Drop what you're doing and go get Giles. Ok, maybe that's not a good idea if you happen to work in flight control, but if it's anything else, put in that free agent or waiver claim right now.
Of Lawton or Hidalgo, I'd lose Lawton. Blalock is a judgment call - he has stud potential, but it might take him a while to reach it. Still, it sounds as if you have enough of's even without Lawton.
Cabrera is off to a slow start, but he should give you decent numbers. Valentin has power, but his average will hurt you. Having both would allow you to toggle them depending on your needs in the standings.
Oh, and I would have Jermaine Dye coming back soon too, so he would help.
Well, I have decide to do it, I just have to decide what to get from him.
I really want Oswalt, but he also has:
Tim Hudson (I'd be pushing it here)
C Javy Lopez (I have Hall and Fick here)
1B Eric Karros and Mientkiewicz (sp?)
2B Frank Menechino
3B Jeff Cirillo
SS Cabrera and Gutierrez
OF Suzuki, Carlos Lee, Magglio Ordonez, Jim Edmonds, Bernie Williams and Steve Finley.
Wow, not bad...but the question is, will he give up a SP like Oswalt or Hudson for Barry....you can try it, but I am not sure he does (hope he doesnt ask, but in his view, I am not sure it really helps.)
But that doesnt matter for you...you have to try to get it!
About Klesko... my little brother almost dropped him in his league until I told him he was stupid. Then he was gonna try and trade Klesko and Griffey (I told him no one would trade for Griffey, but like I said, he's an idiot and thinks it would be funny if he was able to rip off someone who's had his head in a hole for the last week - not that it'd work).
I think the concern is that perhaps his slow start is the lingering effects of injury (he was slightly injured right? I thought I remembered hearing that his suspension wasn't a big deal because he would have time to rest his <insert injured body part here>). But personally, he'd have to go a lot worse than 0-for-11 before I dropped him. Maybe once he hit 0-for-50.