So after liking my keepers a good deal, I realized that I backed myself into a bit of a corner as the proper draft began with a run on closers and I was left scrambling for mediocrity. Overall, I think my team is pretty decent, mostly because scarce positions are covered in a deep, 14 team league. ***Please consider team makeup and please review the league setup (bottom of post) carefully, since it skews value of certain types or players a bit. In particular OPS, QS-L, and the fact that we start 5 starters and 3 relievers each week make a big difference.
At the moment, I'm looking most for SPs that could breakout or at least provide decent options for the long haul since my starting pitching is quite thin. I'm also thinking that since my closers are very shaky that it might make sense to start handcuffing guys to them. I have Lowe for Aardsma, but league is owned. Gutierrez looks to be the best add in this regard as who knows what's going to happen in Florida. I'm trying to leave my bench in general with guys that could blossom into something, but if they don't will be very droppable: Sizemore, Headley, Paulino, Lewis, Joba, and the guys on the DL, Gordon and Rzepczynski.
Mostly I'm looking for feedback on a few areas: 1) How do you like my team/ chances overall?
2) Are there any WW moves I should make? (Keep in mind that have some nice maneuverability and can drop a minor leaguer (Dee Gordon would be my pick) instead of a bench player if you think I have better options already on the roster). I'm thinking at the moment that I'd drop Gordon and pick up Pedro, Gutierrez, or
Sidd Finches: C- Mike Napoli 1B - Prince Fielder 2B - Aaron Hill SS - Hanley Ramirez 3B - Kevin Youkilis OF - Shin-Soo Choo OF - Bobby Abreu OF - Nate McLouth UT - Ryan Ludwick Bench: Todd Helton, Chase Headley (Thinking I'll platoon when possible Helton and home and Headley away if someone is out), Scott Sizemore, Alex Gordon (DL)
SP - Roy Halladay SP - Jon Lester SP - Ricky Nolasco SP - Randy Wells SP - Justin Duchscherer RP - David Aardsma RP - Chad Qualls RP - Leo Nunez Bench: Joba Chamberlain, Kevin Correia, Doug Davis, Felipe Paulino Colby Lewis, Mark Lowe (handcuffed to Aardsma), MarcRzepczynski DL - Alex Gordon DL - Marc Rzepczynski
Minors: Fernando Martinez, Lonnie Chisenhall, Jaff Decker, Dee Gordon, (and Scott Sizemore being stashed here)
Waivers (I'm considering guys in bold): C: Alex Avila, Jake Fox, J.R. Towles IF: Macier Izturis, Kevin Kouzmanoff OF: Rick Ankiel, Seth Smith (Love him, but will he get ABs?), Luke Scott, Felix Pie, Milton Bradley SP: Pedro Martinez (can stash in minors), Derek Holland, Ian Snell, John Garland, Paul Maholm, Sean Gallagher, Tom Gorzelanny RP: Juan Gutierrez (to handcuff to Qualls?), Dan Meyer (for Nunez?), Luke Gregerson (in event of Bell trade?)
Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored. (Start: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, OF, OF, UTIL) Pitching Categories: W-L, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts, and WHIP (Start: 5 SP, 3 RP) 6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (between 5 and 10 keepers (no time limits or costs), losing a draft pick for each after 5)
Love your team and everything about it honestly. Dont mean to be short but i really would sit tight and let the season ride out a couple weeks. The waiver wire might have some hot SPs on it, but not much upgrade over the ones on your bench. In short and sweet terms, stay put, and i wish i had your team lol. HELP? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=406738
I would consider maybe someone like Bradley or Scott, hope for a hot start and try to roll them to someone for an upgrade somewhere, maybe a 4th or 5th starter. I think Scott has the greater chance of getting hot in the short term, he's prone to hot and cold streaks, I just think Bradley is going to struggle in that spacious Seattle stadium.
Thanks for the input on mine... Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you...
I wish I had more to say honestly, but I think you have a pretty good squad. There is really nothing on the WW that inrigues me to the point of dumping somebody on your team for. Obviously your RP situation isn't the best, but that's fine considering what you have elsewhere in a 14 teamer.
If anything, I'd closely monitor the progress of some of the WW guys, don't jump the gun on potential CL because your bench is already filled with P, and you can always grab a guy if you're monitoring things closely.
I'd keep a close eye on Fox, Smith, Holland, and Bradley. These guys could all become pretty worthwhile. For now though, I'd sit tight. If one of those bats gets off to a hot start, I'd dump a bench P for them.
I have to agree with the consensus...in this case no news is good news. I don't see any of the options you listed as being a significant upgrade, and you may end up losing someone who ends up being more valuable by dropping them. Sit tight and enjoy the first few days of the season because you have a pretty strong squad so far.
Thanks for the help with mine.
C M. Montero 1B AGonz 2B Uggla 3B Zimmermann SS Jeter OF J Upton, McCutcheon, Choo Util Kendrys Morales BN Pena DL Gardner SP Gallardo, Bumgarner, Latos, Zimmermann, Luebke, Jaime Garcia, Hughes, Burnett RP League, Marshall, Betancourt