Grounded Polo wrote:Or would you prefer to draft the guys who will definitely put up better numbers and assume they will keep their jobs?
When I've played 5x5, this has been my strategy.
Although I also use the flip side of the other strategy which is that I'll draft ace set-up men which gives you three advantages.
1) They lower your ratios as long as you keep them.
2) If something does happen to the closer, they're likely to get the saves.
3) They're relatively cheap to get in a 5x5 league so you don't feel bad throwing them overboard if another set-up man becomes the closer for whatever reason and you find yourself trailing in saves.
In short: Start the season with ace closers and ace set-up men. If you find yourself needing more saves later in the season, pick up the replacement closers off of the WW and cut loose on your set-up guys.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.