I don't understand either Smee. I have a huge mancrush on Valverde. Maybe people are afraid of his (substantial) injury history. Maybe they just have Dusty Baker syndrome and want the veterans even when the veterans are Tom Gordon
Sure, guys like Valverde, Gonzalez, Fuentes CAN flop. But on the other hand they could be BJ Ryan. And as long as they don't completely stink they're still going to give you saves...it's not like with hitters that teams are likely to bench them or they're going to kill your categories. They don't pitch enough innings to completely wreck your era/whip. They'll normally k people even when they stink. And they'll still put up a decent amount of saves in between their crappy outings...heck, even Weathers saved 15 last year didn't he?
I think I went BJ Ryan and Aquino as my 2 speculative guys last year. Aquino was
while Ryan was
;-D;-D But for two picks in the mid-rounds you could do a LOT worse.