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Postby BstonBruin » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:35 pm

What do you think

1) Eric Gagne (NL Cy Young)
2) Keith Foulke (Lots of save opportunities with the sox)
3) Billy Wagner (Phillies are gonna be a good team above Braves)
4) John Schmoltz
5) Mariano Rivera

Just my opinion.....
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Postby bleach168 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:57 pm

#5 - Keith Foulke (43 saves, 6 blown saves) - Weakest "stuff" in the group. Less established than the other elite closers. Pitching for a new team in a high-pressure situation. He'll have a decent season, just not what many are expecting.

#4 - Mariano Rivera (45 saves, 6 blown saves) - Just about unhittable. Probably going too low in drafts.

#3 - John Smoltz (46 saves, 5 blown saves) - He got 55 saves just two years ago. But I don't see him getting enough opportunities this year to get over 50 saves. But when he gets his opportunities, he won't waste them.

#2 - Billy Wagner (44 saves, 3 blown saves) - Can you say 100mph heater? With Phillies solid starting pitching and Tim Worrell setting him up, nothing but good things will come from Wagner. Oh yeah, not pitching in a hitters park won't hurt either.

#1 - Eric Gagne (55 saves, 0 blown saves) - Nothing I really need to say about this guy. He should be #1 on everyone's list.
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Postby intense » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:08 am

bleach168 wrote:#5 - Keith Foulke (43 saves, 6 blown saves) - Weakest "stuff" in the group. Less established than the other elite closers. Pitching for a new team in a high-pressure situation. He'll have a decent season, just not what many are expecting.

#4 - Mariano Rivera (45 saves, 6 blown saves) - Just about unhittable. Probably going too low in drafts.

#3 - John Smoltz (46 saves, 5 blown saves) - He got 55 saves just two years ago. But I don't see him getting enough opportunities this year to get over 50 saves. But when he gets his opportunities, he won't waste them.

#2 - Billy Wagner (44 saves, 3 blown saves) - Can you say 100mph heater? With Phillies solid starting pitching and Tim Worrell setting him up, nothing but good things will come from Wagner. Oh yeah, not pitching in a hitters park won't hurt either.

#1 - Eric Gagne (55 saves, 0 blown saves) - Nothing I really need to say about this guy. He should be #1 on everyone's list.



agreed, nice list here... Rivera may not get as many saves as normal if yankees blow alot of people out...
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