10 Team H2H Daily Lineup League Hitting Categories: R, RBI, SB, HR, CS, K, AVG, OBP, SLG Pitching Categories: W, L, SV, BSV, K, K/9, ERA, WHIP, IP
Roster: C - Chris Iannetta 1B - Prince Fielder 2B - Ian Kinsler 3B - David Wright SS - Yunel Escobar OF - B.J. Upton OF - Andre Ethier OF - Adam Jones Util - Jayson Werth BN - Matt LaPorta DL - Josh Hamilton DL - Stephen Drew
SP - Chad Billingsley, Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang, Scott Kazmir, Armando Galarraga, Edwin Jackson, Mark Buehrle RP - Heath Bell, Ryan Franklin, Brian Fuentes, Huston Street DL - John Lackey, Ervin Santana, B.J. Ryan
Ok, so Hamilton's coming off the DL on Tuesday, so Matt LaPorta is my drop there. Albeit a very small sample size, Ethier has been slumping with Manny out of the lineup, and he wasn't particularly great last year without Manny's protection. I know Atkins is struggling, but I feel like there's no where to go but up for him. My final OF-Util spots would look like: Hamilton, B.J. Upton, Adam Jones, and Garret Atkins, with bench spots for Werth/Ethier. Furthermore, it would allow me to drop Ethier if he were to struggle for Lackey/Erv's activations. I'm planning on dropping Ethier/Armando there, giving me a lineup of Bills, Hamels, Lackey, Erv, Harang, Buehrle, Edwin Jackson. Thoughts on that?
angels7777 wrote:try to upgrade at SS for a couple of these bench players
I've got Stephen Drew coming back hopefully this Wednesday, and I drafted him fairly high so I think I'll wait to see how he does. Acquiring a better SS is moving to Alexei/Furcal/Tulo, who have all been mediocre so far. Getting Hanley/Reyes/Rollins might be impossible without moving Wright (all first-rounders)
I might try to take advantage of name value and get a little more. If you don't get any bites though, do this one. Kazmir seems to me like abomb waiting to explode, and leave his debris all over your team. Atkins will get better, playing in Coors. I agree with your analysis. Ethier and Werth have been servicable at least, so until Atkins heats up you have a stop gap, and your rotation will be fine without Kaz.