Injuries and Roids putting the pinch on me. 5x5 H2H standard scoring catagories, keeper (keep 3, but not from first 3 rounds of draft)
1B Pujols 2B Kinsler 3B Aram SS A. Cabrera OF Markakis, Dye, J. Upton, Damon B C. Davis, Manny DL S. Drew
SP Shields, Nolasco, Wainwright, Lilly, Weaver, Gallaraga RP Soria, Francisco, Gregg, Ray DL Smoltz
With Manny and now Aram going down, I feel like I might have to make a move here soon.
Available on WW are Atkins, Blalock, Alexi (just dropped) and Felipe Lopez. Should I drop anyone to pick one of these guys up or just use what I have?
I can plug Davis in at 3B and put Damon at utility and get by with that lineup for awhile. I am in second place and don't feel in danger of missing playoffs. Do you see anyone I should drop to pick up either Alexi (temp. benched) or Felipe (nice position eligibility). Or should I just go with my backup players and get through this.
I think you're sufficiently deep enough to stem the tide of the injuries. In fact, it's nice that you'll be able to start Damon. In that bandbox ballpark, he's going to be great this year. Still, I'd suggest picking the other A-Ram as I think he'll return to his last year's numbers. Atkins could make sense too, but I'm just not a big believer in Lopez. He's always given us useful hot streaks; seems to me that this is a just a proplonged one of those, which I doubt will continue for much longer.
How many DL spots do you have? Will you need to drop players to make this work? If so I don't really like Asdrubel. He's the guy to go.
I am not a big Alexi Ramirez fan, but I think he's worth owning and taking a shot on over probably Asdrubal Cabrera. Sure, he's hot, but his HR and SB potential is so limited, I think it would be well worth making a speculative add, especially since you'll have Stephen Drew coming back anyways. I'd also probably cut Ray, since the O's closer situation is a mess, and Gregg is already going to do some damage to your ratios while getting you some saves. Perhaps add Blalock for Ray while he's healthy, and let him help make up for the loss of Aramis. Good luck, I hope those thoughts help, I could use some help with mine if you don't mind, thanks in advance.
2 dl spots. Now with Aram on DL makes 3. So I have one on my bench or drop Smoltz, Aram or Drew(ss). Don't really want to drop any. Oh, just picked up Baker(SP, cleared waivers today) and dropped Cabrera. Have a waiver claim for Alexi and dropping Ray.