Currently tied for 1st in a 12 team, H2H Yahoo keeper league.
This is usually the time of year to make or break a team. Make that big trade for the underachieveing all-star or finally dump the hot hitter. Any suggestions on where I can improve?
C A. Pierzynski (CWS - C)
1B J. Morneau (Min - 1B)
2B C. Barmes (Col - 2B,SS)
3B Á. Rodríguez (NYY - 3B)
SS M. Young (Tex - SS)
OF C. Crawford (TB - OF)
OF B. Giles (SD - OF)
OF J. Damon (Bos - OF)
Util H. Blalock (Tex - 3B)
BN Lu. González (Ari - OF)
SP R. Clemens (Hou - SP)
SP R. Oswalt (Hou - SP)
RP B. Lidge (Hou - RP)
RP T. Hoffman (SD - RP)
P B. Ryan (Bal - RP)
P J. Mesa (Pit - RP)
BN M. Buehrle (CWS - SP)
BN J. Marquis (StL - SP)
BN B. Zito (Oak - SP)
BN B. Radke (Min - SP)
I picked up Barmes off of waivers and he has obviously been great so far but he is one of my "sell high" candidates. I don't expect him to keep up this insane pace as a rookie even if he does play at Coors field. Bret Boone is currently on waivers - I could probably package Barmes and someone else for a huge upgrade somewhre and then plug in Boone who I expect to produce decent numbers in the long run.
Clemens apparently pulled a groin yesterday but it's not serious. I like Clemens and Oswalt but it has become apparent that their offense is o awful thatit's going to cost them a lot of wins, even if they dioi post good ERAs and Ks. I'm thinking it may be worth it to case in one of those guys for a pitcher who will produce more wins. More than likely that would be Clemens since this is a keep league and Oswalt will be a stud for years.
Lidge is also being hurt by the Astros horrid offense, and he hasn't produced like I had hoped when I drafted him in the 5th round.
Crawford and Michael Young also appear to be underachieveing, although I expect both to rebound for a solid year.
I've lucked out with Buerhle and Marquis who are both playing better than expected. I also managed to grab Brian Giles off of the waiver wire before he blew up.
So any thoughts on th direction I should take to stay at the top? I think packaging Barmes could be my first step, and I MAY look to ddeal Clemens or Oswalt if the price is right.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments?
Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Devils, Isanders, Knicks, Nets, Rutgers