Millhouse wrote:I have a seemingly insurmountable 27 save lead over the guy behind me in that category (74, next highest guy is 47). When, generally, do you deem it safe to "punt" a category to make up other stats down the stretch? i.e. I could probably drop some non-keeper closers (Mariano, Jim Johnson, Aroldis, Holland) for some starters (to gain much-needed K/W) and a few extra bats, and still finish first in Saves.
yes you could, and you should. second place has 47 saves. thats less than 10 total saves a month. he would have to triple his output over the next 2 weeks to catch you. If you can even make up one or two points in wins and k's, you gotta do it.The effect a reliever is going to have on your ratios for the next two weeks is barley negligible. I think ive dropped four closers across two leagues in the last week or so. Its now or never.