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Holy hell, what just happened?  This week was supposed to be about all the pomp and circumstance of opening day.  Then a closenado happened, a whirlwind of job loss and fake unemployment questions.  I  mean, before two games ended, two closers were replaced.  That’s just silly stupid, like buying a pack of crayons without the built in sharpener. Useless.  Roenicke and Ventura, I am putting a sfortuna and a pox on both your households. Moves like this usually lead to managerial unemployment, so maybe we aren’t so bad off, as both look well fixated on the Kohl’s managerial program. To make things worse, Bobby P fell down and ‘Papa Grande’ came tumbling after.

This is the second worst week ever, worst being when my Alma mater, JFK Regional Middle School, was assasinated by Lyndon B. Johnson Tech in scooter hockey.  Nothing to lose your head over, but it was sad.  Too soon?  So the questions I keep getting everywhere I go is: how do I see this all turning out between their replacements?  Matt Lindstrom is there to boost his value and to get more for a trade later on in the year.  K-Rod is only there because Roenicke is bitter with the effort from the ‘Muppet Master’, and has shown him a lesson that he will have to basically choke his father in law with effort to get the job back.  Lastly, Parnell took the whole ‘I’m injured and a Met’ thing literally. Valverde has the least amount of push from behind as Lindstrom and Francisco Rodriguez. It all makes too much sense that in two weeks the Mets are down to a third or fourth option.  The only reason I like Valverde better right now is the list of names behind him, Germen, Rice, Stalin…oops tried to slip one past ya.  Maybe Vic Black is the answer after getting detention out of ST, or don’t rule out a veteran signing like a Kevin Gregg or Joel Hanrahan.  Who knows with those crazy sideshow Mets?  So here’s the new list after the closenado of  2014.  Usually I skip a week but I asked the middle relievers and they said go ahead, no one really pays attention to them anyways.

 

Marry

What’s better than having the comfort of having a great stand-by at home? Nothing. It helps you, it lives for you and gosh darn’it, you can do with it as you please, under the jurisdictions of the law.  It’s got a nice pre-kids body and a penchant for baking. So we have the roster stalwarts that you want to have and hold for this season forward.

1. Craig Kimbrel  - (David Carpenter, Luis Avilan, Jordan Walden)

2. Kenley Jansen - (Chris Perez, Paco Rodriguez, Brian Wilson-DL)

3. Greg Holland – (Wade Davis,  Aaron Crow, Tim Collins)

4. Trevor Rosenthal – (Carlos Martinez, Kevin Seigrist, Jason Motte)

5. Koji Uehara – (Edward Mujica, Junichi Tazawa)

6. Joe Nathan – (Al Albuquerque, Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol)

7. Glen Perkins – (Jared Burton, Caleb Theibar, Casey Fien)

 

F@#$

These guys are fun, and maybe some day you’ll want to marry them, but right now they have their flaws and you’re not sure if you wanna take them home to mom.  So you give them the special booty-call ring designation on your phone, and you get everything that marriage can’t give you.  Stats are the important thing here, and lots of them, no obligations. No alimony attached, just straight unadulterated stats.

8. Sergio Romo – (Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Affeldt,)

9. Grant Balfour – (Heath Bell, Joel Peralta, Jake McGee)

10. David Robertson – (Matt Thornton, Shawn Kelley, David Phelps)

11. Addison Reed – (J.J. Putz, Brad Ziegler, David Hernandez)

12. Ernesto Frieri – (Joe Smith, Dane de la Rosa)

13. Jason Grilli – (Mark Melancon, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson)

14. Fernando Rodney – (Danny Farquhar, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen)

15. Jonathon Papelbon – (Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman, Justin De Fratus)

16. Huston Street – (Joaquin Benoit, Nick Vincent, Dale Thayer)

17. Steve Cishek – (A.J. Ramos, Mike Dunn, Carter Capps)

18. Rafael Soriano – (Tyler Clippard, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen)

19. Jim Johnson – (Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook-DL)

 

Kill

Should be self-explanatory.  There is no comfort in this grouping, along with the fear of looking suspicious when buying a new shovel and some lyme when all that you wanna do is plant a new butterfly bush.  The jib? The newly injured replacements are here or just they’re just the unproven.  All should be laid to rest, unless desperation or injury becomes you.  Don’t get comfy, death or stat-suicide may be closer than it appears.

