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Drop Markakis for Uggla?

Postby facekdr » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:02 pm

I have the #1 Waiver Priority in a 10 team league and Uggla just got dropped. I have been hit hard by injuries to my keepers (keep 5 or 6) and am in dead last. I can't really drop any of my bench players but need to make a move to improve. Do you think Uggla will end up with better numbers than Markakis the rest of the year? Until Holliday or Heyward comes back I would be short a starting OF so if you have any other ideas just let me know. Obviously I WHIR.

C J.P. Arencibia
1B Adam Dunn
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Plácido Polanco
SS Ian Desmond
OF Lance Berkman
OF Jayson Werth
OF Nick Markakis
Util David Ortiz
BN Matt Holliday (DL)
BN Buster Posey (DL)
BN Jason Heyward (DL)
BN Ryan Zimmerman (DL)

SP Tim Lincecum
SP Trevor Cahill
SP Dan Haren
RP Francisco Cordero
RP Matt Capps
P Ricky Nolasco
P Francisco Liriano
BN Gio González
BN Stephen Strasburg (DL)

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Re: Drop Markakis for Uggla?

Postby pmstick » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:30 pm

I'd stand pat. One headache for another but Markakis has a bit more upside and is better defensively which means he'll have more opportunities to redeem himself IMO.

Thanks for the help w mine.
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C Posey (1B)
1B Butler
2B Pedroia
SS Andrus
3B Prado (2B, OF)
OF Harper, Heyward, Craig (1B)
UTL Jennings
SP Darvish, Latos, Cobb, Moore
RP Balfour

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B Eaton

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Re: Drop Markakis for Uggla?

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:39 pm

If you only keep 5-6 guys I don't see why you would hang on to Strasburg. Yes he COULD be great, but this year is lost, and the first year post-TJS is usually rough. IMO, your keepers are Phillips, Holliday, Heyward, Zimmerman, Lincecum as locks, with Haren a #6. I would drop Strasburg to pick up Uggla and roll the dice.
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Re: Drop Markakis for Uggla?

Postby iaoto » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:45 pm

I agree with Balco, and he's not even counting Buster Posey. Might as well drop Strasburg and take Uggla.

If you'd rather avoid that, I would take a chance on Uggla over Markakis until Heyward and Holliday are back.
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Re: Drop Markakis for Uggla?

Postby KaPluie » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:47 pm

Drop Posey for Uggla and stash him. If he turns around at some point this season, you've added a top-50 player with power from the wire for free, with the only expense being a catcher injured for the rest of the year that you probably won't keep anyway.

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