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I need an RP, my pitching is pretty weak.
Is it a good move?
Ervin Santana (DL)
First, what type of league are you in? Second, if it's a 5x5 or great H2H league... no. Saves are overrated in fantasy... they amount to 10% (or less depend on categories) of your weekly output, yet people will harm multiple categories to win one (Saves). Don't fall into that trap.
Second, closers have such little impact on your team's peripheral stats (they pitch about 1/3-1/4 the total # of innings a normal starter does). So you're really only drafting a closer for saves. Obviously, don't draft a closer who's going to kill your team w/ a 4-5 ERA... multiple loses... and a high WHIP... but there are many good options out there who will put up 30-odd saves... but are undervalued b/c of their low K rate or their team (Jenks, Morrow, Capps are all examples).
But more importantly, your SP is pretty bad (at least while the two Halo's pitchers are DL'ed). I'd work on upgrading that first... b/c alot more categories are at stake there. If you can get good value for someone like big Tex, by all means trade him... but keep in mind that he's always a slow starter... and he'll have substantial protection once ARod comes back... so his value will likely only go up.
You also need a C. Wieters is in the minors and will probably stay there until at least mid summer (if not later)... and Gordon is on the DL for 10+ weeks, so unless you have a 3rd DL slot, drop him.
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