mueller is gonna drop off. if you could trade him for an OF w/ power that'd be nice. kind of doubtful though. i'd like to see you w/ a little better relief pitching too. a trade involving possibly pierre for a reliever would be good. please analyze my team. its under the topic "made a few changes" thanks, goodluck.
Actually, I think you'll improve in some of the pitching categories in the second half. Your staff is solid, and should improve with Santana starting.
Your hitting on the other hand is a mess. You need power and in a big way. The problem is you've got to get some power. I would try to move Hillebrand. He's been hot and quality 3B are rare. You can move Teixiera to 3B, who I think will have a nice second half. He won't help with the average, but you may be able to sell high with him. If you can get a power hitter who struggled the first half. Package him, if possible try with Burrell, and try go get Berkman. Maybe even Ordonez in the right package. Mike Sweeney will be back soon. Target him. Torii Hunter. Bernie Williams.
If you can't trade Burrell, I'd think about cutting him outright. He'll struggle all year.
Hillenbrand is not really a starting 3B in a 10 team league. I doubt you'll get any value by trading him, so try to find a sucker who still thinks Burrell will turn it around and go after a decent 3B. Scour the wiaver wire for some hot players, and you may come up with some decent finds, some of your bench players are dead weight. Honestly, not sure how you got a team this bad. Who did you spend your top picks on?? Well, I guess you've had tough luck with Giambi, Tejada, Beckett, Burrell, etc. This team may be a lost cause...hope for better luck on draft day 2004.
are you sure burrell will suck all year?? there are a few suckers in my league who might want to stick burrell on their bench. One guy offered me dunn for burrell straight up but i never gave hm an answer. Im thinking Burrell will be the leader of that Philly explosion in the second half.
Pierre is my only source for sbs yet im in the middle of the pack. When I start Lee he gives me a couple.
I just picked up Polanco yesterday.
I thought about trading Willis for a hitter but which one? Which hitters are destined to have fantastic second halves.
Are you kidding? Shea has been wonderful. Hes smach dab in the middle of that Arizona offense. He just needs power.
See what I mean?!?!?!?! I dont want to be in first or anything. I just want to at least be third this year cause i know i wont be able to win next year cause one of the guys is keeping a rod and soriano plus he has randy too!!!
From the way you are talking about next year, it sounds like a you're in a keeper league. You might want to give up on this season and try to deal some guys to a contending team and get Piazza/Vlad/Nen, some guy who's value is low this year, but will be very good next year.