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Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby allday643dp » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:45 am

The league is just me and my friends trying to learn, so it's 5x5 roto. Standard 25 man rosters. As per the law of the board, here's my position players:
Miguel Montero, Eric Hosmer, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Reyes, Michael Cuddyer, Jacoby Ellsbury, Andrew McCutcheon, Michael Bourn, Emilio Bonifacio, Desmond Jennings, Adam Lind, Buster Posey, Alex Gordon

But more importantly, here is my question and my pitchers: Should I drop one of my starters to pick up Heath Bell out of FA?

Clayton Kershaw
Cole Hamels
Matt Cain
Yovani Gallardo
James Shields
Stephen Strasburg
Madison Bumgarner
Brandon Beachy
Anibal Sanchez
Jason Motte
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:54 am

Drop Montero for Bell.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby mikekim2121 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:22 am

Its best to have atleast 2 closers so I would try to pick up Bell. I'm not sure who you're starting and who's on your bench so I'll just give you a list of players worth dropping.

Bonifacio, Lind, and Sanchez.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby Whalewang » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 am

drop Anibal Sanchez for Bell.
Your friends should have at least done a NL or AL league instead of a mix.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby allday643dp » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:11 am

Since everyone in the league is new (most relatively new to following baseball), we decided to keep it realllly deep.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby Whalewang » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:19 am

except it's REALLY shallow (the opposite of deep).
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby allday643dp » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:39 am

Whalewang wrote:except it's REALLY shallow (the opposite of deep).
How is that?
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:41 am

Because you don't have to reach DEEP into the player pool to find a good replacement for anyone that gets injured.

Shallow = tons of good players on every team/free agents
Deep = opposite

I'm guessing your league has 8 players at most? Super shallow.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby MaudDib » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:41 am

Who is on your WW? Is there still a lot of good SP there or players in the same ballpark as Lind/Bonifacio because if so then I would drop one of them but if the WW is pretty bare then I don't think I make that move. What about any other closers on the WW? I do think you could use another closer and if the league is pretty shallow (meaning plenty of talent still on the WW) then you should think about streaming pitchers (pick up pitchers off the WW that have the best matchups like pitching in San Diego or Seattle). But again if there isn't much on the WW then don't make the move. I am not sold on Bell and like most of your players more except maybe Lind.
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Re: Drop a Starter for a Reliever?

Postby allday643dp » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:06 pm

silverZ wrote:Because you don't have to reach DEEP into the player pool to find a good replacement for anyone that gets injured.

Shallow = tons of good players on every team/free agents
Deep = opposite

I'm guessing your league has 8 players at most? Super shallow.
Shoot. My bad. You're right, obviously. I was thinking in reverse this morning.

There are still plenty of starters left.
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