I'm doing well with saves... question is, could I use Markakis. I'm pretty set in OF, but I like his bat anyway... Help!
MY ROSTER: 10 team H2H keeper (keep 4) Standard ESPN Catagories (most cats)
C Ryan Doumit, Pit C S 1B Lance Berkman, HOU 1B 2B Chase Utley, Phi 2B 3B David Wright, NYM 3B SS Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS 2B/SS Erick Aybar, LAA SS 1B/3B Jorge Cantu, Fla 3B, 1B OF Ryan Braun, Mil OF OF Matt Kemp, LAD OF OF Curtis Granderson NYY OF OF Garrett Jones PIT 1B OF Brett Gardner, NYY OF UTIL Paul Konerko, CWS 1B BN Nelson Cruz, TEX OF P Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP P Ricky Nolasco, Fla SP P Cole Hamels, Phi SP P Brian Matusz, Bal SP P Chad Billingsley, LAD SP P Jon Rauch, Min RP P Chad Qualls, Ari RP P Mike Gonzalez, Bal RP P Chris Perez, Cle RP Bench Matt Thornton, CWS RP Bench Kevin Gregg, TOR, RP DL Mike Gonzalez, RP DL Kerry Wood*, Cle RP DL15 C
My gut says no. Like you said, your OF is pretty set, and rauch is one of (if not) the best closers you have on the team. The others may implode by seasons end you never know. Gonzalez, and Qualls have already been awful and perez may not hold on to his job with wood back. Rauch seems to be a stable source of saves, and a nice guy to have on a team for the entire season.
c-olivo 1b-d lee/smoak 2b-mcgahee 3b-zimmerman ss-Rollins/theriot OF-upton, choo, mccutchen, damon, (sizemore on DL) RP villanueva papelbon feliz SP gallardo, dempster matusz maholm bailey e jackson (brett anderson and webb on DL)
Ya on paper it seems great but your team looks like it needs Rauch more than Markakis at this point. I'd sit tight. Maybe if Thornton takes over the closer job you'll have a bit more flexibility to deal a closer.