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Havana Bombers....Guarantee to WHIR

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:55 pm
by Konfusious
Tell me what you guys think of my squad, any areas that I could improve.

C: Bengie Molina
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Dan Uggla
SS: Michael Young
3B: Miguel Cabrera
OF: B.J. Upton
OF: Hunter Pence
OF: Carlos Quentin
U: Carlos Guillen

OF: Kosuke Fukudome
OF: Matt Kemp

SP: CC Sabathia
SP: James Shields
SP: John Lackey
SP: Edinson Volquez
SP: John Maine
SP: Brett Myers
SP: Randy Johnson
SP: Micah Owings
RP: Joe Nathan
RP: Kevin Gregg
RP: Jon Rauch

Re: Havana Bombers....Guarantee to WHIR

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:34 pm
by taw856
I don't know how big your league is, but that looks like an above average but not great team in a 10-team league to me.

Guys I'd consider trading:
C B. Molina (in a bad offense, likely to tail off a bit after quick start)
SS M. Young (likely to tail off a bit after quick start ... though it goes with out saying that Texas's offense much better than SF's)
OF M. Kemp (I'll disclaim that I've never been high on him, but if you share my low opinion of him and see his value rising, that makes him an obvious sell high)
P E. Volquez (Baker will pitch his arm off by the end of the year. He's your most valuable trade bait in this group so don't sell him cheap just because he's a good candidate to sell)

Things I'd want back:
In any trade of Molina or Young, you'd obviously need a starter at C or SS back in return. You don't NEED to move either, but you could upgrade there in the right deal.
Otherwise, I'd look for outfield help (I love Upton, and like Quentin and Pence, but both as more of #3 outfielders than #2s), a stronger closer to put next to Nathan, or some pitchers in line for big second halfs ... guys like Harang or Penny that can be bought low right now but have still shown they have some stuff left.
The type of deal would obviously depend who you're offering ... I wouldn't be giving Volquez for Harang or Penny straight up, obviously, for example.

Overall, I think your major positive is that you have quite a few guys who have underperformed have either been healthy or are healthy now, which puts them in position for a good 2nd half: Fielder, Cabrera, Sabathia, Lackey and maybe even Maine all fit that description to me.

I'd make a couple moves, but don't think you need to blow anything up. Patience will get you places with that lineup.

Good luck! ;-D

Mine: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=351934

Re: Havana Bombers....Guarantee to WHIR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:09 am
by aplviper
I think you have a very solid team, and don't really see anything I would change. Thanks for your help with mine.

Re: Havana Bombers....Guarantee to WHIR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:55 pm
by scottster92
thanks for the help with mine... sorry i am late in response, out of town.

your team is solid, and even though you might not have outstanding stats from them, they are solid, and uggla is going to be in the top five at the end of the year IMO, so you have all around strength.

thx for the help