“Spring training battles wonâ€™t solve anything; theyâ€™ll just raise draft prices.” Nick Minnix
Identifying (or lucking into) the cheap closers is a major key to winning fantasy leagues, which is why I continually advocate going cheap and counter intuitive. If it doesn’t work out, you have to dig out of a hole for sure, but if you score the free 35 saves guy, you likely got crowned king.
FYI: Many fantasy winners think locking up saves is a good way to win. And they’re right, so long as your hitters come through. That happens sometimes.
I don’t think we know enough about what actually works to make small distinctions. It makes sense to me to bet on known quantities and let the chips fall where they may with what we don’t know.