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Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby Crystalstorm » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:37 am

Any input would be great.This is our 1st year using the HOLDS catagory(which I hate),but the Commish decided to add it to our catagories.
Who would be the Top 15 or so holds,guys in basebaball.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:08 am

Here is a pretty good discussion on Holds '08. ;-D
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby Crystalstorm » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:45 pm

I know not that many people use this catagory,but those who do,please help.I'm to lazy to do the research(homework).I know of Bell SD,Broxton LA,Scot Shields(Slowing down some?)and a few others,But who are some sleepers at this position,and great Hold guys to own? My draft is in 5 days.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:13 pm

Crystalstorm wrote:I know not that many people use this catagory,but those who do,please help.I'm to lazy to do the research(homework).I know of Bell SD,Broxton LA,Scot Shields(Slowing down some?)and a few others,But who are some sleepers at this position,and great Hold guys to own? My draft is in 5 days.


If you just click on the link BigHort gave you, you will find my list of top holders (on page 1), links to two other lists on the web (Sportsfanatics and MLB Front Office, both on page 2), and a 6 page discussion of the topic.

It doesn't get much easier than that, and if that's too much work for you, I suggest you look into employment as a mattress tester.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:25 pm

What a weirdo!
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby gentlemanjerseydave » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:28 pm

I'm a fan of Ryan Franklin. He'll be good for 25-30 holds, a couple vulture saves and a whip that is nice.
Casey Janssen is good for 25 holds and an era probably below 2.75.
Tony Pena out in Arizona is a middle relief stud.
Jon Rauch on the Nats should top 30 holds again.
If Derek Turnbow can keep his ERA down he will be a great option here.
Okajima out of Boston.
Brandon Lyon is one of the best.

That should do it. Depending on your roster you get two or three of these guys and you will be in fine shape. Good Luck.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby ImTheScientist » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:31 pm

gentlemanjerseydave wrote:I'm a fan of Ryan Franklin. He'll be good for 25-30 holds, a couple vulture saves and a whip that is nice.
Casey Janssen is good for 25 holds and an era probably below 2.75.
Tony Pena out in Arizona is a middle relief stud.
Jon Rauch on the Nats should top 30 holds again.
If Derek Turnbow can keep his ERA down he will be a great option here.
Okajima out of Boston.
Brandon Lyon is one of the best.

That should do it. Depending on your roster you get two or three of these guys and you will be in fine shape. Good Luck.

Lyon is closing this year....if he doesn't then Pena will close !+)
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby gentlemanjerseydave » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:37 pm

I thought he was closing...knock him off the list and the rest are all late rounders that will help your holds situation.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:28 pm

Janssen is also not a good pick, since he's having labrum surgery.
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Re: Who are the TOP 15 Holds Guys?

Postby Vladdy the Impaler » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:55 pm

I haven't seen a top 10 anywhere... and I would really like to know what you guys think... so any input of other top 10-15's would be greatly appreciated for me as well.

1 Carlos Mármol - Really think the job is Kerry Wood's to lose right now... incentive-based rumors / Marmol's ability to close out crucial 7-8th innings.
2 Jonathan Broxton - Not the biggest fan... but K's don't lie of how good he can be.
3 Rafael Betancourt - Closer in waiting with electric stuff.
4 Scot Shields - Really wanted him in the draft as I expect rebound, but just missed him.
5 Heath Bell - Another guy I don't trust yet as he's only had one strong year... but #s are too good to ignore as well.
6 Pat Neshek - But, I have a feeling MLB may finally catch up to his delivery/stuff this year.
6 Hideki Okajima / Declaremen - Two headed monster with tons of opps to set up Paps.
7 Aaron Heilman / Duaner Sanchez - Another two-headed monster that can rack up a ton of holds..
8 Scott Linebrink - New start to regain greatness.
10 - Joey Devine - My surprise pick to be a stud this year! Hyped up in Atlanta and with Doosh to the rotation, he can be primary setup for Street.
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