Here's my outfield. We play in a points league with multi-base hits and RBI's rewarded slightly more than hits and runs. (Notable scores R +1, BB +1, RBi +1.5, 1B+1, 2B +2, 3B +3, HR +4, K -1, SB +1.5)
C Miguel Montero 1 Miguel Cabrera 2 Dustin Pedroia 3 Adrian Beltre SS Rollins OF Crawford OF Jay Bruce OF Bautista Util Konerko BN Choo DL Victorino DL Zimmerman
I'm slightly at a loss as to who to field day in day out in OF and don't want to keep switching my players around... I've left Crawford out of the line up all week and there he goes hitting 4 for 4.
Questions: What should be my strongest team that I can trust? Should I drop anyone for Ellsbury? Somehow he's still available on WW and I'm puzzled! But I can't decide who to drop for him and if I pick him up, what would be my best line up and who should go to the bench?
onitapgr wrote:That's pretty crazy, I think you have to drop Choo for Ellsbury.....or Beltre if you can play Bautista at 3B
This is 100% correct. Dropping Beltre is option A, dropping Choo is option B, and both are strong and necessary options. BTW, how many teams are in this league? How can Ellsbury be on the wire he is a top 25 player? I guess just enjoy your good fortune and run with it.
When you put Victorino and Zimmermanon onthe DL who did you pick up? This must be a very small league to have that kind of team. You have @ 9 top 50 players. I'd want Victorino least of all out of your OF options including Ellsbury
Millhouse wrote:Hate to be That Guy but 7 team leagues are pretty, well, silly. Sorry. Everyone's got an All-Star team and it pretty much comes down to dumb luck.
Ok, mean old man rant aside, I'd say drop Beltre, move Bautista to 3B and add Ellsbury and his zillion steals. Not sure why Beltre is even rostered in a 7 teamer.
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We live in Thailand and to have 7 people following baseball in a league is quite a lot, trust me.
I agree luck has a lot to do with it and everyone's got a super star line up. Mine's slightly better than most though in the batting department and I'm just trying to eliminate the least useful OF.
I don't get why everyone hates Beltre. I can't even trade him for a cheap pitcher eventhough he's ranked 4th in 3B position in my league. I would never drop him on a free. Vultures with McGehee as 3B will pick him up in a heartbeat, but won't pay for him in a trade.
Choice is pretty much down to Victorino and Choo. I'm leaning on Victorino because of his age and injury concerns.