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Postby stickkeys108 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:28 pm

After I was informed last week that I was +180 IP, I've had to make some changes and am now down to +171.1 at the moment. I'm currently in 3rd place in my league, and only 12 out of first place. This is a 10 team, keeper league, with one of the keepers being your franchise player (2 year contract). It's also a roto league.......

Here's my roster, and any advice would be appreciated:

C Joe Mauer
1B Justin Morneau (Franchise)
2B Placido Polanco (Picked him up 2 weeks into season b/c I needed BA)
3B Freddy Sanchez
SS Jimmy Rollins
OF Jeff Francoeur (Traded Andruw Jones for him)
OF Torii Honter
OF Chone Figgins
UT Albert Pujols
UT Aaron Rowand (Picked him up off of FA 3 weeks into season)
BN Dmitri Young (Picked him up off of FA last week)
BN Johnny Estrada (Picked him up when Joe Mauer went on DL; hanging on to him in case Mauer goes back to the DL)
DL Rocco Baldelli

SP Roy Oswalt (Why am I thinking about dealing him?)
SP John Smoltz (I have deals on the table to trade him for a closer)
RP Trevor Hoffman
RP Allan Embree (I have him until Street comes back)
P Dan Haren (He's my horse)
P Pat Neshek (Picked him up the other day to minimize innings and get good production in ERA and WHIP)
P Rafael Soriano (See Neshek)
BN Tom Glavine
BN Kelvim Escobar
BN Joe Blanton

As you can see, I'm trying to get a stud closer for Smoltz.

Do you see any other help that I would need to stay near the top?
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Re: +171.1 IP........Help!

Postby superjags99 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:39 am

there is not one closer, even K-Rod, that i would trade smoltz straight up for. think about it, the only thing you would be gaining is saves. smoltz already has a very low era, whip, good k totals, wins and is one of the top ranked pitchers right now. there is no way you can trade smoltz straight up for a closer
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Re: +171.1 IP........Help!

Postby stickkeys108 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:52 am

What other stats do you suggest I go after then?

I need to get rid of a starter...........
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Re: +171.1 IP........Help!

Postby Vicious_Machine » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:51 pm

ignore superjags....honestly, i dont think he read the part where it says you are +171 in INNINGS PITCHED!!

your going to end up having used ALL your starts FAR BEFORE the end of the season. smoltz will be completely useless a full month before the season is over. only an idiot would keep all your SP at this point.

i would trade Smoltz AND Haren.

you should get a good closer for smoltz
for Haren, i would look for an upgrade at 3B, maybe Wright (a slight reach?)

i might also look to move Mauer while he's healthy. he should have decent trade value and you have Estrada, who i personally think is really good. not in the top 3 at C, but you can get decent value for Mauer, and almost none by trading Estrada
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Re: +171.1 IP........Help!

Postby kaiser » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:08 pm

I agree with Machine. Moving Smoltz, who still has strong value right now but is starting to battle the injuries that hit him every year now, for a top reliever would be a great move. I recommend it.

I like this team. The addition of one more strong closer would be a nice step forward.

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