EVERYONE FEEL FREE TO ADD INTO THIS SOMETHING THAT HAS WORKED FOR YOU IF YOU"D LIKE...
1.saves....i've found that if you are in a spot where of which you have at least 20 above the next person to make a trade (if the deadline isnt up in your league) and pull for the one big bat that will improve your hitting stats. ONLY being that you have a decent reliever still in your line up.
example/ having wagner, borowski, and williamson. keep wagner and shop williamson or boroski and if you can package a decent to top notch player in the deal to upgrade one player, do it. find the guy that is still in a battle to gain a few spots in relief and put together a, i dont know, borowski & a giles or walker for example to obtain an anderson, wells, or wilson or a sosa/bonds if you got the right ammo. i have found this to be most effective.
again its only to have that lead in saves does it give you the room to make that one last big move. keeping a guys like wagner will not hurt your stats in saves but keep a little coming.
THIS WOULD GO FOR SAME IN STEALS AS WELL. keeping a guy who is getting 15 to 20 or so at this point and shopping a higher SB guy to someone that would improve there chances to move up a bit and you getting that better pitcher or batter upgrade pending on what you need.
2.wins... gathering that the remaining 2 mths holds roughly what...12 or so more starts, if you've got a good lead in wins or could handle a drop of one spot or so...why hang on to all your starters. make the move of gathering the next big bat.
example/ having k.brown,martinez,willis, and vazquez. again, just thinking of the top of my head here, but if your roughly 8-10 wins atop of the team then shop a brown in a package and get the bat that improves your worst in hitting.
***as you can see i am more angle to studing up my hitting than my pitching. this has always put me in the top 2 every year i have played including last year where i was in last of 12 teams with 2 1/2 mths left and wound up winning by getting to number 1. hitting to me, if you have the studs bring numbers everyday and if you've kept reasonable pitching at this point a couple moves could make the difference if your aware of how much one players numbers can really earn in 2 mths time.
HOPE THIS HELPS AS I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR SOME SECRETS OTHERS HAVE THAT HAVE WORKED FOR THEM. OR IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON WHAT I HAVE SUGGESTED. GOOD LUCK TO ALL AS IM SURE MOST ARE IN THE TOP TIER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE LEAGUES. THIS BOARD HAS BEEN FUN THIS YEAR.
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