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The value of middle relievers for WHIP & K/9 IP

Postby johnnie2130 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:53 pm

I'm in a 12 team, h2h, 5x5 league. I'm wondering what everybody's thoughts are regarding having one (or two) middle relievers who won't get you many saves, but will pitch often and help your WHIP and K/9 IP. Any thoughts on this?

If you go by this idea, who are some guys who fit this mold? McCarthy from the White Sox? Others?

Both the WHIP and K/9 IP categories are there for me to win with a guy or two like this, IMO.

Thoughts?
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:04 pm

I like Shields and Duchsherer as the top two guys for this strategy.
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Postby tms298 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:07 pm

and liriano of course
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Postby johnnie2130 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:12 pm

Does this strategy make sense though?

BTW, Shields and Liriano are already taken in my league.
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Postby Matthias » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:41 pm

yes. it makes sense. nice placeholders until you can snag a recently-promoted closer off of the wire.
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Postby The Jury » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:43 pm

They should help out the K/9 very well, WHIP not so much. They would help out WHIP and ERA more significantly in a roto league.

There is one name you need to know - JUSTIN DUCHSHERER!! The guy is so sick!
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Postby johnnie2130 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:44 pm

All three names that were suggested in this thread are gone. Any other suggestions?
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Postby johnnie2130 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:46 pm

The Jury wrote:There is one name you need to know - JUSTIN DUCHSHERER!! The guy is so sick!

He's gone in my league.
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Postby bellings » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:49 pm

johnnie2130 wrote:
The Jury wrote:There is one name you need to know - JUSTIN DUCHSHERER!! The guy is so sick!

He's gone in my league.


Rincon and Crain. The Twins have great pitching and terrible offense, which makes for a lot of low-scoring games that can turn into W's for middle relievers.
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Postby The Jury » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:50 pm

You can find guys on your own. It's what the good fantasy managers do.

If you're up to that task yet, you can try this thread: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... &&start=60
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