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Postby DEF » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:46 am

I'd drop Ponson for Gonzalez right away. Gonzalez will get some Ks and nice ratios and has a chance to move into the closer's role if Jose Mesa finally remembers that he's actually Jose Mesa this year. Depending on who you would be dropping for hitters, I would look at Donnelly and Madson after that. They'll both give good ratios and may vulture some wins, though neither is very likely to see any save ops.

I'd hold onto Zambrano and Ortiz for now, see what they can do in the regular season before dumping them. Supposedly the Mets think they can fix a mechanical flaw with Zambrano to improve his control. If that proves true, he could be decent, as he's always gotten Ks and the Mets' improved offense could net him some Ws. Ortiz isn't a guy I would target to draft, but he also isn't a guy I would just drop in a 14-team league. He should at least have enough of name value to possibly include in a trade to upgrade somewhere. See how both of them do, but they are also guys that it won't kill you to cut loose later on if they struggle and someone on the waiver wire emerges and is worth taking a shot on.
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Postby gabenterprises » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:40 am

Thanks for the varied advice. I was looking to pick up 2 or 3 of the MRs for vulture wins and good ERA and Ks, if possible. I've got three closers already. However, Ws would be shot, maybe. Here are some available FA pitchers in my league. I'm a little unsure of what to do. I could just wait it out My offense is the following
VMART
D. LEE
DURHAM
FURCAL
ARAM
CRAWFORD
WELLS
JONES/MONDESI
THOMAS/MILLAR
Any overall judgments on the team would be helpful
Here's the available FA pitchers:

