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Postby Halo Girl » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:18 pm

I've been carrying around guys like Martin, Rios, Werth and Johnson, waiting for them to pick up and I've been waiting a LONG time. Should I continue to wait on them, some of them, or is it time to cut my losses and pick up some new guys?

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C Russell Martin
1B Carlos Santana
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Daniel Murphy
SS Emilio Bonifacio
OF Álex Ríos, Ryan Braun, Jayson Werth
Util Mike Stanton, Desmond Jennings
BN Brett Gardner, Kelly Johnson, Adam Jones

SP Félix Hernández, CC Sabathia, Dan Haren, Gio Gonzalez, Wandy Rodriguez, Tommy Hanson
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Postby dannahann » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Make some moves. The obvious first move is to cut bait on Martin move Santana to C and grab Hosmer to play 1B. Id definately be starting Adam Jones in your OF over Rios or Werth. In fact Rios is sitting now so he can be axed and add Alvarez Thames or maybin. You are weak at 3B and I think Pedro is back up for good now and will provide needed pop.
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Postby RedHopeful » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:55 pm

dannahann wrote:Make some moves. The obvious first move is to cut bait on Martin move Santana to C and grab Hosmer to play 1B. Id definately be starting Adam Jones in your OF over Rios or Werth. In fact Rios is sitting now so he can be axed and add Alvarez Thames or maybin. You are weak at 3B and I think Pedro is back up for good now and will provide needed pop.

Def drop Martin and move Santana into C and pick up Hosmer for 1B. Also, pick up Ackley for Rios.
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Postby warner892001 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:07 pm

I would move Santana into the catching slot and pick up Hosmer.

Guerra could provide some saves and Isringhausen too. Maybe drop Bedard for one of them?
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Postby Halo Girl » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:09 pm

Thanks everyone. I cut Rios and picked up Hosmer. Martin is on the bench for now. No one mentioned anything about Werth. Should I hang on to him? He's been playing a bit better as of late but still has been a big disappointment. Also, should I hang on to Bedard with him coming off an injury?

C Carlos Santana
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Daniel Murphy
SS Emilio Bonifacio
OF Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Brett Gardner
Util Mike Stanton, Desmond Jennings
BN Jayson Werth, Kelly Johnson, Russell Martin

SP Félix Hernández, CC Sabathia, Dan Haren, Gio Gonzalez, Wandy Rodriguez, Tommy Hanson, Jeff Niemann (for today's start)
RP José Valverde, Huston Street, Ryan Madson
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Postby mpieco » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:46 pm

Looks much better. I think in the position you're in, it's worth it to hold on to Werth for another week or two to see if he can turn it around. It's not like there's an absolutely stunning choice on the wire to add over Werth.

I would however absolutely dump Martin. There's never a need to keep a backup catcher. I'd add Alvarez, Maybin, or maybe Ackley. It's up to you. I think out of the three, Alvarez could have the most impactful second half, but I think Maybin is probably the safest choice. Alvarez just has the higher ceiling for production, in my opinion.

Also...not starting Bedard tonight? Could come back to bite you in the arse. I'm thinking he has a nice start tonight.
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