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Postby Aggie_Eric98 » Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:23 pm

Rhodes and Graves are miles ahead of the rest, I am not sold on Chacon yet.
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:27 pm

Nathan is not even a closer anymore, with Wagner now in Philly. That said, he's worth a pickup, especially if your league counts holds. He was great for the giants last year, starting the season with something like 30 scoreless innings
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Postby BigLebowski » Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:00 pm

Bloody Nipples wrote:Nathan is not even a closer anymore, with Wagner now in Philly. That said, he's worth a pickup, especially if your league counts holds. He was great for the giants last year, starting the season with something like 30 scoreless innings


Some Giants fan you are....Nathan is the closer in Min. Worrell went to the Phils not Nathan.

I rank them like this.

nathan
graves
chacon
rhodes
marte
kolb
mesa
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Postby RynMan » Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:09 pm

nathan, no question.
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Postby jbuk » Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:17 pm

I'd go:

Rhodes
Nathan

Kolb
Graves
Chacon

Don't go anywhere near Mesa
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:44 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
LBJackal wrote:In order:

Nathan
Rhodes
Chacon
Graves
Kolb
Mesa



LBJ interesting that you have wrote page after page about Rhodes as bust of year, yet you rank him 2nd? Has the Cafe persuaded you? ;-)


Yeah it hurt me to rank him 2nd :-b but you can't ignore the lack of competition in Oakland. And other than Rhodes and Nathan, there aren't any good closers on that list. Graves should actually be pretty good though, and might be under-rated. Wagner waiting in the wings deters me from thinking too highly of him though. Yet I have no idea why he was removed from the closer role after averaging 30+ saves per year in 4 straight seasons with a good ERA and WHIP. Were their starters THAT bad? Well, maybe. I guess you can't save games if you can't get a lead.
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Postby TownDrunk » Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:53 pm

I like Nathan as much as the next guy, however, you should keep in mind that the Giants organization lost confidence in the guy after the playoffs, hence one of the reasons why they agreed to trade him. So, it may be a little premature to give all this credit to Nathan. You may want to see how he does in a couple pressure situations first.

That said, I'd still take a flyer out on him.
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