NL Only. 12 teams. Standard 5X5. 6 player keeper. Must carry 2 C and 5 OF.
C- Jon LuCroy, Thole
1B- Adam Dunn
2B- Rick Weeks
3B- Martin Prado
SS- Hanley Ramirez
CI- Casey MacGehee
MI- Ian Stewart
OF- Marlon Byrd, Justin Upton, Tyler Colvin, Jose Tabata, Fred Lewis
U- Seth Smith
SP- Clayton Kershaw, Jonathan Sanchez, Ted Lilly, JA Happ, Paul Maholom, Edwin Jackson
RP- Francisco Cordero, Octavio Dotel, Sean Marshall
Reserve P- Jason Motte, Brandon Lyon, Hanrahan, Mke Adams (DL)
Reserve Hitters- Jerry Hairston, Bengie Molina
Been in the middle of a trading flurry. Currently we are runaway first in RBI, R, and HR. Have made a run to second in steals and are currently fourth in average (just aquired Prado, Lilly, and Maholom for Glaus, Chapman, and Silva- score!). Our pitching is our weak point. (Just aquired Kershaw and Seth Smith for Cody Ross, Brad Penny, and Barry Enright- super-score!) And we got Dotel for McClouth with Hanrahan of WW if Dotel is traded.
We are second overall and 8 points behind. We are in striking distance for 4 points in saves (the four teams ahead of us have only one closer) and 4-5 points in wins. Also, we could gain 2-3 points in era.
So my thinking goes, take the trade giving our Dunn for his Billingsley and Franklin. We have such a lead in power numbers (almost a 100 lead in HR and RBI) that we can do without Dunn and his average can only hurt us from here on out. We gain a solid B level SP and a third closer almost guaranteeing that major jump in saves. The problem is it looks like it could take another player. 1) do you think the logic is sound and 2) which pitcher would would you look to move with Dunn? WHIR!!!!!