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Pick up Brian McCann - drop who?

Postby ljbrun » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:42 am

Near the bottom of the league in HR’s. At the top in SB’s. At, or near top in most pitching categories. Just dropped Brett Gardner for Freese. Brian McCann was dropped and I’m thinking of picking him up for the HR’s (will take a chance and pull the trigger while he’s still on the DL). Mauer will be eligible for 1B soon (adding to a 1B/3B logjam though).

Suggestions on who to drop?

Redraft, H2H, 10 Teams, 2 Divisions of 5 Teams each
Roster = 25 Total, w/3 Bench Slots (can be any position)
Trade Deadline has passed
Currently 2nd in Division & 3rd Overall
6 Teams make Playoffs, Division Leaders get a 1st Week bye
5 weeks left. 3 games out of 1st and 3.5 games ahead of 4th in my division. Not a lock, but pretty certain of a playoff spot.

Batting: AVG, HR, R, RBI, SB, 2B, 3B
Pitching: ERA, K, WHIP, W, SV, BB, ER

Roster
C Joe Mauer, Min C, DH
1B Miguel Cabrera, Det 1B
2B Dan Uggla, Atl 2B
3B Ryan Zimmerman, Was 3B
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
2B/SS Daniel Murphy, NYM 1B, 2B, 3B
1B/3B David Freese, StL 3B
OF Andre Ethier, LAD OF
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF
OF Drew Stubbs, Cin OF
OF Michael Cuddyer, Min OF, 1B, 2B
OF Emilio Bonifacio, Fla OF, 3B, SS
UTIL Eric Hosmer, KC 1B

Bench Chris Young, Ari OF
Bench Edwin Encarnacion, Tor 3B, 1B, DH

P Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP
P David Price, TB SP
P Dan Haren, LAA SP
P Cole Hamels, Phi SP
P Jair Jurrjens, Atl SP
P Chris Carpenter, StL SP
P Joe Nathan, Min RP
P Drew Storen, Was RP
P Huston Street, Col RP

Bench Cory Luebke, SD SP, RP
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Re: Pick up Brian McCann - drop who?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:14 pm

Encarnacion has been pretty solid lately, but I'd drop him to get a stud like McCann. Not like he's going to see any time in your starting lineup except for the occasional Monday or Thursday limited schedule games.
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Re: Pick up Brian McCann - drop who?

Postby ahcryky » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:49 pm

Why can't I be in leagues where managers drop the best catcher in baseball......... Bye Bye Encarnacion..........
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Re: Pick up Brian McCann - drop who?

Postby ljbrun » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks guys! Edwin gets his walking papers. Was also thinking of Luebke, but as avsfan4ever33 pointed out, Encarnacion probably won't get off the bench that often anyway.

My 1st year in fantasy baseball and even though we have small benches I've been surprised by some of the drops. Other notable WW pickups on my roster; Mauer & Hamels.
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