S. Trachsel (NYM - SP)
[ Add ] Cle 232 188 202.2 12 0 117 4.00 1.41 W (Mar 15) Watch
C. Lidle (Phi - SP)
[ Add ] 253 197 211.1 12 0 126 4.90 1.35 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Garland (CWS - SP)
[ Add ] LAA 257 216 217.0 12 0 113 4.89 1.38 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Moyer (Sea - SP)
[ Add ] Oak 265 316 202.0 7 0 125 5.21 1.39 W (Mar 15) Watch
P. Wilson (Cin - SP)
[ Add ] 267 208 183.2 11 0 117 4.36 1.39 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Washburn (LAA - SP)
[ Add ] @CWS 269 243 149.1 11 0 86 4.64 1.33 W (Mar 15) Watch
K. Ishii (LAD - SP)
[ Add ] @Atl 271 234 172.0 13 0 99 4.71 1.47 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Williams (SF - SP)
[ Add ] Mil 274 238 129.1 10 0 80 4.24 1.29 W (Mar 15) -
D. Hermanson (CWS - SP,RP)
[ Add ] LAA 279 199 131.0 6 17 102 4.53 1.36 W (Mar 15) Watch
S. Ponson (Bal - SP)
[ Add ] StL 281 304 215.2 11 0 115 5.30 1.55 W (Mar 15) Watch
M. Maroth (Det - SP)
[ Add ] Tor 288 222 217.0 11 0 108 4.31 1.40 W (Mar 15) Watch
B. Myers (Phi - SP)
[ Add ] 291 288 176.0 11 0 116 5.52 1.47 W (Mar 15) -
N. Robertson (Det - SP)
[ Add ] Tor 292 170 196.2 12 1 155 4.90 1.40 W (Mar 15) Watch
V. Padilla (Phi - SP)
[ Add ] 294 327 115.1 7 0 82 4.53 1.34 W (Mar 15) Watch
C. Silva (Min - SP)
[ Add ] @Fla 296 214 203.0 14 0 76 4.21 1.43 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Kennedy (Col - SP)
[ Add ] @Tex 306 220 162.1 9 0 117 3.66 1.42 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Johnson (Det - SP)
[ Add ] Tor 308 300 196.2 8 0 125 5.13 1.43 W (Mar 15) Watch
R. Drese (Tex - SP)
[ Add ] Col 316 181 207.2 14 0 98 4.20 1.40 W (Mar 15) Watch
A. Harang (Cin - SP)
[ Add ] 318 248 161.0 10 0 125 4.86 1.43 W (Mar 15) Watch
O. Hernandez (CWS - SP)
[ Add ] LAA 319 228 84.2 8 0 84 3.30 1.29 W (Mar 15) Watch
R. Villone (Sea - SP,RP)
[ Add ] Oak 320 301 117.0 8 0 86 4.08 1.42 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Fogg (Pit - SP)
[ Add ] 324 287 178.1 11 0 82 4.64 1.45 W (Mar 15) Watch
G. Meche (Sea - SP)
[ Add ] Oak 326 362 127.2 7 0 99 5.01 1.46 W (Mar 15) Watch
G. Rusch (ChC - SP,RP)
[ Add ] KC 331 231 129.2 6 2 90 3.47 1.23 W (Mar 15) Watch
S. Estes (Ari - SP)
M. Hendrickson (TB - SP)
[ Add ] Bos 337 293 183.1 10 0 87 4.81 1.40 W (Mar 15) Watch
K. Lohse (Min - SP)
[ Add ] @Fla 340 378 194.0 9 0 111 5.34 1.63 W (Mar 15) Watch
V. Santos (Mil - SP)
[ Add ] Tex 350 258 154.0 11 0 115 4.97 1.47 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Jennings (Col - SP)
[ Add ] @Tex 351 345 201.0 11 0 133 5.51 1.70 W (Mar 15) Watch
I. Valdez (Fla - SP)
[ Add ] Min 357 290 170.0 14 0 67 5.19 1.48 W (Mar 15) Watch
R. Franklin (Sea - SP)
[ Add ] Oak 361 395 200.1 4 0 104 4.90 1.42 W (Mar 15) Watch
Ra. Ortiz (Cin - SP,RP)
[ Add ] 362 368 128.0 5 0 82 4.43 1.38 W (Mar 15) Watch
H. Ramirez (Atl - SP)
[ Add ] LAD 367 388 60.1 2 0 31 2.39 1.34 W (Mar 15) Watch
N. Lowry (SF - SP)
[ Add ] Mil 384 305 92.0 6 0 72 3.82 1.29 W (Mar 15) -
R. Bell (TB - SP,RP)
[ Add ] Bos 387 334 123.0 8 0 57 4.46 1.32 W (Mar 15) Watch
D. Bush (Tor - SP)
[ Add ] @Det 391 315 97.2 5 0 64 3.69 1.23 W (Mar 15) Watch
Z. Day (Was - SP)
[ Add ] @Hou 393 381 116.2 5 0 61 3.93 1.39 W (Mar 15) Watch
L. Hudson (Cin - SP)
[ Add ] 396 317 48.1 4 0 38 2.42 1.26 W (Mar 15) Watch
T. Ohka (Was - SP)
[ Add ] @Hou 399 429 84.2 3 0 38 3.40 1.39 W (Mar 15) Watch
D. Cabrera (Bal - SP)
[ Add ] StL 401 332 147.2 12 1 76 5.00 1.58 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Halama (Bos - SP,RP)
[ Add ] @TB 404 369 118.2 7 0 59 4.70 1.36 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Towers (Tor - SP)
[ Add ] @Det 405 417 116.1 9 0 51 5.11 1.50 W (Mar 15) Watch
K. Rueter (SF - SP)
[ Add ] Mil 406 396 190.1 9 0 56 4.73 1.53 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Gobble (KC - SP)
[ Add ] @ChC 411 379 148.0 9 0 49 5.35 1.35 W (Mar 15) Watch
B. Chen (Bal - SP)
[ Add ] StL 417 358 47.2 2 0 32 3.02 1.15 W (Mar 15) Watch
E. Bedard (Bal - SP)
[ Add ] StL 426 371 137.1 6 0 121 4.59 1.60 W (Mar 15) Watch
J. Seo (NYM - SP)
[ Add ] Cle 434 498 117.2 5 0 54 4.90 1.56 W (Mar 15) Watch
B. Anderson (KC - SP,RP)
[ Add ] @ChC 437 514 166.0 6 0 70 5.64 1.63 W (Mar 15) Watch
E. Dessens (LAD - SP,RP)
[ Add ] @Atl 440 459 105.0 2 2 73 4.46 1.47 W (Mar 15) Watch
C. Vargas (Was - SP,RP)
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