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2014 Middle Relief/Set Up Pitcher ThreadTop "Non-Closer" Fantasy Relievers


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#1 mmedrek15

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

Other than closer's, what/who are other solid fantasy options as a relieving pitcher?

Fire away!

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

Kyuji Fujikawa!
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

Melancon
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Melancon

I thInk he's going to be the closer from the get go
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

#5 mmedrek15

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 20 January 2014 - 10:36 PM, said:

Kyuji Fujikawa!
I was hoping he'd be here haha

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 20 January 2014 - 10:41 PM, said:

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Melancon

I thInk he's going to be the closer from the get go

Grilli
And all the greatest of the heroes
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Looking more and more like crooks
They stole the sunlight from the future
Took a sip, drank half the glass then put it back

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:50 PM

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:47 PM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 20 January 2014 - 10:41 PM, said:

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Melancon

I thInk he's going to be the closer from the get go

Grilli

Maybe. Friends of mine in the Burgh think Melancon will get the gig. But they are a bunch of no-good-nicks
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

#8 tucker26

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 20 January 2014 - 10:50 PM, said:

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:47 PM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 20 January 2014 - 10:41 PM, said:

View Posttucker26, on 20 January 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Melancon

I thInk he's going to be the closer from the get go

Grilli

Maybe. Friends of mine in the Burgh think Melancon will get the gig. But they are a bunch of no-good-nicks

I thought they only resided in NY
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

Paco Rodriguez
Sean Doolittle
Tyler Clippard
Darren O'Day
Sean Marshall
Jake McGee
Kevin Siegrist
Luke Gregerson
Nick Vincent
Sergio Santos
Junichi Tazawa
Kelvin Herrera
Luke Hochevar
Cody Allen
Joel Peralta
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

View PostPosting In The Clutch, on 20 January 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Paco Rodriguez
Sean Doolittle
Tyler Clippard
Darren O'Day
Sean Marshall
Jake McGee
Kevin Siegrist
Luke Gregerson
Nick Vincent
Sergio Santos
Junichi Tazawa
Kelvin Herrera
Luke Hochevar
Cody Allen
Joel Peralta

Good list! I'd add Venters to that if he comes back quickly this year.

#11 mmedrek15

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

View PostPosting In The Clutch, on 20 January 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Paco Rodriguez
Sean Doolittle
Tyler Clippard
Darren O'Day
Sean Marshall
Jake McGee
Kevin Siegrist
Luke Gregerson
Nick Vincent
Sergio Santos
Junichi Tazawa
Kelvin Herrera
Luke Hochevar
Cody Allen
Joel Peralta
Even in a keeper league, are any of them very worthy?

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:19 PM

View Postmmedrek15, on 20 January 2014 - 11:15 PM, said:

View PostPosting In The Clutch, on 20 January 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Paco Rodriguez
Sean Doolittle
Tyler Clippard
Darren O'Day
Sean Marshall
Jake McGee
Kevin Siegrist
Luke Gregerson
Nick Vincent
Sergio Santos
Junichi Tazawa
Kelvin Herrera
Luke Hochevar
Cody Allen
Joel Peralta
Even in a keeper league, are any of them very worthy?

Holds all are as golden as closers.
And all the greatest of the heroes
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They started wearing ones and zeros
Looking more and more like crooks
They stole the sunlight from the future
Took a sip, drank half the glass then put it back

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

View PostPosting In The Clutch, on 20 January 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Paco Rodriguez
Sean Doolittle
Tyler Clippard
Darren O'Day
Sean Marshall
Jake McGee
Kevin Siegrist
Luke Gregerson
Nick Vincent
Sergio Santos
Junichi Tazawa
Kelvin Herrera
Luke Hochevar
Cody Allen
Joel Peralta

Some others:
Edward Mujica
Scott Downs
Vinnie Pestano
Bruce Rondon (keep an eye on in ST)
Joe Smith
Jared Burton
Ryan Cook
Stephen Pryor
Alex Torres
Tanner Scheppers
Steve Delabar
Brad Zeigler
David Hernandez
David Carpenter
Brian Wilson
Mike Adams
Antonio Bastardo
Tony Watson
Justin Wilson
Drew Storen
Craig Stamnen

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:31 AM

Eric O'flaherty and my homer pick Joakim Soria. I hope Soria gets the closer spot, but I think Feliz has to lose it him.
Baseball can't get here fast enough

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:39 AM

Couple others:

Arodys Vizcaino (filthy, guy to really watch)
Carlos Martinez (electric, opening day role undetermined)
Brandon Kintzler (solid dude for holds)
Ryan Madson (FA, but should sign on somewhere - wait and see guy)
Joe Smith (see Kintzler)
Rex Brothers (good stuff, bad command)
Carter Capps (stuff is there, consistency isn't)
Heath Hembree (kinda had that closer of the future label for awhile, misses bats, improving command)

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:34 AM

Jason Motte will be one when he comes back in May.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

kevin siegrist pitched great last year.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

So in my closer section of my spreadsheet, there are a list of "high upside" guys that probably wont have the closer job to start the year, maybe missing a couple, havent quite finished but here we go:

Jake McGee
Kelvin Herrera
Doolittle, Cook and Gregorson in Oakland
Rondon and Albequerque in DET
Steve Delabar
Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen in DC
Blake Parker
Carter Capps
Rex Brothers (if they give job to Hawkins)
Jesse Crain
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

View Postparrothead, on 21 January 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

So in my closer section of my spreadsheet, there are a list of "high upside" guys that probably wont have the closer job to start the year, maybe missing a couple, havent quite finished but here we go:

Jake McGee
Kelvin Herrera
Doolittle, Cook and Gregorson in Oakland
Rondon and Albequerque in DET
Steve Delabar
Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen in DC
Blake Parker
Carter Capps
Rex Brothers (if they give job to Hawkins)
Jesse Crain

I prefer Pryor to Capps.

Love Melancon if Grilli starts with the job.

I'm a big believer in Cody Allen.

If you had to pick one of Storen or Clippard to handcuff Sorianio which would it be?

Edited by 96mnc, 21 January 2014 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

View Post96mnc, on 21 January 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

View Postparrothead, on 21 January 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

So in my closer section of my spreadsheet, there are a list of "high upside" guys that probably wont have the closer job to start the year, maybe missing a couple, havent quite finished but here we go:

Jake McGee
Kelvin Herrera
Doolittle, Cook and Gregorson in Oakland
Rondon and Albequerque in DET
Steve Delabar
Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen in DC
Blake Parker
Carter Capps
Rex Brothers (if they give job to Hawkins)
Jesse Crain

I prefer Pryor to Capps.

Love Melancon if Grilli starts with the job.

I'm a big believer in Cody Allen.

If you had to pick one of Storen or Clippard to handcuff Sorianio which would it be?

Remember Capps is now a Marlin, he was their return for LoMo.

If I had to pick a Soriano handcuff I'd say Clippard, just because I think the Nats like him more and Storen's name gets brought up in trade rumors all the time. I actually prefer Storen myself - but I think the Nats feel differently.




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