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CubsFan7724 wrote:Nathan and Cordero go in the 5th-6th round. You said take Buerhle, Maddux, or Odalis Perez there. Thats WAY too early for those guys, Perez will probably be there in the 10th, and Buehrle and Maddux in the low teens rounds.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I guess Im stupid enough to believe in the myth of closer mentality.
Id rather have Mesa over Mota given the pricetags. I know his %s hurt, but Id rather put my fortune in a closer that has converted over 40 save opps in 3 of the last 4 yrs than a guy who has converted 3 of 7.
quicksilver8 wrote:I think it is all relative to where you can get him in the draft and if the rest of your pitching staff can absorb a small (sometimes not so small) hit to era and whip. If you have Schmidt and Zambrano anchoring your staff, by all means, scoop up Mesa in the later rounds when everyone is bad mouthing him. Saves are saves.
If your staff is anchored by a couple of mid tier guys, Mesa might hurt you. If you already have a couple of good closers, why risk Mesa.
It's all relative.
ThunderSnarfer wrote:Id be unphased by pressure if I knew that someone somewhere would still want a closer that:
A) blows more opportunities than a closer should be allowed to before losing his job
B) allows far too many baserunners
C) Lets in far too many runs
D) Doenst even have electric stuff anymore
so yeah, unphased by the pressure of needing to perform at ones JOB, makes mesa a steal.
Welcome to ERA and WHIP hell. All aboard the mesa train....
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