Pujols, McCann, Rollins, Markakis no brainers. The last 4 are a bit murky but here's who I'd keep.
1-Lidge- Not usually a fan of keeping closers, but he's been dominant in the past, and had a fantastic year last year. Ratios should be solid, saves should be good, and his K's a very good from a reliever.
2- Wainwright- I think he's vastly underrated, and though he'll only mildly contribute in K's for a starter, his ratios should be top notch. Think prime Mark Buerhle.
3- Bedard- I'm expecting a rebound. Shoulder surgery didn't reveal any major damage. His K-rate was pretty decent in a small sample last year, and the two years prior to that were quite good. I'd certainly rather take the risk on Bedard then Dempster having a solid follow up to a very improbable year. Also very curious to see how he does after moving from closer back to the starting rotation and seeing a 140 pitch innings spike. Too many red flags around Dempster for me, lean toward Bedard.
4- Wood- I really hate keeping closers, but this is choosing the least of all evils I believe. As I stated, I'm staying away from Dempster, and think he's going to post a monumentally disasterous follow up season to '08. I also am very down on Zambrano. He's been an innings horse and it's starting to catch up to him. His K-rate was bad last year, and his walks have always been high. At best he contributes wins and ERA, and wins are volatile. At worst he contributes nothing. Atkins got some consideration, but he looked like a very mediocre 3B last year, and I'm very worried about him getting dealt out of Colorado. Wood obviously carries monster injury risks, but he pitched very well out of the pen last year. His K-rate was very good for a closer and his ratios were very solid. Most importantly, in a year that looks like it could be extra topsy turvy for closers, he just signed a fat contract with the Indians and will have quite a bit of job security.
I hope that was of some assistance, if you don't mind, I'd greatly appreciate some help with mine.viewtopic.php?f=26&t=365018