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    Changing from what Gregg originally asked, it seems a lot of us are buying somewhere from partially to entirely into speculative closers on the cheap. I haven't done my analysis yet, but if the Cubs are foolish enough to go back to Kimbrel, I'll be all over the closer in waiting there.
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    supply and demand has changed since everyone seems to be hitting 30+ HR's. there's a bigger gap between the best SP than best hitters I think. or there's fewer reliable SP than hitters. you could make a similar argument for closers.

    in H2H look at it from the point of view of drafting the 2 best TE's in football and playing one in a WR/TE spot. you might get the same production from the second TE as a WR, but you are hurting another manager at TE and possibly everyone slightly and causing their teams to score less points against you. (I guess you could call that the cornering the market or a cock-blocking strategy.. I am not sure how honorable it is but it's a strategy, heh)

    OTOH, if you pick the wrong SP or CL studs who have a down year you're really screwed.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...cid=uxbndlbing

    Brad Hand about to go to the Mets... making their bullpen awesome but even more confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarlos View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...cid=uxbndlbing

    Brad Hand about to go to the Mets... making their bullpen awesome but even more confusing.
    We just had our winter waiver cutdown. We are allowed to pick one of the other teams dropped players at their existing salary. Most closers have been kept/protected. $25A Diaz was dropped. I picked him up and dropped one of my eventual non-keepers.

    Looks like I will be dropping Diaz come final cutdown day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    We just had our winter waiver cutdown. We are allowed to pick one of the other teams dropped players at their existing salary. Most closers have been kept/protected. $25A Diaz was dropped. I picked him up and dropped one of my eventual non-keepers.

    Looks like I will be dropping Diaz come final cutdown day.
    I still think Diaz gets the job to start, and he has the potential to be amazing. But his leash is going to be short and they may mix and match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarlos View Post
    I still think Diaz gets the job to start, and he has the potential to be amazing. But his leash is going to be short and they may mix and match.
    I hope you are right and he is amazing.

    This just posted from Rotoworld:

    Updating a previous report, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets are not yet close to an agreement with Brad Hand.
    Rosenthal first reported earlier Friday that the two sides were closing in on a two-year contract, but now he and several other national reporters are saying there's work to be done. The Astros, Dodgers and Blue Jays are other clubs known to have interest in the free agent reliever.

    RELATED: New York Mets
    SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
    Jan 15, 2021, 9:01 AM ET

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    Reds Situation.

    Amir Garrett or Lucas Sims?

    Garrett seems to have really found his way, but he is the only lefty currently in the pen, will this hurt his chances?

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