Yuck it up Mo’, you still the shit
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In the final installment of “Tiers, Not Fears,” we have landed at relief pitching. A lot of fantasy owners hate having to deal with closers, but not me. While you read a lot of “don’t pay for saves” idioms being thrown out there, the fact is, if you play in a league that uses closers, you HAVE to pay for saves. Me? I cast a wide net and try to come away with at least four (but preferably five) closers to ensure I have some insurance.
Sure there is a ton of turnover at the position, and you will probably watch at least one of your draft/auction day closers shit the bed or get hurt at some point. That’s even more of a reason to pick up a bunch of ninth inning options in your drafts and auctions. Trying to scour the waiver wire for saves is a frustrating endeavor in competitive leagues, as all the best handcuffs are usually rostered. You become a slave to fantasy news information sites, looking for every edge you can get. Then you end up picking up, like, eight relievers in the hopes that you can scrape up enough saves to stay in the race. Don’t be that guy. Suck it up, pay for saves, and win your goddamn league.
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