reenum wrote:Guys, I concede that my ptiching is terrible. That's why I took this route. I will be actively remaking my pitching staff over the course of the year. So, hopefully by August, I should have a solid squad all around.
Pods is already on the trading block for a SP.
I think the suggestions of Cabrera and Hernandez are good ones. Actually, the guy who drafted Hernandez dropped him for Granderson. Maybe I should go ahead and pick him up.
You should have already dropped Torrealba or Hermida (who is all hype at this point whereas Granderson has already produced) for Granderson. Any time you can find a guy hitting 1-4 in the lineup who is also a good batter in general, you should jump on him. I'd rather have Doumit over Torrealba, frankly. Doumit has power and an excellent eye for pitches (his average in ST is mediocre, but he's walking up a storm-- and those batted balls will eventually start dropping for hits).
On your general strategy of focusing on batters/closers first and starters later, I agree with it. Way more continuity with batters year to year. I am always able to pick up starters during their breakout years-- Santana, Carpenter, Contreras, Garland, etc. over the past few years because they are coming off bad seasons or stumble out of the gate in ST or April and are dropped or never drafted. Guys like Todd Helton, for example-- all those 1st and 2nd round bats-- are Mr. Reliable. My problem is that I'd go with guys like Jason Vargas, Dave Bush, Madson, etc. over some of the guys you drafted. Haren, though, is a total stud.