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02-28-2013, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan View Post
Was my next pic. Hell of a peak.
I was seconds away from taking Gagne with my last pick, before I made the late-breaking decision to go with Nathan instead.

Gagne's the perfect illustration of why I don't think relief pitchers are a big factor in this draft. The guy was awful, then completely unhittable for a few years, then turned right back into a pumpkin and was out of the league before you knew it. Pitching out of the bullpen is just insanely volatile. Aside from two or three guys, I think it's tough to really consider most closers to be all-time greats.

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