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Is it even worth stashing Lidge? WHIR,LL

Postby KaPluie » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:58 pm

Is it even worth stashing Lidge? I've been stashing him all year hoping he'd be a valuable closer for me in the second half ... but now I have the Luxury of having 4 closers on my staff: Papelbon (BOS), Valverde (DET), Crow (KC), and Santos (CWS). Should I just drop him and free up a DL slot to acquire and stash one of the following FA DLers?
-- Alfonso Soriano
-- Jason Kubel
-- Joe Nathan
-- David Aardsma
-- Homer Bailey
-- John Lackey

I've shopped Lidge around a little bit, but no one is really interested in a Lidge on the DL who isn't guarenteed to be the closer when he returns.

I'd also probably add Trumbo from FA to fill in as a utility player to bench Uggla (I have an open bench slot, but I'm keeping it open for now in case I want to add a guy to put on the DL and drop Lidge)

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SS - Elvis Andrus (SS, 100)
OF - Corey Hart (OF, 98)
OF - Bobby Abreu (OF, 117)
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Bench - Brett Lawrie (2B/NA, 1232)
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Re: Is it even worth stashing Lidge? WHIR,LL

Postby jasonpm311 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:22 pm

Since you don't have much to lose by dumping Lidge, which I would do with that many closers in a 12-team league, I'd pick up the guy with at least some potential for a big second half: Soriano. I'm not sure what the chances are of that; but, like I said, you've got nothing to lose. Thanks for your help on my Ichiro for a SS question.
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Postby baegames » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:27 pm

I think your OF is fine. I would consider adding Aardsma.

I don't think Madson will give up the job, while I think League would to Aardsma.
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Postby ArgyleSox » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:10 pm

I'd definitely dump Lidge. Madison should keep the closer role, even when Lidge returns.

As for your options to replace him on your DL:

Nathan - A 36-year-old question mark, even when he does return.

Aardsma - Likely won't be back until after the All-Star break. That's a lengthy stash. Keep an eye on his progress in late-June.

Bailey - Given his age, he's likely a few weeks away. The Reds will likely be cautious when he returns. A shoulder injury at his age doesn't leave any reason to jump on him yet.

Lackey - Not until he's proved himself once he's healthy. Definitely not worth a DL stash.

Kubel - Decent production, terrible supporting cast.

Soriano - Streaky as hell, but when hot, he's very hot.

Between Kubel and Soriano, I'd jump on Soriano. They'll both be available mid-month.
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Re: Is it even worth stashing Lidge? WHIR,LL

Postby Devil Doc » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:12 pm

I think I would dump Lidge and add Trumbo, he'll give you some more power in your lineup, and could possibly be a keeper. I like adding him then the rest of the guys you mentioned. Soriano would be a "safe" addition in my opinion, and is probably going to slow down a lot after coming back from his quad injury.

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