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Eightan wrote:don't start off the season doing that, you'll be behind right away. it's nearly impossible to make up the complete difference in other categories when you have no points in saves as opposed to having a few, like 4 or something like that. but if you're going to do it, go for guys like escobar, wood or schilling and forget the mid relief guys.
dannahann wrote:I'm curious as to why he should forget the mid relief guys? I've had outstanding sucess by purposely targeting them. Not in the draft mind you, but usually for nothing off the wire. The strategy works especially well in leagues with a tight IP cap. There are often MR avail with K/IP ratios greater than 1 and having exceptional WHIP and ERA too. These guys (if on 500 or better teams) often vulture a number of W's as well. If circumstances lend you to punt saves, by all means target dominant MR. Even if circumstances don't, it only helps to roster 1 or 2 dominant ones.
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