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Our playoffs start today, and I am worried about 2 of my SPs

Postby etex211 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:00 am

This league is an 18 team 5x5 roto. For the final four weeks of the season, it reverts to a 5x5 head to head for a 4 team playoff. The playoffs start today, and I am the two seed. I am a little worried about two of my starting pitchers. Chris Capuano just hasn't been all that good lately, and Chris Tillman left yesterday's game with an elbow injury.

Here are the best starters that are available in our league's free agent pool:

Eric Stults
Kyle Kendrick
Zach Britton
J.A. Happ
Jeremy Hellickson

Today is our weekly transaction day. We submit sealed bids for free agents to our league commissioner. I have $7 remaining in my free agent budget.

I am not sure if Zach Britton is available today. He was optioned to triple A after his last start. He is expected to be recalled in time for his next start, but he isn't on the major league roster today. I'll have to email the league commissioner to see if he is available.

Right now, I am inclined to drop both Capuano and Tillman, making Happ and Kendrick my top two priorities for replacement, but I am interested in seeing what others think.

I've also got Shaun Marcum in my reserves, but I'm not sure I'm ready to activate him. He is scheduled for two starts on the road this week, against the Marlins and Cardinals.

WHIR, please leave a link. I'll be monitoring the forum throughout the day.

Thanks.
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Re: Our playoffs start today, and I am worried about 2 of my

Postby TheJordanRulz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:31 am

Kendrick has been great lately and is for sure my first choice. Britton is great or terrible. I'd say Hellickson is my 2nd choice.

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Re: Our playoffs start today, and I am worried about 2 of my

Postby etex211 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:29 pm

Anybody else? My weekly transactions are due in 30 minutes.
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Re: Our playoffs start today, and I am worried about 2 of my

Postby immortalcamel » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Happ has been looking pretty solid since he became a part of the rotation
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Re: Our playoffs start today, and I am worried about 2 of my

Postby etex211 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:02 pm

Thanks for the help. I decided to drop Capuano and listed about 6 or 7 options to replace him. Kendrick and Happ were at the top of those options. I decided to roll the dice on Tillman's MRI today.

I'll monitor Marcum this week. If he does well, then I have him as an option for next week.

My deadline for transactions has now passed, so there isn't any need for more replies.

Thanks again.
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