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:
"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!