AKhomebrewer wrote:If you're in a 14-team league, middle relievers can definitely help you out (particularly with no innings max).
Guys like Lidge and K-Rod, before their promotions to closer, were far superior to a lame fifth stater that blows up your ERA and WHIP and probably doesn't even get as many K's as those guys.
MR's that I'd be looking at now include Flash Gordon and, if he hasn't been grabbed for a potential return to closing, Riske. High K/inn rates, low ERA/WHIP (at least for the last month in Riske's case), and fairly regular work as primary setup guys. Good luck.
Agreed, I have Gordon and Riske and my ERA has fallen .1 point in about 2 weeks. Gordon even got a vulture save during Sunday's doubleheader. I had never had a solid setup man before in my roto league, but I am sold on them now.