husker43 wrote:Your 2b is pretty weak since sizemore is going to bat in the bottom third. Personally, I would get rid of Milton Bradley. I know he is supposed to bat at the clean up spot but I think he will lose the job quickly. He is taking up a roster spot, if you look at his career numbers and 'at bats' he is not too special. If travis hafner or huff in FA, I would grab these guys b/c they are tearing up the spring and having a bounce back. Look at ian desmond over rodriguez. he is the new starter ss but 2b eligible for the nationals and look at his spring numbers. I would definitely trade for a 2b. Kendrick, Stewart, Beckham are going to have big years.
Thanks for the reply. I agree that Bradley's hold on the clean-up spot is tenuous at best. But in a league as deep as this (28 roster spots), there is no one on the waiver wire who gives me his upside. He's' going to be hitting with a ton of speed on base in front of him in Ichiro and Figgins. Plus, he's an OPS specialist (one of our extra categories), posting an OPS of .999 as recently as 2 years ago. I can afford to let him sink or swim on my bench. If he swims, then I have 5 legit OFs to deal from (to get that 2B). If he sinks, he'll have done so on my bench where he can't hurt me and I can cut him for someone better.
Huff was drafted (like I said, deep league). Hafner may be a bounceback candidate, but won't help my roster flexibility as I already have Godzilla clogging up my DH spot. Ian Desmond was drafted and does not have 2B eligibility on CBS.
The best 2B options left on the wire are Adam Kennedy, Felipe Lopez, Maicer Izturis, Luis Castillo, Alberto Callaspo, and Juan Uribe. None of those excite me any more than Barmes. Gordon Beckham was kept in the 13th round and so is going to be very difficult to pry away from his owner. Kendrick was drafted in the 6th round. Ian Stewart in the 7th. There's no way I'm paying those prices for borderline top 10 second basemen. I suppose I'll have to wait a few weeks and try to buy low on one of the second basemen who gets off to a slow start.
Thanks again for your input. If nothing else, you've helped me clarify my thoughts on how I want to proceed moving forward.
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