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Dropping Wells, who to pick up off waivers?

Postby Brewins33 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:00 pm

In 5 x 5 head to head league with only 20 waiver moves throughout season. Also its a keeper league (allowed to keep 5 players, but it is dependent on original draft position, etc....so in other words, I cannot necessarily keep my best 5).

I have grown tired of waiting for Vernon Wells to break out and him now going on DL, its time to cut loose. My one DL spot is occupied by Utley.

Out of the below available hitters on the waiver, who would you grab to replace Wells?

Eric Hosmer, Bret Gardner, Carlos Lee, Jeff Francouer, Gaby Sanchez, Melky Cabrera, Coughlan, Dexter Fowler, Matt Joyce, or Ryan Roberts? Reason I but Eric Hosmer is keeper potential and would allow me to possibly trade Teixera for someone. Ryan Roberts has eligibility at 2b,3b, and OF and would be a good bench player.

C - VMart
1 - Teixera (Keeper)
2 - Brian Roberts
3 - Longoria (Keeper)
SS - Tulo (Keeper)
OF - Ellsbury
OF - Rasmus
OF - Bay
Util - Polanco
BN - Wells
DL - Utley (Keeper)

SP - CC (Keeper)
SP - Bucholz
SP - Marcum
SP - Daniel Hudson
SP - James Shields
RP - Axford
RP - Kimbel
P - Venters (we count holds in this league)
P - Madson (we count holds in this league)
BN (SP) - Colby Lewis
BN (SP) - Edwin Jackson
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Re: Dropping Wells, who to pick up off waivers?

Postby pmstick » Tue May 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Gaby's a beast. Showed signs of a breakout last year. He'll continue to progress and looks like a fixture in the middle of the lineup.
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1B Butler
2B Pedroia
SS Andrus
3B Prado (2B, OF)
OF Harper, Heyward, Craig (1B)
UTL Jennings
SP Darvish, Latos, Cobb, Moore
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B Burnett, Ross, Wood, Dickey, Porcello, Kennedy
B Eaton

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Re: Dropping Wells, who to pick up off waivers?

Postby ahcryky » Tue May 10, 2011 5:24 pm

I would pick up both Hosmer and Sanchez now! Look for a stud SP for Tex and hope Utley can play.
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Re: Dropping Wells, who to pick up off waivers?

Postby taw856 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:25 pm

Carlos Lee probably has the best track record of the players you listed, but he's getting old. Given that this league is a keeper and you'd be getting the ultimate steal if you could get someone worth holding onto off the waiver wire, it probably actually makes the most sense to make a younger, more speculative pick.

So I vote Hosmer. If the guy develops into a stud, you've got a keeper without even using a high draft pick.

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