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Postby Kingsac » Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:51 pm

I have Graves and Chacon as my closers in my dynasty league, i know i know not the best but workin for the moment. I hear that Graves is over-valued and that to trade him while he is hot! Is this the real scoop? can he really not be a 30+ save kind of guy, or is his job in jepordy?
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Postby Spartans Rule » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:14 pm

The issue isn't really with Graves pitching. He's closed well in the past, he's closing well in the present, and he will continue to close well in the future. So I wouldn't worry about that.

The reason you may want to trade him is because the Reds want to trade him and give Ryan Wagner a chance to close. There's a good chance Graves ends up working a setup role for a contender and has no fantasy value.
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Postby Leiter Fan » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:30 pm

Spartans Rule wrote:There's a good chance Graves ends up working a setup role for a contender and has no fantasy value.


Speak for yourself. Both of my two leagues count holds, so Graves is valuable to me wherever he is - that's why I have him in both of those leagues.
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:07 pm

Yes, Spartans Rule summed it up. Only downside to Graves is the possibility of a trade. That being said, he does have a very big contract, so teams may look at getting Mantei (who also has a big deal, but is arguably better when healthy) over him. However, it's completely possible for a team with a fat wallet like the Yankees to pay big bucks for him.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:24 pm

As long as Graves is a closer, he's money. He never really struggled at all until the Reds made him a starter. He doesn't get a lot of K's like typical closers, but he gets the job done.
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