Posted on: April 28, 2009 6:50 pm
In my league, relievers are at a premium. Owners in my league hord anyone that might get a chance to close. In regards to the below options, I have 5 out of 7 of my bench players as relievers. I obviously keep alot of relievers on my bench. We get 7 bench spots and you can see that I fill 5 of the 7 with them. I tend to hold on to them with the hope that some other closer may go down and I have the hand-cuff player. However as I began hording these players, I had to drop players. The one player I dropped was LaTroy Hawkins. Right after Joel Zumaya came off the DL and Jose Valverde got a save that same night, I decided I would cut Hawkins as Valverde seemed fine. The next day, Valverde announces he is hurt and may go on the DL. Just my luck.
Below starters and bench players: My league is 10 teams at 5x5 roto league. We start 12 offensive players 6 starters and 4 relievers.
Joe NathanJuan CruzRafael SorianoHeath Bell
Juan Cruz, KC
Jason Frasor (Setup to Scott Downs)
Tony A. Pena (Setup to Chad Qualls)
Rafael Soriano (Setup to Mike Gonzalez)
Huston Street (Setup / maybe closer with Manny Corpas struggling)
Joel Zumaya (Middle Reliever at this point and just came off DL)
Posted on: April 15, 2009 11:19 pm
I am not sure how most Fantasy Baseball leagues run, however in my league, pitchers are a dime a dozen. To me, the team the pitcher is going against means more than the pitchers abilities. There are certain starting pitchers that dominate and are in a league of their own, however after that, the most of them are replaceable. Johan Santana is one of the only pitchers that I can think of that are completely trustworthy. Another thing is when you start a pitcher that only gets one start a week and they blow it, you completely blew up your ERA and WHIP on top of losing a whole week from one pitcher.