20. John Axford - (Cody Allen, Vinnie Pestano)

21. Joakim Soria - (Neal Cotts, Jason Frasor, Robbie Ross)

22. Tommy Hunter – (Darren O’Day, Ryan Webb)

23. Sergio Santos – (Steve Delabar, Brett Cecil)

24. Jose Veras – (Pedro Strop, James Russell, Blake Parker)

25. LaTroy Hawkins – (Rex Brother, Matt Belisle, Adam Ottavino)

26. Matt Lindstrom – (Nate Jones, Ronald Belisario, Daniel Webb)

27. Francisco Rodriguez – (Jim Henderson, Brandon Kintzler)

28. Jose Valverde – (Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice, Vic Black)

29. J.J. Hoover (Jonathon Broxton, Manny Parra, Sean Marshall)

30. Josh Fields – (Chad Qualls, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain)

  1. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    Cishek is crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzy low. Who’s saying no to him over Papelbon?

      • AJ says:
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        @Smokey: How long till he closes?

      • AJ says:
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        @Smokey: I meant how long till Papelbum loses his spot

  2. Mike says:
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    Didnt Brian Wilson land on the DL too? One Jansen health issue from Chris Perez being a closer again.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Fixed.

      • Mike says:
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        @Jay: I had no problem with it – it is just that they are dropping like flies – can’t keep up with the carnage.

        And Lindstrom just imploded and Perkins tried to implode too with the Windy City making fly balls a treat.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Mike: No worries, I had an issue with it myself.

  3. Slacker says:
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    IN RCL I drafted both Jansen and Rosenthal. Just don’t want to deal with trolling and waiver pick ups like last year. My strategy was to take 2 of the most reliable (K rate as well). Keeping my fingers crossed!

    • centerfield_ballhawk says:
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      @Slacker: I’ve punted closers for years with the best of them. Thid year, flipped the script and made out with a couple of Twelve Dollar Salads. I’m sleeping like a baby at night.

    • Furious says:
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      @Mike: @Slacker: To me, it is all about when the closers are coming off the board in a snake draft. Usually I end up with the guys in the 15-24 range.

      In my 10-team Auction ($260 budget) this year I spent $7 R Soriano, $6 Frieri, $3 Henderson, $3 Rodney. Thanks a lot Muppet Master. Wasn’t quick enough to grab K-Rod but hoping Jim closes again and even if he doesn’t I feel good with those 3 going forward.

      • Smokey

        Smokey says:
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        @Furious: I agree. Henderson is coming back give it 2 weeks.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Slacker: you should be ok until at least next week.

    • Castro's Revolution says:
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      @Slacker: I’m in a 10 team league with 30-man rosters and 14-16 keepers (16 for non-playoff teams). Anythewho, I have Jansen, Holland, Robertson, Melancon and Allen as my RP. It is a Holds league too. I also have Chapman. Point being, I’m going all in with RP this year. Chapman and Jansen were keepers for me and I took Robertson and Holland in the first two rounds of our draft.

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    Great read, I lol’d a few teams because it correlates directly to my current f@#$ situation right now haha.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: even laughter invokes tears sometimes.

  5. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Tony Bastard should have the job on name alone. After all, Papelbon seems to for the same reason.

    • Smokey

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      @Moronymous Lohse: Yea Paps is looking poopy, time will tell.

  6. Mike says:
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    What are the chances Henderson is re-installed as closer in the near term? I may have the chance to pick him up, but that would mean dropping Santos.

    • Furious says:
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      @Mike: If the Brewers are to be believed, Henderson should be back in once he regains mechanics/velocity from last year. Not a great answer since that is completely open ended. I’d hold on Santos since he has the job for now and if he does well is Janssen guaranteed the job when healthy?

      Janssen is a FA after the season while Santos has 3 option years on his deal. I would think the Blue Jays might want to see what they have in Santos.

