Wandy Rodríguez is suddenly available, and I'd like to add him to my team. (12 team Yahoo! roto, 5x5) Only problem is... I have no idea who to drop. I would trade a closer, but I think Wandy will be gone by the time the trade goes through. A little help would be great, and WHIR.
Batters C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C) 1B: Joey Votto (1B) 2B: Rickie Weeks (2B) 3B: Aramis Ramirez (3B) SS: Asdrubal Cabrera (2B,SS) OF: Ryan Braun (OF), Carlos Beltran (OF), Matt Kemp (OF) Util: Alex Rios (OF) BN: Matt Wieters (C) NA
Pitchers SP: Jake Peavy (SP), Johnny Cueto (SP) RP: Brad Lidge (RP), Francisco Cordero (RP) P: Aaron Harang (SP), Chad Qualls (RP), James Shields (SP) BN: Josh Beckett (SP), Erik Bedard (SP), Brad Ziegler (RP), Scott Downs (RP) DL: B.J. Ryan (RP)
Thats tough, you have a lot of good players. I would say Downs though, just because you dont NEED him, and because there is a possibility that B.J. Ryan will probably get the job back when he comes off the DL.
on the other hand...
I have Downs in my 14 team league and he has been awesome. For that reason, im not 100% sure he will lose the job when Ryan comes back. I also have Wandy in this league and he has been awesome for me. I think even if Downs keeps the job, Wandy will out value him by the end of the year.
I'll take Downs over Ziegler right now without question. The guy is pitching lights out, so much so that he may lock down that closing gig in Toronto for good. Ziegler finds himself in a closing situation with a lot of question marks.
The above posters have it right, it's Downs or Ziegler. Personally I'd drop Downs, there is decent potential there but he is a reliever which is not quite as valuable as a starter and you are already stacked with relief pitching.