Well, I was actually going to offer a trade to the guy who drafted Price after news that he'd start the year in the minors. But I thought I'd wait to see if he dropped him. He did. So, do I use my #12 claim on him? I'd be wasting a P slot on a guy in the minors but we have a 1400 max IP limit anyway.
If I should use the claim on him, who should I drop? Arredondo?
While I'm at it - anyone I should add over LaRoche (Adam)? Ian Stewart, Denard Span, Travis Snider, Mike Jacobs are guys I'd list as those I'd replace him with. Or does Stewart replace Matsui and then add one of the others for LaRoche?
12 team league, 5x5 roto, NO BENCH
C - Ianetta, Sandoval 1B - Gonzalez 2B - J Lopez 3B - Zimmerman SS - Ramirez CI - Beltre MI - Matsui OF - Lee, Markakis, Werth, Crisp, Lind Util - LaRoche
SP - Hamels RP - Soria P - Shields P - Zambrano P - J Johnson P - Meche P - Maholm P - Frank Francisco P - Gregg P - Arredondo
12 team league? This is a no-brainer. You aren't using waiver priority here, really. You use it, and you'll still have the 12th waiver priority. It's just like a FA signing. So, if you'd sign him as a FA, and it sounds like you would, then you should definitely pick him up and drop someone. I'd drop Arredondo probably. That's probably the best bet.
No bench... that's interesting. If you had bench slots in the league, I'd definitely say yes. Without any bench, it's tough for me to say. However, dropping Arrendondo for him doesn't seem bad. I don't think he'll be down there too long in Triple-A and 1400 IP would be a lot harder to reach with 4 relievers anyway.
As for your other question, Adam Laroche will be better than the other guys you've considered dropping him for. Just don't forget he generally sucks in the 1st half of the year.
When I first joined this league, I wasn't a fan of not having a bench. But, I've grown used to it and kind of enjoy it. It makes things very interesting and makes owners make some tough decisions throughout the year.
Thanks for the help...I think I might add him and see what happens.