I've made a few trades this offseason to upgrade my keeper situation including a phenomenal trade where I sent Longoria for Lincecum/BJ Upton. I need help picking the last Keeper from the roster below. So far I'm keeping Reyes, Kinsler, Upton, McCann, Rios, Lincecum, Billingsley, & Gallardo. Should I keep:
Stewart (upside) Hawpe (obvious lack of power in my lineup) Fuentes (though saves can always be had through ww) Maybin Gamel or someone I'm not even thinking about.
20 Team Roto - 14x14 (Hitters - balanced between speed, power, & production; Pitchers - value at middle reliever added)
McCann Kinsler Stewart Reyes BJ Upton Rios Hawpe JD Drew Jacobs G. Anderson Maybin Gamel Hafner Dewitt
Lincecum Billingsley Gallardo Marcum Smoltz Bailey Duch Maddox Escobar Fuentes
i would keep hawpe for the obvious power boost. I would never keep a closer, saves are too cheap to both using a keeper spot. I don't think Maybin will get up full time this year, but i'd through him back and keep an eye out just in case. Probably a good keeper choice for next year. Great trade with longoria by the way....lincy is a beast
12 Team Keeper League Tigers Nation
2007-2008 - 3rd Place
Keepers - Brandon Phillips Aramis Ramierz Manny Ramierz Carlos Lee David Ortiz Roy Halladay Tim Lincecum Cole Hamels
Stewart (upside) Hawpe (obvious lack of power in my lineup) Fuentes (though saves can always be had through ww) Maybin Gamel or someone I'm not even thinking about
It comes down between Hawpe and Fuentes, but if you do not keep Fuentes you will start the year punting saves and in a 20 team league thats tough. Sure you may be able to pluck a closer off of FA but again in a 20 team league everyone else will be vying for that same player. I would rather have Hawpe but believe you should keep Valverde for the reason I stated. I have experience playing in a 20 team league so I am well aware of how things shake out, but this is just one owners opinion.