I'm in first place so I don't want to change too much, but I'm a little worried that my pitching is going to be my achilles heel this season. Do you guys think I will be alright cruising the ww potential steals or am I going to have to break down and deal one of my stud hitters for an anchor to my rotation?
14 team H2H keep 5 per year
My Team: C Kurt Suzki (Oak-C) 1B Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B) 2B Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) 3B Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B) SS Jimmy Rollins (Phi-SS) OF Ryan Braun (Mil - OF) OF Curtis Granderson (Det - OF) OF Carlos Lee (Hou-OF) Util Justin Upton (Ari - OF) BN Brad Hawpe (Col-OF) BN Adrian Beltre (Sea-3B) BN Felipe Lopez (Ari-2B,3B,SS,OF)
SP Javier Vazquez (Atl - SP) SP Chris Volstad (Fla - SP) RP Rafeal Soriano (Atl-RP) RP Brian Wilson (SF - RP) P Rich Hill (Bal - SP) P Jason Marquis (Col - SP) P Edwin Jackson (Det - SP) BN Roy Oswalt (Hou - SP) BN Sean Marshall (Chc-SP, RP) BN Kyle Loshe (Stl-SP) BN Paul Maholm (Pit - SP) BN Koji Uehara (Bal-SP)
i think your pitching actually looks good. you have a lot of depth. just b/c you don't have a name like lincecum, halladay, or santana, doesn't mean your pitching is shabby. you have good K's with vazquez. lohse looked really good today. i wouldn't worry just yet, especially since you're in first. i wouldn't trade any of your hitters. if anything, i'd package two starters for an upgrade if you're really worried.
Yeah, I agree. Vazquez, Oswalt, and Jackson are all pretty good. I wouldn't be too concerned. Maybe snag up a guy on the cheap like Lester. The league seems pretty shallow on offense, so you could prolly trade off Beltre and a low-end SP for Lester or something of that ilk, then get a decent replacement on the WW.
Could be better could be worse. Os and Javi are a fine 1-2 and Maholm, Edwin, Lohse, and Volstad are all solid. If I were you I wouldn't be so concerned to trade one of your studs for an ace but maybe package your depth for an upgrade.
Hal·la·day, n. 1. every fifth day in Philadelphia. 2. a day of rest for the bullpen. 3. innings eater. 4. doc. 5. ace.
If you're in first, I'd leave it. I've always gone the route of passing on ace pitchers and gone with the next tier lower. I'd play the wait and see for awhile longer. No reason to chase an ace, if you're guys can hold their own.