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Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:39 pm

First off, relevant info: one year league, 8 teams, H2H points format. Players on the DL do not occupy any roster spots, so dropping them does NOT free up any space. I currently have one empty spot on the roster after dropping Adams (was hoping Bell would get traded, but I don't really need him anyway). Johnny Cueto was dropped a couple of days ago and if he clears waivers, which I doubt he will, he'll hit the FA tomorrow morning. In an 8-team league, would you use the 5th overall waiver claim to grab him? 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
DL: Stephen Strasberg, Johan Santana

The only reason I'm asking is because there are other good FA's out there. I don't have any bench batters, so if anybody sits out a day that spot stays empty for me. Here are the other notable FA's:
Neftali Feliz
Kyle Farnsworth
Matt Garza
Ryan Dempster
John Danks
Francisco Liriano
Adam Dunn
Ichiro Suzuki
Billy Butler
Alexei Ramirez
Starlin Castro
Chris Young
Martin Prado
Melky Cabrera
Matt Wieters
Mike Napoli

Let me know if, based on my roster, there are other changes you think I should make too. I don't have any backup C's after Mauer, any backup SS's after Jeter, or any backup 2B's after Kinsler. If I add Cueto, someone like Luebke becomes expendable I guess, so I can add another bat with that spot. The question is...who? Thanks for the advice, and post a link so I can return the favor!
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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby ahcryky » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:56 pm

Easy.... Bye Bye Luebke
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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby jruffus1 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:07 pm

I guess now a days throwing a complete game shutout gets you the boot.
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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby Fantasy GM » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:09 pm

Drop Luebke or Hellickson...you have to put in a claim for Cueto. Hellickson is likely to see his innings decrease, so look at Danks or Garza when that happens as well. Felix has had some blowups, but not sure why he is a FA (8-team league I guess). And Starlin Castro or Alexei Ramirez > Jeter.

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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby KaPluie » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:42 pm

No idea why someone would drop him. He leads the NL in ERA and hasn't let up more than 3 runs in a game all season. Def. pick him up w/ the 5th waiver selection!!

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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby hockeykidb3 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:13 pm

definetely get cueto, drop hellickson or luebke, also i would look at castro and chris young
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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby csking33 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:24 pm

have to agree with everybody else, leubke or hellickson. especially bc of innings on hellickson. there are pretty good pitchers on your fa market though. you should see mine lol.

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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby hockeykidb3 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:33 pm

Also get Castro over jeter
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Re: Cueto dropped...use 5th waiver claim? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:08 pm

I should clarify: after dropping Adams, I currently have an empty spot, so I don't have to drop anybody to put in the claim for Cueto. I was wondering if he was worth the 5th waiver claim in an 8-team league, and after I add him if there were any others move to be made.

I put in the claim and I have my fingers crossed that I get him. If I do, I'll drop Luebke and add Castro since Jeter's hurting right now. After that, I guess my next most droppable player is Hellickson for a guy like Prado or Feliz. What would you do?
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