fraquar wrote:Nice balanced roster. Pierre is the sole source of your speed but other than that it looks good.
Don't see where everybody is getting the "needs more power" from. You have 4 bonafide 30+HR hitters in Ortiz, Cabrera, Wells and Fielder - and all are middle of the order hitters.
Hawpe I definitely like and Iguchi is a top 5 hitter HR-wise for the position.
Seriously, I see enough power in your lineup.
No lineup is perfect, and I see two things that stand out to me.
1) A lack of balance in your SB. Pierre and then virtually nothing.
2) Gordon is HOPELESSLY blocked - and might be better off used as trade bait. No way you sit either Cabrera or Ortiz to give Gordon a look do you?
As high as I am on Gordon - with your lineup this about the ONLY circumstance I'd contmemplate trading him (even in a 1 year league). No way he'll crack your lineup - impossible. Maybe you want to hang on to him and wait till he starts hitting good - but that comes with a risk, as he has trade value right now (named starting 3B) and has virtually no value to your lineup.
I know, why is everyone saying I need more power. Thanks for the great post Fraguar!