Suicide Kings wrote:
wildbill wrote:I think you only want to touch a RP on that team if you are seriously desperate for saves.
See i don't agree with that....these sorts of teams that are only going to win by a run or 2 are pure gold for cheap 30 saves...Nats only won 4 games, but would have won more if their bullpen held up...how happy are those who took KRod so early? Or any of those touted closers actually?? I'm sitting pretty in my league having waited and nabbed Broxton later mid rounds and Fransisco way late....a team like the Nats and a new closer coming in is as low risk for solid reward as you can get...
I didn't say that with the saves in mind, I said that thinking all their relievers suck so you're going to take a pretty decent hit in ERA, WHIP and quite possibly K/9 to pick up occasional saves. There is nothing "low risk" about that, unless you have really strong SP to cover the nasty stats you're likely to get in the other categories. So, like I said you need to be pretty desperate for saves to touch this situation, especially if it really is a committee. Let me put it another way, it's the last team I'd be looking at to try and get saves from. I didn't say to avoid it, just that it should basically be the last resort for getting saves. You really haven't said anything to refute my opinion that you need to be desperate to go looking for saves in WAS.
I'm not sure how you can possibly compare Broxton to any Nats RP, Broxton is a stud, the Nats RP are duds. Frank Fransisco is also better then any Nats RP, IMO. It was kind of odd to throw them in the conversation.
One other note, the Nats are looking like a team that could make a serious run at 110+ loses. That would leave 52 wins, not a lot of save chances, and you figure they're going to continue to blow a number of them.