    • Smokey

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      @Mike: Henderson is def coming back just needs to buy Roenicke some chocolates

  7. Merck Manual says:
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    Hey Grey (or others)…

    Which of my outfielders would be suitable to trade for Brandon Phillips?
    -Adam Jones
    -Jay Bruce
    -Corey Hart
    -Alejandro De Aza
    -Norichika Aoki

    Thanks a bunch.

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Merck Manual: bruce and jones are way too much,the others might not be enough

    • Furious says:
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      @Merck Manual: Strike while de Aza is hot.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Merck Manual: anyone but Bruce and Jones

  8. Jason says:
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    what are your feelings on Soria moving up to teh Marry section by midseason?

    • Smokey

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      @Jason: Good, just needs time in the driver seat

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a limited move (20/yr) 10 tm H2H league that counts SV and HLD, i drafted N Jones thinking he’d be my #2 closer, and then when he lost the job kept him b/c I thought he’d get holds with a good K rate. With another meltdown today, should I just use one of my precious moves to ditch him? Would grab someone on the Kill list, or possibly a high-end MR.

    • Smokey

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      @Steve Stevenson: Dump Jones, grab top guy available.

  10. Al koholic says:
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    thanks smokey,we needed this,like its reall going to help this closer mess going on in real life

    • Smokey

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      @Al koholic: Yea I try, it won’t help but will help your reading comprehension…..or not

  11. PBMax says:
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    As a 5th or 6th SP, drop Smyly?

    (He’s a RP in Yahoo! still!)

    • Smokey

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      @PBMax: Hold

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @PBMax: he’s RP since he spent entire last year as one. he’ll get “SP” after his 3rd this year start.

  12. Matty says:
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    Thanks Smokey.
    Any gut reactions on good guys for holds who may be flying under the radar?
    My natural tendency has always been to grab the guys with murder types closing in their bullpen, but Clippard types would be a lot less worry, knowing that I’d get solid holds all season, and maybe a decent ratio to boot?

    • Smokey

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      @Matty: Look for guys on contenders that are getting some early burn; David Carpenter, Paco Rodrigiez.

  13. Greg says:
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    So, if Josh Fields is at the very bottom of the list why do you say he is required? And marked? I do appreciate that my email address will not be published, but I am confused as to why required Fields are marked.

    • Smokey

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      @Greg: Clever

  14. Kid A says:
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    Good stuff Smokey. So useful.

    Two quick observations:

    1- It looks like it might go Taz-Mujica, if last night was an indicator.

    2- Interesting that a dude named smokey could be translucently white.

    • Smokey

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      @Kid A: 1. Tazawa is slightly better against lefties and faced 3 of them with Lombardozzi, Markakis and Lough. I think it was them just mixing and matching and trying to conserve Mujica for high profile situations later.

      2. yea my tanning sessions def need to be re-newed

  15. Tulogit says:
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    Any chance Gausman stays up for good if he starts Saturday? Thanks!

    • Smokey

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      @Tulogit: Think that depends on 2 things, what happens in games up until then and how well he does. i’d like to see him stay high upside arm.

  16. MrWright says:
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    Soria seems way too low…

    • Smokey

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      @MrWright: He has pitched one inning of 1 game a little early to say he is worth anything. Counting stats will help him out, he isn’t long for the Kill pile

  17. Tulogit says:
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    I drafted Carlos Martinez and have been hanging onto him in case he joins rotation or until I see someone I want to pick up in his place. I’m tempted to grab Gausman now in hopes it all works out. Bad idea? Again, thanks! You do great work!

    • Smokey

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      @Tulogit: Hold regardless, more so if it is a holds league

  18. Longbeachyo says:
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    Yo smokey. I gotta pick your brain. I just read on fangraphs that sonny gray’s velocity is down over 2 mph! What do you think? Should we worry? I’m gonna start making some lofty offers to see if someone bites. Pass this news on to Grey if you can.

    All I want is a hug and someone to tell me that everything is going to be OK…

    • Smokey

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      @Longbeachyo: its early yet, see where he sits by may 1st

  19. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Not cause I’m a fan of then, die hard fan that is, but why does everyone undervalue Cisek and the Marlins?

    I’m not saying they’re the same team as the ’97 and ’03 Marlins, but they’re def headed on the right directions, especially with guys like Moran and Heaney in the minors .

