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Pogotheostrich wrote:I've never been in a league that has used them. I just can't get past the fact they you don't need to record and out to get a hold.
RAmst23 wrote:I'm not a fan of the holds. Leagues seem to use them just to make MRs valueable, which is kinda of a dumb reason IMO.
TheYanks04 wrote:IMO, Holds is one dumb category to score on and you should discourage using it at all costs. I have only played with it in the one H2H league I play (all my others are Roto). Basically, you can completely ignore the category in the draft...COMPLETELY. It is not worth even wasting a roster spot on early on. Who the holds leaders are can change like the wind year to year. And there are enough solid holds guys on the wire in April to allow you to compete in the catgeory without even using a draft choice on.
Basically, the only time I carry a holds guy on my roster is when I have an open slot and figure I can steal a point from my opponent for the week. I rather take saves and gather SPs for Ws and Ks and let my oppponent waste 2 or 3 roster slots trying to capture a few holds. It really is one dumb category too since even in the last week of the playoffs, guys like Cliff Polite were still on the wire in my league.
I used to try draft the Gordons...simply is not worth it. You can use potential closers in waiting (and we saw a lot of those this year pan out) to gather holds while speculating on saves. Guys like Farnsworth and Reitsma and Rodney worked out pretty well in that regard.
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:I've never been in a league that has used them. I just can't get past the fact they you don't need to record and out to get a hold.
It's not true. You do need to record an out to get a hold under the definition that is in use. There was an early definition that permitted a hold with no out, but that's no longer used.
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