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Postby crapshooter » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:39 am

If you play a mixed league you aren't even going to know who this guy is, but in a straight NL league 13 team, what is your opinion of Brian Fuentes? I think he was primed for a great year last year until he was injured. Now I'm curious if he will get into the closer mix for the Rockies? I have him in his second year at a salary of $3 so think I will probably hang onto him but wondering if anyone has any opinions.
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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:53 am

I honestly think that even in and NL only league you could get him back in the draft for a buck. I do like him to get a few saves this year but I do not think he gets a shot at the full time job. His Ratios will be decent for a pitcher at Coors, so I don't think he is gonna hurt ya, but I don't think he is worth wasting a keeper spot on for $3. Even if you can't get him back for $1 in the draft there is no way he is gonna cost you more than $3 so keep all the flexibility you can and let him go.
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:56 am

Sadly, I don't play in a NL Only league, and I know exactly who you are talking about. Let's just say I was desperate for saves last year.

Being the lefty that he is, I don't see him winning the job. Tsao will be given every opportunity, and Hurdle seems to be really high on him excelling in the role. Fuentes' WHIP is just too high for a Coors pitcher, even when he's healthy.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:54 pm

I play NL only ....

and I like Fuentes ...
But Hurdle has said thet he prefers him in the setup role, even though he is their best reliever.

he is def worth a buck though
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:59 pm

I think that he is still injured and is not even second in line for the closer job anymore.

I don't know the economics of your league but most owners will shy away from a Rockies pitcher unless its a daily league with a deep bench and you can sit him for home games.

I would say, throw him back and try to get him cheaper.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:03 pm

oh I missed that ...

yeah, no way I keep him for 3°°

Toss him back and buy him back for 1°°
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Postby bolkonsky » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:08 pm

I play in a 10 team $280 cap NL-only league...and I agree with the guys above. He is not worth $3...if you like him, let him come to you at $1.
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Postby crapshooter » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:57 pm

This is a 13 team $260 league. But what you say makes sense. I'd like to have him but he shouldn't go over $3. If he does, I'd probably let someone else have him. Thanks
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