depends on the league....while i like gibbons, there are plenty of comparable OF's on waivers, while true closers (which both of those guys are) should never be floating around "for free". I would expect more if i'm giving up a closer, or would grab an OF off the FA market.
Rhodes. I don't think Nathan will continue to perform like last year (63 walks against 61 strikeouts in 2000!), while Rhodes' last 3 years as a whole have been good. Moving from Pac Bell (or whatever the new name is) to the metrodome won't help Nathan's performance, either.
Rhodes is more valuable than Nathan. But talent/risk-wise I'd say that they are about even. Right now Nathan has velocity problems and Rhodes is just having problems overall.
That said, in a 12 team league I wouldn't even consider giving up either closer for a guy like Gibbons, who, as somebody pointed out already, is not much better than any # of guys usually available on the waiver wire.
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This is a 14 team league and to find a guy like Gibbons would be almost impossible.. I have Mantei and Speier who hasn't won a job in Toronto yet. What do you think with this lineup.
I'm still debating between Rhodes or Nathan..
1,1 Carlos Delgado
2,2S Michael Young
S,S Derek Jeter NYY
3,3 Morgan Ensberg
O,O Brian Giles
O,O Carlos Lee
O,O Manny Ramirez
O,O Tike Redman
1,1 Mike Sweeney
3,23 Edgardo Alfonzo
O,1O Jay Gibbons
O,O Luis Matos
O,O Scott Podsednik
2,23 D'Angelo Jimenez
Tough call between the two of them. If it were a draft I'd say take Nathan because you can get him later than you can get Rhodes. Maybe you can trade for Rhodes, and then deal him to the guy with Nathan and also upgrade somewhere else. But I think Nathan will do better than Rhodes. Just trying to find a way to maximize your team improvement.
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