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Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby MoonCorps » Thu May 17, 2012 6:18 pm

I've been hearing that people don't like Floyd cause he tends to implode randomly, and last night's game didn't look like a good sign. Wei-Yin Chen on the other hand, has been looking really good and has been pretty consistent so far, even when going up against tough teams. The only concern I've heard is that his main pitch is a fastball, which is amazing, but when hitters figure that out he may not be as great unless he improves his others. Also, Floyd does get more K's, which is my worst category.

What would you do? Hold onto Floyd, drop him for Chen, or maybe someone else? Will try my best to help in return (I'm new to this, so can't promise I'll be helpful).

I'm in a 14 team mixed league, h2h (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG; H, ER, K, ERA, WHIP). No keepers.

C - Yadier Molina
1B - Konerko
2B - Zobrist
3B - Michael Young
SS - Asdrubal Cabrera
2B/SS - Mike Aviles
1B/3B - Jose Bautista
OF - Angel Pagan
OF - Carlos Beltran
OF - Luke Scott
OF - Andres Torres
OF - Andy Dirks
UT - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Kyle Seager
Bench - Jarrod Dyson
DL - Ellsbury

SP - Clayton Kershaw, Matt Cain, Ted Lilly, Gavin Floyd, Joe Blanton
RP - Rafael Betancourt, Joel Hanrahan, Heath Bell, Fernando Rodney, Santiago Casilla

Other FA - Phil Hughes, Wade Miley, Henderson Alvarez, Ryan Vogelsong, Jake Westbrook (gets off the waiver wire tomorrow)
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Fri May 18, 2012 2:31 am

Volgelsong is tempting if he's sitting there. But I think I'd gamble on Chen. Floyd way too inconsistent for me.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Fri May 18, 2012 7:20 am

Do you need 5 closers? I would dump your worst closer for Chen another SP would be great.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby rjforlife » Fri May 18, 2012 7:21 am

Chen looks like a nice speculative play....Vogelsong is indeed tempting, but the Giants are going to win him many games. Baltimore/Chen are hot, so run with it.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby nyr199435 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:25 pm

Yeah, I'd take a shot on Chen...but I'd probably drop a closer to do it. If you don't want to though, you could probably be pretty safe dropping Floyd.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby MoonCorps » Fri May 18, 2012 1:38 pm

Thanks for the replies. You guys have made me think of letting go of a closer, but I think I should try to trade one rather than dropping one, since they're all pretty valuable. Heath Bell is my weakest link, and I'm first in saves without his help, so I'm thinking of offering to trade him for another SP, hopefully someone better than I can get of the FA list.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby pungent » Fri May 18, 2012 1:40 pm

Chen and Vogelsong for me!
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby michaelyoung4prez » Fri May 18, 2012 2:55 pm

I dropped Floyd for Chen myself, join me. I was waiting for Floyd to poop the bed and then the party was over and it was back to streaming only with him. He already has a short leash with most owners, grab Chen for this @WAS start (AL East pitchers <3 NL ballpark matchups) and the Nats really only have a mediocre lineup with stellar SP. Don't drop a closer unless it is a league with 1 RP slot and there are a bunch of closers available on waivers anayway
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby garf112 » Fri May 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Disagree on dropping floyd. I'd rather drop joe Blanton. Floyd is going to have an excellent year and be about a #3 or 4 fantasy starter. People dropping him after one poor start are not smart.
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Re: Drop Gavin Floyd for Wei-Yin Chen? WHIR

Postby Swept Away » Fri May 18, 2012 5:53 pm

I'd drop Blanton for Vogelsong. Thanks for your help on mine.
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