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Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:35 pm

What a joke ... Both Balfour and Santago blew the save in the same game, which also cost Sale the CG and Parker the Win.

Do I drop Hector Santiago? I might just pick up Addison Reed on principle... or perhaps Francisco Cordero or maybe just go for the reliable Jonny Venters even though there are no saves?

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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for A.Reed or F.Cordero? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:06 pm

I dunno. I am frustrated withteh guy as well as I have Sale in a few leagues and Santiago as well. I really hate closers.
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for A.Reed or F.Cordero? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:08 pm

SecretAgentMan wrote:I dunno. I am frustrated withteh guy as well as I have Sale in a few leagues and Santiago as well. I really hate closers.


Couldn't agree more.

What a frustrating day:

Parker in line for the Win
Sale in line for the loss -- BUT a CG loss.
Balfour blows the save, denying Parker a win
Then Santiago blows the save to the tune of an epic 3 ER, and gets tagged with the loss

I wonder if it's better to just have a better arm in that slot regardless of the save... Chapman gets me no saves, but man is he less annoying. In this regard, I could grab Addison Reed, Jonny Venters... thoughts?
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for A.Reed or F.Cordero? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:13 pm

I Ended up switching off Francisco for Santiago in one league too. It drives me crazy. The 3rd closer spot is killing me in a number of leagues.

I have Broxton in reserve in another league and really hate the guy and he is on a team that can not buy a win, but now I am thinking switching to him over Santiago. Or going with Casilla who I also own in that league.

Add in Crawford looking like a complete waste of food now. Bad day so for.
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby Hopscotch Assasin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:18 pm

I just traded JD Martinez and Peavy to get Crawford and then...the news lol
I have Balfour as well...sigh. I dont think you drop Hector yet but thats a tentative "not yet"
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:22 pm

Here's the other thing ... There are a handful of teams in my league that carry no closers. I wonder if I am better off just basically carrying one closer so that I get the 1-2 saves needed to beat those teams and otherwise just not worry about the stat. I am in a 9x9 league after all, and I wonder if hammering down era/whip with a stud like Venters or Addison Reed would serve me better.
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby Hopscotch Assasin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:25 pm

As you can see from my pitchers thats basically the strategy im using. Ive added a few closers just to satisy some saves but i basically will not lose any of the pitching CATs. Its a viable strategy and if the other teams have next to no closers then i say go for it.
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:25 pm

sigriffey wrote:Here's the other thing ... There are a handful of teams in my league that carry no closers. I wonder if I am better off just basically carrying one closer so that I get the 1-2 saves needed to beat those teams and otherwise just not worry about the stat. I am in a 9x9 league after all, and I wonder if hammering down era/whip with a stud like Venters or Addison Reed would serve me better.



Maybe, esp. since it is 1 in 9 cats vs 1 in 5. The problem with MRs though is they are MRs. They are highly erratic year to year and can fall off a cliff in a hurry. Venters is probably safe though.
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Who is the better option: Addison Reed or Jonny Venters? Or do I just nibble on Francisco Cordero? I feel like that could be a roller coaster though...
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Re: Drop Hector Santiago for Reed, Cordero, Venters? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:31 pm

sigriffey wrote:Who is the better option: Addison Reed or Jonny Venters? Or do I just nibble on Francisco Cordero? I feel like that could be a roller coaster though...



Reed has all of some 14 IPs pitched in the Majors. Venters has two solid seasons. It would be Venters to me by a lot.
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