Currently, my team stands in 4th place in my H2H 14 team league, but spots 1-8 are all relatively close. I feel like I should be a little higher than I am now, because of slow starts by Prince and Hill. My offense has been pretty weak/erratic, while the pitching has been superb. I'd like to find an upgrade somewhere on offense to a higher average, more consistent guy. Unfortunately, I don't have much depth to deal from. My saves situation has been less than desirable and I'm not sure that it's worth holding their value for the only slight rewards they've brought. I've always had fairly strong closers, so the idea is uncharted water for me, but should I punt saves?
I have a modest offer on the table: My Aardsma (or K-Rod) and Willingham for his Matt Latos (or Martin Prado) and Franklin Gutierrez
I feel that I could take Latos and pair him with Abreu for a nice upgrade in the OF. Otherwise, I could take Prado to fill the black hole that has been Hill at 2B. This is an OPS league, so the drop from Willingham to FraGu concerns me, but I feel that it all might make some sense.
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 - Ryan Ludwick UT - Josh Willingham Bench: Todd Helton, Edwin Jackson, Dayan Viciedo, Cody Ross, Nate McLouth, Kosuke Fukudome
SP - Roy Halladay SP - Jon Lester SP - Ricky Nolasco SP - Randy Wells SP - Colby Lewis RP - David Aardsma RP - Chad Qualls RP - Francisco Rodriguez Bench: Joba Chamberlain, Kevin Correia, Brett Cecil DL - Eric Young, Justin Duchscherer Minors: Marc Rzepczynski, Jose Tabata, Lonnie Chisenhall, Dee Gordon, Andrew Cashner
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)
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)
I'd stay put. Especially in an OPS league, you really want true power guys since a single HR contributes to 5 categories. Ride out this tough patch 'cause once Fielder gets his stuff together you should be gold.
Too much to give up in such a deal, but I do have a question. I think I counted 3 closers. The heading says it is a 14 team league. So the average team should have just over 2 closers. You can afford to give up a closer in a good deal (and not punt saves) and still compete in saves. As well, scour the waiver wire for guys who could become closers.