Are Shannon Stewart and Aramis worth it any more? I'm in an 8 team league with 25 player rosters. These two have frustrated me with thaeir injuries and then total lack of production. (Aramis is one for his last one hundred!)
Will either of them get better. Everyone says they will but I dont see it coming. Their trade value is non existant in my league and the other owners make fun of me for holding onto them. Am I just getting my hopes up or will these guys round back into form?
I could pick up Randy Winn, Cameron, Salmon, Encarnacion, Finley, Eckstein, Dave Roberts, Conine, or Corey Patterson.
By the way, my team is posted on a past link entitled "My Team - Outfield Help" (no is still havent done any trade, partly because of my problems with these two...)
Finley looks like he's got one more year left in him. He's been great. I don't know if I'd drop Aramis. Third is touch to replace with quality, and he should come around. That's a tough call. I would probably drop Stewart though.
You are in an 8 team league, so there should be plenty of outfielders out there. You can always rotate until you find a keeper. Cameron is ice cold right now, but follow him. He's streaky, so as soon as you see a glimmer of heat, pick him up and ride the four week storm of output he will bring. Then drop him like a bad habit!
Salmon's been doing pretty well, if you'd rather get an outfielder than Finley. Maybe pick up both and drop your wekeast pitcher and Stewart?
Well I dropped Shannon and also Kevin Brown (I have a feeling he wont be back) and picked up Phil Nevin for my open DL spot and Dave Roberts. Tim Salmon and Steve Finley were both picked up before I got to them , but i like what Roberts has been doing so I'll take it.
Update on Ramirez. This may change things for you, depending on your league. You have an 8 team league, so it may be time to drop him. Sorry if I steered you wrong! I didn't know it was this bad!
Aramis Ramirez - 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates Jun. 18, 8:39 p.m.
Despite speculation last week that Ramirez was hurting so badly he was headed to the DL, manager Lloyd McClendon said such a move makes no sense because a short layoff won't help Ramirez. According to McClendon, doctors said Ramirez needs 6-8 weeks to properly heal. "Maybe it's a good learning experience for him and will make him a better player," McClendon said.
Fantasy Spin: That has to be one of the nuttier quotes of the year. Lloyd apparently thinks if an injury is keeping you from running, fielding and hitting, it's better for your development if you "gut things out." In keeper leagues, bench Aramis until further notice. In shallow leagues, cut him loose. (David Srinivasan/TSN)
Thanks for the heads-up. That's, um, strange news. I have to agree with David Srinivasan here - if the facts are as stated, McClendon's quote makes no sense whatsoever. I wonder what the Pirates brass thinks of this attitude? If this should become something approaching team policy, I'd be more than a bit worried about other Pirates youngsters (and they have some nice ones in the minors).
And as a Ramirez owner, in single-year as well as keeper leagues, I'd be pretty worried.