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Postby BUCCOFAN » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:16 am

UPDATE!!! PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF THE THREAD MY LAST POST (TRADE SCENARIO) (SOLVED)
UPDATE!!! PLEASE SEE PAGE 2 MY THREAD

14 team league, deep rosters Auction Fantasy Points league we start the following weekly 2 Catchers 2-1B 2-2B 2-3B 2-SS 5-OF 1-DH 8-Pitchers 6 man bench and 3 minor league slots.

Got some healthy bodies last week, and traded for some 2-1 deals. Need to drop someone.

These are my options the way I see it
2B - M.Ellis $1 (1) (LAD) - not needed right now, but is a nice cheap backup @ 2B and $1, my two starters a semi expansive and I like the insurance
P - J.Blanton $1 (1) (LAD) - trade to LA, should give him a boast
P - K.Medlen $1 (ATL) - recently claimed him last week due to his 2 starts this week. Nice cheap option especially when I have an active salary cap @ $305, when Hanson returns he is probably a reliever again right? but does have value right now.
P - R.Betancourt $6 (1) (COL) - Rockies have been terrible of late no save chances, is almost useless of late.

My Starting Roster
C - Y.Molina, M.Montero
1B - A.Gonzalez, B.Butler
2B - D.Uggla, R.Weeks
3B - B.Lawrie, W.Bloomquist (just filling in for Bautista/Plouffe)
SS - J.Reyes, S.Castro
OF - A.McCutchen, M.Trout, M.Bourn, A.Craig, D.Stubbs
DH - C.Santana
P - J.Lester, J.Zimmermann, T.Hudson, R.Dempster, J.McDonald, AJ.Burnett, J.Hanrahan, T.Clippard
BENCH - E.Hosmer, M.Ellis, L.Cain, J.Hellickson, K.Medlen, J.Blanton, R.Betancourt (currently one to many)
DL - 3B/OF - J.Bautista, 3B/SS/OF - T.Plouffe, P - J.Niemann, P - C.Luebke (will have to make room for the following 4 as well sooner or later)
MINORS - SS - J.Segura (MIL) P - C.Archer (TB) P - A.Bradley (ARZ)
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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:20 am

I would probably dump Ellis...Closers can still be valuable, and Blanton and Medlen I would hold onto.
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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Ellis makes sense but probably not since you start 2Cs each week.

Any chance you can trade Bettencourt to another closer weak team for a future draft pick?

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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby ATLbraves » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:43 pm

FantasySportsMaven wrote:Ellis makes sense but probably not since you start 2Cs each week.

Any chance you can trade Bettencourt to another closer weak team for a future draft pick?



I completely agree, if you can somehow do this it would def be your best option imo.



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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby BUCCOFAN » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:09 pm

FantasySportsMaven wrote:Ellis makes sense but probably not since you start 2Cs each week.

Any chance you can trade Bettencourt to another closer weak team for a future draft pick?

Help me in return? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=451424


I can try, but its actually 2B - MARK ELLIS (LAD) not the catcher. I got 3 catchers in Molina/Montero/Santana

I will try to swing a 2 for 1 deal somewhere. but its tough with this being a auction league and salary plays a hand
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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby whiteyzacks » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:37 pm

I see what you are saying with having Ellis for backup...but this is a really deep league man, I say you dump him. Pick up a guy when needed if either Weeks or Uggs goes down. No need to waste the roster spot.

I think Mendlen might keep his spot for a while...Hanson has been bothered by this back issue for a while now, he could need a few weeks. Blanton is blanton...just a boring fantasy pitcher, but he gives you plenty of value in such a deep league. Closer on bad teams are pretty valuable too...every win they get is likely a small win, so he'll get the saves.

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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby germani40 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:45 pm

I would drop Ellis. I want closers all year. I like to load up on them personally and just take the category easily. After Ellis I drop Blanton, Medlan, Betancourt in that order.



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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby TruYankeeFan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:42 pm

Of those listed I def drop Ellis

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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby BUCCOFAN » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:24 am

FantasySportsMaven wrote:Ellis makes sense but probably not since you start 2Cs each week.

Any chance you can trade Bettencourt to another closer weak team for a future draft pick?

Help me in return? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=451424


What about the following deal?
2B - Ellis $1
P - Betancourt $6
FOR
2B - Infante $3 (should give me an upgrade of Ellis as my backup @ 2B, down the stretch and quite possibly can start over the struggling Uggla.)
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Re: Who to waive (WHIR)

Postby lyons595 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:51 am

I dont know why you are so eager to get rid of Betancourt. No the Rox havent done well at all lately, but he's worth more than Infante by far.
To make room for someone, Mark Ellis is the one to go. He's just another guy...you can easily replace him.

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