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Postby ron paul for pres » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:56 pm

I'm in a ten team, H2H, 5X5, non-keeper league. I'm in first place in my division; second overall.

I've been riding with two closers all year (Bell and Walden), and usually don't get enough saves. I'm fairly loaded on SP. Wondering if I should drop one (like Buchholz) or maybe JJ Hardy (I've got 4 guys who can play SS) to pick up Madson. Looks like he's going to get his closer job back, but that spot has been a revolving door with the Phillies. Thoughts?

C - Napoli
1B - Freeman
2B - Uggla
3B - Zimmerman
SS - Starlin
MI - Aybar
CI - C Pena
OF - Bautista
OF - Hamiton
OF - Stubbs
OF - L Morrison
OF - M Morse
UT - V Wells
BN - JJ Hardy
BN - E Bonifacio
BN - Sizemore (DL)

SP - Kershaw
SP - Haren
SP - Beckett
SP - Ubaldo
SP - T Hudson
SP - CJ Wilson
SP - Cahill
RP - Bell
RP - Walden
DL - Buchholz
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Re: Need a third closer and Madson avail. WHIR

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:57 am

Yeah, I'd definitely pick him up. I'd drop Bonafacio before Hardy but Buchholz isn't a bad idea either as there is a ton of uncertainty on when he'll return.
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Re: Need a third closer and Madson avail. WHIR

Postby bginda2g » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:12 pm

RedHopeful wrote:Yeah, I'd definitely pick him up. I'd drop Bonafacio before Hardy but Buchholz isn't a bad idea either as there is a ton of uncertainty on when he'll return.


I fully agree ;-D
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Re: Need a third closer and Madson avail. WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:01 am

Buchholz will be fine and will be back first part of August.
Stay away from dropping Buch.

I'd dump Vernon Wells for him. You need Bonafacios runs and SBs in your lineup in 5x5 play. Not too many recognize his value but I do, he has multi-position eligibility and if everyone else devalues him all the win for us Emilio owners.

Vernon Wells is more name than game. Sure the 14 homers are nice but that comes with a huge hit to the old BA. Hardy will get gobbled up by someone if you just dump him. Bonafacio is needed for OF depth and help back you up other places.

Think of it your trading Vernon Wells for a closer. I'd take ANYTHING for an over-the-hill OF.
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