I am currently in first place in a 14 team re-draft league(Rotisserie). I have Josh Hamilton in my lineup and need to get him on the bench fast, especially with Mark Reynolds going down as well. These are the four free agents I've narrowed down to being the best that I can use with my roster flexibility. Help me pick one.
David Murphy OF TEX Jose Guillen OF SF Travis Hafner DH CLE Jose Lopez 2B/3B SEA
Also, which SP should I drop? My team is stacked with good options. I'm first in Wins by 9, but the WHIP, ERA and K categories are tight.
SP-Javier Vazquez NYY SP-Brett Cecil TOR SP-Mike Minor ATL ( could be shut down any day) SP-Yunesky Maya WAS
14 Team Non-Keeper League (Re-Draft)
Have U Seen My Baseball?
C-Mike Napoli C-Jonathan LuCroy 1B-Adam LaRoche 2B-Brandon Phillips SS-Hanley Ramirez 3B-Mark Reynolds MI-Jimmy Rollins CL-Derrek Lee OF-Nick Markakis OF-Josh Hamilton OF-Ryan Braun OF-Mike Stanton OF-Juan Pierre DH-Aubrey Huff P-Madison Bumgarner P-Javier Vazquez P-David Price P-Kevin Slowey P-Brett Cecil P-Ted Lilly P-Koji Uehara P-Heath Bell P-Andrew Bailey
Bench SP Brett Anderson SP Jason Hammel SP-Mike Minor SP-Dan Hudson SP-Yunesky Maya
I'd drop Maya, myself. I just don't see his upside as that high with his junk-balls, and you get only his growing pains.
As for the hitter, the best combination of PT, meaningful games, and talent might really be Guillen. Please note, I'm not hawking the Giants OF PT situation all that carefully, so please do confirm that he's starting 5 times a week first. Still, he's the first on my list, assuming he's not sitting too much.
David Murphy for Maya. He's not going to do anything overly impressive except produce solidly for you, better than a boom or bust with the rest of those.
Minor isn't going to be shut down, Atlanta doesn't really have another option right now that can start, they skipped a start or two of his down the stretch, they have no intentions of shutting him down in the middle of a pennant chase.
The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!