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Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:50 pm

First, here's the relevant info: it's a one-year 8-team league, H2H points. Players on the DL don't occupy and spots, so dropping them doesn't free up any space. Anyway, here's my roster:
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Ian Kinsler
3B: Kevin Youkilis
SS: Derek Jeter
OF: Jose Bautista
OF: Justin Upton
OF: Mike Stanton
Util: Jay Bruce
Util: Freddie Freeman
DL: Rickie Weeks

SP: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Clayton Kershaw, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jeremy Hellickson, Madison Bumgarner, Cory Luebke
RP: Carlos Marmol, Mariano Rivera, Joakim Soria, Huston Street, Drew Storen, Mike Adams
DL: Stephen Strasberg, Johan Santana

So if Adams isn't getting the closer role (which supposedly he still might the way Feliz is playing), who on the FA would you drop him for? Bear in mind that I have no bench batters, but while I could use the security of another bat, unless I have them in the lineup I'd probably get more points from another pitcher. Anyway, here are the best of the FA's:

Martin Prado
Ichiro Suzuki
Chris Young
Alexei Ramirez
Starlin Castro
Matt Wieters
Melky Cabrera
Hideki Matsui
Jason Bourgeois
Neftali Feliz
Johnny Cueto
John Danks
Jeff Niemann
Derek Holland

Let me know if, based on my roster and who's available, there's any other changes I should make besides maybe dropping Adams. Thanks, and post a link so I can return the favor!
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:42 pm

I don't understand: you are holding Adams hoping he becomes a closer, and yet Feliz is sitting on your wire?

Anyway, I'd drop him for Prado, Ichiro, Matsui, Bourgeous and Feliz, in that order.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby mpieco » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:21 pm

Roster Cueto NOW. Drop Luebke for him. Your league is silly.

If you want a closer, and specifically the Texas closer, well...he's sitting on the wire. So you can dump Adams for him.

I'd also prefer Prado to Freeman most likely. I really do like Freeman...but in an 8-team league...I don't know if he makes my roster. It's a REALLY shallow league after all.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:15 am

I like Prado over Freeman right now, too, but be careful. This Braves fan thinks Freeman explodes next year. You can see the guy learning more about major league hitting with every at bat.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby misterf » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:44 am

Wow, somebody is a fan of the NL West (based on your starting pitchers).

Yeah, Adams is worthless now. I had him stashed in my league (which is much deeper than yours) and I just dropped him for Travis Frickin' Hafner.

In terms of who to pick up.......if saves will help you Feliz is the obvious choice.....not sure why you had Adams instead of Feliz in the first place.

And as others have pointed out, Luebke probably doesn't need to be owned in your league. Cueto is a better Starting pitcher.....and there is no way prado and Ichiro should still be available in any league......even one this shallow. (You know nest where you need the most help......Ichiro gives you speed and runs.....Prado is more well rounded, but doesnt steal many bases......and Cueto is putting up stupid pitching numbers).

Drop Adams and Luebke....pick up any 2 of Feliz, Cueto, Ichiro or Prado and your team is instantly better. And, honestly, if you dropped Freeman for one more guy from that group you're probably even better off.

And the best news, if you make a mistake, it appears that ther will be plenty of great talent still available on the waiver wire.


Help with mine?

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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:02 am

I might suggest caution In Dropping Adams too fast. Feliz has pitched poorly, and just had a blowup with his manager. Outside chance Admas gets a shot at closing there, if Feliz blows a couple of saves.

There is value there, but as the previous poster said, it is ridiculous that Prado and Ichiro are on the wire.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby mpieco » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:43 am

I think Uehara would even get a shot before Adams, since he has closed before, and I like his stuff better than Adams anyway.

Also, considering this is not a keeper league, dropping Freeman from your roster in an 8-team league is perfectly acceptable.

I would drop all three of Adams, Luebke and Freeman.

I would add Cueto, Feliz, and Prado/Suzuki.

That's what I'm doing.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:49 am

mpieco wrote:I think Uehara would even get a shot before Adams, since he has closed before, and I like his stuff better than Adams anyway.



I think Adams would get the first shot, mainly because Uehura is a fly ball pitcher and that park is a bandbox. But I may know nothing.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby hot4tx » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:57 pm

Washington said he wouldn''t get locked in to who is the 7th inning and who is the 8th inning guys, so nothing is certain but both he and Daniels mentioned Adams closing if Feliz needs a day off. I think there's still value for Adams, but maybe not in a 1-year 8-team league and probably even less if Feliz and Prado are out there.
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Re: Should I drop Mike Adams, and for who? (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:01 pm

hot4tx wrote:Washington said he wouldn''t get locked in to who is the 7th inning and who is the 8th inning guys, so nothing is certain but both he and Daniels mentioned Adams closing if Feliz needs a day off. I think there's still value for Adams, but maybe not in a 1-year 8-team league and probably even less if Feliz and Prado are out there.


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