I'm in a 4x4 10 team league and have an opening in my IR spot since I just activated "Pudge". I just picked up Curtis Leskanic and put him on IR and I can put one other person in there. I'm second in my league and here is my breaking in scoring:
Is there anyone I should pick up and put them on IR and wait until they get healthy? Or try and trade for an injured player.
Ivan Rodriguez, C Odalis Perez
Eli Marrero, C Randy Johnson
Jeff Bagwell, 1B Kelvim Escobar
Junior Spivey, 2B Tom Glavine
Eric Chavez, 3B Mark Prior
A-Rod, SS Bob Wickman
Tim Salmon, OF Roy Halladay
Austin Kearns, OF Jorge Julio
Alex Sanchez, OF Vincente Padilla
Garret Anderson, OF
Vladdy Gurrero, OF Injured Reserve
Luis Rivas, U Curtis Leskanic, P
David Eckstien, U
Well, if you can trade for, say Manny Ramirez, that would be nice. Most likely, though, you'll just have to pick up someone off the free agent list. If a closer such as Zimmerman or Gordon is still available, that might be a good idea. Neither is guaranteed a job, but you'll be sitting pretty if the gamble does pay off.
Everyone will have a different opinion on what Manny's worth now. If his current owner is frustrated and/or desperate, you might be able to pick up a bargain. I'd bypass the guessing game and simply ask whether he's interested in dealing, and who he would want for Ramirez. If you can get the deal done for two of your middle tier of's, for example, I'd jump on it.
Sounds all right, but this is pretty risky. If Manny shows lingering effects from the injury or Hinske falters, this could leave you in a hole. If you're a risk-taker, this looks good, but if you play a more conservative style, I'd lay off.
Perhaps the best way to go would be to try Anderson/Eckstein first.