buminabox wrote:I dont think most of you are realizing this is a Head to Head league. Why would i draft a bad closer just to lose the cat most weeks, when instead i can draft good MR's and win Holds every week.


I got the sense it was a h2h, since punting catagories is almost suicide in roto. But you did not state it was a h2h league, so you can't blame people for not auto-assuming h2h.
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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:44 am

take a look at j. rincon as well
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