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Postby Whosyomamma » Thu May 12, 2011 11:39 am

Volquez has been wasting away on my bench for quite some time due to my roster, definitely going to drop him. But for who? Here are my top targets:

Hitters
D.Brown
C.Pena
M.Reynolds
A.Pagan
T.Snider

Pitchers
J.Danks
R.Porcello
D.Lowe

Leave a link, I'll respond as always...here is my team and league details:

Yahoo 10-team Std weekly points league(27-man roster - Start 1 each: C,1B,2B,3B,SS,IF,Util, 4-OF, 5-SP, and 2-RP lineups are weekly and NO DL spots):
C-McCann
1B-Konerko, J.Smoak
2B-N.Walker(3B), J.Lowrie(3B,SS)
3B-Longoria, P.Sandoval(1B), C.McGehee
SS-Tulowitzki
OF-A.McCutcheon, C.Quentin, M.Bourn, C.Granderson, R.Davis, C.Hart, B.Abreu
SP-C.Kershaw, T.Hanson, Y.Gallardo, J.Chacin, J. De La Rosa, E.Volquez, B.Norris, A.Sanchez
RP-C.Marmol, J.Hanrahan, D.Storen
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Re: Dump Volquez for who? WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Thu May 12, 2011 11:59 am

I like Danks over him. He's a much better pitcher then he's shown so far this season.
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Re: Dump Volquez for who? WHIR

Postby UMTerp29 » Thu May 12, 2011 3:48 pm

I drafted Volquez thinking I was getting a high k, high upside starter. I dumped him a few weeks ago. Of the list you mentioned, I'd lean Danks as well.
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Re: Dump Volquez for who? WHIR

Postby cjd1167 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:43 am

Definitely Danks.
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Re: Dump Volquez for who? WHIR

Postby Doughhead » Fri May 13, 2011 9:42 am

Though his play so far doesn't justify it, I would actually take a shot at Reynolds. He's a very, very streaky player and his whole season so far has been a giant cold streak. I think it's only a matter of time before he goes through one of those stretches where he's one of the best players in the game. I also like Snider long term this year, but while he's in the minors it's unlikely anyone will be quick to pick him up. In the meantime, see if Reynolds can get things going.

I don't think you need to add any pitching, but if you do want to go for a pitcher, Danks is probably the way to go. A case could be made for Lowe--who is aptly named for being "low" risk, but also "low" reward. He will contribute, but you're more likely to hit a home run with Danks, who gives you much better K upside.

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