Every year during the season I keep a small list of things to remember for the next year's draft. And every year for the past four years I've noted ... "don't overpay for low level closers."
Regardless, the fact of the matter is you have to draft them unless you punt on Opening Day.
But this year, more so than any in my memory, the number of closers who don't have an ironclad, slamdunk, insurmountable Lidge-like hold on the job seems high. About half have a fairly tenative hold on the role, regardless of what management may be saying publically. Based on past performance, many (if not most) of these guys will lose the job at least temporarily You can certainly argue with some of those listed, but you get my point:
Foulke, Keith (health?)
MacDougal, Mike M.
Just wondering how you guys are dealing with this from a draft standpoint? Are you going for a stud early and 2 shaky arms late?
If you want to comment on the list above feel free. But more interested in the strategic approach to the issue. Thanks!