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Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:48 am

Batters:
1B: 1 point
2B: 2
3B: 3
HR: 4
RBI: 1
SB: 2
CS: -2
BB: 1
IBB: 1
K: -1
GDIP: -4
CYC: 4
SLAM: 5

Pitchers:
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W: 7
L: -7
CG: 4.5
SHO: 9
SV: 7
ER: -1
BB: -1
IBB: -1
K: 0.5
HLD: 4
NH: 18
PG: 27
QS: 3.5
BSV: -7

With Cook's recent struggles, and the possibility of some other guys getting decent save opportunities, I'm wondering if it's time to part ways with Cook or Santana. It appears as though Oakland will eventually put Cook back in the closer role, but there are some other really attractive options out there that are tempting.

I don't want to drop a guy like Hughes, Minor, or Straily. I need the pitching depth, so I would rather keep them and hope it pans out. But is it worth grabbing another closer as insurance for Cook, or dropping Cook altogether?

Here are some of the options:
-Luke Gregerson (Street on the DL)
-Jeremy Affeldt
-Steve Cishek
-Wilton Lopez
-Jim Henderson
-Grant Balfour

Also, James McDonald was dropped and is currently on waivers. Should I just let him go, or is it worth dropping someone to try nabbing him? Here are the FA SPs:
-James McDonald (waivers)
-Patrick Corbin
-Jeff Samardzija
-Jason Marquis

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2B: Robinson Cano
3B: David Wright
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Nelson Cruz
OF: Carl Crawford
Util: Ryan Zimmerman
BN: Manny Machado, Carlos Santana, Yoenis Cespedes

SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, Adam Wainwright, Tim Lincecum, Josh Johnson, Phil Hughes, Michael Fiers, Mike Minor, Daniel Straily, Johan Santana
RP: Greg Holland, Addison Reed, Ryan Cook
DL: Andrew Cashner
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Re: Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby lambo1203 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:54 am

Cut ties with Cook, and go for either Samarzdija or McDonald. And definitely hold onto Minor, he's the best of the unreliables.

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Re: Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:00 pm

drop Cook. I'd look for Samardzia or McDonald. Or if you want to take a flyer on a closer, I would look at Henderson.

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Re: Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby ATLbraves » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:30 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:drop Cook. I'd look for Samardzia or McDonald. Or if you want to take a flyer on a closer, I would look at Henderson.

+1 ;-D

Definitely keep Minor, he has turned things around and he has the potential to be a great piece down the stretch. You will most likely regret it if you drop him.
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Re: Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:43 pm

Yeah, if I drop Cook it should probably be for an RP, or else I'd be leaving one of those spots open for no reason. The question is...which RP? Will Balfour take the job back? Is Gregerson worthwhile while Street is out? Does Lopez have the most job security? Or should I bite the bullet with leaving a spot empty and maybe add Samardzija/McDonald/Corbin?
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Re: Cut ties with Cook or Johan? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:49 pm

Oh, and Lucas Harrell is a SP option too.
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