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Postby bman » Mon May 12, 2003 3:18 pm

Durham went i need a 2nd baseman, Hairston Jr. is available on waivers, but since i took Alfonseca off the DL to put Durham on it, I need to pick up a 2b fast. Do I drop alfonseca? I'm trying to work out a trade involving my closers, but that could take days....Who do you think should go?
C Kendall, Jason
1B Giambi, Jason
2B -----------------
3B Jimenez, D'Angelo
SS Garciaparra, Nomar
OF Sheffield, Gary
OF Dunn, Adam
OF Kearns, Austin
Util Sweeney, Mike
Util Lee, Derrek
DL - Durham, Ray

SP Miller, Wade
SP Nomo, Hideo
RP Benitez, Armando
RP Jimenez, Jose
P Foppert, Jesse
P Baez, Danys
P Williamson, Scott
b Perez, Odalis
b Lowe, Derek
b Javier Vazquez
b Looper, Brandon
b - Alfonseca, Antonio
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Postby jdh » Mon May 12, 2003 3:33 pm

Drop Foppert. He is unproven, is inconsistent and probably won't be really worth having in a fantasy league until next year when he pulls it all together. He is by far your worst pitcher and is waiver material in most leagues.

I would not drop Alfonseca because I think that he will soon get a shot at being the Cubs closer, since he has played great since coming back from the injury and Borowski has started to fall apart a bit. Even if he does not become the Cubs closer, there is the possibility of Alfonseca being traded to a team needing a closer like St. Louis or Boston. If he gets traded to a contending team, his value skyrockets.

Foppert is basically waiver garbage unless this is a keeper league. Cut him loose.
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Postby ondeckb » Mon May 12, 2003 4:17 pm

Hello Jerry, adios Jesse or Derek...
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Postby Guest » Mon May 12, 2003 11:38 pm

I'd drop Baez before Alfonseca. He's not a bad closer, but he won't get many save ops on that lousy team.

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Postby Gmogd » Mon May 12, 2003 11:53 pm

I'd look around the league and find out who you can drop thats least likely to be picked up, orchestrate a 2 for 1 trade, and try and pick them back up.
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Postby tjhksig » Tue May 13, 2003 12:01 am

Anonymous wrote:I'd drop Baez before Alfonseca. He's not a bad closer, but he won't get many save ops on that lousy team.

Yeah the Indians suck, but even if they only win 70 games, that can still leave Baez w/ at least 25-30, which isn't too shabby. You have to figure they're not gonna be in blowout wins, so he'll have a shot most of the time. There can be good closers on bad teams (Julio, Williams, etc.)
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