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Postby bradowatson » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:36 am

Standard 5x5 12 team mixed keeper league where we can keep as many players as we want but have contracted players and a salary cap of $260. This league greatly values pitching as every team has about 8-9 starters and it's often hard to keep up with the numbers game. Also, nobody is willing to trade any decent pitching away unless you offer up your first born child in return. As you can see from the roster in my signature, my lineup is strong, but my pitching staff after Strasburg and CC is a cast of characters. I've got some prospects that I'm hoping will get called up and perform well this year or next, but for the current season I think I could make a run at another (3rd) title if I could add some mediocre pitching depth. Can you guys take a look at who is listed as free agents and if any of them are better than what I currently have rostered? I know none of these guys are eye popping studs, but that's due to the nature of my league. I'm looking for warm bodies who won't completely destroy my ERA and could add some Ws and Ks. I absolutely WHIR 100%, just leave a link. Thanks!

Daniel Straily
Mike Fiers
Dillon Gee
Felix Doubront
Bartolo Colon
Erik Bedard
Josh Collmenter
C: Posey
1B: Goldy
2B: Altuve
3B: Longo
SS: Asdrubal
OF: Holliday
OF: Gomez
OF: Myers
UTIL: Pujols
BN: Abreu, Billy Hamilton, Rendon, Springer, Bonifacio
NA: Baez, Sano

SP: Yu, Strasburg, Gio, Liriano, Wheeler, Buccholz
RP: Uehara, Veras, Hawkins
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby friedrich15 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 am

i like Fiers out of that list over leake and is that Ben Sheets on your roster?
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby mpieco » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:51 am

I am totally comfortable dropping both sheets and liriano...

And i would add fiers and doubront (nice k rate).
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby bradowatson » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:03 am

For some reason when I updated my signature with my current roster, it didn't update... Sheets is not on my team. I'll try to get it updated...
C: Posey
1B: Goldy
2B: Altuve
3B: Longo
SS: Asdrubal
OF: Holliday
OF: Gomez
OF: Myers
UTIL: Pujols
BN: Abreu, Billy Hamilton, Rendon, Springer, Bonifacio
NA: Baez, Sano

SP: Yu, Strasburg, Gio, Liriano, Wheeler, Buccholz
RP: Uehara, Veras, Hawkins
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby bradowatson » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:09 am

Signature has been updated with current players. Thanks for the help guys!
C: Posey
1B: Goldy
2B: Altuve
3B: Longo
SS: Asdrubal
OF: Holliday
OF: Gomez
OF: Myers
UTIL: Pujols
BN: Abreu, Billy Hamilton, Rendon, Springer, Bonifacio
NA: Baez, Sano

SP: Yu, Strasburg, Gio, Liriano, Wheeler, Buccholz
RP: Uehara, Veras, Hawkins
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby mpieco » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:21 am

Names that are droppable as long as an enticing name is available are:

McCarthy, Chacin, Jimenez, Liriano

I'd hold on Fernandez, Bauer, Wheeler, Archer, and Pineda just because they are young and it's a keeper league.


Maybe grab Straily, Doubront, and Fiers? Since I gave you a list of 4 that you could drop you would get to still keep one. Maybe McCarthy would be the one you hold onto?

I know Straily is going back to Triple A since Big Fat Bartolo Colon will be coming off the DL, but after that performance you know the A's will use him again if anyone were to go down more permanently...
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby sigriffey » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:27 am

Agreed, Fiers (if he will be in the rotation?) and doubront.
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:37 am

Top 3 are good:
Daniel Straily
Mike Fiers
Dillon Gee

Try to trade one of your extra OF and one of your arms to open a free spot for a closer add or something or maybe a slight SP upgrade. I don't care how tough it is.

Liriano+Revere might can land you something.

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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby kaiser » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:01 pm

I like Straily, Fiers and Dubront as your best options.

McCarthy, Chacin and Liriano could go, but I can't say I love any of the three above more than them. Really just have to "play your hunch" in deciding amongst who stays from those six. Take a look at ballparks, AL vs. NL, K rates etc.

I would hold onto Ubaldo and take a look at one or two more starts to see if perhaps he has pulled it back together.
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Re: Back End Starting Pitching Help WHIR!

Postby KELLYLEAK » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Straily, Fiers, Doubront. I'd consider dropping Chacin, Pineda, or Liriano & maybe Jimenez- see how he does. I think Pineda's arm is shot- he's useless this year. Please help with mine.




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