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Postby ike301 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:32 am

So I've the wire has been flirting with me. I have Rivera and Hoffman, and in dire need of some MRs to get SOs and lower ERA/WHIP.

Linebrink and Farnsworth on the wire. Would it be smart to pick these guys up even though I have the primary closer for the corresponding team?

It shouldn't matter, right?

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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:37 am

I'm all for linebrick! not so much for Frans though. He's an be pretty crazy on era's sometimes, high K's though.
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Postby cards05 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:40 am

I agree. Let's wait and see with Farns. I'm betting he'll be there later for you. Also, we would need to see who you intend to drop for these pitchers...
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Postby ike301 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:44 am

cards05 wrote:I agree. Let's wait and see with Farns. I'm betting he'll be there later for you. Also, we would need to see who you intend to drop for these pitchers...
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prolly drop ellis and lowell.
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Postby ike301 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:45 am

but the question still remains unanswered. is it ok to have the MR and Closer from the same team. Does it make sense to do that?
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Postby Iconoclastic » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:47 am

It's more than preferable- you would rather have your closers' MR than someone else's MR since if your closers get hurt you'll still have the Saves on that team.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:52 am

Iconoclastic wrote:It's more than preferable- you would rather have your closers' MR than someone else's MR since if your closers get hurt you'll still have the Saves on that team.


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Postby cards05 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:53 am

Yes, it makes sense for a couple of reasons. If your intentions are to simply better your ERA and WHIP, the question is moot. Why would it matter at all? Also, when you have a closer and his team's next best reliever you have closer insurance. I really cannot think of a disadvantage to having a closer/MR from the same team. Unless, of course, there is better talent on the WW. But, that holds true for any MR regardless of team affiliation.
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Postby cards05 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:54 am

I apologize for posting the same things you guys said, my internet's running a little slow tonight...
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:12 am

By picking up primary set-up guys for your closers, you minimize risk, since if your closer gets hurt, you'll have his replacement. There's absolutly no problem doing that, IMO.
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