NittanyLions1 wrote:Thanks SilverZ
So the last guy before me took Bailey. Everyone agree I go with Madson right?
No. I would rather have Motte or Walden over Madson. Madson has never been a strong saves guy, having failed in the role multiple times and now he is pitching in a hitters park. I think Walden is one of the better closers going late that could make the leap into the top 5 this year and Motte has shown to be pretty lights out so far.
I like Walden and Motte too. I also like Santos. But Madson seems the safest to me right now given his 4 to 1 K rate and saving 32 of 34 last year. He also only gave up 2 home runs in a hitters park because he is a ground ball pitcher. I don't remember him failing multiple times though so maybe that is biasing my thinking. Not saying he didn't...I just didn't follow him that close so I don't remember.
Walden blew a ton of saves last year, but of course he is young and will probably be better this year. Motte has had his struggles too, though he did look good most of last year and looked real good at the end of the year in the role. He just didn't hold it that long. Anyway, just saying they seem to have at least as much risk as Madson, if not more imo.