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Postby tj810 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:18 am

is a good middle reliever such as dotel worth keeping?
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Postby pilambp » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:30 am

Keeping for the rest of the season, or keeping year-to-year in a keeper league?
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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:09 pm

I will assume you mean keeping for the rest of the season.

I think he is better than having a terrible closer like Politte. Dotel gets k's, era, and whip for you guaranteed. And has gotten a good amount of wins this year too.

Also, if anything were to happen to Wagner, Dotel would suddenly be a first rate closer. This is what really makes him a lot more valuable than say his teammate Lidge. Dotel and Wagner would have to go down before Lidge became a closer.

I think the best middle relievers to have are the ones with potential to improve their situations if injuries or trades occur (i.e. Dotel, Santana).

I happen to have both Dotel and Santana right now which is probably overkill, but I have a huge lead in wins and need the k's, whip and era help. So I can afford the risk for now.
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