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Postby timkell » Tue Mar 11, 2003 3:24 pm

I'm in a ten team head to head CBS league, MLB universe.

Here's my offense:
C, Posada
1B, Bagwell
2B, Luis Castillo
SS, Nomar Garciaparra
3B, Aaron Boone
OF, Barry Bonds
OF, Gary Sheffield
OF, Brian Giles
U, Durazo
Bench:
OF, Kearns
OF, Jacque Jones
OF, Shannon Stewart
OF, Darin Erstad
2B, Michael Young

I have way too many outfielders. Only enough room for one bench pitcher, and I'd rather have two. There's a few young arms on the wire I'd like to consider grabbing. Who should I drop out of Kearns, Jones, Erstad and Stewart?
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Postby davegod2 » Tue Mar 11, 2003 3:30 pm

Geez, can't you try to trade one or two of them? Anyone you drop will probably get claimed off of waivers, so I would try to do a trade. If you have to drop one, I would drop Jones...
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Postby timkell » Tue Mar 11, 2003 4:08 pm

I could try, but sometimes it's more effort that it's worth. right after the draft was over, I picked up Stewart and Kearns. Somehow, they slipped through the draft.

Then someone stupidly waived Erstad, so I had to grab him, considering the crappy player I had riding the pine at the time.

Now, I'm sitting here with a dilemma. I'm working trades, but it's always hard to trade less than top tier players.
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Postby THE MASHER » Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:04 pm

You can really take your pick of who to pick (most likely Stewart) simply because neither of your bench players are going to be better than what you have in the OF. However, it is QUITE possible that any of them would be more valuable than Durazo. That said, I'd release either Jones or Stewart, then Erstad, then Kearns.
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Postby The Jury » Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:31 pm

Drop Erstad and Michael Young.
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:13 pm

I'd drop Erstad, unless your league has a specific position for CF, and not just three OF slots. I'm thinking you might want to consider M. Young too, but I'd wait and see how castillo's hip is doing before you drop his back-up. No matter how much of a pain in the a** trading second or third tier players is, try to work an unbalanced deal, where you give two players for one, then pick up one of the good young arms from FA to fill out your roster.
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:15 pm

Durazo could have a monster season this year. Then again, he might hit the DL (like usual) by the end of June. IMO he is overvalued right now in most leagues. You could package him with one of your outfielders for another utility player or another arm.
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Postby timkell » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:39 pm

Yeah, I'm working on second base. Actually, what I'd like to get is a better third baseman. Then I could have Boone as my backup 2B and 3B, and I could drop Young. That's my grand plan.

Durazo, I'm trying to trade, but if not I'll hold onto him on the bench and see how he works out. Not sure who I'll play at utility yet.

Thanks for all the advice!
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:12 pm

I wouldnt drop Kearns or Jones. Erstad seems to be the guy.
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