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Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby TruYankeeFan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:59 am

Going into this week I have a 10.5 game lead over the rest of the league, and 4 weeks left before the playoffs. I want to set myself up for the Championship run....as well as make a few shrewd pickups as we are shifting to a keeper league next year.

I have held on as long as possible...hoping Axford would get back to last years form. The only think keeping him from ruining my ERA and WHIP is the fact his innings are such a small part of my rotation...but when he puts up a 9.50+ ERA over the last 14 days and a 6.5+ ERA for the season...I wonder if it is time to bail...especially since Janssen is available. I could also pick up Henderson who is splitting closing duties in MIL with Axford and seems to be poised to take it over all together.

And what about James McDonald....I want to believe this is just a bump in the road...but since the AS break he has been horrendous. How long to I hang onto him?

Best pitchers available...
Miguel Gonzalez
Bartolo Colon
Clay Buchholz
Alex Cobb
Mike Minor
Alexi Ogando
Greg Holland
Steve Cishek
Jim Henderson

Best hitters available....
Adam Laroche
Dexter Fowler
Cody Ross
Ben Revere
Nick Markakis
Kendrys Morales
Justin Morneau
Eric Chavez
Angel Pagan
Starling Marte
Mike Olt
Manny Machado

UPDATED:Machado is gone since I posted this...also...Marco Scutaro and Todd Frazier are available (hot over the last 30 days and both qualify for 3 or more positions.

I am leaning towards dropping Axford for Janssen or Ogando...and dropping McDonald for Minor, Buchholz or Gonzalez.

My Roster:
C-Napoli
1B-Prince
2B-Altuve
SS-Jeter
3B-Chris Johnson
OF-CarGo
OF-Melky Cabrera
OF-B Harper
UT-A Craig
BN-, Cespedes, ARod(DL), Ruiz(DL)

SP-Kershaw, J McDonald, Dempster, Harrison, Zimmermann, Fiers, Hughes, Shields

RP -Chapman, Axford, Wilhelmson

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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby germani40 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:32 am

I would drop Axford and then add Janssen or Henderson. I would prefer Janssen because he has the job for sure. I would drop McDonald for Colon, Machado, or Revere. Colon has been great recently and as long as he is at home he is an easy start. Machado has been great recently but so has Jeter so its a tough call. Last option would be Revere. I dont know how many steals you need per week or if it is even categories at all but Rever will help your steals. Your steals are decent but could be improved.
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby murphydog » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:26 am

I just dropped Axford this morning. I think it is apparent that he isnt going to come back into form this year, if ever. I really liked the guy going into this year and kept waiting but he is killing my team. If you have the chance to get Janssen I would do it.
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby TruYankeeFan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:38 am

Machado was picked up since I posted this...also...Marco Scutaro and Todd Frazier are available (hot over the last 30 days and both qualify for 3 or more positions).
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby kaiser » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:45 am

I'd take Jannsen over Axford.
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby Archibald » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:45 am

If you think you need the saves, take Janssen even though his save opportunities have been very limited lately. His ratios are still helpful.

However, with those free agents, I'd recommend taking Minor and Revere, especially as a potential keeper. Minor has shown tremendous strides in his command of late, walking less and striking out more. Revere has shown he can just hit. He could help significantly in batting average (offset Napoli for example) and give you the lead in steals.

Other pick-ups that I like are for Colon, Buchholz, Morneau, Marte, and Frazier.
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby nyr199435 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:51 pm

Yeah, I think you can safely cut Axford for Janssen. In fact, I'm surprised Janssen's still out there. He's been one of the few sure things at RP this season. I'm in a points league, and he's in the top 50.
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Re: Drop Axford for Janssen? What about McDonald [AWHIR]

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Absolutely cut Axford for Janssen if you need a closer. If you need a SP then definitely cut Axford for McDonald. Both are good moves.




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