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Postby whoson1st0 » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:43 pm

Current projections show me finishing 3rd in a 12 team 5x5 mixed league. My biggest problem is saves, where I project to finish dead last. This was expected though - last year I drafted only one sure closer (Wagner) and one potential closer (Marte) and picked up enough guys via the waiver wire (Worrell, Borowski, Carter) to finish 1st in saves - so I went for the same strategy this year.

I have Dotel and Marte, plus a bunch of potential closers such as Lidge (in case Dotel falters) and Jimenez (in case Riske falters) and Soriano, but other guys in the league have gotten smart and also drafted the best known potential closers (Valverde, Herges, Hawkins, etc).

I may get lucky and have one of my potentials turn into the real deal, but in the case I don't, I am looking for some sleeper save candidates. Unknown guys that will probably be on a mixed league waiver wire that have a decent chance of picking up some saves this year if the team's regular closer loses his job.

Your thoughts?
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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:50 pm

ive heard rumblings that ligtenberg will be the main closer in Toronto

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Postby brdmaverick » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:51 pm

danny graves? will he hold up?
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:53 pm

I was just thinking Ligtenberg too.
Also take a look at KC - Leskanic maybe.

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Postby sportznow » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:02 pm

Curtis Leskanic would be a great pickup because MacDougal will miss the begining of the season and MacDougal faltered after his brilliant start last season.
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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:10 pm

Jose Mesa, I know he closes for Pitt, but he still may have 20 saves.

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Postby stumpak » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:17 pm

DeJean in Baltimore could get a shot if Julio sucks as bad as he did last season.

Also, I like Tom Gordan. Rivera has been banged up at times the last couple of seasons, and even when his is not closing he kicks ass in Ks.
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