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Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Currently in a 12 team keeper league (5X5 traditional Roto), where the previous top 6 closers (Rivera, Soria, Wilson, Bell, Marmol & Papelbon) are all being kept. As much as it kills me to use a post-keeper "first round pick" on a closer, doesn't it make sense to claim a top notch guy like Feliz? The next best closers that will become available would be F-Rod and Bailey.

Other likely available players will be: Werth, J. Johnson, Jimenez, Rollins, Ethier, McCann, Weeks

My other keepers are:
Pujols
Cruz
Kinsler
Posey
Halladay

The latest MDP had Feliz listed at #90, but now that there is no questions about his role as closer, I would think he be lumped in right along with Bell (#78) & Soria (#79)- maybe even ahead of those two. What do you think?
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:27 pm

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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:33 pm

HOOTIE wrote:McCann
JJ


Why in the world would I take McCann? So I can place him in my Utility spot? That doesn't make much sense...
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:52 pm

Cmon guys- I could use some help here...
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby drcgull » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:00 pm

I would much rather have JJ. Saves can be had by non-elite closers
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:20 pm

Keep in mind that with 6 closers already off the board, there will probably be an early run on what else is available. Passing on Feliz doesn't guarantee me that even mid-level guys like F-Rod, Bailey and Valverde will be there when I grab my 2nd round pick. By passing on a sure thing like Feliz, I may very well be picking up scraps in terms of closers the rest of the way through the draft. I think you have to think a little outside the standard ranking system when a draft is dictating needs sometimes- this situation is dictating the value of closers has increased in this particular league.
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:23 pm

I would take JJ. I dont get too worried if I don't have a top clsoer. You will be able to get guys like Hanrahan, Lyon, Storen much later in the draft and they get save too.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:12 pm

I'd rather go with either JJ or Werth. Worry about the closers later, as you can get an Axford, Thornton, Perez, Street type.
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:24 pm

SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:McCann
JJ


Why in the world would I take McCann? So I can place him in my Utility spot? That doesn't make much sense...

Most leagues are 2 C leagues.
Take JJ then.
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Re: Now that Feliz is closing, does he bump up?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 pm

SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:McCann
JJ


Why in the world would I take McCann? So I can place him in my Utility spot? That doesn't make much sense...

You could always trade McCann or Posey. Both would have more value then Feliz.
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