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Missed the Closer run, help with recovery strategy!

Postby jnr98 » Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:36 am

The top guys all went early, and most went in one lightening quick round. Of the decent RP left, here are my options:

    Kaz Sasaki
    Jason Izzy
    Jose Mesa
    Mike Williams
    Ugie Urbina


That is how I have them ranked.

7 more picks need to be made before the draft comes back to me for 2 consecutive picks. Also still on the board are SP's like Byrd, Pettitte, Woody Williams, Moyer, Padilla, Ramon Ortiz, Kevin Brown, etc.

Knowing I need a 3B as well (left are: Boone, Jose Hernandez, Hinske, Lowell, Spezio, Ventura,Batista), WHO SHOULD I TAKE WITH MY BACK TO BACK PICKS NEXT?

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Postby nsulham » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:13 am

I would go with Sasaki then Hinske.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:20 am

Go with Mike Williams and Izzy back to back, then take a 3-bagger and Kevin Brown.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:22 am

Don't pick Sasaki. He's old and injured.
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Postby Amnorix » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:23 am

Boone is probably your man for 3B. Look to see where the other owners stand at 3B to see if you can wait to grab him or if you have to take him now.

Among the closers, I like Izzy the best, but that's just me. The ones you name are all in a tight cluster. Who knows who will have the better year.

Don't sweat missing the closing run. You're in fine shape overall...
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Postby Ike » Mon Mar 10, 2003 2:40 pm

Your draft is probably long over by now, unless it has a major break in it, but for my 2 cents, I'd take Urbina and Boone. :) And if you really don't like Urbina, then Sasaki. Closers will appear from nowhere during the year, 3baggers are a lot harder to come by. :)
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:38 pm

The Jury wrote:Don't pick Sasaki. He's old and injured.



Old? Hes only 34. Hes had the same surgery twice before and pitched great. I wouldnt be too concerned. In fact the biggest injury concern of the 5 is Izzy.

Dont panic on closer run, plenty left. Kaz and Izzy are both top 10 guys. I would take Kaz, Izzy alternate, then nab a 3b. Which 3b? Boone/Hernandez/Hinske all nice choices. Boone will be a 2b/3b, Hernandez a ss/3b, giving both dual positions, which is a luxury.
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Postby gogiants » Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:44 am

Defintily take Boone or Hernadez, with the multi positions, they are very valuable. Maybe take both. Depends on how many teams need closers, and if you are a gambler. Every year, a stud closer comes from no where. If you can wait, you should be able to pick up a couple of guys who can get you saves, and draft better position players and starters in the middle rounds.
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