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  • Alan Alan Jul 29, 2013 4:36 PM Flag

    Benoit Trade

    Today somebody proposed me Addison Reed for my Joquin Benoit & Brad Ziegler.

    I have Balfour, Chisek, Melancon, Benoit, Ziegler, & Betancourt on my team so I'm trying to trade 2 closers for one better one. Is Addison Reed an improvement over Benoit?

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    • I don't think so. With Veras being officially introduced as the setup man Benoit is now firm in the closer role. Benoit hasn't seen as many save chances as he should have so far, but he's been killer when he's pitched. I think the lack of save cances is an anomaly or due to Detorit simply winning games by a wide margin when the win. Going forward, it stands to reason that Detroit is going to win more games than the Sox and therefor Benoit is going to get more saves. Benoit is also just as good or better as far as ERA/WHIP/K's go.

      ROS, I'm honestly not sure there are many closers who will outperform Benoit. If I'm packaging Benoit and Ziegler the only guys I would take in return are Kimbrel, Jansen, Chapman. I'd be much more likely to try and package Ziegler with Cishek than with Benoit. For Ziegler and Cishek you should still be able to get a top tier closer from a team who has no closer depth.

 

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