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 Post subject: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:14 am 
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The Padres can't seem to win and, when lightning strikes and they do win, it seems to be by 7 runs. Wheeler was mentioned in yesterdays post mordem. Would he be a better source of saves than Hoffman.

What about Mike Gonzalez?


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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:15 am 
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What is this, a H2H? Go with Wheeler.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:26 am 
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If Wheeler's available and you need saves, definitely pick him up. If I'm able, I always grab guys currently getting save opportunities before prospecting on future closers.

That said, I'm about ready to pull the trigger on Colorado's Taylor Buchholz in one league. According to the newswires, Fuentes could be traded in the next week or 2. He's next in line, guys in that league are quick, and I'm desperate. But, in most leagues, one doesn't need to plan so far ahead. Picking up a Wheeler or Gonzalez is always preferable, if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:25 am 
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Trade Hoffman. Grab either Marte, Wheeler, M-Gonz. Obviously, Wheeler will bring more opportunities.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:12 pm 
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Grey wrote:
What is this, a H2H?


No, its a points league. 10pts for a save. Hoffman has done nothing in the past 3 weeks or should I say the Padres. I will definitely push for Roto next year. You get little reward for K's and nothing for WHIP and ERA.

Thanks for the help all.

Sorry, I put this in the injuries discussion, I was reading on Capps and hit post new topic not thinking about where it was going.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:32 pm 
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Maybe one more question. This league has two RP spots and 5 SP spots, no "P". There are 11 teams so lots of closers are available.

Street, CJ Wilson, Fuentes, Izzy, Franklin, Wheeler vs Hoffman. Who is my best source of saves going forward?

My other closer is K-rod, so I just would like a little contribution, I am not expecting him to carrying the team or anything.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:00 am 
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Who do you guys think will become the A's closer if Huston Street gets traded? I'm asking for Santiago Casilla as a trade throw-in. Joey Devine had a setback in rehab and probably won't be back for a month.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:43 am 
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BKK wrote:
Maybe one more question. This league has two RP spots and 5 SP spots, no "P". There are 11 teams so lots of closers are available.

Street, CJ Wilson, Fuentes, Izzy, Franklin, Wheeler vs Hoffman. Who is my best source of saves going forward?

My other closer is K-rod, so I just would like a little contribution, I am not expecting him to carrying the team or anything.


Wilson, Hoffman, Street, Fuentes, Franklin, Izzy, Wheeler, in that order.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:45 am 
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Guancous wrote:
Who do you guys think will become the A's closer if Huston Street gets traded? I'm asking for Santiago Casilla as a trade throw-in. Joey Devine had a setback in rehab and probably won't be back for a month.


Casilla or Foulke, neither have been especially great. I'd say Casilla first, but it might just be a time share if Street leaves or gets injured.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of saves
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:33 pm 
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Grey wrote:
Wilson, Hoffman, Street, Fuentes, Franklin, Izzy, Wheeler, in that order.

Interesting, I just grabbed CJ last night after Maddon went with Balfour. I was tempted to grab him before but everyone seems so down on CJ but he has 20 saves on the season and has only blown 2. So I made a decision on my own and picked up CJ.

This seemed better than the possible 'closer by committee' situation in TB.

Thanks Grey.


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