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Monday, April 10, 2017

FANTASY BASEBALL CLOSING TIME: JOAQUIN BENOIT NAMED CLOSER FOR PHILLIES

It was Joaquin Benoit and not Hector Neris who was named closer by the Philadelphia Phillies in place of the awful and overmatched Jeanmar Gomez on Monday.  While the knee-jerk reaction would be that Hector Neris should be the guy given his 11.00-plus K/9 rate last season and so far 0.00 ERA in 2017, the team instead went with the veteran presence in Benoit who stuff is still quite good despite getting closer to 40.  I have going back to the start of spring training and even earlier today that arbitration issues could cost Neris the gig and also the team not wanting to overwhelm him too much.  Pick up Benoit where available.


2 comments:

  1. Do we still hold on to Neris?

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  2. if you have a deep bench then yes as his ratios will help you but Benoit likely to be decent so job won't turn over quick.

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