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Postby goleafsgo » Fri May 07, 2004 10:29 pm

I started the season with Wagner, Mantei, and Biddle. However, Mantei's done and Biddle is horrible. I missed out on grabbing Valverde. All starting closers are taken.

Any potential closers that may come along soon that I should take?
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Postby mtarail » Fri May 07, 2004 10:38 pm

There's a Jimenez in Cleveland. He may be in line for the job depending on how Betancourt does. If I were you I'd keep an eye on the Chisox, SF, and the Cubs. Something may happen on one or more of those teams in the next month or so.
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Re: Desperate for Saves!

Postby jbones733 » Fri May 07, 2004 11:05 pm

goleafsgo wrote:I started the season with Wagner, Mantei, and Biddle. However, Mantei's done and Biddle is horrible. I missed out on grabbing Valverde. All starting closers are taken.

Any potential closers that may come along soon that I should take?


Biddles actually pretty good, he got a save tonight & i dont think hes blown many this year if any

however U might want to look at Nate Field in KC or Terry Adams in tor
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Postby WhiteHot » Fri May 07, 2004 11:19 pm

Biddle has a 7.50 ERA so far this year.
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Postby jbones733 » Fri May 07, 2004 11:53 pm

WhiteHot wrote:Biddle has a 7.50 ERA so far this year.


yeah, but he's 6-6 in save oppurtunites, he gave up 5 runs when they were gtting spanked by the dodgers 13-4 a few weeks ago,

And it is known by all here at the cafe all closers struggle in non save situations when they come in

though this is fantasy sometimes u gotta dig a lil deeper my friend , thats what seperates the fantasy men from the boys ;-)
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat May 08, 2004 3:07 am

jbones733 wrote:
WhiteHot wrote:Biddle has a 7.50 ERA so far this year.


yeah, but he's 6-6 in save oppurtunites, he gave up 5 runs when they were gtting spanked by the dodgers 13-4 a few weeks ago,

And it is known by all here at the cafe all closers struggle in non save situations when they come in

though this is fantasy sometimes u gotta dig a lil deeper my friend , thats what seperates the fantasy men from the boys ;-)


You make 3 good point...especially the last one... ;-)
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat May 08, 2004 3:08 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:You make 3 good point...especially the last one... ;-)


No offense Jbonse....I went back and read that.....sorry buddy... :-/
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Postby thehat » Sat May 08, 2004 3:15 am

No doubt about it, Biddle is a stiff. But 6/6 this year and 34 last year gives him some roto-value and he doesn't pitch enough innings to hugely impact the WHIP/ERA (though he certainly doesn't help). I can't imagine why F Robby doesn't just give Cordero the ball, but as long as he's not, Biddle retains some worth.

Guy that may be worth a stab is Field in KC, who might get a shot with MacDougald being hopelessly inept right now. Field has been their best bullpen guy thus far. And if you have a DL spot open, there's always Wickman...maybe comes back in August. An extreme long shot selection, but if it only costs you an existing DL vacancy, can't hurt.
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Postby fiz » Sun May 09, 2004 11:13 am

jbones733 wrote:
WhiteHot wrote:Biddle has a 7.50 ERA so far this year.


yeah, but he's 6-6 in save oppurtunites, he gave up 5 runs when they were gtting spanked by the dodgers 13-4 a few weeks ago,

And it is known by all here at the cafe all closers struggle in non save situations when they come in

though this is fantasy sometimes u gotta dig a lil deeper my friend , thats what seperates the fantasy men from the boys ;-)


the problem here is that biddle is on the expos so he will get many more of those junk/non-save situations...his career era and whip are awful - 5.18 era, 1.50 whip, he never strikes people out...i just traded him away for these reasons (with valverde, and got huff)...if you have other closers and can spare him, id get rid of him because he hurts you in everything except saves, and if you are ok in that, maybe grab something/anything else, or better yet package him with some middle of the road guy and get someone solid - sorry off on a tangent :-D
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Postby WhiteHot » Sun May 09, 2004 11:37 am

I have six (6!) closers. Some trash ones too. What's a Biddle or Koch worth? (I have Izzy, Percival, Valverde, Nathan, Biddle, Koch)
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