I desperately need some pitching now that Anderson likely will be out for some time. However, my batting lineup is pretty stacked and now that Hanley and Ryan Zimmerman will be back hopefully by Tuesday, I have some room to make a move to go get another solid SP (which I need very badly) since my league does not have DL spots. I will also have Heyward coming off the DL soon. I plan to drop Casilla, and try and use C Jones as a chip in a trade. What kind of deal could I put together to go get a pitcher? I can put together any sort of package, would have no problem dealing one of the stud rookies (Moose, Rizzo) to a team that could use keeper help. At this point do I drop Morneau and let him become somebody else's problem? Or do I try and add him into a trade as a throw in and let him become somebody else's problem? Also, in a league that keeps 7 or 8, who do I keep? Thanks for the look and leave a link, I'd be glad to help!
12 Team H2H, most category wins takes 1 win for the week. Bats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, K, E Pitching: ERA, WHIP, K, W, SV, K/BB, HRA
This is my tentative everyday lineup upon Zimm, Hanley's returns...
C Miguel Montero 1B Miguel Cabrera 2B Robinson Cano 3B Ryan Zimmerman SS Hanley Ramirez OF Andrew McCutchen OF Grady Sizemore OF Domonic Brown OF Michael Brantley UTIL 1B Anthony Rizzo BN: 3B Mike Moustakas, OF Jason Heyward, 1B Justin Morneau, 3B Chipper Jones, 2B/SS Alexi Casilla
SP: Tim Lincecum, Brett Anderson, Daniel Hudson, Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Bud Norris RP: Neftali Feliz, Sergio Santos, Brandon League
Def try and sell on the Moose and Rizzo hype now. Not saying they won't be good, but right now their value is very high (esp after both have homered in recent days). You don't need them, so if you can make a deal around them then go for it. Morneau-if you can get any return right now, go for it. I don't think he should be a keeper for you even if he does turn it around this season.
As far as keepers go, I would keep: MCab, Cano, Zimm, HRam, Lincecum, Feliz, McCuthchen, and if you go 8 then Heyward. I wouldn't keep Heyward over McCutch, but if you can keep both then that would be good. But leave it open to the possibility of keeping Rizzo or Moose if you don't trade them depending on how the rest of the season goes for them. All of your other pitchers can be reacquired easily in the draft or free agency.