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Postby Rirruto » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:20 pm

I have both closers as well as Gagne. Who should I stick with and who should I shop around in my league? I am leaning towards Dotel to keep but he still has not proven himself as a closer even though he's been pretty much lights out the last couple of seasons. Just want to see some people's feedback on this.
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Postby KolbSaves » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:35 pm

Keep Dotel, his stuff is absolutely nasty. You should be able to get something decent for Benitez as well.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:26 pm

Definitely Dotel, although Benitez is quality, so long as he's not facing the Yankees. Although, I'm wondering why you would want only two closers...? Most people seem to like at least three, and I have five myself right now. I'd think twice.
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Postby jumpman8288 » Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:26 pm

Definitely Dotel...top 5 closer this year (I have no faith in Foulke-- Fly ball pitcher+ Network Associates Coliseum= ;-D
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Postby The Jury » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:57 pm

In a situation like this I'd shop Dotel around and try to get some really good value back, but in this particular case I think the combo of Gagne and Dotel is just too sharp to give up unless you're overwhlemed by an offer. Shop Benitez is you have to.
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Postby NZF » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:07 pm

Keep Benetiz, he is under valued this year and could bounce back big time. I personally think he will put up better numbers than Dotel.

Shop Dotel because he has a lot of love out there and you should get plenty of interest. Way more than I would give a guy with such a high career % of blown saves.
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Postby whitesox04champs » Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:45 am

DOTEL ;-D
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Postby Mighty Monks » Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:38 am

WharfRat wrote:Definitely Dotel, although Benitez is quality, so long as he's not facing the Yankees. Although, I'm wondering why you would want only two closers...? Most people seem to like at least three, and I have five myself right now. I'd think twice.


i agree, 2 closers is not enough, even with one being gagne. especially in roto, you need at least 3, I have 4 and R. Wagner in case he closes. In h2h, 3 is ok. But I would think twice too, thatis a nice 1-3 punch
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Postby logics » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:05 pm

keep your 3 CL thats just plain nasty.. Gagne, Dotel, Benitez. BUt if u had to shop anyone i would shop Benitez
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:10 pm

Personally, I think that Benitez and Dotel have similar stuff in terms of nastiness. They are both money.

However, their perceived value is wildly different. Everyone loves Dotel (look above) but there is little love for a man with a career .188 BAA.

People only remember the blow-ups. Keep Benitez if you're set on trading one. But I'd keep both, unless you're overwhelmed.
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