I have Marmol, but it seems to me Ray is a better bet now to win his team's closer job. Thoughts?
8-team, 6X6 roto league (w/ OPS and Quality Starts), daily changes, 1200 IP limit
C: Ryan Doumit 1B: Miguel Cabrera 2B: Alexie Ramirez 3B: Evan Longoria SS: Jose Reyes OF: Josh Hamilton OF: Jason Bay OF: Carlos Quentin OF: Jay Bruce MI: Chone Figgins CI: Justin Morneau UTL: Nate McLouth BN: Nelson Cruz BN: Chris Iannetta
SP: Dan Haren SP: Chad Billingsley SP: Zack Greinke RP: Jonathon Papelbon RP: Mariano Rivera P: Kevin Gregg P: Carlos Marmol BN: Ricky Nolasco BN: Erik Bedard
Last edited by Doughhead on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Even though Chicago has named Gregg the starter, things may change (as you know), but even as a "set up" guy for Gregg, Marmol may have more value than Ray. I would keep Marmol for now, but watch the situation in The D closely. Good luck.
yeah whilst i think marmol is technically a better pitcher, ray has a much better shot at being the closer.
i live in chicago: take it from me, lou loves his marmol blankie to come in and abuse for 1-2 innings whenever he feels so inclined, and many of us chicago peeps are like "uhhh dude we want him to close so you can limit the wear and tear and abuse on his arms" because marmol ranked behind only aaron heilman, new 2009 cub, in terms of MLB relief pitcher abuse in 2008, and now we've gotta go crap will he be ok for the three-and-out playoff nosedive in october?!@
Even without the SV, Marmol will be valuable in a roto league and you have Gregg so I wouldn't be too quick to drop Marmol. I'd be more inclined to open up a spot by getting rid of Iannetta, who just does not have a lot of value on the bench of 1-catcher 8-team league.
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