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Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu May 17, 2012 2:58 pm

12 team, H2H, standard stat, 9 keepers each year.
Currently sitting next to last after my hitters stumbled out of the gate and my opponent had Hamilton last week.

I want to drop one player to add C Friedrich (SP - Col).

C - Lucroy
1B - MCab
2B - Phillips
3B - Zimmerman
SS - A Escobar
OF - Braun
OF - J Upton
OF - Holliday
Util - Dunn
B - A Gordon (currently platooning Gordon/Dunn at Util according to matchup)

SP - Beachy, Moore, Lilly, Fister, Smyly, Samardzija
RP - Betancourt, Johnson, Capps, Downs, Thayer
DL - S Santos, D Hudson

I'm looking to add C Friedrich for his start against SEA this week and to bolster my staff. I'm thinking the only guy worth dropping is Downs or Thayer but I'd be giving up a closer (they are hot commodities this season, especially in this league) which I don't want to do. I don't think I can spare to drop a different starter as all of them are playing quite well other than Moore. This is a keeper so I cannot drop Moore.

Please help - who should I drop?

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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby fierro33 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:03 pm

your worse player valuewise is smyly.....who is similar to the guy u want to pick up....i say they are about even but since its a keeper i would drop smyly for him
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby USBlues19 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:07 pm

I'm far from an expert, but I'll weigh in anyway. I just dropped D. Gordon in my league. All he's good for is steals, and he stopped getting on base the last couple weeks. Was hitting about .114 over the 2 weeks prior to when I dropped him. Plus he's gotten caught stealing a fair amount.

I still needed steals so I added Bonifacio (sp) or whatever. He gets steals plus he can actually hit.

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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu May 17, 2012 3:12 pm

USBlues19 wrote:I'm far from an expert, but I'll weigh in anyway. I just dropped D. Gordon in my league. All he's good for is steals, and he stopped getting on base the last couple weeks. Was hitting about .114 over the 2 weeks prior to when I dropped him. Plus he's gotten caught stealing a fair amount.

I still needed steals so I added Bonifacio (sp) or whatever. He gets steals plus he can actually hit.

FWIW.


Alex Gordon, not Dee. Sorry for the confusion (edited original post).
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby coyotesjr97 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:12 pm

I most certainly wouldn't drop a closer, especially in a 12 team league. I'd rather see you try to trade one for something than set him to waivers. Your OF is very deep. Why not see if you can package a guy like Gordon and a closer for a decent starter? Depending on what's available off WW, perhaps you could pick up another bat to offset the loss of Gordon. Just a thought.
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby kaiser » Thu May 17, 2012 3:22 pm

Smyly, I guess, if you are so intent on streaming this guy. Smardjza is also a candidate to go.
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby buehrle56 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:30 pm

If you're set on adding him, I'd drop smyly. I think it's really a wash between the two, but there's no one else to drop.
Thanks for the help on mine.
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby MoonCorps » Thu May 17, 2012 3:35 pm

I would drop Smyly. Even if they're all doing well, I don't think you need more starters. And if your hitting staff is hurting, I wouldn't drop the one guy on the bench who's platooning with someone else. Then you wouldn't have any flexibility there.

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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby guyincognito » Thu May 17, 2012 3:37 pm

Agreed. If you are to drop anyone, it would have to be Smyly. Thanks for the help on mine!
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Re: Pick the player to drop - WHIR always

Postby joeyg2323 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:41 pm

i wouldnt make any move for him. Smyly is your worse player but i think is better then friedrich. i have had both on my team from there starts of the season. Smyly has pitched well vs Rays, Yankees, and Rangers- 3 of the best lineups in the AL and also pitches in tiger stadium where friedrich pitches in Denver.

Stick with your roster.


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