Isn't K-Rod a free agent at the end of this year as well? Time to pony up the cash. Can't really think of any other big-market teams in desperate need of a closer so I would assume he resigns. No matter if he resigns I'll give him a 99% chance of closing *somewhere* next year.
hmm, i'd pick him up just because your logic is correct. but being from southern california, i know sciossia and he's not the type of guy to just turn his back on a guy because he gets hurt, especially a pitcher, especially a good one. percival's been a very good closer for the angles for a bunch of years, so my gut instinct tells me that he's their man. but far crazier things have happened in the offseason. but in a keeper league, f-rod will be special next year and for a while in some way.
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Closers go at a high premium in our league come draft day, and if indeed he is the closer going into next season then on draft day he'd probably be a $19 to $22 player. I'm going to drop McDougal and pick him up for our league manditory $10 salary. If he is indeed the closer I can carry him over next year for $11. If not, I just wasted one of my few precious moves this year on a good gamble (I only have 3 roster moves left in a lost season).
Does any one think that he could keep the job this season? He's been money. Gagne-like. I know that Percival's good and the loyalty thing is there, but F-Rod can definitely shoulder the load. On a team that should win a lot of games, I would thing it would make sense fantasy and real world wise. Especially if Percival can't return to his old self.
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I would have to hand him the ball. Percy has been only a shadow of his dominant former self and very fragile at that. He will not be asked back next year, so they may as well make get the team used to the idea...also work on trading Percy before the deadline.