pmacxx2 wrote:I probably should have noted we have 28-man rosters, plus one DL spot. So, you can have 29 players under your control. The logic behind limited transactions is to increase trade activity between teams and place greater empahsis on our auction draft. Of my 4 transactions I've used thus far I'm happy with 3 (Mike Sweeney, Craig Biggio, Huston Street). All 3 have provided me with production at weak or injured positions on my team thus far this season. The 4th transaction was also my first, John Patterson. I admittedly got caught up in Patterson's hot start and a positive endorsement from Baseball Prospectus, but now view his addition as a waste of transaction.
Getting back on topic, any Cincy fans who've gotten a large sample of Lopez?
Lopez would have to keep it up through June for me to go after him, and under those conditions it's likely that he will go untouched by anyone else for the same reasons you're avoiding him. It's not like he's a sleeper anymore that noone has considered. On John Patterson however, he looked good last night and if his back is fine you can write off his last 2 starts before the injury to pitching through a bad back and expect him to go back to putting up solid performances like he did last night. I wouldn't consider it a wasted transaction by any means.