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Postby MadDog36 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:56 am

I have some options here:
I have to keep 15:

Here is what is in FA of note (not much but some young talent) I'm thinking about going with youth and going forward after winning 2 of 3 years I limped to a middle finish. My core keepers are aging and I'm going to see if I can trade. I'm not enthused on keeping Nelson Cruz and taking my chances in the draft. I need pitching bad because it let me down this year.


C A.J. Pierzynski, CWS C
1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B, OF
2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B, DH
3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B, DH
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
2B/SS Andrelton Simmons, Atl SS
1B/3B Jose Bautista, Tor 3B, OF
OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF
OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF
OF Desmond Jennings, TB OF
OF
UTIL
Bench Starling Marte, Pit OF (prospect call up)
Bench Erick Aybar, LAA SS
Bench Yonder Alonso, SD OF, 1B
DL
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PITCHERS
Cole Hamels, Phi SP
Jon Lester, Bos SP
Adam Wainwright, StL SP
Mike Minor, Atl SP
Brett Anderson, Oak SP
Matt Moore, TB SP
Tim Hudson, Atl SP
Ryan Cook, Oak RP
Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP
Vinnie Pestano, Cle RP
Mitchell Boggs, StL RP
Ronald Belisario, LAD RP
Brian Wilson (adding to DL) - who to drop? (belisario, cook, pestano or boggs?) I think Pestano has an outside shot of closing next year. I'm considering jettisoning all my MRP as options since they are weak keeper options. I need a closer for next year and Brian would be a free keeper for a DL slot as a '16th' keeper (loophole in rules)

FA: Brandon Moss, Garrett Jones, Zach Cozart, Chris Johnson, Lucas Duda, Michael Saunders (potential 20/20 here), Adam Lind, Tyler Moore, Jemile Weeks, Everth Cabrera (more speed), Eric Young,
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Re: Disappointing season who to keep

Postby SecretAgentMan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:48 pm

MadDog36 wrote:I have some options here:
I have to keep 15:

Here is what is in FA of note (not much but some young talent) I'm thinking about going with youth and going forward after winning 2 of 3 years I limped to a middle finish. My core keepers are aging and I'm going to see if I can trade. I'm not enthused on keeping Nelson Cruz and taking my chances in the draft. I need pitching bad because it let me down this year.


C A.J. Pierzynski, CWS C
1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B, OF ;-D
2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B, DH ;-D
3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B, DH ;-D
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS ;-D
2B/SS Andrelton Simmons, Atl SS ;-D
1B/3B Jose Bautista, Tor 3B, OF ;-D
OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF ;-D
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF ;-D
OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF ;-D
OF Desmond Jennings, TB OF ;-D
OF
UTIL
Bench Starling Marte, Pit OF (prospect call up)
Bench Erick Aybar, LAA SS
Bench Yonder Alonso, SD OF, 1B
DL
DL
PITCHERS
Cole Hamels, Phi SP ;-D
Jon Lester, Bos SP
Adam Wainwright, StL SP ;-D
Mike Minor, Atl SP
Brett Anderson, Oak SP
Matt Moore, TB SP ;-D
Tim Hudson, Atl SP ;-D
Ryan Cook, Oak RP
Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP
Vinnie Pestano, Cle RP
Mitchell Boggs, StL RP
Ronald Belisario, LAD RP
Brian Wilson (adding to DL) - who to drop? (belisario, cook, pestano or boggs?) I think Pestano has an outside shot of closing next year. I'm considering jettisoning all my MRP as options since they are weak keeper options. I need a closer for next year and Brian would be a free keeper for a DL slot as a '16th' keeper (loophole in rules)

FA: Brandon Moss, Garrett Jones, Zach Cozart, Chris Johnson, Lucas Duda, Michael Saunders (potential 20/20 here), Adam Lind, Tyler Moore, Jemile Weeks, Everth Cabrera (more speed), Eric Young,



If you keep 15 I think you keep the bulk of your offense save for C. Your bench is not worth the trouble. For pitching, Hamels, Moore are easy keeps. Wainwright I think you have to keep as hopefully he rounds back into form next season and I would keep Hudson as he is still pretty solid.

