Just finished drafting for my 12 team 5x5(OBP instead of AVG) 8Keepers H2H league.
I didn't have many picks in the first few rounds because I traded them away last year to improve myself at the deadline and win the league.
Since this is a keeper, I have aging players on my team and did manage to win the title last year I'm wondering if it's time to try and get a bit younger? By the looks of this lineup do you think I can contend this season? Reason I'm asking is because another manager in my league feels he's too young and has some young studs he's dangling: JUpton, Kershaw, Hanson, Strasburgh. I'm contemplating an offer of Arod and a SP for JUpton and a young stud SP. I could then move Reynolds to 3rd, plug Upton into my OF and my SP would have 3 top tier SP's. Thoughts on this? Or should I hang on to Arod and go for it again this season?
C Montero 1B Howard 2B Utley 3B Arod SS E.Cabrera (Reyes DL) OF Kemp,Span,McLouth UT Reynolds
SP Verlander,JJohnson,JSanchez RP Valverde,Qualls,Capps P Price,EJackson BN Liriano,Wolf, Bumgarner, Hellickson
Last edited by Guzman24 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I would hold onto A-Rod also. MONSTER season coming from him, after last years World Series......If you want to go for Upton, maybe try and swing Howard out, since 1B is usually an easier position to find a reliable bat? just a thought. I think your roster looks solid for another RUN at a title anyways.
Your team is fine for this year and the next few years as well. Kemp, Reyes, Verlander, Johnson, and Price are plenty young enough to lead you for several years, and Utley, Arod, and Howard aren't falling off the cliff anytime soon. Keep what you got and go for the championship again this year.
Elsy wrote:I would try to swing something like this:
give reynolds/liriano/bumgarner for J Upton and Hanson. I think that works for you a lot more that what you came up with.
This seems to make the most sense for you. If I were you I'd try to sell Liriano high, especially with his name in the closing mix now. Reynolds might just be enough bat to land you Upton for a reduced price, especially given the fact that you would be replacing his prospect in Hanson with a new prospect in Bums. I'm not high on Bums anyway, the simple fact that he seems to digress at each level is enough for me to stay clear.
Furthermore, Arod is in for a huge year. As a Yankee fan I can tell you that he has never hit the ball quite like he did last year for us in the playoffs. Coupled with the fact that he is no longer hiding any sort of steroid guilt, I think he picks up right where he left off.
I agree, I would never offer that deal. Unless of course Liriano got off to an unbelievable start and resembled the Liriano when he first broke into the league. Would be the perfect opportunity to sell high