oh quickly, here's my short list of "stud" closers going into this year, obviously, i failed with some pretty bigtime:
smoltz, gagne, mesa, koch, foulke hoffman, mariano rivera.
next tier: ugy urbina, armando benitez,
so in my leagues, my saves cores started off mesa/koch, foulke/rivera, mesa/julio.
i figured that mesa was a lock for 40, and koch would be a lock for 40 as well. turns out i was wrong... but thats the general strategy. i'm generally in the top 3 or 4 slots in saves in all three leagues with different closer corps:
1) koch, mesa, biddle (ayala for backup) - 37 saves, 4th place
2) foulke, rivera, julio, looper, jimenez - 60 saves, tied 1st
3) mesa, julio, german, ayala (if he closes) - 44 saves, tied 1st
i had macdougal in leagues 2 and 3, but traded him while he was hot for other parts. the mac for matsui trade in league 2 came right whe nmatsui started slumping hard... but i dropped for edgar. macdougal teamed up with gil meche and brett myers to get my javvy vazquez in league #3.
thanks for listening to me babble.