I'm in a 10 team 5x5 CBS roto league. What do you think I need to improve on? Feel like my biggest weaknesses are HR and Saves.
Here's my lineup:
Batting CATS: ba, hr, r, rbi, sb
c - Russell Martin, Jorge Posada 1b - Derrek Lee 2b - Chase Utley 3b - Aramis Ramirez ss - Michael Young 0f - Bobby Abreu, Ryan Braun, Jack Cust, Magglio Ordonez, Grady Sizemore ut - Chone Figgins, Robinson Cano
Pitching CATS: era, w, k, sv, whip
sp - Scott Baker, Mark Buehrle, Joba Chamberlain, Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, Adam Wainwright rp - Huston Street, Brian Wilson, Chris Perez
bn - Fausto Carmona, Shin-Soo Choo, Pablo Sandoval dl - John Smotlz
If you could find someone in need of a 2B and willing to trade for Figgins or Cano I would do that. But that might be difficult because in my experience it is easier to trade power for speed than it is to trade speed for power.
i actually dont think your power is all that terrible...you dont have a true masher in your lineup, but you have a bunch of guys that should hit 20-30 HRs, and the rest of them (outside of Chone) will give you 10-15
the only thing i could suggest is trying to trade dlee and cano/chone for a big bat if that owner doesnt have a good 2B
you def need help in saves, as I think street loses his job for one reason or another this season, so id look to move him for maybe a matt capps if that owner believes in street
Eagle Baseball wrote:If you could find someone in need of a 2B and willing to trade for Figgins or Cano I would do that. But that might be difficult because in my experience it is easier to trade power for speed than it is to trade speed for power.
I agree, your best bet is maybe offer a Figgins/Chamberlain offer. I think Chamberlain on the Yankees staff is a #5 starter and won't get that many starts, but he does bring some trade prospects if you do it befor the season starts
In a 10 team league, you'll probably have a hard time moving a 2nd/3rd tier secondbaseman in Cano for power. I also doubt that right now Figgins will bring you any power, maybe if he starts out real hot. Look to move either Cano/Figgins for Corpas to protect yourself behind Street.
Power-wise, I think you'll be fine. 5 guys jump out as 30 HR quality (Braun, Sizemore, Utley, Cust, A-Ram) and you have a couple that can hit 20 (D. Lee, Ordonez, maybe Abreu). Of course in a 10-teamer, you might do a bit better than that.
I'd probably try to trade Cano. Figgins can put you over the top or close to 100 SB with the team you have and so, he probably has more value to you if he stays healthy. For a power hitter, I'd try to target Carlos Pena for Cano and for saves, I'd try to make a run at Soria, Broxton, Fuentes, Valverde, or a Marmol type.
Am I the only who thinks SP is the weakest link on this team, particularly being a ten team league. Chamberlain provides you with the most potential outside of Santana so if you deal him you are in a world of hurt and thats assuming Chamberlain is a 30 start pitcher. I would not feel comfortable with Wainwright being my #2. Sure you can pick up SP during the year, but you stand a better chance of picking up quality closers than SP throughout the year, IMO.