once again both are good and i wouldnt mind having either but i gotta go with Hoffman because he has been a dominant top closer forever and even now he is still top tier plus kolb's k/9 is horrible and i would like a closer that at least gets ya some k's
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i think this one definetly comes down to the rest of your staff . if you already have enough sp's or mr's that will get you a good number of k's you could really grab either one since neither will hurt your ratio's.
so i think i would go with kolb since the braves i believe,as mtarail said, will give him plenty of opps. they just have an all around better team pitching and hitting wise. but you really cant go worng with either and it all comes down to your staff on a wholei think.
Save opps are too finicky to predict. Predictings Ks and WHIP, and ERA usually for closers are more consistent from year to year. Hoffman should beat him across the board on those, so go with him. Though since I just purchased Otsuka for $3 I hope he gets hurt in spring training. For a long time.
I'm with Cubsfans on this one. Figuring actual save numbers year to year is a craps shoot, so I like guys with the ERA, K/9 and WHIP ... as cited above, Hoffman runs the table. And he's in a favorable park. That's my pick.
by Absolutely Adequate » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:48 pm
I have them placed very close to one another. I'd take Kolb overall, though. I think he'll have a higher era and whip and fewer strikeouts. But I think he'll have a decided advantage in saves - which is, after all, the only reason you'd draft either one.