swyck wrote:I think people are missing the point when they start talkinging about specific players. This post was about keeping your options open when it doesn't look like the guys you drafted are doing as well as your expecting.
You don't want give up on players too early but its tough keeping a .220 hitter with low power numbers, when there are FA's out there that are clubbing the ball. Some players just aint getting it done, and if their upside wasn't all that high then there's a time to cut them loose.
Exactly the point. I can't count on Chen and Bedard for the long haul, but 1/4 of the way through the season, I need a spark. Knowing that my league isn't big on jostling their lineups also works for me in that if I want to trade them back in for Pettite or El Duque later on, they very possibly may be there. Aside from getting killed by the injury bug (Hernandez, Perez, Pettite, Sheets, Vidro) I've got other non-contributers (Estrada - until I dropped him, Furcal - HAS to get better, right?). If I sat still and did nothing waiting for them to come around, my team might just be out of it by the break.
"There's something happening, and you don't know what it is. Do you, Mr. Jones?"