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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:01 pm

Who are the top 5 closers for the AL?
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Postby flyguys20 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:05 pm

1. rivera
2. percival
3. foulke
4. guardado
5. urbina

carter, sasaki and mcdougal just on the outside looking in.
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:10 pm

Kim isn't in there? Also, it'd be interesting and beneficial to know not only which are the best, but which will probably end up with the most save opportunities.
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Postby pdiddy9755 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:16 pm

this year:

1 foulke
2 guardado
3 mariano
4 percival
5 macdougal

next year:

1 mariano
2 foulke
3 guardado
4 percival
5 macdougal
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Postby jdh » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:22 pm

Top 5 AL closers:

1. Foulke
2. Rivera
3. Percival
4. Kim
5. Guardado
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Postby jdh » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:29 pm

Predicting save opportunities is really a crapshoot. Usually you want closers on good teams, since they win more games, but if they aren't winning close games, there won't be the save opps. In addition, some closers on terrible teams rake in huge save totals (ie Mike Williams and his 48 saves with the Pirates last year.). So, the best strategy in general is just to go with the best overall closers. Top notch closers always seem to get save totals exceeding 35 if they are healthy all year.
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:45 pm

Interesting, I'd have thought that most would rank Kim over Guardado. Then again maybe it's Guardado's recent lack of saves and bad week he had a few weeks ago.
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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:55 pm

jdh wrote:Top 5 AL closers:

1. Foulke
2. Rivera
3. Percival
4. Kim
5. Guardado


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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:59 pm

In AL only leagues, who would you rather have for the rest of the season, Guardado or Kim?
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Postby jdh » Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:15 pm

I'd rather have Kim. Guardado is not as much of a strikeout pitcher than Kim has been in the past as a closer, and Boston is clearly a better team than the Twins and will win more games.
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