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 M Montero 1B Pujols 2B Weeks 3B Longo SS A Escobar OF Cutch, Heyward, Holliday UTIL Gordon BN B Gardner, Revere, B Hamilton
SP Strasburg CC M Moore Buccholz Parker McCarthy Iwakuma J Fernandez Cingrani Liriano Bauer Z Wheeler Pineda RP Soriano
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)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
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.