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Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu May 05, 2011 4:09 pm

So after a month I'm getting tired of Morneau stinking up 1st base for me. Not looking to drop him (maybe) but looking for a substitute till he gets better (i hope). Who do I pick up? Who do I drop? Options & my team below

9 Team Redraft Roto League, 28 players per team, Normal 5x5, Max 50 moves

1B Options
Freddie Freeman
Michael Morse
Brett Wallace
Garrett Jones
Derek Lee
Mitch Moreland

My Team
C: Russell Martin (C)
1B: Mike Napoli (C,1B)
2B: Dan Uggla (2B)
3B: Alex Rodriguez (3B)
SS: Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
IF: Alex Gordon (3B,OF)
OF: Shin-Soo Choo (OF), Jason Kubel (OF), Rajai Davis (OF), B.J. Upton (OF)
Util: Jacoby Ellsbury (OF), Jed Lowrie (2B,3B,SS), Carlos Santana (C)
BN: Justin Morneau (1B), Matt Kemp (OF)
DL: Pablo Sandoval (1B,3B)

SP: Jered Weaver (SP), Tommy Hanson (SP), Roy Halladay (SP), Vicente Padilla (SP,RP)
RP: Chris Perez (RP), Mark Melancon (RP)
P: Joel Hanrahan (RP), Sergio Santos (RP), Jordan Walden (RP), Brandon League (RP)
BN: Hong-Chih Kuo (RP), Jeremy Hellickson (SP,RP), James Shields (SP)
DL: Brian Matusz (SP)
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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby BalancedMan » Thu May 05, 2011 4:36 pm

I've been thinking along the lines you did...Smoak is probably what I'll do. Same for you?
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Postby NikeTxGuy » Thu May 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks for helping on mine. Yeah, i would agree with the previous post, go with Smoak... and out of the team you have, I would drop an outfielder to make room for the other outfielders you have.
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(RP) Rivera-J.Johnson-Gregg-Robertson
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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby mhuhn23 » Thu May 05, 2011 5:03 pm

I like Lee, