gc2892 wrote:i think i need another outfield and another closer. im trying to package ellsbury and buchholz together for an upgrade. also cameron maybin, jose guillen, jermaine dye, josh hamilton, matt kemp, evan longoria, jeremy guthrie, jonathon broxton, brian weathers, hiroki kuroda, and brian fuentes are all free agents i'm watching.
c- russel martin
1b- adrian gonzalez
2b- brian roberts
3b- kevin youkilis
ss- carlos guillen
of- hunter pence
of- carlos beltran
of- brad hawpe
util- orlando cabrera
First off, you need to tell us more about the league. How many teams? Roto? H2H? It's tough to accurately help out without knowing the context.
Generally speaking, I'd say that your offense, even without Kemp, Hamilton, or Longoria, is pretty solid for the most part, although I would drop O. Cabrera and Kevin Youkilis for Longoria and either Kemp or Hamilton ASAP.
You do have a couple red flags flying: 1. You have very little speed, especially if you deal Ellisbury. Check your waiver wire, see if W. Taveras, J. Bourn, R. Davis, N. McClouth, or some other speedster is available.
Your starting pitching seems very fragile and untested. Any chance you get to bring in a major upgrade to the starting staff should be welcomed.
I'd drop Youk and O. Cabrera, pick up Longoria to start at 3B and either Kemp or Hamilton. Then try to get an obvious upgrade at SP with that Buchholz+Ellisbury offer. If you can find a BoSox fan in your league, you should be able to pull that off. Dealing Ellisbury does put a big hit on your SB totals, though, so check your waiver wire for W. Tavera, J. Bourn, R. Davis, N. McClouth, or some other speedster.