AL Only League...which non-closer winds up with the most saves?McGee, Herrera, Frieri, Pestano or Doolittle?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:14 PM
I'd rank them like this
Frieri may start the year as the closer due to Madson not being able to start the year. And Madson may struggle to start the year, just like Nathan did coming back from Tommy John. Pestano has a real good chance of overtaking Perez due to struggles or a trade.
Outside of those two, it is iffy. Herrera should be the setup man behind Holland, but they also have Crow. Both McGee and Doolittle are currently third in the pecking lines for saves in their respective bull pens.
QB: Andrew Luck
RB: Gio Bernard & DeMarco Murray
WR: Randall Cobb, A.J. Green & Julio Jones
TE: Dennis Pitta
K: Adam Vinatieri
QB: Alex Smith
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bryce Brown, Devonta Freeman, Fred Jackson, Christine Michael, Lache Seastrunk & C.J. Spiller
WR: Davante Adams, Aaron Dobson, DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Hunter & Cody Latimer
TE: Kyle Rudolph & Luke Wilson
Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:44 AM
My take on the situation: contrary to what this site says, Madson missing ANY time at the beginning of the year is a VERY big deal because it means Frieri will close that first week. And we can assume that EF won't lose the job until he blows some games.
Funny, you have McGee on the list. I drafted him as a sleeper closer last year. With both Rodney and Farnsworth around, he has less chance to close this year.
Fantasy folks have been clamoring for the last two years for Chris Perez to be traded and Pestano named closer. Hasn't happened yet, despite Perez badmouthing management.
Agree with the posts about the A's. I think the position in Oakland will be volatile, but Cook (whom I picked up on waivers; had Doolittle for a brief time too) will be the second choice, so we are probably not talking about more than a handful (one hand) of saves for Doolittle.
Besides Frieri, I guess the best option would be to hope that Perez finally gets traded mid-season and go with Pestano.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:57 PM
Sergio Santos was paid as a closer by the Jays coming off lights out 2011 with Sox, but it was announced yesterday that Janssen will open as closer but I could see that change anytime.
Pestano - mentioned
David Robertson - Mo is 43 years old coming off injury, nobody can see something happening here and Robertson getting the job?
Cook in Oakland
Jake McGee - had tremendous numbers last year, have some question whether he would actually be next in line, but he was very good and a guy I might roll the dice on this year in my 7 swing spot and give him a month and see what happens.
Josh Fields in Houston - was the 1st pick of this years Rule 5 Draft, a closer last year in the minors who was +20 K over Innings pitched and saved 12 games, former top 2 round pick.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:59 PM
I like Cook too but Doolittle is a deep sleeper given Cook's difficulty throwing strikes.
Nobody mentioned Herrera. To have his great control combined with the gas makes him extremely dangerous. Holland is good but far from a sure bet to last the entire season.
I LOVE Frieri and there is NO GUARANTEE Madson will even be ready week 2 given the surgery he had.
I also agree that Robertson is a nice target given Mo's age and major surgery. Even the immortal Mo is human.
Have always loved Pestano but I do agree with the previous poster that Perez is better than most people think and has enough to keep the job if he is not dealt. I'm guessing management may get sick of his act though.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:44 PM