GotowarMissAgnes wrote:We use holds in my league and I like them for several reasons that I outlined at the beginning of last year. These include:
bringing a lot more pitchers into play and making you structure a pitching staff just like a real team does.
keeping managers active by looking for who is moving in and out of the holder role
offering great add-ins to trades to even out deals
i agree 100%... i also think bullpens and holding a game down in the late innings is such an important part of baseball, that i love it for fantasy. its also a great way to find out future closers, they are almost always set-up men at some point in their career (rivera, dotel, lidge, k-rod, mota, ect)
i totally disagree with whoever said that only a few players consistently get holds,,, i highly doubt that an old octavio dotel owner ran away with holds like that... if so, things have changed. in 2004, there was 6 rp's with over 30 holds, 25 rp's with over 20 holds, and 46 rp's with 10-20 holds.... theres a big field every year