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!
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.
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.
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.
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.