MadDog36 wrote:Can you keep one more bat over one more pitcher?
I would easily keep Montero, Hill and Ajax
Lynn, Johnson, Medlen, Morrow/Samard is a tossup! I think I'd go Morrow with his high ks and improved win total.
No we keep exactly 5 hitters and exactly 5 pitchers. I'm having a harder time with the pitchers. When the league started we picked a real MLB team and got to keep 3 pitchers and 3 hitters(We increase 1x1 each year) and had a draft with the remaining players. I got the Rockies so I started with Tulo, Cargo, and I forget the 3rd(the league is in it's 3rd year) My pitchers were Jimenez, J. De La Rosa and Street from the beginning. I went heavy on offense the initial year and with that and Jimenez forgetting how to pitch and de La Rosa always injured, my rotation has been absolutely horrible. Right now this is the best the rotation has ever looked so that's why I'm having a hard time throwing any of those guys back lol.
I picked up Middlebrooks and Simmons early last year and flipped them for a couple of these pitchers. This was before Middlebrooks really took off. Sure wish I had him back now! It would definitely make my pitching keepers an easier choice, but at the time Joey Bats had 3B eligibility and my hitting has always been stacked. Fwiw, I took 3rd in 2011 and 2nd in 2012, losing 5-4 with every category being really close. The same guy won both years and I really want to stop his 3-peat this year lol. I don't want to throw any of Morrow, Fister, Johnson, Samardzija, Medlen, Beachy, or Lynn back. I pick 15th in the draft(16 team league) so I'm not sure I could get any of them. I'm glad I have a month and a half yet to decide and I appreciate all the responses. Fun stuff.