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So many options, so little time. WHIR

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:04 am
by nothingtoproveco
After a few months of baseball I'm very happy as a whole with my team but am simply not sure what to do with them right now. I have a few players playing great but with the potential to decline in value and am wondering if I should sell high on them. Also, my pitching is a bit of a mess but I've been riding my relievers to saves, WHIP and ERA each week with little regard to my starters. Should I look to trade some bats for pitching or hold steady on my current course? Any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated and as always, I will help in return, just post a link ;-D

Standard 12 team, 5x5 head-to-head league:

C - Mike Napoli (LAA - C)
1B - Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
2B - Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
3B - Ryan Braun (Mil - 3B,OF)
SS - Carlos Guillen (Det - 1B,3B,SS)
OF - Nate McLouth (Pit - OF)
OF - Hunter Pence (Hou - OF)
OF - Lance Berkman (Hou - 1B,OF)
Util - Carl Crawford (TB - OF)
BN - Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
DL - Vernon Wells (Tor - OF) DL

SP - Roy Oswalt (Hou - SP)
SP - John Lackey (LAA - SP)
RP - Mariano Rivera (NYY - RP)
RP - Brian Fuentes (Col - RP)
P - Joakim Soria (KC - RP)
P - Huston Street (Oak - RP)
P - Eric Gagne (Mil - RP)
BN - Matt Cain (SF - SP)
BN - Adam Wainwright (StL - SP)
BN - Dustin McGowan (Tor - SP)
BN - Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)


Re: So many options, so little time. WHIR

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:26 pm
by bjm97
I don't think your starting pitching is as bad as you think. With Lackey returning, Oswalt, and McGowan make a nice top three. Cain is erratic but if he can cut down on his walks could put up decent ERA/WHIP (conceed wins with SF). Wainwright has also pitched fairly well (save for his past two outings).

I would probably sit tight unless you can find a team desperate for saves. I think that Longoria will continue to improve and could put up some strong numbers by years end (hope so I own him in several leagues). What is your teams record + who is on the FA wire?

Would you look at my post as well- Thanks!

Re: So many options, so little time. WHIR

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:39 am
by nothingtoproveco
I'm currently in third sitting a few games back from 2nd and 1st but have yet to face the four teams with the worst record so I'm hoping to pop into first in a few weeks. Not much out there on the waivers except for the usual players who have struggled this season. WIllingham was recently dropped and I am considering snagging him depending on how his back is.

Re: So many options, so little time. WHIR

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:11 am
by travisjz
I think now is the time to sell high on McLouth...there's just no way he can keep up this pace. I would package him and 1 of your relievers for a starter and a hitter. Since you can plug Crawford into your 3rd outfield spot it doesn't matter what position you get back. With Berkman, Crawford, Pence, and eventually Wells you'll still be more than set in the outfield. I just think your team could use another solid starter you can rely on weekly rather than hoping for decent matchups.