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Coffey Break

Yesterday's trade of Eddie Guardado to the Cincinnati Reds set the Roto world abuzz.

Who is going to close in Cincy?  

From this morning's Cincinnati Enquirer:

The club obtained veteran pitcher Eddie Guardado from Seattle for minor-league right-hander Travis Chick.

Guardado's role?

"Closer," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said. "He's going to close as many games as possible for us."

All the Todd Coffey enthusiasts have to take a step back for a week or so to see if Guardado suceeds in his return to his favored role.

I believe he will.

For all the fantasy leagues that use FAAB, get ready to spend big.  The cost of a closer in a trade is typically a top starting pitcher or hitter.

Now you can get a closer without giving up that level of player.  It is a no-brainer, really.

And for those teams that bailed already on the year, there is no reason you can't bid-up on Guardado and then flip him to a team in contention for something(s) useful in 2007 and beyond!