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Postby eftda » Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:25 pm

1. John Smoltz
2. Eric Gagne :~( (8th ining of All-Star game)
3. Keith Foulke
4. Billy Wagner
5. Mariano Rivera
6. Worrel
7. The Dbacks closer while Manti was out
8. kim
9. Matt Mantei
10. Eddie Guardado
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:20 pm

If Mike (i have no clue where the balls going McDougal) makes your top 10 list, you deserve a mulligan. How can Sasaki, the fastest closer to 100 saves in history be ommitted? Everyday Eddies overrated, he shouldnt be there. Williams? A guy with a 6 era is lucky hes not in AAA.

Gagne/Smoltz locks

almost locks

Sasaki/Percival/Nen/Wagner/Benitez/Foulke/Rivera/Hoffman
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Postby jdh » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:51 pm

Sasaki doesn't make the list of top 10 closers because he has been proven to be too injury prone and unreliable. That's the same reason why I don't think Izzy belongs there either. I wouldn't want Sasaki or Izzy as my closer, whether it's a real life team or fantasy team because you never know when they will injure themselves with suitcases and the like. Nen and Hoffman don't make the list because they are both recovering from season-ending surgery; if they rebound to their pre-suregery form next year. Benitez is no longer a closer and won't necessarily be closing next year, so he doesn't qualify.

I agree that MacDougal is nowhere close to being a top 10 closer. He is a terrible closer and a disaster waiting to happen. If he doesn't rein in his walks, wild pitches, and hits batsmen, he will implode completely one of these days. If the Royals make the playoffs, I just can't see them trusting this guy to close out games. I'd use Leskanic before I'd use MacDougal in the playoffs.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:02 am

[quote= Sasaki doesn't make the list of top 10 closers because he has been proven to be too injury prone and unreliable. I wouldn't want Sasaki as my closer.[/quote]

How can you call him injury prone and unreliable? Hes pitched over 60 games in 00, 01, and 02. Hes hurt now true, but hes been there in taking the ball, and effectiveness in his first 3 years.
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Postby BronxBomber9201 » Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:53 am

Smoltz
Gagne
Rivera
Wagner
Kim
Foulke
Percival
Izzy
Guardado
Mantei
Worrell
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Postby stimples16 » Sun Jul 20, 2003 1:54 am

Smoltz
Rivera
Gagne (I never jumped on his band-wagon, hes a truly overpowering pitcher, but he has more fantasy as opposed to real value with his Ks, I'm pretty sure his ERA and WHIP are higher than Rivera's)
Wagner
Percival
Foulke
Kim
MacDougal
Izzy
Williams
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Postby StAlEfReNcHfRi91 » Sun Jul 20, 2003 8:21 am

benitez was on the list
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