TL;DR: Who would you rather have as a closer: Jim Johnson or Grant Balfour?
So with Jim Henderson pitching the 7th inning (what the hell MIlwaukee?) and Andrew Bailey losing his closing gig to Koji Uehara I find myself in need of a closer.
I offered V. Martinez for Balfour and it was countered with Martinez and Simmons for Jim Johnson. The question is: Who would you rather have, Johnson or Balfour? I have Mauer, so Martinez isn't important to me, and Simmons is my third SS behind Segura and Reyes. Neither Martinez or Simmons would be a keeper for me, and the guy I'm trading with is in last place so there's little concern of improving his team more than I improve mine
League: 8 Team, Points, Keep 5 Players.
Offense: 1 pt per base, runs, rbis, walks, HBP. 2 pts for SB. -1 pt for CS and Ks.
Pitching: 1250 inning limit, 1 pt per out/k, 7 pts win, 3 pts QS, 8 pts save, 5 pts CG, 10 pts SO, -5 loss, -1 BB/hit/ER. Note that closers have much higher PPIP (~8) than a SP (~3.5), so closers are important, and hoarded as a result.
C (1): Mauer
1B (1): Goldschmidt
2B (1): Cano
3B (1): Longoria
SS (1): Segura
OF (4): Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez, McLouth, Holliday
Util (2): Ortiz, Reyes
Bench: V. Martinez, Carpenter, Ichiro, Seager, Simmons, Fowler
SP (4): Bumgarner, Scherzer, H. Bailey, Ryu, Buchholz, Cobb, Lincecum, Greinke, Millone
RP (2): Rivera, Nathan, A. Bailey, Henderson, Tazawa
P (1): Always filled by closer (see scoring for reasons)
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