I'm in 3rd place and trying to fill some gaps and make some long term changes to strengthen my team. So far, I've decided to stick with 2 closers---But basically punting saves. I was also offered Adam Jones for my my slumping ARod. Many analysts are saying that ARod will be back for a big second half, but I'm curious if anyone would take this deal to strengthen my OF. Or, I'm trying to think of another outfielder that I could get for ARod. Nolasco is also available and he looks good lately. I wish I could dump Rios, but I can't until Beltran or Quentin comeback. Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated and I WHIR.
10 Team/h2h/daily line up changes Hitters: C Russell Martin (Stinking...Napoli is available) 1B Albert Pujols 2B Figgins 3B Álex Rodríguez (trade him? Or, hope for a big 2nd half?) SS Tulo (Finally hitting again) OF Zobrist OF Rios (slumping, but I like the steals) OF Jay Bruce (Killing my avg.) Util/1B Joey Votto (Finally back!)
DL Quentin, Beltran 2B Uggla C Wieters (I've been starting him more than Martin lately)
Pitchers: (Maybe I could trade a pitcher for an outfielder?) SP Javier Vázquez SP Josh Johnson SP A.J. Burnett SP Chris Carpenter SP Max Scherzer SP Kevin Slowey SP Edwin Jackson RP Joakim Soria DL Scott Downs
Id hold onto Arod at all costs and figure out a way to still strengthen your OF. Im guessing Bruce and Rios are a drain on your overall production. Are there are some good OF on the WW? I would think in a ten team league there must be some players who are outproducing Rios and or Bruce.
I'm not sold on Nolassco either.The bullpen was already a problem with Lindstrom. It may get worse with his loss, but who can really say. is Scott Baker available? He has been racking up K's, low ERA, and whip. Id also look at Ricky Romero from Toronto.
I say keep Arod, look elsewhere for a SP though Nolassco is a good pitcher and lastly work on your OF production. Hope that helps some.
No, the ARod for Jones deal is awful. You should be getting alot more if you move ARod.
I like Nolasco. You have a solid SP staff with no obvious drops. There are no clear cuts on offense either. I suppose Martin, Uggla, and Bruce are borderline cut-able in shallow leagues, it would be hard for me to pull the trigger. I like the idea of trading a SP for an outfielder. You have 7 good-to-great SPs, and should be able to get a really nice player for one. A 2-for-1 would even open up a roster spot to pick up Nolasco, and the loss to your SP staff would be minimal. And about saves - decide what your strategy is and commit to it. Soria doesn't do any good (over any old middle reliever with good ratios) when you lose saves every week. Either make a commitment to compete and find more closers, or trade Soria for value elsewhere.