I picked up Contreras as a handcuff for Lidge, but now that Lidge is back, I'm tempted to drop Contreras for Sean Marshall. I know there is still a chance that Lidge could get injured again, but I could always pick up Contreras again if needed (that is if no one picks him up as a holds option). Marshall has been pitching lights out for over a month now, recording 5 W, 1 SV, 6 HLD, 35 K over 28 IP and sporting a 1.91 ERA and 1.02 WHIP. His role is hard to nail down, but his overall value is impressive - and TEMPTING. As good as he's pitching, I wouldn't be surprised if he were moved to the closer role soon. Contreras is a decent holds option - that is WHEN the Phillies can actually lead a game...
I actually picked Marshall up for one day, then dropped him b/c I needed an extra hitter more - lucky for me, that one day he recorded a hold.
So, do I drop Contreras to pick up Marshall? Should I drop someone else instead? Or do I stay put and watch him sit in the Top 50 pitcher waiver pool - surely someone will pick him up if he continues this success. Thoughts?
Leave a link, WHIR
11 Team Rotisserie
Max Games Played: 162
Max Innings Pitched: 1500
29 Players + 2 DL Players/Team
Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS), Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)
C - Geovany Soto
IF - Billy Butler, Chone Figgins, Scott Rolen, Yunel Escobar, Luke Scott, Alexei Ramirez, Mike Aviles
OF - Ryan Braun, David DeJesus, Jayson Werth, Carl Crawford, Bobby Abreu
Util - Erick Aybar, Felipe Lopez
SP - CC Sabathia, Ubaldo Jimenez, James Shields, John Danks, Kevin Slowey
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, Chad Qualls, Bobby Jenks, Brad Lidge
MRP (Holds) - Mike Adams, Hong-Chi Kuo, Jose Contreras
BN - Austin Kearns, Justin Smoak
DL - Brian Roberts, Brett Anderson