The situation: I'm in 4rd place in my 14 team h2h (limited) keeper league with a record of (81-61-14), but the first place team is running away with it (106-42-8). On top of that the 1st place team doesn't have any clear over-achieving players and has nice minor league talent to deal if a need arises. The 2nd place team (89-61-6) is very solid and rife with top talent. First and second place finishers take home money, 2nd getting league dues back. I feel like I have a shot at 2nd place if I can patch some pretty big holes on my roster. The Choo injury really hurts me, and my closer situation is abysmal. I'm lucky enough to have a few starters that qualify as RP, which makes up for the lack of saves a bit. I think my keepers heading into next year are pretty solid and if I'm to make a run, I'll probably have to deal one of them. But even then, is my team strong enough to make a run? My pitching has been solid and this offer certainly deals from my strength. The hope is that if Soto has more value than Baker, it would be easier for me to deal him or Napoli for the OF bat I need. I've tried all sorts of options, including moving Baker for an OF, but to no avail.
Should I deal Scott Baker for Geovanny Soto and Johnny Gomes? He also has Chris Coghlan, should I counter asking for him instead of Gomes?
Thanks in advance for the help, and as always, leave a link. ---------------------------------------------------- 6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (bet. 5 and 10 keepers losing a draft pick for each after 5)
Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored.
Pitching Categories: W-L, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts and WHIP ---------------------------------------------------- Sidd Finches: C- Mike Napoli 1B - Prince Fielder 2B - Ian Kinsler SS - Hanley Ramirez 3B - Kevin Youkilis OF - Magglio Ordonez OF - Bobby Abreu OF - Cody Ross UT - Carlos Pena Bench: Franklin Gutierrez, Felix Pie, Matt Joyce
SP - Roy Halladay SP - Jon Lester SP - Ricky Nolasco SP - Randy Wells SP - Scott Baker RP - John Ely (SP who qualifies as RP) RP - Colby Lewis (SP who qualifies as RP) RP - Jason Vargas (SP who qualifies as RP) Bench: Brett Cecil, Wandy Rodriguez, Joel Pineiro, David Aardsma, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Marc Rzepcynski DL - Shin-Soo Choo, Nate McLouth (droppable?) Minors: Wil Myers, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach Britton, Simon Castro, John Lamb
Waiver Wire: C: Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Hannigan, Chris Snyder 1B: Todd Helton, Casey Kotchman, Travis Hafner 2B: Neil Walker, Alberto Callaspo, David Eckstein, Wily Aybar SS: Ryan Theriot, Reid Brignac, Cliff Pennington 3B: Casey Blake, Edwin Encarnacion, Jake Fox, Ty Wiggington OF: Jack Cust, Roger Bernadina, Austin Kearns, Seth Smith, David Dejesus Rick Ankiel (DL), Jose Tabata, Juan Pierre, Fred Lewis, Mike Cameron, Rajai Davis, Carlos Gomez
SP: Pedro Martinez (can stash in minors), Kevin Correia, Jamie Moyer, Vin Mazzaro, Travis Wood, Dave Bush, Bud Norris, Chris Narveson (RP) RP: Ryan Madson, Joba Chamberlain, Joey Devine, Brad Ziegler, Craig Kimbrel, Zach Braddock, Sergio Santos, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Cashner
First you asked if McLouth is droppable...I would say yes and try to find someone else who is on the DL with more potential and place him on your DL instead of McLouth.
Soto seems to be turning it around a bit, but I don't know if he is really an upgrade over Napoli. I think your pitching is certainly great. How far behind 2nd are you? I don't know if Having Soto on your team will help you. Mind you, You are not really harmed by losing Baker...and Gomes could help out your outfield. I think the risk is very low for you, and it gives you two catchers (which is always nice for off days and streaks), and it gives you some depth in the outfield.
Thoughts on my Rollins and Gallardo for Tex trade?
thanks for your help with my answer...i added a few things btw, but I would do it. I am usually biased toward everyday players because they put in 4-5 games a week and a pitcher will throw maybe 1-2 games at most in a week unless they are a reliever so I would go for Soto. He has a little bit more value in my book.
by Tom Emanski AllStars » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:02 am
i like baker side better, and i don't think Soto is too much of an improvement if any over Napoli. If you want 2 C to alternate, maybe. I'd also prefer Coghlan. He might not fill up the stat sheet, but he'll contribute more than Gomes.
there's not too much risk, but I don't see a whole lot of reward either. i'd say yeah roll the dice if you can get coghlan if not stay put