So now that Milledge is headed to the minors I'm thinking I may as well drop him for another option.
The 3 options I'm considering are 1) picking up Konerko for some 1B help, 2) Grab Elijah Dukes off waivers since he'll be a full time guy now and I'd think he can do very well with that or 3) grab a reliever that might take over a closers role at some point (some available are Nunez, Aardsma, Soriano)
opinions are welcomed
12 team league. Start: 1B, 2B, SS, C, 3B, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P (we have 2 DL spots) SP: Halladay, Shields, Grienke, Cueto, Harang, Kuroda, W. Rodriguiez RP: Fuentes, F. Fransisco, , Downs, Zumaya (DL) C: Ryan Doumit 1B: D. Lee, A. LaRoche 2B: B. Phillips SS: H. Ramirez 3B: Chris Davis OF: Kemp, Quentin, Ethier, Tavares, Lind, Milledge
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm also dropping him. It's not like he'll go flying off waivers, so if things turn around, I figure I can always take him back, (and I have my doubts anyway).
Here are my thoughts:
1. Don't take Dukes. I mean, sure he'll be getting more time now, that's the positive way to look at it. Another way to look at it is: you're just dropping an unproven OF on a horrendous team, for another unproven OF on the same horrendous team. No better options on waivers?
2. I also have Zumaya. For the most part, I'm waiting him out and keeping my fingers crossed. I might take Ryan Madson while waiting, but for the most part my Milledge spot is now reserved for Zumaya. In the meantime, I figure Madson can lower my ratios and y'neverknow maybe Lidge will get hurt.