I have Mauer as my catcher and I need someone to replace him with until he gets healthy. If someone knows something that I dont know, please let me know. I heard he is not doing as well as expected, and will not be ready for the start of the season. Besides, he will be rusty when he does get back. I am in a H2H keeper league, and would like to pick up a player from the list below, or a sleeper you can direct me to. I am interested in trading for Pablo Sandoval, but dont know if that is a good move or not? If so, what would be a good offer to get him. Heres my team as we just drafted a couple of nights ago. If you you could help me pick between the catchers available and/or an offer to get Sandoval. Thanks
Mauer A.Gonzalez Uggla Aramis Ramirez M.Young Elvis Andrus Sizemore Bay Beltran Franceor Milton Bradley Adam Jones Delmon Young Cliff Lee Billingsley Kazmir Shields Nolasco Josh Johnson M.Pelfrey Jurjjens Kuroda
A.J. Pierzynski (CWS - C) Kelly Shoppach (Cle - C) Jeff Clement (Sea - C) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Tex - C) Yadier Molina (StL - C) Chris Snyder (Ari - C) Taylor Teagarden (Tex - C) Jesús Flores (Was - C) Kurt Suzuki (Oak - C) Ronny Paulino (Phi - C) Dusty Ryan (Det - C) Lou Marson (Phi - C) Brayan Peña (KC - C) Ángel Salomé (Mil - C) Robinzon Diaz (Pit - C) Bobby Wilson (LAA - C) Lou Palmisano (Hou - C) Henry Blanco (SD - C) Max Ramirez (Tex - C) Mike Rivera (Mil - C) Danny Ardoin (LAD - C) Clint Sammons (Atl - C) José Morales (Min - C) Ryan Hanigan (Cin - C) Rob Johnson (Sea - C)
Shoppach, Flores, Saltalamacchia, and Snyder...is John Baker available?
I'd probably say for your purposes, you need someone who is going to be starting regularly early on. That narrows the list to Flores, Snyder and Baker. Go with Flores, unless Baker is available. As you can see, I've grown fond of Baker ...
If you are just looking for a quick patch until mauer gets his back sorted out, I think going with a regular with a consistent role is best for your team. Flores has been injured and hasnt done much this spring as far as tuning up. I'd just roll with pierzynsky who is pretty stable and consistent. Nothing flashy just a patch.
Last edited by TheNephilim on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Yes John Baker is available. I might just put a patch on catcher right now, but it is always nice to find a good prospect or rookie of the yr candidate to help me make trades. One of the reasons I like Sandoval is I would be able to plug him in to a few different positions and just keep him as my IF unless needed elsewhere? Yes Pierzynski is available, but for some reason, I just dont like that dude. It could be that he plays for my most hated team?
Who would you drop of the players on my roster to make room for that extra catcher? Thats one of the reasons I am trying to trade for Sandoval and move either Andrus or one of my lower ranked OF's like Bradley, Young or Franceor. So far, that manager didnt want to trade Sandoval for Andrus. Would you? So who do I offer that isnt giving up too much?