lane_anasazi2 wrote:If you're playing a SS at UTL, you're doing something wrong. I don't care what kind of league it is. That's just so sub-optimal.
It's suboptimal to release the player (Gordon) most likely to provide the greatest value over his cost. Nl only leagues don't just have extra 1b or of lying around to be plugged into the util spot. I'm not sure what the opening poster meant by "standard" when he described his league, but I'm assuming 2 catchers 5 of mi, cr, and util. Gordon becomes more questionable the fewer lineup slots there are.
To me, "standard" is 1 C, 3 OF, 1 UTL and no MI/CI. I'm 100% on board that if it's something like 2 C 5 OF MI/CI 2 UTL, then by all means keep Gordon in a 12 team NL only. It isn't even a question.
To be fair, sometimes you do have to stick a SS/C or something into UTL, I just can't believe that even in a deep league there isn't a better player (that he could conceivably pick up in the draft) than Gordon.
Also, and this is important, I'm not a big believer in Gordon. His minor-league profile just doesn't predict stardom for me. 7 career HR in over 1600 minor league AB, for one thing. He's also not at a place on the development curve where there's room for a lot of projection.