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affeldt : closer?

Postby benjapage » Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:33 pm

i know macdougal will start the season as the royals' closer, but i've read in several fantasy mags that affeldt has a decent chance of taking over the role.

how long is macdougal's leash? from what i have read, affeldt would make a fantastic closer. any tips from royals's fans out there?

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Postby MikeeDee » Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:34 pm

benjapage wrote:i know macdougal will start the season as the royals' closer, but i've read in several fantasy mags that affeldt has a decent chance of taking over the role.

how long is macdougal's leash? from what i have read, affeldt would make a fantastic closer. any tips from royals's fans out there?

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His blister problems seem to be over, so he'll move to the rotation. leskanic is the back-up closer.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:01 pm

I have seen a few articles saying that he will be the 3rd starter.
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Postby Dude86 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:06 pm

I also think Affeldt will be a starter this year.
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Postby drunkenmonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:29 pm

Keep in mind that most of those fantasy mags were written sometime in November or December. He's definitely in the rotation this year.
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Postby prodpaul » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:52 pm

Allard Baird said thought that First time any sign of a blister shows up though he is in the pen. He is on a short leash with that finger.
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Re: affeldt : closer?

Postby kckc » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:56 pm

benjapage wrote:i know macdougal will start the season as the royals' closer, but i've read in several fantasy mags that affeldt has a decent chance of taking over the role.

how long is macdougal's leash? from what i have read, affeldt would make a fantastic closer. any tips from royals's fans out there?

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Living in KC I've been following the closer situation closely. Mac will close, but he's now come down with some sort of health/sickness and no one knows why he's feeling so weak in spring training. Affeldt apparently will be a starter as he has shown no side effects from his blister problems in the past. I'd bet on Leskanic closing if Mac isn't ready.
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Postby HollywoodHershiserz » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:57 pm

Either way, Affeldt will make for a great late-round sleeper pick in everyone's drafts...plus, a healthy JuanGone, a more experienced Guiel and Berroa and 5-tool Carlos will add to a potent line-up which should provide decent run support.
I'm high on Affeldt this season.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:23 am

Yeah those fantasy mags were written before Affeldt had a quality ST, he has gone up around 80 pitches so far w/o the blister. I think he may develop this year into our ace believe it or not.

And yes, if Mac starts on the DL, Leskanic, who was a closer for much of his career, will be fine. RIght now, if you have a spot to spare, Leskanic is a good add for some cheap saves your first couple matchups in H2H.
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Postby ondeckb » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:24 am

Keep in mind that if Leskanic closes they'll only throw him every other day. The Royals are protecting his arm. On the other days, anybody's guess .
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