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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:38 pm

I just inherited a team in a 12 team H2H dynasty league and I need to cutdown my roster to 22 players. I've got the six in mind already, but wanted to get some feedback and make sure I was on the right wavelength with conventional wisdom. So, which 6 players would you cut? Leave a link and I'll be happy to return the favor - thanks!

Edit: Forgot to mention that we will have a five round restocking draft before the season starts to fill the roster.

6x6 Scoring: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP

C - Matt Wieters (BAL - C)
1B - Billy Butler (KC - 1B)
2B - Juan Uribe (LAD - 2B,3B,SS)
SS - Yunel Escobar (TOR - SS)
3B - Mark Reynolds (BAL - 3B)
LF - Jason Bay (NYM - LF)
CF - Chris Young (ARI - CF)
RF - Justin Upton (ARI - RF)
UTIL - Corey Hart (MIL - RF)
UTIL - Ichiro Suzuki (SEA - RF)
BN - Derrek Lee (BAL - 1B)
BN - Ian Stewart (COL - 3B)
BN - Adam Jones (BAL - CF)
BN - Nick Swisher (NYY - RF)
BN - Josh Willingham (OAK - LF)
BN - Alex Gordon (KC - 3B,LF)

SP - Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP)
SP - Francisco Liriano (MIN - SP)
SP - Matt Cain (SF - SP)
SP - Bronson Arroyo (CIN - SP)
RP - Joakim Soria (KC - RP)
RP - Leo Nunez (FLA - RP)
P - Brad Lidge (PHI - RP)
P - Drew Storen (WAS - RP)
P - Anibal Sanchez (FLA - SP)
BN - Mike Gonzalez (BAL - RP)
BN - Jon Niese (NYM - SP)
BN - Andy Pettitte (retired)

Edit x2: Since I made my initial post, I dealt Chad Billingsley and a third round prospect draft pick for Billy Butler. Thoughts?
Last edited by avsfan4ever33 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:53 am

avsfan4ever33 wrote:

C - Matt Wieters (BAL - C)
1B - Derrek Lee (BAL - 1B)
2B - Juan Uribe (LAD - 2B,3B,SS)
SS - Yunel Escobar (TOR - SS)
3B - Mark Reynolds (BAL - 3B)
LF - Jason Bay (NYM - LF)
CF - Chris Young (ARI - CF)
RF - Justin Upton (ARI - RF)
UT - Corey Hart (MIL - RF)
UT - Ichiro Suzuki (SEA - RF)
BN - Ian Stewart (COL - 3B)
BN - Adam Jones (BAL - CF)
BN - Nick Swisher (NYY - RF)
BN - Josh Willingham (OAK - LF) :-t
BN - Alex Gordon (KC - 3B,LF) :-t

SP - Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP)
SP - Francisco Liriano (MIN - SP)
SP - Matt Cain (SF - SP)
SP - Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP)
RP - Joakim Soria (KC - RP)
RP - Leo Nunez (FLA - RP)
P - Brad Lidge (PHI - RP)
P - Drew Storen (WAS - RP)
P - Bronson Arroyo (CIN - SP)
BN - Mike Gonzalez (BAL - RP) :-t
BN - Anibal Sanchez (FLA - SP)
BN - Jon Niese (NYM - SP) :-t
BN - Andy Pettitte (retired) :-t

Edit x2: I've just received a trade offer... my Matt Cain for his Billy Butler. I'm a big fan of Butler, and he would certainly upgrade my 1B position. But can my pitching take the hit?


I think I would rather have Cain at this point. Butler is an upgrade at 1B but I think losing Cain would be too hard on your SP. Plus there are a decent number of 1B prospects coming up in the next couple years and would look to grab one of them. I think Lee will have a good year this year.

I don't like giving up Gordon because I have a feeling he has a good year this year. But you could always get him back in the draft.
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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:57 am

Thanks for the advice... you actually only listed your five drops though, and I need six. I was debating whether that should be Uribe or Sanchez. Uribe has good position versatility, and dropping him would leave me without a 2B for the moment. However, Sanchez was pretty solid last year and I hate to drop him.

Oh, and if affects the trade at all, we do have minor league rosters as well, so most of the top 1B prospects are already gone. Unfortunately I don't have one of them on my team, but on the bright side I will be able to draft one of Harper or Trout this season.
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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:25 pm

I did end up trading for Billy Butler, but I dealt Billinglsey and a third round prospect draft pick instead of Cain. Any thoughts on the deal, and how it affects my keepers?
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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:33 pm

Sanchez
Willingham
Gordon
Gonzalez
Pettitte
Niese

Butler/Billingsley/Cain all pretty close. I guess it varies from person to person.

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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:11 pm

BN - Josh Willingham (OAK - LF)
BN - Alex Gordon (KC - 3B,LF)
P - Anibal Sanchez (FLA - SP)
BN - Mike Gonzalez (BAL - RP)
BN - Jon Niese (NYM - SP)
BN - Andy Pettitte (retired)


I would have kept Bills over Butler, but it is close either way.
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Re: Dynasty League Roster Cutdown + Trade

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks for the responses - those were the six I had in mind to drop. I do like Sanchez, but I don't know who I'd drop in place of him. And I could very well re-acquire him in the restocking draft anyways.
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