Well, I guess that makes all the sense in the world, because those darn Flock of Seagulls got all in your head in the 80’s. Then they had the nerve to be in GTA and get you all singing about running. I don’t even run when chased anymore. It’s a big game of “ooohhh ya got me”. So north of the border, they do it all in groups now apparently. That group started out as a singular to start the year, then a separate individual took over only to fail himself, then they went back to the original guy who had it out of spring. Now they are on to a group format because I am guessing “strength in numbers” is the thing. I think “paint by numbers” should be their next move. So if you are scoring at home, to summarize, that is Cecil, Castro, Cecil, et. all. Yeah, I mean if I had the offensive potential that the Blue Jays have, and they are being all fiddle and benz with the end game, I would make a move to a more permanent solution. Don’t be cheap, I think the exchange rate is in your favor or close. So the committee we are looking at now is a group that consists of Roberto Osuna, Steve Delabar, possibly another occasional save chance for Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Optimus Prime and any prime number. From a rostering standpoint, I would own Osuna, Delabar, then Cecil. If you missed out on all three, just be thankful, because it’s a mess. But saves bring all the craziness out of people, so that’s why it’s bullpen week and we are getting down to the goods of the HOLD. Enjoy the rankings, tidbits and the casual barbs at my peers. Cheers!
- I was going to go all and highlight Steve Geltz and then he had to go and ruin it. Well he had, past tense, retired 32 straight batters in a row. If retired batters isn’t a stat in your league, well then you’re doing it wrong, so for regular stat factors he had 4 holds in the past two weeks and that is quite a bit of all right.
- Cream always rises to the top, Tony Watson is the cream. If you were patient with him from the start of the year then good on ya lad. 7 holds in this month alone straight winning categories by himself.
- My love for J.J. Hoover grows and grows. I know the Red legs don’t look like a contender, but he is showing himself to be a reliable source of everything. In fact take that he has the most wins on his team he would have the most wins on the Brewers, Rockies, and Braves. Wins are wonky and smell like Phys Ed.
- The set-up in front of Dellin in NY is all Justin Wilson. Miller is still two weeks away.
- Don’t know where to turn for a good source of holds if, by off chance, I am at Burning Man? Team record speaks volumes. Take the Rays, in first place in their division… they are ahead of MLB in holds as a team by a dozen, that’s 12 donuts or thirteen if you give the baker a slap and a tickle. Lead MLB in appearances by relievers with the lead with 126. Let’s get crazy with numbers. That number extrapolated over the whole season would be 280, it would be the most since the Cardinals in 2008 who had 284. They are also on pace to annihilate the all-time team holds mark in a season of 111 by the Padres in 2010, they are on pace for 130.
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