12-team, H2H league. We play with default yahoo lineup positions (2 util) and our scoring categories are:
Hitters: R, HR, RBI, NSB, AVG, OPS, K Pitchers: W, L, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, NSV
C - Jorge Posada 1B - Prince Fielder 2B - Ryan Raburn 3B - David Wright SS - Assdrubal Cabrera OF - Ethier, Alex Gordon, Adam Lind Util - Berkman, Hafner BENCH: Eric Hosmer DL - Hamilton, Aaron Hill
SP - Kershaw, YoGa, Marcum, Jurrjens, Bedard, De La Rosa, Volquez, Lilly RP - Kimbrel, Valverde, Walden, Farnsworth, Padilla DL - Webb
If I packaged away Lind + Marcum for Weaver, I would play Hosmer or a hot hand until Hamilton was back... what do you guys think? Am I giving up too much? Or do I have the depth to make the pitching upgrade?
Stick with Lind and Marcum here. Weaver won't keep it up and Marcum is as solid as they come. Plus I really think Lind is putting it together this year so far and will put up big numbers. I wouldn't do this.
Marcum is going to be a beast this year, and Lind is having a very nice season. Weaver will cool off, and may be worth Marcum long term, but not both. I'd stand pat. I pegged Marcum as a sleeper for being in the running for the Cy Young talking to people pre season, so I am VERY high on him. (I took Marcum over Weaver (picked one pick after me) in my draft, so between the two, Marcum all the way.)
Thanks for the help with mine. Good luck!
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My first instict would say trade them and get Weaver because I could honestly see him winning 18-20 games. But the more I read the posts above, the more I realized it might not be worth it. There is no way that Weaver will keep up the pace he has been on..his ERA will come back down to earth and Marcum does look like a very good candidate for a sleeper CY YOUNG pick haha And Lind has been insane...and he has the ability to keep it up. Stay where you're at right now, its not worth buying that high at this point.
someone offered me Weaver and I was tempted but looking at his career stats he looks like a first half pitcher. His ERA in August and September when H2H championships are won is in the 4's so I would say NO to this deal.
1B: Butler 2B: Pedroia 3B: Longoria SS: Andrus C: Mccann OF: Braun OF: Rios OF: Elsbury UTIL: Gordon BN: Wallace SP: Lee SP: Carpenter RP: Bell RP: Putz P: Colby Lewis P: Madson P: Francisco BN: Ogando BN: Brett Myers BN: Hammel BN: Britton
I honestly can't believe no one would do this trade. You have enough on your team to overcome a loss in Marcum and Lind. Literally, this trade is a no brainer, that is if the kid would accept it. I wouldn't if I was him. You have Hamilton coming back, and can place Berkman in the outfield right now and like you said start Hosmer for now. I saw someone say they wouldn't trade Marcum for Weaver straight up, that is a bold statement. I would do this, its risk reward in fantasy baseball, they all say ride Lind's hot hand, well trade them away now before they dip down and ride Weaver's hot hand. He's a sure 200 strikeouts and with the Angels will always win you games around 15-20. I watched a couple interviews this year with him before I drafted him and then watched a couple after his 5-0 start and he just says he feels more comfortable these past two years. He's an elite pitcher from here on out in his career, try to get him, don't know if you will with that trade though.