I picked up Takatsu off the FA list when Percival went out.
Have Benitez and Izzy as my other closers currently.
I still have not activated Percival since he returned from the DL. I figured I would let him get a save or two first, to see how he performs. But have not seen anything from him yet.
thought that Takatsu had gained a leg up on the rest of the Rp's the Sox were considering for the closer role, but he has not really got me much yet either. Thinking of trying to trade, or even dropping either outright. My league is an 8 team, and other teams are fairly well set at the position.
The percival from early this year, even hurting, was doing well for me. Takatsu was talked up a bit on the forum.
Sadly, there's only about half the managers that are paying much attention to their rosters, etc. So that kind of limits any trade options for me.
Would love to hear any of your thoughts. Thanks!
TomS. '12 H2H season standings: Team 1 = 140 - 118 - 12, 4 OF 12 Team 2 = 84 - 97 - 9, 6 OF 8
There will be people who know more about this than me, but IMHO, I take Takatsu. He is sure to be the closer the rest of the season (K-Rod in Aneheim), he is less injury-prone and as his nickname suggets, "Mr. Zero", he doesn't give up many runs. The White Sox are also not a bad team, so they will get save opps.
Of course, if the Angers get on a roll and K-Rod struggles as closer, Percival may be the better option. If you have to pick right now, be safe and go w/ Takatsu.
keep percival! k-rod is a better fit for the angels as a set-up man right now. The angels are playing against rivals who can make 4 or 5 run leads evaporate in a second and mike scocia realizes that being able to bring in k-rod to hold leads in the late innings is a valuable asset. Unless the angel starters (cough colon cough) start pitching consistently into the late innings AND percival becomes arthur rhodes in save situations, i dont think there will be any changes.
plus (though i dont have stats to back this up) the angels are a team known for coming from behind and thus rely on donnely, k-rod, shields, etc to keep them in the game and give their offense a chance to win it.
Percival. He's closing now (he got the last 2 save opps, they've just been in a bunch of lopsided games since he came off the DL), unlike Takatsu. He's also getting paid a lot, which means that Anaheim won't push him out of the way unless he gets maimed.
i think on bbtn they were talking about how slow takatsu throws, they said that he is more of a decieving type of closer(rather than power) and will do well his initial round through the league, but once he gets figured out it might be tough for him to pitch as well as he has been...on the good side of this, since he throws lighter, he has less chance of getting injured...but i'd go with percival, it was obvious that his injury is what was holding him back, he's recovered now and is back as there closer and has been pitching well...yep take percival