    With that being said, you don’t see Cisek as a higher values closer in front of guys like Frieri? IMO, he can save 40ish games and had a high K rate.

    Just wanted to see your opinion.

    Also, I’ve picked up Lindstrom in a ton of leagues, and I dropped Hoover for Broxton in a as well.

    And

    Who would take over if Johnson is out, because whoever takes it can run with it so long as they do well obviously.

    Thank you.

    • Smokey

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      @Tarman Got Him: I love Cishek, funky relievers are my thing. Next week with stats on his side he will be in the top 14 book it. He has 30 consecutive saves too boot.

      good moves

      Gregerson looks like the guy, Cook is on the DL and can’t be counted on just yet.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Smokey: Thank you my good man.

        I ask about JJ because Cook would be best bet but Gregerson is really good too so is Dolittle .but you have Doolittle before Gregerson. Where do You get those sources? I assume with that contract they’re going to let JJ have a longer leash.

        • Smokey

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          @Tarman Got Him: I think effectiveness is more important than contract. Gregerson has experience in the role so I think he would be first choice, should be flipped in rankings sorry for that confusion.

  20. Travis says:
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    Autodraft 12 team league and one guy got kimbrel, Jansen, romo, robertson, Frieri… But he’s hurting at starters and seems to be shopping a closer… I got a lot of starters (sale, shields, tanaka, dickey, Wilson, fister, Hamels and were inning capped) but few closers… Plus porcello, Ross, Pineda, Ventua, and Tillman, gee are on FA if needed.

    He offered Frieri for shields, I said no way in heck… Would Wilson for Frieri be a good counter? Dickey? Should I shoot for a better closer? Maybe package dickey and Wilson for someone?

    • Smokey

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      @Travis: Wilson for Frieri seems fair

  21. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Drop Brett Cecil in favor of Pedro Strop?

  22. Milo says:
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    Papelbon too high.

  23. hey Smokey – drop K Rod for Broxton or Strop?
    OR
    someone dropped Ramos in my 2 catcher league – I’ve got Perez and Pierzynski – should I stash him instead?

    current other closers on my squad: Valverde, Veras, Kenley

    thanks man!

  24. shorta3 says:
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    30 team dynasty league. Should I trade Pedro Strop for Oswaldo Arcia?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @shorta3: if you’re getting Arica absolutely

  25. Scooterboy says:
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    Have a question. I have Billy Hamilton as my OF bench player. I know it’s early, but he has looked completely overmatched so far. I have Brandon Moss as one of my starting OF’s but with him getting platooned when lefty’s are throwing, I need a good back up OF. These OF’s are currently available in my league. Should I drop Hamilton and grab one of these guys, or hold tight and hope?
    Brett Gardner, Josh Reddick, B.J.Upton, Adam Eaton, Michael Brantley, Dexter Fowler, Angel Pagan, Avisail Garcia, Matt Joyce.
    Thanks.

    • Smokey

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      @Scooterboy: can’t drop him yet

  26. AJ says:
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    Who you got at SS (rather, who should I have)

    Aybar or Peralta? I have Aybar but Peralta is on waivers. Got Aybar as backup for Segura, who’s scaring me

    • Smokey

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      @AJ: peralta

      • AJ says:
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        @Smokey: Use my last player add of the week on him?

        May need help at RP, here’s my team:

        Hitters

        Lucroy
        Moss
        Altuve
        Zimmerman
        Segura
        Myers
        Bruce
        A. Jones
        Arenado
        Bonifacio
        Morneau
        K. Johnson
        Aybar
        Yelich

        Pitchers

        Sale
        Gray
        Salazar
        Peavy
        F. Rodney
        Street
        Bailey
        Masterson
        Nolasco
        Fister

        Thoughts?

        • Smokey

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          @AJ: think u get more from a ss then an every other day reliever

  27. JT says:
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    With Darvish coming off DL, do I drop Kluber or Eovaldi?

  28. Donkeycorn says:
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    Santos or Bastardo?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Donkeycorn: santos has closer job (at least right now) and is better pitcher. so 2 good reasons.

