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Take on slumping players?

Postby WhiteComet » Fri May 06, 2011 1:26 pm

Hey all,

Now into week 4, I was wondering if I should start looking into slumping players as players that started off hot may start to cool down to reflect their season averages.

Players I'm considering to add:
- Raul Ibanez (recently breaking his 0 for 34 slump)
- Magglio Ordonez (hit his 1st HR of the season, nowhere near his career avg, but may be blocked by younger players currently on the field)
- Bud Norris (On a roll)
- Nate McLouth (Starting to hit after being put into the 8th spot)
- Alcides Escobar (Steals?)
- Kelly Johnson (Epic slump or just horrifically bad?)

Players I'm considering to drop:
- Derek Lowe (Average pitcher that will get you decent WHIP and Wins)
- Edinson Volquez (Hasn't been real consistent, may be real good for a start and be real bad on the next)
- Jed Lowrie (starting to coll off after very hot start?)
- Yunel Escobar (Slumping pretty bad, will not get you steals)

Players I recently dropped:
- Brett Wallace (acquired him when he was hot recently, but not sure if it is the smartest move to drop him, please advise) dropped for Eric Hosmer
- Kyle Drabek (very shaky in all his starts, so-so era and high whip)

Any advice/opinions are highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)

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SS - Yunel Escobar, Jed Lowrie
C - Brian McCann, J.P. Arencibia
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SP - C.C. Sabathia, Jon Lester, Trevor Cahill, C.J. Wilson, Alexi Ogando, Edinson Volquez, Derek Lowe
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Re: Take on slumping players?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:57 pm

I'd take a chance on Norris over Lowe. The other options aren't worth adding to me.
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Re: Take on slumping players?

Postby T bleep O » Fri May 06, 2011 2:59 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:I'd take a chance on Norris over Lowe. The other options aren't worth adding to me.


Couldn't have said it better myself. Norris over Lowe. Ride out the rest.
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Re: Take on slumping players?

Postby kidsilk » Fri May 06, 2011 3:03 pm

I agree with the consensus. Grab Norris. He is the real deal.

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Re: Take on slumping players?

Postby WhiteComet » Fri May 06, 2011 3:14 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. Seems like majority for Buddy Norris, guess I'll take him on again. Had him at the beginning but dropped him later on :|

I would also like to get some more input for my SS situation:

I currently have Yunel Escobar and he's doing pretty bad. Should I drop him in favor of Alcides Escobar for stolen bases?

What about Kelly Johnson? He's real bad this season in Arizona.
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