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Servais suggested the Mariners will close games by committee with Strickland out.

“I think the way to probably go about this is just manage the game along and use the pieces you have to use to get you to the ninth inning,” Servais said. “And, in the ninth inning, you’ll probably see a guy who hasn’t pitched in the game yet.

“It could be Zac Rosscup one night. It could be (Roenis) Elias one night. It could be (Cory) Gearrin one night. It could be (Matt) Festa. It could be (Nick) Rumbelow. And you go down the list. We’re looking for somebody to get you three outs.”

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6 minutes ago, Bogey9906 said:

Did you mean to post this in the Early Season Overreaction Thread?

Uh no. I considered dropping him right after the draft as it seems he isn't the first option to get saves.  It's not worth stashing a reliever like D-Rob  if he's not the closer.  Not in a league where only saves matter.

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8 hours ago, Dr. Whom said:

Not likely being a lefty out of the pen...he will get some saves though and could be the next Josh Hader. I think he should be owned in all leagues right now

 

I like Rogers and he's been a pretty good pitcher throughout his career so far, but to call him the next Josh Hader is a huge stretch.  For his career, Rogers has 191 Ks in 187 IP and Hader has 215 Ks in 131 IP.  

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Just now, dod959 said:

Alvarado is very nasty. 

I knew that 😀

What I didn’t know was how the Rays would use him this year, but so far it appears to be as a traditional closer. If that continues, he’ll be a top 5 RP, because his stuff is ridiculous.

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3 minutes ago, SpartyOn4 said:

I knew that 😀

What I didn’t know was how the Rays would use him this year, but so far it appears to be as a traditional closer. If that continues, he’ll be a top 5 RP, because his stuff is ridiculous.

 

The key is that this dude Kolarek keeps doing his job as a lefty specialist. 

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Coach speak says Kennedy is part of a committee.

 

I was weary on the SEA situation anyone with Strickland who was decent let alone with these AAA nit wits getting the ball in the ninth

 

So here is what we know. It is baseball season and things are freakin nuts regarding save!!

 

S  A  G  N  O  F

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Is this year more than ever gonna be the year of closers by committee, not only that, if teams do have a set closer, they may use him in high leverage situations before the 9th?

How does that impact fantasy? It may end up being that owning a few of these committee closers may not be such a bad thing, at least in terms of keeping you competitive in saves, not so much in terms of depleting your roster space.

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10 minutes ago, johnnyboy8102 said:

 

This is my question too. Anyone have any insight? 

 

He's not any better than the others. Had an outlier year but not worth the hassle unless but with and empty DL, no harm no foul

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2 minutes ago, 89Topps said:

Rosscup picking up the 9th in Seattle.  Not a safe op, but he's doing his best to make it a high pressure situation.

 

And FWIW, after he put the second guy on, it was Nick Rumbelow warming.

Also his defense is killing him. 

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2 minutes ago, Rh3l22 said:

 

And FWIW, after he put the second guy on, it was Nick Rumbelow warming.

Also his defense is killing him. 

 

Rumbelow in for the save op.

 

And yea, whoever this jackass is playing third, just booted 3 straight balls.  Brutal.

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