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Postby Guest » Sat May 25, 2002 10:05 am

ANy good closers that you guys think are on waivers that i could get. and should i keep byung hum kim or is mantei gonna get the closers job
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Postby it'sbeenawhile » Sat May 25, 2002 1:17 pm

Who's on the waiver wire?


I'm keeping Kim and Mantei because Kim picks up an incredible amount of K's and has an awesome WHIP for such few innings. Plus, Mantei isn't wasting a roster space because he's on the DL. I'm going to stick with both of them until Bob Brenly makes a clear cut decision as to who will be closing for the D-backs.

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Postby Arlo » Sat May 25, 2002 4:52 pm

Good advice from it'sbeenawhile - I'd do the same. Mantei seems to be doing well on his way to recovery, but what will happen in the end is pretty murky at this point, although I expect the job will remain Kim's when the smoke settles.

As for closers who might be on waivers, you're probably limited to two choices:

a) Closers who are coming back from injuries (Leskanic, Gordon, Zimmerman).

b) Guys who might inherit the closer's role if their team's current closer is injured or traded. This is entirely a guessing game, but I'd keep my eye on Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.

Oh yes: T.J. Tucker might be worth a pickup if you have the roster space; and if you're a real gambler, there's always Shaw...

If all those are available in your league, I'd grab Tucker, and when it becomes clear he hasn't become the primary closer, go for Leskanic.
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