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Postby Gary » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:01 am

The rest of my team is pretty solid but my relief pitcher position is terribble. Right now my only closer is Jorge Julio. I am choosing between Graves, Wickman, and Biddle. I do not know who may have the better potential and who even has the definite job. I also want to draft Marte as one of my last picks. Tell me what you think.
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:09 am

That is an ugly list 8-o .

Graves would be my pick. Even though he could easily be dealt into a set up role, I doubt Wickman or Biddle will hold their jobs for a longer time or produce better numbers.
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Postby DGroundhog » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:10 am

Aquilino Lopez is gone?

Those 3 guys suck. Not sure I'd even want any of them.
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Postby Pedantic » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:10 am

I agree. Graves is the way to go.
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Postby Gary » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:13 am

Lopez is still available. Is he a better option than Graves. I have little doubt that I will be trading up for a closer this season. I have both Cabrera and Reyes at shortstop.
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Postby DGroundhog » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:39 am

I think Lopez is a better option. Biddle and Graves most expect to lose the job to Chad Cordero and Josh Wagner. Either of them would be a great sleeper closer pick, Wagner probably being the better option.

Wickman is coming off injury, and also could lose the job to Riske, who is probably a better option. Wickman, Biddle, and Graves I just see getting lit up, their ERA's and WHIP being killers, and probably only a handful of saves for your trouble. You may HAVE to gamble on one regardless.

Lopez hasn't even officially gotten the job, but he looks like he should get it, and being closer for the Jays could produce decent save chances this year. His ERA and WHIP last year suggest he could be a pretty solid closer.

Joe Nathan I would think would be long gone, but if he is there he would be the best option. I like Lopez, I think he is your best option, but you should probably have 3 closers, maybe 4 on your squad. Not that you'd keep them all, but if Wickman, Graves or Biddle does hold the job and is halfway decent they are worth owning.

I'd say go for 2, but take a shot on Lopez for sure.
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Postby Fluidoz » Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:40 am

I would have to agree on taking graves. I also think it would be wise to take Marte. But don't wait to long. There are other owners thinking the same as you are. There always is! :-o
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