I have Graves and Chacon as my closers in my dynasty league, i know i know not the best but workin for the moment. I hear that Graves is over-valued and that to trade him while he is hot! Is this the real scoop? can he really not be a 30+ save kind of guy, or is his job in jepordy?
The issue isn't really with Graves pitching. He's closed well in the past, he's closing well in the present, and he will continue to close well in the future. So I wouldn't worry about that.
The reason you may want to trade him is because the Reds want to trade him and give Ryan Wagner a chance to close. There's a good chance Graves ends up working a setup role for a contender and has no fantasy value.
Spartans Rule wrote:There's a good chance Graves ends up working a setup role for a contender and has no fantasy value.
Speak for yourself. Both of my two leagues count holds, so Graves is valuable to me wherever he is - that's why I have him in both of those leagues.
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Yes, Spartans Rule summed it up. Only downside to Graves is the possibility of a trade. That being said, he does have a very big contract, so teams may look at getting Mantei (who also has a big deal, but is arguably better when healthy) over him. However, it's completely possible for a team with a fat wallet like the Yankees to pay big bucks for him.
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