20 team dynasty H2H; 6x6 w/OPS & Holds; 22 ML keepers, 12-man farm (only those with < 130 AB/50 IP for career can be kept on farm); currently tied for fourth place, 11 games behind first
1B - C Pena
2B - Hudson
3B - Blalock
SS - Renteria
LF - Holliday
CF - Werth
RF - Dunn
UTIL - Teahen, Pagan, Jayson Nix, Salty(DL)
SP - Johan (NYM), Wainwright (StL), Cahill (Oak), Blackburn (Min), A Laffey (Cle), Webb (Ari; DL, out for season), Outman (Oak; DL, out for season)
RP - Sherrill (Bal), F Francisco (Tex), Ziegler (Oak), Troncosco (LAD), McDonald (LAD), A Guzman (CHC), K Medlen (Atl), Putz (NYM; DL)
1 - Arrietta, Jake (0 IP - SP - Bal)
2 - Brignac, Reid (69 AB - SS - TB)
3 - Duchscherer, Justin (rehab, out for season) will NOT be eligible to be kept on farm over offseason
4 - Everidge, Tommy (60 AB - 1B - Oak)
5 - Hicks, Aaron (0 AB - OF - Min)
6 - Joyce, Matt (demotion) will NOT be eligible to be kept on farm over offseason
7 - LaPorta, Matt (42 AB - 1B/LF - Cle)
8 - Main, Michael (0 IP - SP - Tex)
9 - Stubbs, Drew (20 AB - OF - Cin)
10 - Weglarz, Nick (0 AB - OF/1B - Cle)
11 - Westmoreland, Ryan (0 AB - OF - Bos)
12 - Villalona, Angel (0 AB - 3B - SF)
So as you can see, I currently have three starters who are officially done for the season: Webb, Outman and Duchscherer. Obviously, Webb is not going anywhere, but I am having doubts regarding what action to take with Outman and/or Duchscherer. The trade deadline was yesterday, so trading these players to a rebuilding team is no longer an option, unless I was to wait until the offseason. Outman might not return until later next season, while Duchscherer has always been an injury-risk, even when putting up solid numbers as a starter when healthy.
So my question is this, what stance would you take over these last couple of weeks? As it currently stands, I have 29 players who are not eligible to be kept on the farm club, while only 22 of those players can be kept for the 2010 season. I am going to have to make a decision on fringe players like Joyce, Teahen, Pagan, Nix, Renteria, Blackburn, Laffey, among the numerous middle relievers/setup men.
Would you cut ties with veterans/fringe players and focus on youth and upside given the age of my stud hitters (Pena, Holliday, Dunn, Werth)? Where would that leave me with Duchscherer? I assume that Outman’s spot might be a tad safer, considering he is young and has more upside than Duch.
If you have time, who would be your 22 keepers at this point in time? How would you rank the bottom 7?
Notable free agents include Garrett Mock, Jon Garland, Phil Dumatrait.
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Owner of the Atlanta Braves in Strike Zone Dynasty