  29. Danny Poops says:
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    I have 5 closers in the kill section… god save me

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Danny Poops: serial closers

  30. Mike says:
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    Drop Matt Lindstrom for Jim Henderson?

    • Smokey

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      @Mike: saves now for saves soon. If you have 2 other closers sure

      • Mike says:
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        @Smokey: how about for Fields? Or is that pretty much a wash?

        • Smokey

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          @Mike: same. Refer to rankings with dudes that have the job.

  31. XBT says:
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    Closepocalypse < Closenado

    • Smokey

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      @XBT: word. Thanks.

  32. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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    Smokes: I lay prostrate before my God of the End Game – you Smokey.

    Spot on, on Fields – I tricked Jay Wrong into taking Qualls at draft and followed your Sibyline prophecy to the letter.

    How did it go, again? (paraphrased) “A wooden Qualls will not be your team’s game saving wall. Look to the fruit of your Fields for your late inning salvation”.

    Whatever it was, it oracular brilliance,!!!

    You are a FBB GOD – at least, their chosen conduit !!!

    You will never be treated as a Cassandra again. You are my Sibyl of RazzBall!!!

    PS Jay Wrong is so bitter he is playing with my teams place in the standings – a very childish and mean form of behavior -if you ask me

  33. Hola Smokey:
    14 team, mixed H2H redraft, 32 man rosters. 6×6 (holds league)

    With Nate Jones pulling his ass, I’m inclined to ditch him. Given the settings, I’m looking for a high end MR, who will get some holds. How would rank these guys in terms of pick-ups:

    Tom Wilhelmsen, Nick Vincent, Jean Machi, Kelvin Herrera, Yoervis Medina, Chris Withrow, Evan Reed

    Thanks.

    • Smokey

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      @EL BURRO: machi Vincent Herrera Reed Wilhelmsen withrow Medina.

  34. pistole pete says:
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    Sup Smokey Bear,

    My rps right now are a mix of Grilli, Reed, Santos, and Lindstrom. Also got Tyson Ross as an SP/RP plug in and Brett Andersen as an rp/sp.

    DL includes Chapman and Jannsen.

    What do you think? Should I try and improve it somehow?

    REMEMBER, only you can put forest fires (which you probably started in the first place)!

    • Smokey

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      @pistole pete: depends on whom else is available. You look better after injuries figure themselves out

  35. SteveNZ says:
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    You’re probably going Carpenter over Peralta in a Holds league, right?

  36. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, someone beat me to Carpenter.

    So, Peralta or Shawn kelley in a Holds league?

    • Smokey

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      @SteveNZ: Peralta for volume Kelley for the k allure.

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        @Smokey: Not so bothered about Ks, as I’m relievers-only in this league (it’s H2H).

        You think Peralta sees more pops that Kelley, even though he looks like he’s the 7th inning guy at the moment?

        Bastardo is another top Holds guy available. You like him better than the other two?

      • Smokey

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        @Smokey: I love Kelley right now. He looked filthy yesterday.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Smokey: And here’s Thornton. Is that a matchup thing?

          • Smokey

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            @SteveNZ: def matchup thing and Giradi like to get everyone involved too.

  37. JimSlim says:
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    I wanted to grab Porcello to stream for tomorrow so I dropped Papelbon in haste. I should be alright though, think I’m going to grab brox & move on. I am using 2 Sergio closers for now. I kind of hope he deuces on someone else’s team. I’m also afraid I overreacted

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    now that qualls has looked terrible every time he’s come out and appears no best than 3rd in closer line would i rather have any of these in league with K/BB/RW/RL/saves/holds.
    albers/withrow/storen/hand/pimentel/ramos/huff/staffer/frasor/ramos/will smith/wade davis/walden/webb/parra?
    2. also in a league where i get all of MIL pitchers would i rather be starting kinzler or henderson right now. we start 6 RP a day. I also own all DET and CLE pitchers so i’ve got f-rod/shaw/allen/axford/nathan/henderson starting right now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in 1 name best 2 RP.

      • Smokey

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        @goodfold2: Ramos and Davis will get most key opportunities. Kintzler.

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          @Smokey: that has to be a j ramos not cesar ramos? sorry, i forgot about putting 2 of them.

