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I have had the worst close corps I have ever seen (Walden, Marmol, Balfour) and with Marmol's demotion I have two players without jobs. So have I finally found a situation where punting saves is a viable option? 11 team standard 5x5 roto 8 player keeper. I am 1st or 2nd in all 5 offensive categories and likely to stay there so 50 points are reasonable for those. I am 2nd in ERA and 3rd in WHIP and would be first in both except for the damage my closers have done so say 20 points there is reasonable if I punt saves. I believe I can get between 8-10 points out of Ks and 4-8 out of Ws if I pack my RP/P spots with low ERA/WHIP, high K RPs. So with the 1 from Saves I could expect to get 80-85 points with some confidence. The other option would be to scavenge for saves or wait and see if Walden gets his job back. My RP staff is Walden, Marmol, Balfour and Chapman.
Available RPs are
Pedro Strop Bal
Steve Cishek Mia
Darren O'Day Bal
Craig Stammen Was
Bryan Shaw Ari
Ernesto Frieri LAA
My team is
1B Encarnacion (1B, 3B)
LF HKendrick (1B, 2B, LF)
Util Hart (RF)
Util Trumbo (1B, 3B, RF)
Bench Dunn (1B), Morneau (1B), LMorrisson (LF),
DL Ellsbury (CF), VMartinez (C, 1B)
SP Weaver, Gallardo, Latos, Morrow, Dempster, JSantana, Lohse
RP Balfour, Marmol, Chapman, Walden
My closers were worse. I drafted Wilson, Bailey and Soria. I wouldn't punt yet especially in roto, but the FA's don't really look to good either. I don't really know what you can do at the moment except wait. Sorry buddy.
Swap out Balfour and Walden for Venters and Jansen if they're available. But if those guys on the RP list are the best available just hold on to what you've got and hope they get better, kind of a lateral move with those other guys.
I've punted saves myself however I went with having no closers...my pitching is
Dolis(just picked him up but I think I am gonna drop him for Frierer of the Angels)
I hear ya about saves though so went with set up men that go with k's and low whips and eras...we'll see if it works, my offense is like yours where it's strong but pitching, especially closers, had walden and balfour, when they blow saves, they kill your whip and era. I'd go with the guy the angels just got, he sounds solid. I just wish the Angels as a team would turn it around, signs point to yes they will...we shall see