I totally agree with not blowing out a category. I've never tried it, but it just doesn't work. In fact, I've noticed in every league I've ever been in the past ten years, the winner in runs and whip is the winner of the league.
Not sure what that means. Runs are a pretty good indicaton of who productive a player is, and the production of those around him. ERA we all know isn't the best indicator, and I don't generally look at it come draft time.
Meantime, what I'm saying is not to waste a pick on a stud in the 1st or 2nd round since most closers are one category players. To me, it's like drafting Alex Sanchez in the 2nd round. Just doesn't make sense.
The CWS closer situation should be interesting this year. Bradford would be a bad replacement for Foulke, but I'm sure the A's will come up with a good player to replace him with.
What's everyone's thoughts on Kolb? Abberation, or legit. I tend to go for legit. He was dominating in the closer role. His lifetime numbers don't really bear that out, but I think we all know the 28-30 (in age) pitchers start pitching theory.