George Bell wrote:I didn't say that those pitchers weren't valuable, but even though they keep the era and whip down, you don't need 2 pitchers in that mould. How many wins and saves have you gotten from that tandem? I think Shields may have one of each, right? Are there better choices out there? Surely, in a 12 team mixed league there must be. One such pitcher can help, but there are potential sleepers out there that will not hurt you in those categories and may come into saves. I thought we were talking about saves.
We are talking about saves. I'm weary over how many (quality) potential sleeper closers are left. Name me ten potential closers and I'd bet they're taken. My fellow owners are voracious when it comes to closers. Take our draft for example, Riviera was taken 13th overall, Lidge 22nd, F Rod 27th, Nathan 40th, Wagner 50th, and the 52nd thru 54th picks were Hoffman, Street, and Isringhausen!!!
That's why I'm wondering, why not give up the rat race for saves? My offense is #1 overall, and I could improve upon my Wins, ERA, and Whip with the top 5 SP I get for Gordon.