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Old 04-13-04, 12:09 PM
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who are the top 5 baseball closers today?

need to get some good relievers on my fantasy team. thx
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Old 04-13-04, 12:11 PM
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Old 04-13-04, 12:13 PM
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Well, not including this current season they would be:

Gagne
Smoltz
Rivera
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Old 04-13-04, 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Well, not including this current season they would be:

Gagne
Smoltz
Rivera
Wagner
Foulke
That list looks about right to me, just make sure Jerry Manuel isn't handling your closers
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Yup, not much debate there. You've got those 5, then it's a pretty big dropoff from there.
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Sounds about right to me.
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Two words: Billy Koch.

Trade away all major position players to get him.

After him, I guess I would go with the previously mentioned scrubs.
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Originally posted by Mad Dawg
Two words: Billy Koch.

Trade away all major position players to get him.

After him, I guess I would go with the previously mentioned scrubs.


Mad Dawg, you are like the Groucho of the Sports forum, only you are funny.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Well, not including this current season they would be:

Gagne
Smoltz
Rivera
Wagner
Foulke
Shouldn't Percival be up there? Are you guys totally Anti-Angel or something?

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Old 04-13-04, 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq


Mad Dawg, you are like the Groucho of the Sports forum, only you are funny.
I'm totally biased here and am only hoping for the best since I'm a Sox fan but I think Koch can learn to close even with his lost velocity. He struck out 2 batters in 1 inning today in a 12-5 laugher. He's going to get 30 saves this year.

*runs away from thread really fast*

Edit: I retract everything I said yesterday. After today's performance Koch should be put out of his misery. You suck, Koch.

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Old 04-13-04, 05:29 PM
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It appears Koch is regaining velocity. I don't know why, but I guess it's something
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Well, not including this current season they would be:

Gagne
Smoltz
Rivera
Wagner
Foulke
Foulke is the only questionable guy on that list. But everyone who might "challenge" him is either coming off injury (Nenn, Percival, Hoffman) or has other issues (Urbina, Benitez, etc). So, yeah, unless one of those other guys, especially the injury list, steps up, this is the top 5.
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1a. Gagne
1b. Smoltz
3. Wagner
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Originally posted by LurkerDan
Foulke is the only questionable guy on that list. But everyone who might "challenge" him is either coming off injury (Nenn, Percival, Hoffman) or has other issues (Urbina, Benitez, etc). So, yeah, unless one of those other guys, especially the injury list, steps up, this is the top 5.
Percival still managed 33 saves last year. Not bad for someone that's not 100%
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Hey, just leave Pedro in the entire game; you don't need a bullpen.
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Old 04-13-04, 06:28 PM
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Of course Smoltz could F up a wet dream right now, so he may not be your best choice.
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Old 04-13-04, 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by nickdawgy
Percival still managed 33 saves last year. Not bad for someone that's not 100%
If Percival ever cleared 60 innings pitched in a season again, then he might make a list like this
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Percival is one of the top 5 closers in this league.
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Old 04-13-04, 07:49 PM
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Percival is one of the top 5 closers in this league.
I'd say was. Until he's healthy, he's not.
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Originally posted by Setzer
Percival is one of the top 5 closers in this league.
I'd say he's not even the best reliever on his own team.
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what
no lover for Acevedo?
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Originally posted by twikoff
what
no lover for Acevedo?
If you want to be Acevedo's lover, you go right ahead, big guy.
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what about all time?

I'll say

1) Eck
2) Rivera
3) Smith
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1.Mariano Rivera
2.Eric Gagne
3.John Smoltz
4.Billy Wagner
5.Trevor Hoffman
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Old 04-13-04, 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by rabbit77
what about all time?

I'll say

1) Eck
2) Rivera
3) Smith
What about Hoyt Wilhelm?
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