  39. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Any chance you’d be willing to do a similar ranking of middle relievers/holds? In a holds league, and only a few guys are taken (clippard, carpenter, peralta, McGee)… Most the rest are out there… Melancon, Ramos, Fields, Allen, Fields or Qualls, Farquhar, Furbush, Carlos Martinez, Paco Rodriguez, etc…lots of folks in holds leagues would probably appreciate the ranking.

    • Smokey

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      @Battle of the Sleepers: I do one it’s usually every other week, but with the happenings this week I figured MR could wait and sort itself out a little first.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Smokey: you the man. Well , until then, whose your top 5?

        • Smokey

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          @Battle of the Sleepers: still early yet the cream guys should be fine. Allen clippard carpenter melancon no particular order tho

  40. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Cool, Allen and Melancon are both still free–might grab Allen then as a nice match with Axford

  41. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    to replace parnell on DL in saves/holds/k to BB
    w.davis/delabar/smith/doolittle/carpenter/kelley?

  42. Brett says:
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    Smokey

    My bullpen Veras rosenthal Ogando melancon Chris Perez.

    We have categories for both saves and holds

    Rank these guys Perez Castillo Kelley carpenter fields. Debating if an occasional save from fields is worth a better holds guy.

    Thanks

    • Smokey

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      @Brett: Carpenter Kelly

  43. Brett says:
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    Ment casilla in sf

  44. Joeg414 says:
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    Please help. my bullpen is a mess. I drafted Henderson, Axford and Hunter. I picked up Hoover and Lindstrom. So you see have some issues. These are the free agents that are out there: Storen, Chris Perez, C.Withrow, Stammen, Casilla,J. Smith, R.Cook and J.Machi. Looking for the best two.I would love some Saves(we Don’t count Holds), but just looking for the best Whips,K’s and Era.
    Deep daily mixed 6×6 roto

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      @Joeg414:
      I just picked up Cook. Anyone else?

      • Smokey

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        @Joeg414: Cook would be the best speculative add

  45. chisoxx22 says:
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    Just lost Robertson should I get Kelly? Santos, Hawkins, lindstrom, or k-rod are on the wire.. any thoughts?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chisoxx22: santos might be overall more useful but you are protecting yourself more by grabbing kelley.

    • Smokey

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      @chisoxx22: i’d go Santos.

  46. Eng says:
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    Is Cook or Gregerson next in line behind Johnson?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eng: neither it’s doolittle/cook/gregerson as far as i can tell.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Eng: if I had to say right now it would be Gregerson

  47. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only i just drafted yesterday. this is my pitching staff. NS/RW/QS/holds roto league
    bailey/liriano/gee/e-jax/kennedy/hale/w.peralta
    chapman (DL, got him at his yahoo ADP for MIXED leagues)/carmart/putz/stauffer/a.torres/wilson (PIT)
    1. have one open RP spot. pickup which of pimentel/morris/leclure/barrett/rondon/w.smith/grimm/walden/jennings/de fratus/germen/huff
    2. should i drop any of my current bullpen for a 2nd (or more) from that list. thanks.

  48. Brett says:
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    Smokey,

    What do you know about this Withrop guy in LA? In a holds league debating between Withrop, Casilla, and Chris Perez. Can you rank them for me?

    Thanks

    • shaggybevo says:
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      @Brett:

      Chris Withrow? I went to high school with him.

      Dude throws smoke.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Brett: I like him. Crowded and talented dodger pen though limits him a little

  49. shaggybevo says:
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    Current closers (no marriage material):

    A. Reed
    F. Rodney
    S. Kelley (snatched him quickly and dropped Hunter)

    I really need a decent third closer here. Hunter still available (kill list), J. Henderson available (still earning his way back). I’m also watching the situation in Oakland carefully though…

    What would you do here Smokey? Thanks for the article.

    • Smokey

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      @shaggybevo: grab Johnson no homo

      • shaggybevo says:
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        @Smokey:

        Johnson hasn’t been dropped yet…

        What about Gregerson or Doolittle in OAK?

        • Smokey

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          @shaggybevo: sorry meant hunter

          • shaggybevo says:
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            @Smokey:

            Thanks man!

  50. South Beach Boombas says:
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    who replaces jim johnson?

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