Both guys interest me, but I don't really think I have the room for them. Should I make it?
[b]8-team, 6X6 roto league (w/ OPS and Quality Starts), daily changes, 1200 IP limit[b]
C: Ryan Doumit 1B: Miguel Cabrera 2B: Alexie Ramirez 3B: Evan Longoria SS: Jose Reyes OF: Josh Hamilton OF: Jason Bay OF: Carlos Quentin OF: Jay Bruce MI: Chone Figgins CI: Justin Morneau UTL: Nate McLouth BN: Nelson Cruz BN: Chris Iannetta
SP: Dan Haren SP: Chad Billingsley SP: Zack Greinke RP: Jonathon Papelbon RP: Mariano Rivera P: Carlos Marmol P: Erik Bedard BN: Ricky Nolasco BN: Kevin Gregg
If this is a keeper league, it might be worth the risk to take one of these guys even though they are both starting the year in the minors.
Whatever you do, do not drop Nolasco for one of them! He's primed for a real breakout; people seem to forget how good he was last year. Price would be lucky to equal what Nolasco will give this year. That said, I consider Price better in the long-run, but you need to give credit to present value.
The only guy that seems droppable is Gregg, even with the saves, since I think he'll lose the job very quickly.
Oh, and in a keeper, gun to my head, I'm going with Weiters. A catcher with that kind of potential comes around once a generation... there will always be top notch pitchers
I'd drop Gregg for Price. I don't see the point of keeping two catchers and I'd imagine in an 8-teamer, some would be content with the C they currently have (or they can get a decent one off FA). If this is a keeper, you should make the move for Wieters though.
Assuming redraft, Doumit and Iannetta in a 1 C league is probably overkill so I'd pass on Wieters. Gregg for Price isn't a bad idea but I'd be wary about dropping him before any decision is final plus with a short bench, not sure I'd want to tie it up on a guy in the minors.
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