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Postby Millhouse » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:38 pm

12-team 6x6 mixed keeper. Cats: AVG, HR, R, RBI, SB, OBP; W, L, K, WHIP, ERA, SV.

My offense is pretty solid, esp in power cats: Votto, Tex, N.Cruz, Kemp, Bautista, Weeks, Sandoval, Napoli...but my pitching is weak: Hanson, C.Lewis, Javy V., de la Rosa, J.Zimmerman, Axford, Storen, League, Bard. I have Ka'Kaihue on my bench and though I think he'll be a solid sleeper power/AVG source, with the guys above he could be expendable. I have first waiver pick tomorrow a.m. and thinking of dropping him for either a SP or a speculative closer RP who has SOME upside or sleeper potential.

SP possibilities: Mike Minor, Tim Stauffer, Homer Bailey, Bedard (I know, I know, don't groan...this is a deep league), Masterson.

RP: Hensley, Kuo, Ogando (if Feliz moves to starter?), Gregerson, Contreras, Meek, Venters, Clippard (I have Storen), Howell (McGee no sure thing), Jepsen/Downs (Rodney volatile)


Please choose your TOP choice, whether it's SP or RP. (We have no innings limit, incidentally).

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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:42 pm

Some real nice RP options, but since you don't count holds, I'd take a shot on Mike Minor's upside.
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Postby dhibbit@gmail.com » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:20 pm

Honestly, I don't think I'd waste a waiver pick on any of these guys, you never know who will get dropped midseason.

That said, if you can make a move without losing waiver spots (dunno if you have straight-up free agents or not) I would look at Tim Stauffer, i like SD starters quite a bit.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:23 pm

I like Minor.
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Postby Millhouse » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:30 pm

I'd lose my waiver priority, #1 (drafted #12) right now.

Does the news that Bailey is visiting Dr. Death (James Andrews) today make Fuentes any more attractive? Balfour/Wuertz also there, but Fuentes seems to be most likely candidate.
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Postby rukus9 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:35 pm

I like Minor as long as he doesn't lose that 5th spot in the rotation. Stauffer is someone to take a flyer on and Bailey would be my last choice.
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Postby Shauntell47 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:40 pm

I think Minor's the way to go. You already have 3 closers. League will probably not stay at closer, but maybe you can pick up Tampa Bay's closer later on. It could be anyone of Farnsworth, Peralta or McGee. Howell I would'nt count on, since he's still injured.
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Postby Millhouse » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:17 pm

Thanks, all...bigger question is whether to blow my #1 waiver slot now, or wait for someone "better" to be dropped or called up. If I go now, I'll probably snag Minor...but also keep an eye on Fuentes/Wuertz/Balfour sitch should Bailey be hurt longterm
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