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Postby kickureface » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:12 am

i dont get how RPs are ranked. i just looked at the top RPs' stats last year and the order is really iffy. what's going on?
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:18 am

kickureface wrote:i dont get how RPs are ranked. i just looked at the top RPs' stats last year and the order is really iffy. what's going on?


How would you rank them? You can't just go on last year's stats by the way.
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby auclairkeithbc » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:52 am

he's the best closer. that's why.
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby CadensDad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:16 am

auclairkeithbc wrote:he's the best closer. that's why.


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Nathan might be #1 if he played on a better team, K-Rod might be #1 if he played on a better team as well. But Papelbon plays on one of the top 3 teams in baseball and is one of the top RP. It's really not much of a argument IMO.
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:20 am

CadensDad wrote:
auclairkeithbc wrote:he's the best closer. that's why.


+1

Nathan might be #1 if he played on a better team, K-Rod might be #1 if he played on a better team as well. But Papelbon plays on one of the top 3 teams in baseball and is one of the top RP. It's really not much of a argument IMO.

K-Rod plays on a great team, but his weakness is his BB rates.

For most people it's between Mo and Paps, but Paps is 11 or 12 years younger.
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby CadensDad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:24 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:
CadensDad wrote:
auclairkeithbc wrote:he's the best closer. that's why.


+1

Nathan might be #1 if he played on a better team, K-Rod might be #1 if he played on a better team as well. But Papelbon plays on one of the top 3 teams in baseball and is one of the top RP. It's really not much of a argument IMO.

K-Rod plays on a great team, but his weakness is his BB rates.

For most people it's between Mo and Paps, but Paps is 11 or 12 years younger.


Wait K-Rod play's on the Mets right? I didn't know they where considered "great". Whens the last time they won their division? Or even made the playoffs?
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:53 am

Braves fan. ;-7 Remember how their bullpen killed them the last two years, and was considered their biggest weakness? Well, now it's a source of strength for them. Their Pythagorean record was 92-70 last year and any team above 90 wins I consider "great".
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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:00 pm

CadensDad wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:
CadensDad wrote:
+1

Nathan might be #1 if he played on a better team, K-Rod might be #1 if he played on a better team as well. But Papelbon plays on one of the top 3 teams in baseball and is one of the top RP. It's really not much of a argument IMO.

K-Rod plays on a great team, but his weakness is his BB rates.

For most people it's between Mo and Paps, but Paps is 11 or 12 years younger.


Wait K-Rod play's on the Mets right? I didn't know they where considered "great". Whens the last time they won their division? Or even made the playoffs?


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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05 pm

Somebody, Maine, Ollie Perez, Pelfrey, Livan Hernandez.

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Re: why is papelbon ranked first?

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05 pm

I've argued Nathan in the past, but I have no argument with Paps. Despite the fact that he might not have been the top rated closer last year, he still has a great chance to end any given year at the top.

RP is volatile enough that you have to weigh potential and situation very heavily into your rankings...
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