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Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby provpike » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:21 pm

With Smoltz out, Soriano will be the new Braves closer.
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby Yin_Xu88 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:22 pm

he was always the closer..
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby MaidenAmbridge » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:03 pm

Soriano himself is one pitch away from elbow surgery. I played the Atl. closer situation all yr. Soriano, Acosta, Gonzalez, (DL slot) and have washed my hands of them all. Good Luck
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby dorje3 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:26 pm

Is Soriano more valuable at this point then Torres? :-?
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby cannedcorn » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:44 pm

dorje3 wrote:Is Soriano more valuable at this point then Torres? :-?



IMO...no

Torres seems to be getting the short end of the stick everywhere he goes. I think the guy is a decent to good closer. Lost his job back to Matt Caps last season and I dont see how they could even be considering giving Gagne the closer job back unless he gets back on HGH. The guy closes games, period. It seems the Brew Crew is heating up and someone will get the save chances.


Watch Torres blow the next three now that I said that.
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby ceLpH » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:55 pm

Yeah especially after Acosta just got murdered today in the 9th
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Postby tmlfan4ever » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:51 pm

Acosta was pitching so well in the 6 7 8 th innings without the closer job and then blows up in the 9th. I guess that's why you pay top dollar for a guy that can get it done in the 9th.
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby cubs2238 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:23 pm

In my opinion you do not pay top dollar for a guy that gets it done in the 9th.

If you are playing in a head to head league you are going to be in the running for one category by paying top dollar for top closers. If you wait and draft closers toward the end of the draft you can load up on position players and SPs while your league mates are wasting top picks on the Papelbons and Nathans of the world.

In four years of playing fantasy baseball I have never payed top dollar for closers and I have won 3 of the 4 years running. I would have won the other year if Liriano hadn't got injured that year and pitching hadn't went to shit.

That being said I didn't draft a closer until after the 15th round in my draft this year. I started out with Soria, Lyon, and R. Soriano. After Soriano went down I traded Soria in a deal for E. Volquez (after my Smoltz and Gallardo went down to injury to sure up my SP) and made a deal of Shawn Marcum for Sherrill and Putz. While Putz hasn't lived up to expectation I now have a staff of closers that is made up of Lyon, Sherrill, and J.J. That has put me in the running each week to win saves, if not win the category all together.

Never pay top dollar for a closer, unless you play in a league that dictates you having to do so, those are few and far between.
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby dorje3 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:39 am

I think he was referring to reality baseball.
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Re: Pick up Rafael Soriano if available!

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:29 am

dorje3 wrote:Is Soriano more valuable at this point then Torres? :-?


yep!
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