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Postby 87topps » Mon May 15, 2006 2:40 pm

It's May 16, and I'm tied for 10th in a 15 team league. Is it time to cut bait and trade my expensive studs (Papi, Chavez, Carpenter) for future keepers, or should I stick it out, trading my cheap youth (Bay, Delmon Young, Felipe Lopez, etc.) for guys who can make a huge difference now? With Matsui out long-term, I'm thinking my chances might be slim. :-/

Help me out!

Here's my lineup, standard 5x5 15 team mixed league:

Active Batters
LaRue, Jason C CIN
Valentin, Javier C CIN
Shelton, Chris 1B DET
Loretta, Mark 2B BOS
Chavez, Eric 3B OAK
Lopez, Felipe SS CIN
Furcal, Rafael SS LA
Cuddyer, Michael 3B MIN
Bay, Jason LF PIT
Freel, Ryan P. 2B CIN
Lofton, Kenny CF LA
Markakis, Nick OF BAL
Matsui, Hideki LF NYY
Ortiz, David DH BOS

Active Pitchers
Buchholz, Taylor RP HOU
Cabrera, Daniel SP BAL
Carpenter, Chris SP STL
Cotts, Neal RP CHW
Rodney, Fernando RP DET
Sabathia, C.C. SP CLE
Schilling, Curt SP BOS
Street, Huston RP OAK
Weaver, Jeff SP ANA
Zumaya, Joel SP DET

Reserve Batters
Thames, Marcus LF DET
Young, Delmon RF TB

Reserve Pitchers
Hernandez, Livan SP WAS
Towers, Josh SP TOR
Walker, Tyler RP TB

Injured Batters
Alou, Moises LF SF

Injured Pitchers
Milton, Eric SP CIN
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Postby stevethumb » Mon May 15, 2006 3:18 pm

start dumping..alou matsui and milton will be no help,,, move jweaver, mloretta, the 2 catchers, dcabrera for anything that looks promising for 07
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Postby Deuce » Mon May 15, 2006 3:21 pm

If I had to guess, I'd say you are dying on the mound. Schilling, Hernandez and Sabathia are probably the guys I would move. Preferrably together for future pitching. There are some young guys out there who will help both this year and for years to come (Lowry, Liriano, Bonderman and others like that).
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Postby Grouperman941 » Mon May 15, 2006 3:28 pm

There are a lot of weeks left.

I would see which cats you can gain in and where you can realistically finish before giving up in May. What fun is that?

In 2 months, the young keepers will still be there to trade for, but demand for your vets might be higher as teams near the top address their needs for the stretch run.
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Postby 87topps » Mon May 15, 2006 3:34 pm

Grouper-
that's kind of what I was thinking....I got off to a hot start and now have been discouraged....guess we'll see what happens.
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Postby markj11 » Mon May 15, 2006 4:08 pm

I would wait longer, your team looks pretty good for a 15 team league.
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Postby johnsamo » Mon May 15, 2006 4:36 pm

A little too early to cut bait, and like they said above, your vet pitchers will have even more value when the top guys start getting desperate to take the title.... How many keepers do you get?
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