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Postby tjoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:35 pm

I have Valverde, but he has been disappointing lately. There are many good options available (its a 8 team league), but its hard to get rid of the closer for the Tigers. Are any of these players worth dropping Valverde for:

Ernesto Frieri
Heath Bell
Alfredo Aceves
Hudson Street
Tyler Clippard
Ryan Cook


8 team Yahoo HtoH league

C - Carlos Santana
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Aaron Hill
3B - Mark Trumbo
SS - Jose Reyes
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Matt Holiday
OF - Ben Zobrist
Util - Aramis Ramirez
Util - Paul Konerko
Bn - Shane Victorino

SP - Cliff Lee
SP - Ian Kennedy
SP - James McDonald
SP - Johnny Cueto
SP - James Shields
SP - Matt Harrison
RP - Jose Valverde
RP - Joel Hanrahan
Bn - Jarrod Parker
Bn - Josh Beckett
Bn - Josh Johnson
Bn - Marco Estrada
DL - Brandon McCarthy
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Re: Jose Valverde

Postby dssguy99 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:38 pm

Damn, Clippard is still out there? That guy has been lights out (except the other day)...Id grab him asap.
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Re: Jose Valverde

Postby mkultra » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm

I'd take ANY of those guys, except Heath Bell, over Valverde. Frieri and Clippard are your obvious top choices. I'd actually drop Hanrahan as well for both of them.

I also don't know the specifics of your league scoring/keeper structure, but these guys are probably not worth a spot on your roster, either:

Santana
Aram (if you didn't have Trumbo at 3B he might be OK there, but definitely not at Util)
Victorino
Parker
Beckett
Estrada

Don't get hung up on names! If you've got the roster moves, I'd be looking to upgrade ALL of those guys from the FA pool.
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Re: Jose Valverde

Postby tjoy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Thanks for you help. We have a standard yahoo scoring structure, not a keeper league.

I dropped Sanana and Victorino earlier, just have not updated my roster on here yet. Estrada and Parker I picked up recently for their match ups last week. Beckett has been on my DL for a few weeks and I am waiting to see how he does coming off the DL - he's had some good games this year.

Aram is the tough one for me. I have Trumbo at 3B for now, but Aram has been heating up in the last couple weeks and I don't know that there is anyone on the waiver wire that I'd take over him. Been looking to upgrade at 3B all year, I just have not been able to do it yet.

I am going to drop Valverde for either Clippard or Frieri. I'm not sure I agree with you on Hanrahan. He has more points thus far than any of the available RPs. Any reason that I should reconsider? Also, with Frieri, I am nervous about Scioscia using more of a committee in the future.
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Re: Jose Valverde

Postby mkultra » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:38 pm

Yeah, in a points league it's more of a toss-up between those guys.
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Re: Jose Valverde

Postby cmm1285 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:28 pm

Frieri, Clippard and Cook are all good options. I'd go with either Frieri or Clippard. Frieri's K/9IP is insane.

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