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  • John John Aug 30, 2012 7:07 PM Flag

    Greg Holland !

    As you've found out, the closer position is probably the most volatile spot in all of baseball. Between injuries, ineffectiveness, and trades, there's a lot of turnover. That's why people usually say not to pay for saves. You can get a decent one at the end of a draft, or more likely, pick up a couple of them off the waiver wire. As long as you're on top of closing news (and the Roto Arcade guys at Yahoo do a pretty good job of that), you can stay ahead of your competition most of the time. Something to use for next year.

    Anyway, Holland should keep it up the rest of the year. He wasn't too bad before he got the job. His numbers are skewed because of a couple of blow ups at the beginning of the year. Take away that first month, and he's only given up 9 runs the rest of the way, with 3 coming in one appearance. And yeah, the Royals aren't a good team, but they're at least keeping the scores close. Remember, for a closer, you want to look for job security and opportunities first. A bad team can support a good closer. Soria twice saved 40+ games for terrible Royals teams. This year, the Royals are 4th in the AL in save opportunities, and they should keep it up the rest of the year. It wouldn't surprise me if Holland nets almost dozen saves the rest of the season.


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