12 team H2H league, I'm in 2nd place 1.5 games out of first. Top 4 make the playoffs.
Keeper rule - can keep 2 players, in the round you drafted them last year.
I currently have C. Davis at 3B and need to replace him ASAP. There is really no one available on waivers, Pedro Feliz or Peralta would be my best options.
One of my current keepers is definitely Pujols. If I finish in 1st or 2nd that would make him an 11th or 12th overall pick which is a steal.
The trade: Matt Weiters (10th round keeper) and Chad Billingsley (6th round keeper) for ARod (would be 2nd round keeper for me if I decided to keep him).
Weiters was likely going to be one of my two keepers, although I do have other options (Hanson or Strasburg - I have the #1 waiver) would be viable keepers in the 22nd and final round.
I'm worried about ARod's struggles, and the announcements that keep coming that he needs more and more time off for rest. It makes me think that the DL could always be a possibility or he may just not produce until the hip is fully healed. However, Davis is a black hole and you really don't get much better than a guy like ARod as an upgrade.
I would still have Lincecum, Gallardo, Liriano, Scherzer, Hanson, Nolasco and Smoltz to anchor my staff when he returns. In a 12 team league, that seems sufficiently deep to be able to trade a stud pitcher like Billingsley.
Thoughts? Comments? Criticisms?
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