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Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby jeffkoz12 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:51 am

Now that Soria's been dethroned, I need another closer. I grabbed Walden off of waivers, but not sure about my choice. I'm thinking I should pick up Andrew Bailey either in addition or instead.

Available closers:
* Andrew Bailey
* Salas
* Santos

Drop candidates on my team:
* Ike Davis
* Soria

What should I do? WHIR!


Roster:
SP Linceum
SP Verlander
SP Greinke
P Chacin
P Cahill
RP Bell
RP Walden
BN Soria
BN Carpenter
BN Jurrjens
BN Wandy Rodriguez (on DL)

C Wieters
1B Miggy
2B Prado
3B Youk
SS AsCabrera
OF McCutchen
OF Berkman
OF Gardner
UT Matt Joyce
UT KJohnson
BN Jeter
DL Ike Davis

League:
10-team H2H, 5x5, no keepers
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby KaPluie » Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 am

Thanks for your help on mine.
With all those closers on the wire as a result of a 10-team league, it looks like you'll always be able to pick one up if need be. Walden's a strong add, but I like Bailey out of those 4. In fact, I think dropping Soria all together is a good move in such a shallow league, maybe replacing him with Walden. Adding Bailey+Walden is pretty solid.
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby RUnited » Tue May 31, 2011 1:25 pm

Thanks for your help on mine. I'd go with Bailey simply because A's pitching rotation is very strong and Bailey will get more save opportunities. He's not straight back into closer's role yet, but it's inevitable and should be any day now.

I must admit I've been very surprised by Santos though. I made a trade last week that landed me Marmol and the guy who sent Marmol to me picked up Santos from WW. Needless to say I'm kicking myself for losing as much as I did for Marmol while Santos is raking.

At the end though I think you'll be happier having a closer on a winning team and A's are a winning team. Go with Bailey.
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby bigoz89 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:51 pm

I would hold Walden and monitor Bailey. You only have 2 RP spots and I don't like having extra RPs on my bench. Its not like you can swap closers like starters!

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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue May 31, 2011 7:32 pm

surprising to see those closers available.
I would definitely pick up Bailey. the numbers Bailey has had in recent seasons he is the one I would want(as I do). I think he should have more saves than the others mentioned with other better numbers as well.
I think it would be safe to drop Soria. if these closers who are closers are available on waivers then I don't think people would pick up Soria right away. it might even be an option to grab Santos and drop Davis.

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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby HOOTIE » Tue May 31, 2011 11:03 pm

RUnited wrote: I'd go with Bailey simply because A's pitching rotation is very strong and Bailey will get more save opportunities.

At the end though I think you'll be happier having a closer on a winning team and A's are a winning team. Go with Bailey.


Save chances really come down to close games.
Of the 4 closers mentioned, Oakland has had the fewest chances of the 4.

I would go Bailey and walden, although i like Santos and Salas.
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby wvbaseballkid » Tue May 31, 2011 11:59 pm

Bailey without a doubt. Rookie of the year and this guy doesnt blow many oppurtunities. Keep walden and salas on close watch because both of them are getting alot of saves and alot of oppurtunities right now. As for santos....well he blew one against the dodgers...the worst offensive team in the league and he's very young in his second year so i wouldnt trust him just yet.
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby jpbusta » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:04 am

Take Bailey. His numbers from the previous seasons should tell you why.

As long as he is healthy and his injury doesn't linger, he should be the best out of that group.



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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby jeffkoz12 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:15 pm

Thanks for the tips. I dumped Soria in favor of Bailey.

(It's a been a rough year for my closers -- first Nathan explodes, then Soria. At least Bell has been solid.)
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Re: Closer choice: Bailey, Walden, Salas, Santos? WHIR!

Postby baegames » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Walden first, Bailey second. Good move picking up Bailey for Soria. I think you have 4 spots where closers can be used (2 RP, 2 P) if I am reading that correctly.

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