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Postby weareallkipnises » Wed May 02, 2012 4:16 pm

What's up everybody? This is my first post on here.

I'm in a standard mixed 10 team ESPN 5x5 roto league and I'm about in the middle of the pack on saves right now, but in the lower quarter in both ERA and WHIP.

I need to pick two out of this list:
Aroldis Chapman(currently on my team)
Frank Francisco(currently on my team)
Heath Bell
Alfredo Aceves

I also have Sean Marshall and Henry Rodriguez, but I'm content with both of them, at least for the time being.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
C Wieters
1B Freeman
2B Pedroia
3B M. Cabrera
SS Castro
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OF CarGo Gordon Allen Trout Morse Ellsbury(DL)
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RP Street Chapman Aceves Soriano
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Re: Closer Advice

Postby Anicholsnj » Wed May 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Ahhh the year of the poser closers continues... I def would not let chapman go. That's for sure. But then it comes down to if you can wait and see if bell can figure things out. Aceves/franky will be getting you saves but, like you said, will prob hurt ERA/whip. I think I'd hold on to bell. Not even close to 100% on this.... Quite the tough decision as I'm sure franky and aceves are scooped up right away off waivers. Also I prefer aceves over franky. Good luck bud.
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Re: Closer Advice

Postby MaudDib » Wed May 02, 2012 5:23 pm

I would stick with what you have. I don't love FF but he is as good as the other guys. Aceves could be interesting but has blown up pretty big in two games and I would want to see more quality innings before I risked my ERA on him.
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Re: Closer Advice

Postby weareallkipnises » Wed May 02, 2012 5:49 pm

Yeah what makes it difficult is I really don't know how I feel about Francisco. I literally have no opinion on him.

I just feel like Aceves is gonna get a load of save opportunities now that the Red Sox are at least somewhat back on track.

I guess I COULD drop J. Francoeur and pick up Aceves. Thoughts?

That would leave my offense:

M. Wieters
F. Freeman
D. Pedroia
M. Cabrera
S. Castro
M. Aviles
P. Konerko
C. Gonzalez
A. Gordon
N. Markakis
B. LaHair
M. Trout
B. Butler
Bench: H. Kendrick
DL: B. Gardner
C Wieters
1B Freeman
2B Pedroia
3B M. Cabrera
SS Castro
MI Kipnis
CI Konerko
OF CarGo Gordon Allen Trout Morse Ellsbury(DL)
UT Butler

SP Greinke McCarthy Gonzalez Hammel Bumgarner J.Johnson Samardzija
RP Street Chapman Aceves Soriano
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Re: Closer Advice

Postby 802GREENS » Wed May 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Yeah i like the idea of dropping Francoeur for Aceves. He should get a ton of opportunities and the Red Sox are 6 for 9 in chances this year, despite everything. But otherwise I would stand pat with who you have.

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Re: Closer Advice

Postby Shiti Field » Wed May 02, 2012 7:44 pm

Despite Bell being poor to start the year, he will turn things around. His location has been way off. Once he gets that sorted out he'll be fine.
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Re: Closer Advice

Postby nyr199435 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Thanks for the help on mine, and welcome aboard. For me, at least for starters, Chapman doesn't go anywhere. He's a must. I like the idea of dropping Jeff "The Teeth" Francoeur, but I'm not sure if I would grab Aceves or Bell. Bell has the name quality but has been all over the place. Aceves is a bit of unknown, but like you said will get his chances on the Sox. I think I'd be inclined to drop Francoeur and add Bell...he'll turn things around IMO.
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