Daily points league, bonus for saves and stolen bases.
Here's my roster:
C - Y. Molina
1B - Berkman
2B - K. Johnson
3B - F. Lopez
SS - J. Rollins
OF - Wells
OF - Crawford
OF - Crisp
Util - Sandoval (qualified as catcher)
DL - A-Rod
Brian McCann and Corey Hart are on the way. My pitching staff is set.
Clearly the hole in this team is Kelly Johnson, made worse by his latest benchings. When McCann and A-Rod return, this is a formidable team, and I'm already in 2nd place in my league due to pitching. Molina is HOT, but can he keep it up, and does it really matter with McCann on the way and Sandoval finding his form?
Here's the league leader's roster:
C - Iannetta
1B - Votto
2B - Hudson
3B - Youklis
SS - Alexei Ramirez (2B, SS, OF)
OF - Ordonez
OF - Braun
OF - Hunter
Util - Werth
BN - Phillips (2B)
BN - Furcal (SS)
BN - Duncan (1B, OF)
BN - Wieters
Someone has too many 2B and potential desire for a C upgrade until Wieters drops by. Phillips is just riding his bench. And Ramirez isn't doing much more, only filling in when Furcal gets his weekly off day. Sure looks like a good win-win opportunity, but he's the league leader, and his pitching staff anchored by Santana, Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke ensure that he and I will be struggling for the top all year long.
Thoughts on these trade options? Any wisdom on trading with the top dog?
My only other option is a guy sporting Varitek with Doumit on the bench (2nd to last place). He has Pedroia at 2B and Callaspo and Jose Lopez qualified. I'd love make a run at the MVP Trophy polisher, but it seems unlikely with his lineup:
Varitek, Pena, Pedroia, Reynolds, Callaspo, Ellsbury, Sizemore, Chris Youn, Jose Lopez, Derrek Lee, McLouth
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