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Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby TheGhost » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:52 am

Just wondering which pitcher is going to be more valuable in the closer role this year? I know Kimbrel is sharing the closer duties but am guessing he's the more talented pitcher in that platoon. Baily would be a no brainer but I'm starting to get worried about his injury history and if can be counted on. Which closer should I pick up??

Craig Kimbrel
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Andrew Bailey


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Re: Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:34 pm

I like Kimbrel. He's K's are awesome but he does have some control issues. As the right handed option he should see a majority of the save opportunities for the Braves. Bailey seems to have a hard time staying healthy.
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Re: Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby TheGhost » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:44 pm

Any other thoughts?
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Re: Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby bcrossnf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:58 pm

I like Kimbrel over Bailey as well. I have a feeling it's not going to be too long before he pushes out Venters and takes over the closer job full time. Bailey just has too many question marks regarding his health.

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Re: Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby MrAccoe » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:07 pm

No matter which one you choose, it would be wise to pick up their handcuffs. Venters and Fuentes. Although I feel that Bailey will have the most saves by the end of the season out of all 4 options. I'd go with Bailey and then draft Fuentes as the handcuff and use him until Bailey gets back.
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Re: Craig Kimbrel or Andrew Bailey??

Postby TheGhost » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:44 pm

MrAccoe wrote:No matter which one you choose, it would be wise to pick up their handcuffs. Venters and Fuentes. Although I feel that Bailey will have the most saves by the end of the season out of all 4 options. I'd go with Bailey and then draft Fuentes as the handcuff and use him until Bailey gets back.


Thanks. And thanks to the other responders as well. I'm a league with deep rosters and already have Chris Perez and Joe Nathan (& Capps) as my closers. It's a redraft league but thought I might want a closer on the bench with top 5-10 potential. So I guess I'm swinging for the fences with this pick. Andrew Bailey has the great stuff, injury history and the lesser offensive team. Kimbrel has the potential, good offensive team but also the inexperience.
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