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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:41 pm

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
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Postby io » Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:55 am

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
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:34 pm

io wrote: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


Well, I would say that holders are more difficult to predict than other positions (just look from year to year), but that just calls for you to do your best scouting and keep your eye on waivers, now, doesn't it? And that's part of the fun of holders to me.
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Postby JDD » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:08 am

Holds? Great, that means I have to rank another ninety guys. :-o
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Postby trevisc » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:31 am

i was in a 6x6 league last year that used them and it was an alright stat. I prefer 5x5 leagues though just so I don't have to keep up with 2 extra stats

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