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Postby Raindog9912 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:18 am

Hi Guys,

Im in a 12 team 5x5 keeper league, we get 7 keepers. I plan on keeping keeping Halladay, Greinke, Pineda, Fielder, Granderson, Carlos Santana (thats 6).

I'm torn between Billy Butler and Starlin Castro for my 7th keeper, and leaning towards Castro. His numbers arent spectacular, but the upside and potential is definitely there!

Any comments / feedback you can provide to me would be greatly appreciated. Below are my leagues settings for positions.

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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Beeblebrox » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:23 am

Keep Butler and Starlin. Dump Pineda.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:24 am

Beeblebrox wrote:Keep Butler and Starlin. Dump Pineda.


As much as I like Pineda I have to agree.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby MaudDib » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:50 am

silverZ wrote:
Beeblebrox wrote:Keep Butler and Starlin. Dump Pineda.


As much as I like Pineda I have to agree.

This is what i was thinking as well. I think you can replace Pineda's production more than either of these. Plus I think Butler could take a step forward this year and Castro is prime to add a little more power.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Raindog9912 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:56 am

Thanks for the replies, I definitely did not expect the feedback that I received so far to drop Pineda and keep both Castro and Buttler!
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby kidsilk » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:07 pm

I would also throw back Pineda and keep Butler and Castro.

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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby fast dogs » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:37 pm

you've got the dual aces at the top and SP is going to be plentiful in a 12 teamer. Did you see where Pineda's velocity was down his first game? Maybe its nothing and maybe its more reason to just go with the 2 aces
In a 5 OF league, you have anyone close to Butler?
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Raindog9912 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:44 pm

The only half-way descent OF on my team is Shin Soo Choo, rough year for him last year...
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Since you start 5 OF i would cut Pineda and keep Castro and Choo.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Beeblebrox » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:24 pm

MadDog36 wrote:Since you start 5 OF i would cut Pineda and keep Castro and Choo.


There's also 1B, CI, and 2 UTIL spots. There's plenty of room for Butler in that lineup.


Might try putting together a 2-for-1 or 3-for-2 package and look to upgrade those keepers a bit. Maybe package Choo and Pineda together and see if you can get someone like Bruce/Pence/McCutch/someone in that neighborhood?
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