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Postby nyr199435 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33 pm

I have the number 1 waiver in our league. Players clear tomorrow morning. My team is below. I have nobody to back up 2B, 3B, or SS, so Aviles is an attractive option. I'll also be leaving the C slot empty until Montero gets C eligibility, so I'm eyeing up Wilson Ramos.

First: who would you drop?
Second: who would you add with the waiver?
Mike Aviles
Wilson Ramos
Jonathan Broxton
Justin Morneau
Lorenzo Cain
Ryan Roberts
Brett Jackson (could get called up very shortly)

I'm leaning toward dropping probably Teheran. Doesn't look like he'll make the Braves starting rotation. What would you do? Aviles and Ramos are tempting, but Morneau's hitting like the Morneau of old recently. If he's over his concussion, he's dangerous.

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C: Jesus Montero
1B: Freddie Freeman
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: David Wright
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Chris Young
Util: Ike Davis
BN: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Joyce

SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, Adam Wainwright, Jon Lester, Johan Santana, Ivan Nova, Clay Buchholz, Julio Teheran
RP: John Axford, Carlos Marmol, Francisco Cordero, Tyler Clippard
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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby nyr199435 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:35 pm

Stat categories:
Batters:
1B: 1 point
2B: 2
3B: 3
HR: 4
RBI: 1
SB: 2
CS: -2
BB: 1
IBB: 1
K: -1
GIDP: -4
CYC: 4
SLAM: 5

Pitchers:
IP: 1
W: 7
L: -7
CG: 4.5
SHO: 9
SV: 7
ER: -1
BB: -1
IBB: -1
K: 0.5
HLD: 4
NH: 18
PG: 27
QS: 3.5
BSV: -7
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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:39 pm

Drop Nova for Broxton
Roberts is 2B/3B, a much better hitter then Aviles.
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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby Fenris-77 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:18 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Drop Nova for Broxton
Roberts is 2B/3B, a much better hitter then Aviles.

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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby nyr199435 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:19 pm

Am I missing something with Nova? Did he get bumped in the rotation or something? He was 16-4 last year.
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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:24 pm

nyr199435 wrote:Am I missing something with Nova? Did he get bumped in the rotation or something? He was 16-4 last year.

All due to run support.
He got 8.82 runs per 9, the 2nd most.
He has a terrible K/9 rate.

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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby Fenris-77 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:27 pm

nyr199435 wrote:Am I missing something with Nova? Did he get bumped in the rotation or something? He was 16-4 last year.

Chasing wins is a losing proposition. The rest of Nova's peripherals can be had off the wire all year. Broxton may close all year, so he's the more valuable speculative add.
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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby TruYankeeFan » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:06 pm

nyr199435 wrote:Am I missing something with Nova? Did he get bumped in the rotation or something? He was 16-4 last year.


The #s about him having tremendous run support as well as his lack of k's and a bit of luck are totally true and I believe...gave him the year he had. Take those horrible peripherals and add to it a league with tape on him...and the potential for a sophemore slump even if he some how stays in the rotation (injuries can happen) is freak HUGE. But most likely he will be pitching with the homeless AAA Yanks (scranton stadium under season long renovation).

The latest talk is that Hughes may be the #3...regardless he is ahead of Nova. So that goes...CC, Kuroda, Hughes, Pineda, Nova (with Sweaty Freddy in the bullpen waiting for Nova to take his bad spring north)

Then you have Pettitte. Not only is he a yankee great...but he is a pitchers pitcher...he can win without a big fastball. All the word from camp is he will be ready by may...and he already looks better than Nova.

So come May 10th and the yanks rotation looks something like...CC, Kuroda, Pettitte, Hughes, Pineda...and Sweaty Freddy takes the spot start/long relief/mop up roll...where does that leave Nova?
trade help needed

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Re: Who to add with #1 waiver?

Postby Irish Drunk » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:59 pm

Drop Nova and add R Roberts asap.
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