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Waiver help. Drop Joe Nathan pick up Papelbon? WHIR

Postby erjohnson1 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:23 am

Alright guys well someone just dropped Papelbon in my league. Problem is that our league can only have two closers and I already have Joe Nathon and Carlos Marmol. Do I drop Nathon or Marmol to try to pick up Papelbon? Or do I stick with these two?
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Re: Waiver help. Drop Joe Nathan pick up Papelbon? WHIR

Postby johnlee1986 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:41 am

Pick up Papelbon, Nathan still can't get his fastball velocity back to the mid 90s (as per his preinjury days), and with that said his confidence is a bit shaken that he has to rely on his slider to get him outs... and in 9th inning situations, relying on a slider is not going to save you games.... hang your slider up there just once and the ball is in the bleachers....

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Re: Waiver help. Drop Joe Nathan pick up Papelbon? WHIR

Postby daveblotto » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:33 am

I think based on Opportunities alone, YES. Boston will get it together, there's too much talent on that team. Nathan is iffy and He's on a shorter leash because of that as well.


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Re: Waiver help. Drop Joe Nathan pick up Papelbon? WHIR

Postby kaiser » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:53 am

Agreed. Papelbon is shaky lately, but he is still the better option at this point. Do it.

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Re: Waiver help. Drop Joe Nathan pick up Papelbon? WHIR

Postby colt4523 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:00 am

Can't you drop someone else? If not, go with paps.

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