BritSox wrote:That doesn't look like a punting saves team to me, that looks like a trying to get cheap saves team. Surely there are some elite MR still available who will put up better peripherals than Lyon and Brazoban?
Agree - 1.5 closers isn't punting saves. Brazoban should have decent peripherals, though, and I would keep him even after Gagne comes back.
If you're going to try and do well in wins and Ks w/o hurting ERA/WHIP, you should have at least 5 starters, with at least 3 good starters to help cover the effects the other two might have on your ERA and WHIP. With Schmidt, Sheets, Peavy and, if healthy, Harden - I think you have that covered. Hopefully Colon will fall into that as well, leaving only Haren and Bedard as possible questions marks - though both should help in K.
If you're truly going to punt saves, you could look to package Lyon and one of those two for another good starter to a team that is looking for saves. Then pick up a good MR with K ability. Figuring out who will vulture wins is tough, but I try and get 7th or 8th inning MR on teams with good offenses. Doesn't always work, and there may be a better strategy, but the high Ks and low ERA and WHIP will help in 3 categories.