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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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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cardsfan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:52 pm

I agree he won't take over unless Mariano is injured. It was more speculation on my part but I do think Robertson should be universally owned
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby cardsfan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:18 pm

Robertson with the save. Not clean, but got the job done. I'm sure it's just to clear Mariano's head but ill say it again, Robertson needs to be universally owned. That includes the league(s) you're in Crippler. ;-D
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby chargerss24 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:21 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.



Are we now? Robertson needs to be owned in every league if said league uses holds as a stat or it's a keeper league.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby kaiser » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:23 pm

chargerss24 wrote:
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.



Are we now? Robertson needs to be owned in every league if said league uses holds as a stat or it's a keeper league.


Ah, a caveat to the original question.
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Re: 2013 CLOSERS THREAD

Postby Millhouse » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:30 pm

Mariano had thrown 80-something pitches in previous 3 outings, so Robertson probably would have gotten the opp anyway...but I say again, if you own Rivera and have the bench space, I'd stash Robertson. Especially in keeper leagues, as he looks to have a hammer lock on the gig next year, and you know the Yanks will re-tool and stay competitive.

And call me petty, but I hope the dude who got all riled up a couple posts back loses his league by that one, single, heartbreaking Robertson save. ;-)
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