swani182 wrote:Without knowing specifics, my initial thought would be that Norris isn't worth much in your situation, but another solid holds guy might pay off.
The questions really is which categories are you lagging behind in, and utilizing your bench space to maximize opportunities to improve those categories.
I like Norris for strikeouts. I would roster more closers, but there aren't any with the job that are available. No one is really making a push for holds, so Venters is holding strong. I'm in first place in every category except steals, but I'm more curious how people feel about certain players holding up (e.g. Joyce, Gordon, et al.).
If you can't get a good closer, and don't need holds, I think your pitching will be fine. as for whether your players will hold up, I think that there is no reason to think Gordon and Joyce will lose much production. I remember adding Joyce when he was owned 30% and the other managers in my league saying, what a bad move it was. Now, several of these managers are trying to get Joyce from me, lol. Another player most people think will slow down is Grandy, but I'm one of the few who think he won't lose his power production; the Ks he gets are worth his power. If you want steals, try trading Gordon or Castro or Huff for Bourn. I'm not sure it will work but it's worth a try. The last thing I would suggest is to get rid of Liriano, as he's having a very poor season.
I would maybe try to deal Joyce for another good closer. Once Sandoval returns you could play him in the UTIL spot and move Sizemore to the OF. Plus, Joyce's value is at it's highest right now. See what you can get
I'd be moving Joyce as a sell high.... and in a one year league, I am moving Castro and Gordon as well..... Get yourself a bat for outfield or utility. Maybe Joyce and Castro for a Youkilis if the guy is starving for a SS. Youk could help at util, 1B, and 3B.