Friday, September 3, 2010

Our 2010 Celebration of SP/RP's

We say "Don't Pay for Saves".  Let other suckers waste perfectly good mid round draft picks on closers coming off good seasons.  Even if you get the best closer, you could have gotten someone almost as useful much later in the draft or during the season, while supplementing your lineup or rotation with more valuable contributors.  Draft your closers late and look for power arms who have SP eligibility to enhance and extend, not unlike Jimmy Johnson, your bullpen.

"Go long with ExtenZe.  I do."
Unlike Jimmy, we don't know if this is the best way to do things, but currently, our rotisserie team has four relief pitchers who qualify as starters, giving us a total of seven active relievers.  I don't think we've ever gone beyond two, maybe three, guys like this at a time.

Below are the SP/RP's on our squad; perhaps your team could use one of them.

"Let me close in 2011"
Aroldis Chapman
Jeremy Hellickson
Bobby Parnell
Chris Sale

As always, make sure you keep up to date with the latest updates to closer situations around baseball by following the highly esteemed Tim Dierkes's Closer News Twitter Feed.

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