I play in a 10 team 5x5 Cat Roto League, 22 starters, 3 bench and 1 DL, and I had a general question about overall strategy in terms of dealing with an injured pitching staff.
My Roster is as follows:
2B Kelly Johnson
SS J Peralta
2B/SS Y Escobar
OF: Ichiro, Sizemore, Rios, Kemp, V Wells, Burrell,
Bench: Burrell, Elisbury
P: Webb, Lackey, Smoltz, Escobar, Shields, AJ BUrnett, J Francis, K Gregg, C Marmol
So, of my pitching staff, 3 pitchers are DTD (Lackey is at least 3-4 weeks before seeing action, Smoltz will probably miss the 1st week, and Escobar is also unavailable at the beginning of the season) and 1 on the DL (Lidge)
What are some strategies in dealing with a pitching staff when 40% of the staff banged up? Smoltz, Lackey and Escobar are 3 of the top 5 pitchers drafted on this team...
Do I drop some players in order to pick up others in free agency? If so, which players would you drop?
Do I wait for the pitchers to recover, and take a hit on the stats?
Thanks in advance for your help!
OF: Harper, Springer, Pederson, Castillo
Bench: Kemp, Semien
SP: Hamels, G Richards, Odorizzi, Bauer, Syndergaard, J Nelson, McCullers
RP: Jansen, Allen, Axford