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) *Minors eligibility: Less than 200 ABs for hitters and less than 20 APP or 75 IP for pitchers both this season and last. These guys are free keepers at the end of the year.
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. Prince has started his rebound, but while I think Hill will rebound eventually, he's killing me now. I picked up Carlos Guillen, who will come off the DL shortly and play 2B, but he's likely 2 weeks away from eligibility. I don't have a ton of depth to deal from, but I'm thinking that I could be served well by making a minor deal with one of my OF or closers for an upgrade at any position. The idea is that I could play the WW later on and deal with the loss of a fringey player. Can I take a hit in the OF?
I've been offered Martin Prado for Josh Willingham and Franlin Gutierrez. In an OPS league, though, 'ham is pretty darn good. Should I make the deal, or work the WW instead? Both David Eckstein and Christian Guzman are on fire. Should I pick one up? Who should I drop?
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 Encarnacion, Carlos Guillen (Soon to play 2B!), 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 (Haven't started, instead playing Lewis at RP and using another option in the starting rotation) RP - Francisco Rodriguez Bench: Joba Chamberlain, Kevin Correia, Brett Cecil
DL - Marc Rzepczynski, Justin Duchscherer Minors: Dayan Viciedo, Jose Tabata, Lonnie Chisenhall, Dee Gordon, Andrew Cashner
Waiver Wire: C: Carlos Ruiz, Chris Iannetta (raking in the minors) 1B: Daric Barton, Casey Kotchman 2B: David Eckstein, Christian Guzman, Wily Aybar, Akinori Iwamura SS: Cliff Pennington 3B: Alex Gordon, Casey Blake, Jake Fox OF: Rick Ankiel, Mike Cameron, Nolan Reimold, Jeremy Hermida, Scott Hairston, Seth Smith, Ryan Sweeney, Julio Borbon, Conor Jackson, Scott Podsednik, Austin Kearns, Fred Lewis, Andres Torres
SP: Pedro Martinez (can stash in minors), Dave Bush, Dana Eveland, David Hernandez, Paul Maholm, Gil Meche, Brad Bergeson, Charlie Morton, Bud Norris, Kevin Millwood, Jake Westbrook, Felipe Paulino, Chris Narveson, Joel Pineiro, Jason Hammell, RP: Juan Gutierrez (handcuff to Qualls?), Koji Uehara, Kam Mickiolo, Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo, Joey Devine, Brad Ziegler, Craig Kimbrell
Last edited by plapre3 on Sun May 23, 2010 6:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I don't think you have the depth in the OF to make a deal that will help you enough. As I watch as many Jays came as I can I can tell you that Hill's number are lower than they should be. He is swinng the bat great and is making great contact on the ball just hitting them right at guys, or guys are making super jumping/leaping catches against him. Those balls will start falling very soon, he isn't that far away from going on one hell of a hot run. Hitting is a huge mind game and once the balls starting getting in there for hits, Aaron will realize that he was doing the right things all along and that he was just having some bad luck.
Yeah- agree with above poster. 'Ham is a beast at times - hang onto that guy. Your OF isn't jumping off the page at me for you to make that move. Stick with what you have. Hill is still a decent option at 2b, even with his struggles. LAst year was likely an anamoly, but I don't see a reason to make this move right now.
I would stay with Hill also I really dont think Eckstein or Guzman offer much besides AVG. if he doesn't come to life evetnually you will have Guillen and at least Hill is still hittng HRs for now so I would stay put
Eck and Guz are certainly not replacements for Hill, even if he's struggling. I'd stick with him for a little longer. That said, I wouldn't out of hand reject the Prado for Willingham trade, since Prado's definitely been good and will stay that way, I think. But for now, I'd prefer Willingham and the Nats lineup.
What if I can get Franlin Gutierrez back? (I've edited the original post to include him in the deal) I don't love him (in fantasy, he's a fantastic ballplayer), especially since this is an OPS league. His babip is high, and higher than last year and his BA is already low. Still, having one more option in the OF might make the loss of Willingham a little easier to take. Of course, he did just hit a game winning homer...
Also, I should say that by OPS league, batting average is also included.
Prado is valuable because he is a 2b eligible, but otherwise hams value is much more then his. plus gutierrez is an easy no to that deal. scan the ww for help in my opinion. HELP on mine? viewtopic.php?t=412768