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Final Keeper Question

Postby brenzie » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:40 pm

My team and we can keep 7 (10 team H2H):

M. Cabrera
Pedroia
Fielder
Heyward
McGahee
F. Hernandez

The 7th is between the following:

Zobrist
BJ Upton
Heath Bell
Buchholz

I really don't want to spend a lot on Bell, but he's darn good. Do I keep either Upton who is disappointing always or Zobrist who sucked last year?

Thanks so much.

Rest of team for what it's worth:

Bay
Billingsley
Cecil
Chapman
Danks
Floyd
Hudson
Lidge
Niemann
Romero Valverde
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:54 pm

I like Upton out of that group.
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby Gags Sports » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:43 pm

It's either Upton or Bell and I'd go with Upton.
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:53 pm

BJ easy
I would keep Bell over McGehee
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby jbird669 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:50 am

I'd keep Bell.

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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby mpieco » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:51 am

Not a fan of BJ Upton--I've been burned too many times, and just hold a personal grudge. Speaking without bias, he is a good source for SBs and COULD be a good source for HRs, but that is a question mark. And that's about it. The Rays lineup took a bit of a hit, and BJ doesn't usually hit for average, which is not good for a person whose biggest fantasy asset is SBs.

He's probably not even a top 40 OF in my books.

Whereas Heath Bell is a stud closer, and while keeping closers is typically a no-no, I think it's ok in this situation.

I'd be more tempted to keep Zobrist than BJ. Zobrist is more versatile, fantasy-wise, and I think will finally start putting things together this year. He'll be playing at 1B and the OF for most of the year--Maddon definitely wants to get him as many at-bats as possible. I think a 20-20 season is completely reasonable with something like a .280 average.
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:14 pm

I'd go with Upton easily. Average issues aside, he's a good bet for 15-20 HR, 40 SB.
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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby wkpdpack » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:19 pm

I'd go with Upton. He has burned his owners many times, but I still think he's better than Zobrist. I won't ever keep a closer in a non-auction league.

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Re: Final Keeper Question

Postby mekman20 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:22 pm

I'd keep Upton. Guaranteed steals with potential for much more. Might be riskier than Bell, but closers aren't hard to come by. Help?
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