Inukchuk wrote: High and Inside wrote:
I like Valverde here...
Guy has converted 91 of 105 (87%) SVO in the L2 years and has whiffed 161 in 136.1 innings
He will also turn 30 this month.
MO Rivera is 69 of 74 for a little better percentage but clearly not enough opps for me to like...then throw in the fact he's about 60. You can take it to the bank that I will not be the guy that grabs him when father time finally catches up to him.
Lidge had a fantastic yr but I expect him to come down to earth and who knows, revert to 07 form where he was average at best...one monster yr isn't enough to sway me. He had two pretty POOPTASTIC years in a row before last seasons breakout. IN 05 his ERA was 5.28
...and that's for a closer.
I respect your opinion...
...but you're out of your mind.
OK...so I'm out of my mind...been told that m any a times over the years
but who is your guy here???
Please don't say MO....all you guys that have him picked here are out of your freaken minds. I'd put money down that Valverde saves more games than Rivera this year.
Valverde has saved 44 & 47 respectively over the L2 yrs ...you'd have to go back to 2004 when Mo saved 53 to match that output. YOu guys are drafting/living on a name, plain and simple.
Let's take a further look at MO over his last 3 years, which have been anything but fantastic.
194 GP, 103 -111 SVO (93%), 217 IP, 2.12 ERA and 206 K's which equates to 8.5Ks/9IP
Valverde L2 seasons when he took on a FT closer role...
139 GP, 91-105 (87%), 136.1 IP, 3.03 ERA and 161 K's which equates to 10.6Ks/9IP
This is an absolute no-brainer here but the minions that love the Yanks and still think Rivera is a God are just that...minions
I could see Lidge >>> Valverde or Valverde >>> Lidge but not Mo ...