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Dropping Kubel

Postby Pav » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:33 pm

Since July 25th, Kubel has really done nothing to benefit me and offer me points.

Since there is only 2 weeks left of our season then playoffs, I am considering dropping him.

I think it's best seeking players on teams in the playoff hunt.

Which would be your top 3 on FA by preference?

I am leaning Swisher, Ross, Jay, then Belt

H2H mixed, weekly: W-L-T
Cats: R, H, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, TB, A, FPCT, AVG, OPS, CYC, OFA
Playoffs are: Week 22, 23 and 24


I like your my roster as constructed. Scutaro makes sense for me as a bench player...since he HITS, been good and consistent. Also, great flexibility so valuable..

FA
Jon Jay (StL - OF)
Desmond Jennings (TB - OF)
Nick Swisher (NYY - 1B,OF)
Andy Dirks (Det - OF)
Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,OF)
Cody Ross (Bos - OF)

Roster
C Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C)
1B Adrián González (Bos - 1B,OF)
2B José Altuve (Hou - 2B)
3B Edwin Encarnación (Tor - 1B,3B)
SS Elvis Andrus (Tex - SS)
OF Matt Holliday (StL - OF)
OF Shane Victorino (LAD - OF)
OF Eric Young (Col - 2B,OF)
Util Marco Scutaro (SF - 2B,3B,SS)

BN Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
BN Jason Kubel (Ari - OF)
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Re: Dropping Kubel

Postby mayor quimby » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:41 pm

he had a 2-hr game less than a week ago.

This is a rather hasty decision. But if you're dead set on dropping him, I'd target Desmond Jennings. He's on fire.

And I would drop Eric Young and Marco Scutaro far sooner than Kubel, no matter how bad Kubel is slumping. The guy absolutely murders the ball.
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Re: Dropping Kubel

Postby michaelyoung4prez » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

If you drop Kubel before Scutaro then throw in the towel
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Re: Dropping Kubel

Postby Pav » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:03 pm

michaelyoung4prez wrote:If you drop Kubel before Scutaro then throw in the towel


Thanks for the response.

That's funny. :)

I don't think he would be the reason I lose.

Our league is a different beast with 25 categories.

A hit counts x5: H, 1b/2b/3b, TB

H, TB, AVG in this league are big since a HIT counts x5

Let me ask this - why is it that I have Kubel on the trade block, have offered him to each 11 teams in the league, and no one wants him? And I mean not even in a package. lol
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Re: Dropping Kubel

Postby michaelyoung4prez » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Earlier in the season I put him and several other OF's on the block looking for SP and RP. He gets hated on because he isn't a sexy name, even though when he got PT in Minnesota he crushed. He has a great park for him to hit in and has a starting gig. Don't sell low or drop him, just don't.

Scutaro should be in a committee now that Panda is back, I just wouldn't advise dropping Kubel over Scutaro
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Re: Dropping Kubel

Postby MrBulky » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Agree with above posts. Just because other teams won't trade for him doesn't mean they have no interest in him. But i guarantee if you drop him EVERY one of those 11 owners would put in a waiver on him. Don't drop; he's one of those streaky players. Gotta take the good with the bad if you start him every week. His home/road splits are pretty uneven, too. perhaps you could play him when he's at home.
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