Sheesh, tough crowd!
Look, I never claimed I didn't get lucky. I did! But in fantasy baseball luck plays a big role and you need to try to find strategies that help you make your own luck. Also, EVERY year I've used this strategy it has worked. Last year I ended up with Foulke and Izzy, among others. The goal is to be competitive and aim for a top three finish in saves without burning early picks on closers. This year I got lucky in that all of my late closer picks panned out. It worked about as well as it possibly could.
Also, I never claimed to have come up with a groundbreaking or novel technique. If you think it's an obvious strategy for any fantasy expert, great! But in the pre-season it wasn't obvious to everyone, as it was up for debate about when to grab closers. Those who remember the mock drafts will remember this. I'm offering my experience as evidence for the strategy advocated.
I'm sorry if it came across like bragging, I didn't mean for it to. I'm merely trying to follow-up on debates that occurred here in the pre-season. Not everyone who cruises these boards is a fantasy expert or veteran, and I thought my experience would be a useful one to relay to the Cafe. You know, contribute something POSITIVE. I'm just trying to show that you can be competitive in saves without burning an early pick. Lighten up!
"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews." - Sandy Koufax