i currently have Jeremy Guthrie. hes not having a very good spring. even if i keep him on my team im not going to be starting him until i see some good consistent production during the season. there are other pitchers (starters and relievers) as free agents who might be better.
MY ROSTER CA- B McCann 1B- L Berkman 2B- K Johnson 3B- K Kouzmanoff SS- D Jeter CI- D Lee MI- F Lopez OF- G Sizemore OF- M Kemp OF- C Young OF- Ad Jones UT- P Konerko UT- F Lewis BN- C Dickerson BN- Dn Murphy BN- C Headley BN- K Morales
SP- D Haren SP- J Shields RP- J Nathan RP- T Hoffman P- C Young P- J Vazquez P- R Johnson P- W Rodriguez BN- J Guthrie BN- H Kuroda
FREE AGENTS SP Aaron Cook, Brett Anderson, Trever Cahill, Rick Porcello, Jeff Niemann, James McDonald, Scott Lewis, Brandon McCarthy, Dave Bush, Sean Marshall, Andy Sonnanstine, Nick Blackburn, Glen Perkins, Micah Owings RP Jeremy Accardo, Rafael Perez, Joel Zumaya, Ryan Franklin, Leo Nunez, Tyler Walker, Carlos Villanueva, CJ Wilson, Dave Aardsma
also some hitters available Ryan Garko, Luke Scott, Cody Ross, Jason Kubel, Mark Teahen, Jason Bartlett, Travis Ishikawa, Juan Rivera, Emmanuel Burris, Brandon Wood, Andy LaRoche
im not worried about my closer situation. even if i pick one one of the starters i likely wont start him early into the season until i see they are good enough, so i think im looking for the one with the most upside.
most of the availabe pitchers look like guys who haven't secured a spot on the team yet, and may start in the minors. aaron cook is awesome this spring. he's the rockies #1 guy, but he does pitch in a hitter's park. i don't think you need to drop anyone, but if you drop guthrie, i'd get cook for now and see if the others make the team.
if i were you i would drop guthrie and pick up a bat until a new closer become available on the WW. why keep a SP you arent going to start. there will be plenty of SP to chose throughout the season. get some stats now. kubel is having a nice spring and may have a good start that turns into a good year. but take a flyer on him for now, try and get some stats, keep and eye on the WW for a SP or closer and when you need to you have a player to drop.
Sean Marshall will have spots where he will be dominant this year. I would have to say that Guthrie has to prove something to me before Marshall. Guthrie matches up with almost everybody else's ACE and is better than none of them. Whereas Marshall can be better than most other team's #4 or 5 on any given day. That is the main reason I don't like Guthrie.
Thanks for your help with mine! I also contemplated the Nady deal but i don't think he would go for that. Plus, I don't think Swisher gets much playing time in the Bronx. He's just injury insurance for anyone of the OF and Tex. Its Nady's job to lose.