It is that time of the year my good fellows, that allegiances and brand loyalty are thrown out the window. Â As stalwarts start to grow warts, and the season long compilers gather some moss. Â Allegiances and growing to fond of your roster for Holds is what sets apart first place and the rest of the standings. Â Who you roster on your team is your own business, but I am here to learn you something as the season long leaderboard for holds is kinda stale. Â The overall season leader, Taylor Rogers, has 2 in the past two weeks. Â It doesn’t get any prettier as you go down the top 5 either. Â Nick Vincent has 1, Jacob Barnes has 1, Jose Ramirez has 2, and Pedro BaezÂ has 2. Â Not completely awe-inspiring returns for the top of the top for holds. Â On the contrary, the leaders in the past 14 days:Â Kyle Barraclough, David Hernandez, and Tommy Hunter all have 5. Â Far more significant returns for a reliever, and it brings me to my key point… Grab a hold and ditch, period. Â The names that are garnering late game situations is growing rapidly and will increase even more once rosters expand. Â This is the “what have you done for me lately” approach to hold accumulation down the stretch. Â Yes, the guys you roster may be great at K/9 and BB/9 and have stellar WHIP totals etc, but when chasing the one key cog stat for set-up men, that being the hold, no allegiances should remain.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well, here we are gentlemen and fiveÂ girl readers. Hmm, if Iâm one of the fiveÂ girl readers and Iâm writing this [Jay’s Note: You forgot my mother.], does that mean I should only be addressing 4 girl readers? Or should I just stick with 5, since Iâm certainly vain enough that Iâll be reading my own work once itâs published? Hold on, is âpublishedâ the wrong word since weâre talking about the internet, and does my use of it make me sound out of touch? Wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah, here we are: week 7! Most MLB teams have played around 40 games now, so weâre about a quarter of the way through the season. Have any owners just flat-out quit in your leagues? In one of my keeper leagues (which of course are a different animal than re-drafts when it comes to punting a season), there were severalÂ blockbuster trades over the past weekendâŠ those “in the hunt” have definitely distinguished themselves from those who are âplaying for the futureâ. Meanwhile, I have a few re-draft leagues where some owners are barelyÂ setting valid lineups. Does this happen in your league? And if so, do you care?Please, blog, may I have some more?