I'm pretty sure that this is a no brainer...I just can't figure out why Martinez is on waivers. I know he's been struggling be I was pretty sure he's a top tier catcher. Plus he has 1B eligibility. My roster at the moment is below. I should pull the trigger right? I'm first on waiver priority so its not a problem. Relatively shallow league I suppose. Other guys on the wire are Zobrist, Lind, Stewart, Alex Gonzalez, and Rasmus. Anyone there I should pick up?
10 Team H2H 5x5
C: Matt Wieters 1B: Carlos Peña 2B: Rickie Weeks 3B: David Wright SS: Hanley Ramirez OF: Andrew McCutchen OF: Matt Holliday OF: Adam Dunn Util: Brandon Phillips Bench: Michael Bourn DL: Brian Roberts (went undrafted, thought I'd stash him...however I have Phillips and Weeks who have been performing well)
SP: Cliff Lee, Matt Garza, David Price, Tommy Hanson, Jaime Garcia, CJ Wilson, and Jeff Francis RP: Joakim Soria, Jon Rauch, Carlos Marmol, Kevin Gregg
Since all your other positions seem pretty set, I'd go ahead and grab Martinez. I think he'll do better than Wieters just because of his experience in the big leagues. Plus, his time at 1B should help keep him fresh.
Hamburglar07 wrote:Yes! He is struggling but he is an elite player. 2nd to 3rd rounder. Jump on this, no brainer.
This is definitely an easy choice. Waiver claim Victor Martinez for sure and replace Wieters with him. I'm high on Wieters, but you're in such a shallow league with very few roster spots so I'd cut him lose in those circumstances in favor of Martinez.
You've got plenty of talent on your waiver wire for sure. Of those you mentioned, I am highest on Ian Stewart. Having both 2B and 3B eligibility is a nice bonus. But I'm not sure who you would drop to add Stewart. One of your pitchers maybe. I have a hard time evaluating shallow leagues these dyas, as I've been in a deep league for years now.
Hard to believe that Lind and Zobrist are just sitting there. Even if it's a shallow league, I wouldn't let go of Wieters. You should drop Jeff Francis instead... Jeff Francis should not be owned in a 10 team mixed league.