Colon isnt great, but hes still pretty good to dump, especially for Santana who rarely will start. Get Colon back, drop Santana. Willis looks good, but his motion is deceptive, and its more likely then not, that later in year teams catch up to him.
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i agree here with the guys about t rading. I am not a fan of dropping people anyways. You could easily have traded colon for someone better. I like the Colon-Jeter trade example, you package colon with another player and you ar ethen sitting with a high tier guy without losing anything on your pitching if you are sold on them. It was a ballsy move, but I always think trading is more profitable. People have dropped the same guys I have on my team, while they may not be stellar, they still make good trade bait in teh right scenario. Hope it works out for you though, you are certainly going to make someone happy when they pick up colon off waivers
It's probably not the best move I've seen you do yet, but it's not gonna kill you either. You could have easily traded him...just hope it works out for you. I added Dontrelle Willis too, dropped Billy Koch for him though...
I don't understand the rationale behind not trading him its a waste of resources. I don't know where you drafted him but its like just giving your competition that draft pick not very smart at all. Besides that how can you justify keeping Santana who is basically a middle reliever on your roster but just dropping Colon.
As for the guy who said moves like these make or break you I don't know if this is significant enough to do either but I do know that you didn't help yourself no matter what the situation because its always better to package someone for an upgrade than drop someone for nothing.
Plain and simple, it was not a good move to drop him. If you didn't like him then you should have traded him. Is your league so weak that you can get away with this? Don't take that last question the wrong way, not trying to be a smartass...just curious.
sinicalypse wrote:that's generally a good strategy... but sometimes i just get a feeling about some kids. in '01 it was a guy named mulder. in '02 it was padilla, mainly early on i nthe season... and well, while mulder is almost a lock to be a stud, i have dontrelle willis pegged a tier or two below him.
Interesting. I remember Mulder's rookie year being 2000, not 2001. And I also remember him positng a 5.44 ERA that year, not much of a fantasy stud. If that's the kind of 'rookie performance' you anticipate from Willis, then I don't think dropping Colon was a great move at all.