20 team 5X5 keeper league. Only closer on my roster is Storen, and thought I was okay until Soriano signing. Then get offer of THanson, Wilhelmsen, & GHolland for my AWainwright. REally don't want to go into draft without any closers. Do I make the deal??
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I know how hard it can be to find closers in a 20 team league. You don't need to sacrifice a sure thing like Wainwright for any closer. I don't like Hanson at all. That shoulder is a ticking time bomb. I want no part of this.
No way I would do this trade. Wainwright is light years ahead of Hanson in value, and the way he pitched last year makes me think something might be wrong physically. Closer volatility is such that you should be able to find one or two in your draft, even in a deep league. At the very least you can grab two arms from the same pen if the closer role is undecided. At any rate, it's not worth trading an upper-level starter like Waino for closers unless you're getting Kimbrel back in a deal.
Element wrote:I know how hard it can be to find closers in a 20 team league. You don't need to sacrifice a sure thing like Wainwright for any closer. I don't like Hanson at all. That shoulder is a ticking time bomb. I want no part of this.
Agreed. Plus look at the two closers you are getting. Neither one of them had the closer job at the start of the season last year which should tell you that there are closers to be found. I would rather take a risk at trying to get one later then do this deal. Worst comes to worst, deal Wainwright for a closer after the draft.
I see Wainwright getting back to his old self which is a perennial top 10 SP.
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Holland is a solid arm, but not sold on Wilhelmson repeating...Hanson..well too much risk here. I'd just look to deal for a true established closer...
Holland also has a lot of competition should he falter in the slightest an Ogando etc is right there waiting. And there are a few decent arms left in FA (Brian Wilson amongst others that could come in and close on a FA signing you know.)
IT is too early to shoot for closers. I'd wait until the draft pick up some upside MRP arms that have a good shot at closing or acquire an extra upside mid rotation starter and deal for an established closer a little closer to start of business.
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