RedSoxNation04 wrote:DoctaDre wrote:why are you guys worried about owning a closer for the worst team in baseball? they might win once a week. Doubt who ever is closing will be useful to ANY fantasy team.
Heath Bell says hi.
every team is gonna win (close to) 60 games, at least. The fallacy that closers for bad teams don't accumulate saves is treated as common knowledge, but even a cursory glance at history shows it to be incorrect.
I addition to Bell last year, Chad Cordero led the NL in '05 for the Nats w/ 47
Alfonseca led the NL in 2000 for a Marlins team that lost 87 games
That same year Todd Jones of the Tigers led the AL for a .500 team
In the 70's it seemed the guys racking up the most saves in the NL were always with bad teams : Sutter/Cubs, Finges/Padres
Trevor Hoffman has accumulated almost 600 saves and how many good seasons did the Padres have in that span? And how many losing seasons?