you could use another starter. Kazmir doesn't cut it for me. im always hestiant about rookie starters because they tend to hit rough streches. you team is a little on the light side, but should be ok as long as wright and morneau live up to their potenial. i would still try to get another slugger.
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I like your infield and Ichiro is a stud. If Crisp gets any steals early he may be worth dealing for some pop since you have Ichi. As someone else said rookie pitcher are a risk, much less when there on the Rays, but he's one to gamble on. I like the bullpen, especially if Ryan comes through.
overall pretty solid, might need some pop and whip help, but you have some strengths to deal from. Hidalgo may be a good piece to use once he gets settles in Tex.
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Here is how I am seeing it break down.... Teix gets 40, Wright Morneau and Hidalgo each 25-30, Crisp and Hunter each 20, Loretta Matsui 10-15, Ichiro and Kendall about 8. That comes out to about 190, which should be above average for a 12 team roto.
you have to remember though Crisp is playing in cleveland, and being from the cleveland area I know that he has no offense to back him up. So if he does start off with a bang, it will be easy to avoid him. If it was my team i would trade him if he starts off strong, should be able to get a good deal for him
No offense to back him up? Crisp is in one of the best offenses in the league. If Gonzalez is healthy, the middle of the order would be Martinez, Gonzalez, Hafner. Then you still have Boone, Blake, Broussard, Belliard, and Peralta. If Crisp bats lead-off, he's gonna score the runs, steal bases and hit for average and some pop. I'd keep him, he's a solid pick that could be the difference maker in your team.
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