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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby KobraCola » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:35 am

Garry26 wrote:No gun to my head over the Melancon/Brothers issue, but I'd like to activate Dominic Brown asap. Especially since he came back on fire.

To do that, an RP has to go. Furthermore, with 7 RPs, one is always on the bench because there's no room. I have:
Romo in the RP slot
Holland in the RP slot and in the other four P slots:
Beniot, Uehara, Melancon, and Henderson. Brothers currently on bench.
Tuesday I had Henderson benched over Brothers and lost a Sv.


I agree with the others; my view might be slightly skewed cause I'm in a hold league so he's been relevant for me all year long, but you couldn't PAY me to drop Melancon. He's been far-and-away one of the best RP's in the league, even/especially taking advanced stats into consideration. It's a tough choice, but I'd probably go with dropping Rex. As you said, Betancourt is much more likely to return sooner (mid-August) than Grilli (could be ready by the end of August, but Rotoworld says early Sept. is much more likely, plus the Pirates don't need to rush him, really, since they currently have the best record in the MLB and are probably looking to give Grilli as much rest time as possible to get him as close to 100% as possible for the postseason) and I think Betancourt will likely re-take the closer job from Rex. In addition, Rex is the worst or near the worst out of the 7 in the most categories (2nd-worst K/9, worst BB/9, 2nd-worst HR/9, an extremely high to the point of being unsustainable 94.3 LOB%, worst FIP, worst xFIP, due for the most regression, and worst WAR). However, as Ray Zorback said, you really should try to swing a trade, if possible. I understand you want to activate Domonic ASAP, but it'd really be a shame to just drop a closer to the waiver wire where someone will immediately scoop him up. You may have to settle for a somewhat lopsidedly-bad trade, but at least you'll get SOMEthing back in that scenario.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Shermanator » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:37 am

Dane De La Rosa with the save, and will likely get opportunities at least in the short term.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Garry26 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:50 pm

LaTroy Hawkins seems to be getting the saves for the Mets despite Collins' claims of non-commitment. He probably just meant "If he doesn't pan out I will play musical chairs." He has gotten 3 saves in 5 days since Parnell hit the DL so....
I love mock drafts.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Millhouse » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:15 pm

Might be time to pick up David Robertson, folks. Mariano implodes again...up 4-2, HRs to Mig Cabrera and V-mart, tie ballgame. Yeesh... :-P
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cardsfan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:33 pm

I agree. Robertson needs to be owned in every league until Mariano strings together a couple good outings
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Crippler » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:11 pm

cardsfan wrote:I agree. Robertson needs to be owned in every league until Mariano strings together a couple good outings


You guys are completely ridiculous.

One of the all-time great closers has a 2.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 35 saves.

He blows two saves, one of which was because he gave up 2 hits (1 ER) over 2 innings, and you guys are calling for the handcuff.

If you're serious, you really need something better to do with your time than micro-managing and over-thinking situations like this. Come down off the ledge, he'll be fine.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cardsfan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:27 pm

Easy for you to say. So you should know then that Mariano is 100% healthy? You have no idea if he may be experiencing an injury. Robertson should be universally owned due to the numbers he himself puts up. ;-D
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cardsfan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:29 pm

An weren't you the one saying Farquhar shouldn't be owned or didn't have "closer" type stuff.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Millhouse » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:20 pm

Crippler wrote:
cardsfan wrote:I agree. Robertson needs to be owned in every league until Mariano strings together a couple good outings


You guys are completely ridiculous.

One of the all-time great closers has a 2.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 35 saves.

He blows two saves, one of which was because he gave up 2 hits (1 ER) over 2 innings, and you guys are calling for the handcuff.

If you're serious, you really need something better to do with your time than micro-managing and over-thinking situations like this. Come down off the ledge, he'll be fine.


Whoa, relax there, sparky. Yanks fan, are ya? Mariano has looked very mortal last 3-4 outings, and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that a 43-year old, great as he is, might be slowing down and/or hurt. SO, our point is, if you own Mariano and can spare the spot, it might be wise to pick up Robertson (who's been pretty much lights out until getting touched up a bit himself today) as insurance. Basic team management. Don't take it so personally.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:14 pm

It's two bad games, really. The first blown save he had 2 Ks, and allowed a single and a double, over 2 innings. And he didn't allow a single baserunner in any of the three games before that. David Robertson should be owned simply because of his excellent ratios and his K/9, but I really don't think we'll be seeing him take over for Mariano during his swan song.
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