Thanks for the help. Even though I ask these questions with a good idea of the answer, I find it helpful to hear where other FBB players are coming from before making a move. I moved parts of this questions over to the "add/drop/waiver" forum since it also seemed to fit (plus more traffic
!). Here's what happened:
1) Buerhle was dropped for another spot-starter, Mussina, who was dropped for Carpenter. News of him coming back after the ASB can't be ignored.
2) Someone picked up Upton and stashed him on the DL - so that's out
Pence and Hart are gone ... but my OF/Util is kind of crowded anyway.
3) I actually got a trade to go through. I offered Atkins/Shields for Sheets, and was shocked when the guy responded he didn't want Atkins but was ok with Shields-Sheets
I saw MYoung on his bench, asked about him, and he offered his Sheets/MYoung for my Shields/OHudson. Needless to say, I accepted.
4) Assuming the league doesn't veto, I won't have a 2B as of Friday. But I'm flipping a coin between Kendrick and Weeks. Leaning towards Kendrick at the moment, though if Weeks shows signs of the 5 cat potential we thought he had I might swap them to get more speed/power into the lineup. Not sure who I drop to make room for a 2B. If Harden gets shelved again, the decision is made for me. Otherwise, as crazy as it sounds, I might out-right drop Furcal, because he'd have no role on my team and the other teams have zero interest in him (at least Atkins has shown 0.300 AVG, 1.000 OPS ability for the last month). Or maybe Gallardo if he goes to the bullpen. I'll play it by ear.
So on Friday, my new look team will be:
3B: M Cabrera
SS: M Young
OF: Holliday, Rios, Hunter
Util: Berkman (1B/OF)
Bn: Abreu (OF), Atkins (3B) and/or Furcal (SS)
SP: Sabathia, Lackey, Sheets, Snell, Burnett, Gallardo (if still a starter), Harden (if not DLed)
RP: FRod, CCordero, Capps, Accardo, Myers (on DL, but no more open spots)
DL: Carpenter, P Martinez