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  • Naptito Aka Yung Colangelo Naptito Aka Yung Colangelo Sep 20, 2012 8:38 PM Flag

    do people keep good closers?

    it seems like a waste of a keeper to me. agree?

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    • I disagree because of my way of thinking. I dominate pitching cats and simply stay even with batting. This way I'm at least in the top 3 of any standard league.

    • I always stack my teams heavily with closers. In my 12 team league I kept 2 closers out of 7 keepers and stacked up early with more good closers. I'm about to win that league second year in a row now with an 18 point league heading into this last month. Having a closer/RP heavy team has always worked for me. It almost guarantees you to win the SV, ERA, WHIP and helps with good K/IP, if you do a few smart streams throughout the season and have an ace to rely on, you have nailed down the pitching categories. and if you do mediocre in the batting categories you have won the league. Its all about loading up on those high strikeout RP's/closers, unless your league does not have alot of pitching slots.

    • Agreed. Keep SP but not closers. You can pick up quality closers in the late rounds of your draft.

    • I am in an auction league so prices of the player factors into it a lot but I will keep only closers that are bargains and are assured of their jobs. Of my four closers this year I will keep my $1 Chapman and my $3 Jim Johnson. Unless something changes, I will not keep $8 Putz or $3 Holland or $0 Soria (who I picked up to fill a DL roster space towards the end of the season).

    • Yeah pretty useless, I started with only one closer FFrancisco, out of 3 RP slots, and ended up dropping Francisco, and filling up those 3 RP slots with other dominant closers (Soriano, Frieri, and Wilhemsein). So yeah, keeping a closer is useless, they are unpredictable and so easy to replace.

    • It's a waste to keep closers from year to year. Out of the top 10 closers so far this year, only 4 made it through the entire 2011 season as the full-time closer (Kimbrel, Hanrahan, Papelbon, and Perez) and only 2 (Kimbrel and Hanrahan) were in the top 10 from the year before. If you push it out a bit and look at the top 25 closers so far this year, only 9 were also in the top 25 in the 2011 season.

      If you go back even further to the 2010 season, the numbers get worse. Only 5 (Papelbon, Marmol, Valverde, Axford, and Perez) were a top 25 closer in all 3 seasons. Unless your league plays with custom settings, keeping a closer from year to year is not a good idea.

 

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