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Postby BritSox » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:59 pm

True, but best right now includes having the track record to have confidence in a guy going forward. There's a reason Rivera's always the first closer taken in fantasy, and it isn't that he always has the single best season of any closer in the game. I'd also put Ryan over Paps, as he has a better track record, more experience, though all three are filthy.
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Postby DevilDriver » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:25 pm

BritSox wrote:True, but best right now includes having the track record to have confidence in a guy going forward. There's a reason Rivera's always the first closer taken in fantasy, and it isn't that he always has the single best season of any closer in the game. I'd also put Ryan over Paps, as he has a better track record, more experience, though all three are filthy.

Completely agree.

I'd also take Nathan over Papelbon without question. He's been filthy for the past couple of months, and he has the track record to back it up.
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Postby ARCH » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:33 pm

Rivera
Wagner
K-Rod
Nathan
BJ Ryan
Papelbon
Hoffmann
Gordon
Street
Putz
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Postby 5 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:35 pm

1 Papelbon
2 Ryan
3 Nathan
4 Rivera
5 Wagner
6 K-Rod
7 Hoffman
8 Jenks
9 Street
10 Isringhausen

We're talking fantasy-wise not playoffs & World Series Mariano loving-wise, right? Moe, Larry, Curly...whatever you call him he's good but not tops fantasy-wise, IMO.

Flash has been a little off his game of late so he doesn't crack the top 10.

Putz wasn't listed due to lack of opportunities going forward this season...I think Seattle's not so good.
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Postby mweir145 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:09 pm

1. Papelbon
2. Nathan
3. Ryan
4. Putz
5. Rivera
6. Hoffman
7. Street
8. Wagner
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:14 pm

Fantasy or real life? There's a big difference. In fantasy, Rivera is in the middle of the pack. In real life, I'd be hard-pressed to put anyone ahead of him.
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Postby mweir145 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:27 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:Fantasy or real life? There's a big difference. In fantasy, Rivera is in the middle of the pack. In real life, I'd be hard-pressed to put anyone ahead of him.

My rankings were fantasy, not sure about everyone else.
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Postby Mashug » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:39 am

1. Rivera
2. Nathan
3. Pap
4. BJ
5. K-Rod
6. Wagner
7 Street
8. Hoffman
9. Putz
10. Jenks/Izzy - I don't completely tust either of them

Big drop off when you get past Wagner. Question marks from 7-10 including Hoffman who might finally be aging and losing it.

Papelbon doesn't have the history, but you can see he's for real. Great command of the strike zone (the bastard) BJ's and K-Rod are horses. Rivera's a machine and Nathan when he's on is absolutely awesome.
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Postby Kurtangletn » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:06 am

1. Papelbon
2. Nathan
3. BJ Ryan
4. Rivera
5. K-Rod
6. Hoffman
7. Gordon
8. Wagner
9. Putz
10. Ray (BAL)

Fact is, Papelbon is the best atm. Of course Yankee fans want to twist the question to smear Papelbon. Nathan has been probably 2nd best with BJ ryan close (Nathan just aint getting svops from Minny)
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Postby 5 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:14 am

mweir145 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Fantasy or real life? There's a big difference. In fantasy, Rivera is in the middle of the pack. In real life, I'd be hard-pressed to put anyone ahead of him.

My rankings were fantasy, not sure about everyone else.


Same here...fantasy was my ranking.

But in real life, Rivera still has 5 losses.
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