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Re: Great MR's off to a rocky start..

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:34 pm

Well Neshek did not look good tonight. He really seems to struggle when not starting an inning.

I can't seem to find lightning in a bottle this year with any of the middle relievers. Whoever I put in gets bombed...
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Re: Great MR's off to a rocky start..

Postby slomo007 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:40 pm

Example #1 why you should never, ever draft a middle reliever who does not have a legitimate shot at becoming closer (assuming normal 5x5 roto 12 team leagues).

MRs are the most volatile players. There are only a very few who are usually good, and even then it's volatile. They are physically abused by managers and break down quickly, and you just can't predict when it will happen.

Some of these guys will turn their seasons around, but who knows which ones? It's really a crapshoot.
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Re: Great MR's off to a rocky start..

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:56 pm

I hear what you're saying. Though I own Neshek in 2 of my leagues, I actually didn't draft him in either. I rarely draft MR'ers. This year I drafted Bell (late) in several leagues to back-up up Hoffman.

I'm wondering who the surprise MR'ers will be this year. Last year, Bell came out of nowhere.
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Re: Great MR's off to a rocky start..

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:14 am

Never understood why people invest in MRs at the draft. You can practically find a dominant one off waivers every year. You can probably go out and grab a Keith Foulke or Anthony Reyes today in most leagues for instance. Foulke has been great so far and could close if Street gets dealt which is a big possibility. Reyes has great stuff and now only has to worry about going after guys, not worry about pacing himself, etc. If anything happens to Izzy, then I'm willing to bet that he gets a fair chance at closing.
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Re: Great MR's off to a rocky start..

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:40 am

Nevermind, Neshek sucks. Broxton seems like the only safe bet out there after Betancourt's game tonight. It seems like Broxton goes 1 inning and strikes out 2 every game he pitches.
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