HOOTIE wrote:Weaver is overrated.
He got lucky with babip and strand rate last year.
His xFIP was 3.80.
If my OF is that bad, i'm not trading Crawford.
SP is easier to find then OF.
He did get a little lucky with those, and with his hr rate, so you can't expect a 2.40 era. But normalize all those, and I still don't think you get a 3.80 era. His career numbers for babip and hr rate are much better than average, so I think you're still looking at ace-calibre numbers, just not Kershaw-ace-calibre numbers.
And while of isn't tremendously deep, it's a very shallow league. I haven't seen a league with 4 of spots, so I'm guessing there are 3 -- figuring some being held as backups and utils, I'm guessing about 40 of are taken. I think there's still a lot of depth after that top-40 group.
I can understand keeping Crawford as a sort of lottery ticket. Just wouldn't be my move, especially with the injury.