My team is in second place overall, because my pitching is carrying the squad and is near the top of every category. I lead the league in steals, but outside of that, my offense isn't producing. I'm last in BA, bottom half in HR and R, and exactly middle of the pack in RBI. I know I won't do great in every offensive category, but I expected to be near the top in HR by now. It's a 12 team league, 5x5 roto.
Here's my squad: C: Mike Napoli 1B: Kendry Morales 2B: Ben Zobrist 3B: Chone Figgins SS: Alcides Escobar MI: Martin Prado CI: Adam Dunn OF: Justin Upton OF: Adam Lind OF: Jay Bruce OF: Magglio Ordonez OF: Scott Podsednik (recent add) UTIL: Jose Guillen (recent add) BE: Julio Borbon BE: Everth Cabrera
P: Felix Hernandez P: Ubaldo Jimenez P: Yovani Gallardo P: Brett Anderson P: David Price P: Francisco Liriano P: Jonathan Papelbon P: Carlos Marmol P: Neftali Feliz BE: Ryan Madson DL: Brad Lidge
Bruce, Dunn and Napoli have given me virtually nothing (though Bruce homered twice today). I thought combining Upton, Lind, Dunn, Bruce, Napoli and Morales would give me a great chance of winning HR and RBI. I just added Guillen and Podsednik (after dropping Stubbs and Duchscherer) to boost my offense. Should I be worried about long term production from this offense or should I wait it out with an expectation of these guys getting hot and helping me climb the offensive ranks?
You do have a few power guys who will heat up (Napoli, Dunn, etc), but you also have alot of guys on your team that wont get any homers (Escobar, Figgins, Borbon, etc). I'm personally not a huge fan of having too many "steals" guys in a h2h league, I'd try to ship one or two of those guys off for some more balanced players. Maybe a Mike Young or Chipper at 3B, and maybe a Alex Rios-type in the OF.
I would wait. It's only a couple of weeks in. I have the same situation (I have Dunn, Carlos Lee, Manny). Give your team some time to work itself out. If you feel like you need a boost though, maybe try to trade Podsednik in a week or so if he keeps it up. I think he's a good sell-high guy.
by I Stumped the Schwab » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:29 pm
personally i think Maybin would be a great pickup, i'd drop Borbon for him, he's been a mega bust. One option id consider exploring is trading Jimenez while his value is high, getting a good starter and a power threat in return for him
I agree with the consensus of the above posters that you are heavy in speed / runs but light in HR / RBI even when Dunn and Bruce wakeup. Given your WW, which doesnt have many gems unless Glaus finds his stroke of several years ago, I would try to trade one of your speed guys, maybe package with a pitcher, to a team that is weak in steals or SP cats in return for a power bat. Perhaps you could try to identify some big power guys that are off to really slow starts (ie Tex, Fielder, Carlos Lee) and try to snag one in a trade.
Not to sound like a broken record but you need some runs, rbi, and homers. You have a plethora of steals and honestly being a white sox fan i would sell high on Podsednik (his groin is always an issue) so while he's hot now I would be shocked if that is still the case come June. See if you could trade some base stealers for some run producers to compliment Napoli and Dunn. I really like Austin Jackson though, yeah he's a rookie but he has great potential batting in that line up and is leading rookies in rbis (althoght strike outs could be an issue) Please look at mine and leave me a comment, viewtopic.php?t=408691