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Postby thrash » Sat May 22, 2004 1:16 am

Would any of you drop Brian Lawrence of the Padres for him? I have Armando and Dotel in the closers spots, and had Cordero but traded him away for Penny, so right now i'm above in RP appearances(we have a limit, H2H FP league), so basically the only reason i'd be pickin him up would be to use as trade bait if he acutally turns out to be pretty good. I dont see alot of logic in it, but if he does turn out to be real good I dont want to miss out.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat May 22, 2004 1:19 am

If you're really brave you could pick him up and trade Benitez. Affeldt is unpredictable, he could take the job and run with it, or MacDougal could start pitching well in which case he would lose the job upon his return.

Tough call, not sure what to tell you.... :-[
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Postby thehat » Sat May 22, 2004 4:19 am

Jebatzel...I'd drop Weaver.
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Postby proncis » Sat May 22, 2004 7:51 am

had him as a starter, dropped him for marquis

picked him back up, dropped field for him

hope he does well
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Postby Dodger Blue » Sat May 22, 2004 11:07 am

Drop baez, betancourt, or koch? And pickup Affeldt is one of them worth it?
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Postby Knights » Sat May 22, 2004 11:09 am

Right now I have Dotel/Rhodes/Benitez as closers.

I've been thinking of trading Rhodes in a package to acquire a 2B (Michael Young) to replace Giles... if I do that do you think Affeldt will be a good rest-of-the-season replacement for Rhodes, or might it be better to pick up Affeldt and try to deal him off to the owners who didn't realize he became the closer?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Sat May 22, 2004 1:28 pm

Grabbed him, and now I have five closers. WIll try to deal someone. Closers are always valuable.
I'm back. Sorta.

Do not boo Johnny.
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Postby saxeT1979 » Sat May 22, 2004 1:41 pm

Thanks to kcbelieves for the early notice on this one.

You just kept me from punting saves!
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat May 22, 2004 1:46 pm

I just made a steal of a trade, creating a roster spot. With that, I picked up Field yesterday morning. Someone grabbed Affeldt before I could.

While I love him in the closer's spot, I wonder if he will have blister problems again. I also wonder what Field did to lose the job after 1 attempt. Back to the WW for someone else. :-[
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Postby godallahstar » Sat May 22, 2004 4:50 pm

slomo007 wrote:I don't think that answer is a gimme. A couple weeks ago, Valverde was the cafe flavor of the week, why is Affeldt any different? Arizona has produced more save opps than Kansas City so far. Arizona also has MUCH better starting pitching also, so I would probably rather have Valverde. I think he'll hang on to the job, but that's just my opinion.


well, first of all,
affeldt sucks,
and valverde is far better than he is pitching this year.

and even at his worst, valverde is better than affeldt
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