Closers: Hong-Chih Kuo the guy to own
While I don't pay a ton of attention to a closers' peripheral numbers on draft day, since it tends to drastically alter value, it becomes more critical at this point in the season. It's not just every save that matters, but every run, every baserunner. I once lost a league -- to lucky colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft, incidentally -- because one Tony Womack single off Mike Timlin in a meaningless Oct. 2, 2005, game cost me a point in WHIP. I choose my relievers very carefully in September. Here are some upgrades I'm making:
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