As to the last keeper, nothng really is all that appealing. I would not waste the time on the closers or closer wanna bes. I think you choose between Minor, Brett Anderson and Lester or pick up Brandon Moss and take a chance. Lester has the name but he also may be done ala Lincecum imo. Minor does not impress me as he shows signs and then reverts to awfuness. Anderson is decent but unexceptional. Moss might be worth a gamble. I f you can trade Lester and a piece to someone who still believes in lester, that would be the thing to do imo.
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Re: Disappointing season who to keep

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:28 pm

MadDog36 wrote:I have some options here:
I have to keep 15:

Here is what is in FA of note (not much but some young talent) I'm thinking about going with youth and going forward after winning 2 of 3 years I limped to a middle finish. My core keepers are aging and I'm going to see if I can trade. I'm not enthused on keeping Nelson Cruz and taking my chances in the draft. I need pitching bad because it let me down this year.


C A.J. Pierzynski, CWS C
1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B, OF ;-D
2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B, DH ;-D
3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B, DH ;-D
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS ;-D
2B/SS Andrelton Simmons, Atl SS
1B/3B Jose Bautista, Tor 3B, OF ;-D
OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF ;-D
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF ;-D
OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF ;-D
OF Desmond Jennings, TB OF ;-D
OF
UTIL
Bench Starling Marte, Pit OF (prospect call up)
Bench Erick Aybar, LAA SS
Bench Yonder Alonso, SD OF, 1B
DL
DL
PITCHERS
Cole Hamels, Phi SP ;-D
Jon Lester, Bos SP ;-D
Adam Wainwright, StL SP ;-D
Mike Minor, Atl SP ;-D
Brett Anderson, Oak SP ;-D
Matt Moore, TB SP ;-D
Tim Hudson, Atl SP
Ryan Cook, Oak RP
Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP
Vinnie Pestano, Cle RP
Mitchell Boggs, StL RP
Ronald Belisario, LAD RP
Brian Wilson (adding to DL) - who to drop? (belisario, cook, pestano or boggs?) I think Pestano has an outside shot of closing next year. I'm considering jettisoning all my MRP as options since they are weak keeper options. I need a closer for next year and Brian would be a free keeper for a DL slot as a '16th' keeper (loophole in rules)

FA: Brandon Moss, Garrett Jones, Zach Cozart, Chris Johnson, Lucas Duda, Michael Saunders (potential 20/20 here), Adam Lind, Tyler Moore, Jemile Weeks, Everth Cabrera (more speed), Eric Young,
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Re: Disappointing season who to keep

Postby ensanimal » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:28 am

1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B, OF
2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B, DH
3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B, DH
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
1B/3B Jose Bautista, Tor 3B, OF
OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF
OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF
OF Desmond Jennings, TB OF
Bench Starling Marte, Pit OF (prospect call up)

Cole Hamels, Phi SP
Adam Wainwright, StL SP
Mike Minor, Atl SP
Brett Anderson, Oak SP
Matt Moore, TB SP
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Re: Disappointing season who to keep

Postby MaudDib » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:59 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
MadDog36 wrote:
C A.J. Pierzynski, CWS C
1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B, OF ;-D
2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B, DH ;-D
3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B, DH ;-D
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS ;-D
2B/SS Andrelton Simmons, Atl SS
1B/3B Jose Bautista, Tor 3B, OF ;-D
OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF ;-D
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF ;-D
OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF ;-D
OF Desmond Jennings, TB OF ;-D
OF
UTIL
Bench Starling Marte, Pit OF (prospect call up)
Bench Erick Aybar, LAA SS
Bench Yonder Alonso, SD OF, 1B
DL
DL
PITCHERS
Cole Hamels, Phi SP ;-D
Jon Lester, Bos SP ;-D
Adam Wainwright, StL SP ;-D
Mike Minor, Atl SP ;-D
Brett Anderson, Oak SP ;-D
Matt Moore, TB SP ;-D
Tim Hudson, Atl SP
Ryan Cook, Oak RP
Ernesto Frieri, LAA RP
Vinnie Pestano, Cle RP
Mitchell Boggs, StL RP
Ronald Belisario, LAD RP
Brian Wilson (adding to DL) - who to drop? (belisario, cook, pestano or boggs?) I think Pestano has an outside shot of closing next year. I'm considering jettisoning all my MRP as options since they are weak keeper options. I need a closer for next year and Brian would be a free keeper for a DL slot as a '16th' keeper (loophole in rules)

FA: Brandon Moss, Garrett Jones, Zach Cozart, Chris Johnson, Lucas Duda, Michael Saunders (potential 20/20 here), Adam Lind, Tyler Moore, Jemile Weeks, Everth Cabrera (more speed), Eric Young,


This is where I go. Some of the guys looked a little past their prime this year but I think they are still worth keeping.
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