Not sure if my 3B is good enough and I can use the steals from Reynolds as well as the power. The K's will hurt but I tend to lose this category every week with Votto the K man. I can pickup Fernando Rodney or Jim Johnson from the pool if needed
C Yadier Molina (StL - C) 1B Billy Butler (KC - 1B) 2B Rickie Weeks (Mil - 2B) 3B Jorge Cantú (Fla - 1B,3B) SS Hanley Ramírez (Fla - SS) LF Matt Holliday (StL - LF) CF Shane Victorino (Phi - CF) RF Adam Dunn (Was - 1B,LF,RF) Util Joey Votto (Cin - 1B) BN Ian Stewart (Col - 2B,3B ) DL Miguel Montero (Ari - C) DL DL Aaron Hill (Tor - 2B) DL
SP Tim Lincecum (SF - SP) SP Jered Weaver (LAA - SP) RP Mariano Rivera (NYY - RP) RP Joakim Soria (KC - RP) P Neftali Feliz (Tex - RP) P Leo Nunez (Fla - RP) BN Brett Anderson (Oak - SP) BN Carlos Villanueva (Mil - SP, RP) *Holds from the SP slot when available BN Matt Garza (TB - SP) BN Jaime Garcia (StL - RP)
I may catch a lot of flack for this, but I wouldn't. I was pretty low on Mark Reynolds, and what he's done so far doesn't change my opinion of that. Sure he has HR power, but that average will never be pretty. If he's hitting .240, is it worth the average drain to chase the homers? Cantu/Stewart are more than capable fill-ins and Mo is an elite, cut-above-the-rest closer.
I agree with thejusman ... not super high on Reynolds, and you could argue that Stewart could replicate his power anyway with the way he potential trends and progresses this year. As for the SBs, you look solid, and I am sure you can find cheap ones elsewhere. If anything, consider maybe dealing Victorino and one of your so-so closers for Crawford or someone similar to get more SB that way.
I wouldn't do it either. As the other responses both said, Cantu/Stewart are fairly solid. They'll both be riding the pine if you made the trade. No use having that kind of talent rotting on your bench. Now, if you can throw one of those guys into the trade, and get someone else back in return, that would be a much better route for you to go.
There's nothing wrong with having Cantu on your roster right now. He's batting cleanup and deserving it. You've got a good thing with him right now, and you don't mess with a good thing. And I think Reynolds was largely over-valued coming into this season.