d18Mike wrote:I said this in week 2 -- watch him play. He goes to the box looking (or should I say, hoping) for a walk or HBP.
He doesn't have it in the tank. He is not swinging well at all. Proof? Have you ever seen a greater difference between a BA, .218 and a OBP .394? I guess the legs and arms go before the eyes.
I'd dump him, but I'm in a very deep league and there's nothing better on the wire.
Frankly, I don't think the Yankees will put up with this much longer.
I agree with you, but not with what you said about the Yankees. I'm pretty sure they don't mind if he's getting hit or walked, as long as he gets on base, that's all that matters to them. From a fantasy perspective, 5x5 atleast, ofcourse nobody likes to see that but they're not looking at it from a fantasy perspective on the field. If you put him in a situation where he can drive in runs, pitchers aren't gonna just come after him because chances are he can still rake if he gets his pitch.
On a side note, I think he's droppable but not sure about any of those closers. Giambi has decent potential to do decent/good this year, so you may be able to get a closer that's a little better than one of those, depending on the person.