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Postby The Guru » Fri May 12, 2006 11:07 pm

just got wheeler

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Postby duckbillgates » Fri May 12, 2006 11:15 pm

Hmm, just missed out on Wheeler in my money league ... :-t
... but the guy who got him dropped Putz, whom seems much more likely to keep the closing gig than Wheeler. ;-D
I have officially been converted to the "don't draft closers" camp, when you consider what people have gotten from guys like Lidge, Street, Gagne, etc., vs. what they've gotten from guys like Papelbon or Gordon.
Of course, the season is Young.
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Postby LooseCannon » Fri May 12, 2006 11:23 pm

Foulke last year.

Lidge this year.

I do also have Turnbow and Gordon this year, absolutely killing in saves ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Sat May 13, 2006 12:03 am

The Guru wrote:just got wheeler

;-D



Just curious, why the run to grab Wheeler, when the article says Wheeler and Quals will split the saves?
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Postby LouisC9999 » Sat May 13, 2006 12:24 am

And the article also says "Garner emphatically stated this new arrangement is temporary and he hopes in a few days this all will be in the past."
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat May 13, 2006 12:28 am

Pacman wrote:
The Guru wrote:just got wheeler

;-D



Just curious, why the run to grab Wheeler, when the article says Wheeler and Quals will split the saves?


Because Wheeler got the last save...thus he will get all of them.... ;-7

Come on Pacman...you know how FBB goes... :-b
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Postby NZF » Sat May 13, 2006 1:44 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:
Pacman wrote:
The Guru wrote:just got wheeler

;-D



Just curious, why the run to grab Wheeler, when the article says Wheeler and Quals will split the saves?


Because Wheeler got the last save...thus he will get all of them.... ;-7

Come on Pacman...you know how FBB goes... :-b



Well the reality is Wheeler WILL get most of the save opps being the 8th inning set up guy. The reason Garner mentions both Wheeler and Qualls is to take pressure off the situation.

Wheeler will close until Lidge is ready to come back and I wouldn't be too concerned about his numbers this year. They've been blown out by one rough outing and his numbers before that were pretty good. Wheeler was one of the leagues elite set up men in 2005.
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Postby smoovethug » Sat May 13, 2006 1:50 am

NZF wrote:Wheeler will close until Lidge is ready to come back and I wouldn't be too concerned about his numbers this year. They've been blown out by one rough outing and his numbers before that were pretty good. Wheeler was one of the leagues elite set up men in 2005.


Thank you. ;-D Everyone is worried about his numbers this year but his game log looks fine other than that one outing and are so quick to forget how solid he was setting up for Lidge last year. As for running to get him in your league, I did it before the news was announced with the spot I'm using to claim Hamels just in case something like this happened. I'll probably drop another guy now, when those cheap saves come around it's best to go for them because you never know.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Sat May 13, 2006 3:11 am

duckbillgates wrote:I have officially been converted to the "don't draft closers" camp...

I was a counselor in that camp last season.
Opening day my 'closers' were Mota, Hawkins and Adams.
I lost the race for Turnbow and Jones was already snagged (holds league).
Eventually, through quick triggers on the wire, ended up down the stretch with Fuentes, Farnsworth, Rodney and Valverde. Not a drafted (or traded-for) closer in the bunch, but it was enough to survive the H2H playoffs.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat May 13, 2006 4:39 am

NZF wrote:
DieHardCubbie wrote:
Pacman wrote:
The Guru wrote:just got wheeler

;-D



Just curious, why the run to grab Wheeler, when the article says Wheeler and Quals will split the saves?


Because Wheeler got the last save...thus he will get all of them.... ;-7

Come on Pacman...you know how FBB goes... :-b



Well the reality is Wheeler WILL get most of the save opps being the 8th inning set up guy. The reason Garner mentions both Wheeler and Qualls is to take pressure off the situation.

Wheeler will close until Lidge is ready to come back and I wouldn't be too concerned about his numbers this year. They've been blown out by one rough outing and his numbers before that were pretty good. Wheeler was one of the leagues elite set up men in 2005.


NZF...I was just sending a little pick to Pac...thus the ;-7 ...and :-b...He knew what I ment... ;-)
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