The best fantasy setup man in 2011? It’s Tony Sipp. It’s too early too put too much faith into these rankings, but Sipp’s been masterful so far. He’s got three Ks, allowed just one baserunner and no earned runs in four innings of work. Most importantly for those of you reading about setup men and […]
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Holds are a tricky statistic to predict. Last year 80 pitchers had at least 10 holds. This year, most of those relievers will make the list again. However, some will be closers in 2011 and get none. Some of the pitchers who had 5-10 holds last year will earn 20 or more. Others who got […]
How do you draft relievers? Do you want one bullpen anchor? Do you take two top closers and punt the rest? Do you wait until the very end and take a couple scrub closers and a couple guys in line to steal saves from a shaky/injured closer? Me, I’ve employed all of the options above […]
In an attempt to satisfy a late-night sweet tooth, I hit the drive through at Dunkin Donuts and ordered two Boston creams on my way home from work the other night. When I got to the window to finalize the purchase, I was shocked by a $1.82 bill. That was because each donut, before tax, […]
Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is a busy time for fantasy owners, especially those of you in AL- and NL-only leagues. But for those of us in leagues that count holds, this was just as a busy deadline. Several moves made closers setup men and setup men closers leaving us with a lot to sort […]
Closers in baseball are a lot like kickers in football. Both start with the hard-C sound. Both are forced to work in clutch situations. Neither should be picked high in your respective fantasy drafts. Last August, I wrote a post advising fantasy football owners to kick the kicker rankings, looking instead at drafting specific players […]
Researching these closers made me realize those early ADP rankings probably need some updating. A couple weeks ago, Joe Nathan was still a top two or three closer. Not so much any more. But somebody moved into his spot and other closers are pulling up lame here in the spring of 2010.