It's good that it's a holds league. Makes the strategy all the more effective. I filled offense until the run on the mid-tier closers started and got two of them seperated by a couple of rounds and then I finished my offense and took closers in waiting and other power arms. In hindsight, I might have waited a little longer still on closers as you can count on a couple of your guys getting promoted to closer during the season. Uf there were guys I liked at other positions I didn't get too attached to the middle relief as it tends to be a group where the quality takes shape during the season. Eighth inning guys and other hold guys tend to be somewhat unreliable so you need to have a quick hook and be active on the wire, which is the one way that a holds league will actually kind of hurt you as there will be a market for the better non-closers.
Go for it. Was a lot of fun.
Hey, thanks - much appreciated. Yeah, the better 8th inning guys tend to be pretty heavily drafted in this league now There was one guy who punted closers and just took Holds guys, but he drafted starting pitching too), and there are fewer good ones on the wire.
Another slight wrinkle is that, as this is a Yahoo league, there are a couple of SP slots to be filled. Hopefully a couple of decent SP-eligible relievers come to light...
I forgot to mention that this league is pretty shallow. It's 12-teams, but we have no CI/MI and we only have 3 OF (LF/CF/RF) and one Util. So assuming I don't go crazy with bench bats, I could just about have my offense all done before I need to start looking at relievers. Agree?