Dan Lambskin wrote:
fast dogs wrote:When Hoffman & Fuentes sign, thats still only 13-14 sure things as to who's got the job. as sure of a thing as you can have with closers anyway. Could this be the wildest year yet as far as closers go? Many teams have several decent options while other teams have options but not good 1's. even after all the dust has settled and all the FA have signed this promises to be a volatile year in the closer game methinks. if you are 1 of those fantasy managers who never is able to be online in the closer of the day sweepstakes this might be a good year to grab 1 of the "nuff said" guys this year
good call...i am hoping to draft as late as possible and grab a Top 10 type and then take some chances late with the rest of my closers
Actually, I see it as all the more reason to avoid the Top 10 type (unless the Top 10 type is going in Round 9 or later). I've gotten burned too many times (most recently BJ Ryan in 2007) trying to grab a "sure thing" ace closer only to lose him to injury. Last year, I reached a little bit for Corpas in the 8th as my #1 closer and even that didn't work out, but it was a lot easier to recover from than losing Ryan - I finished 2nd in saves (and won my main league) with a LOT of work.
My plan this year is the same as last - grab one closer in the 8-10th round, one in the 11th-13th, and then draft 3-4 stud MRs who have strong prospects of closing (last year it was Broxton, Marmol, Accardo, Pena).
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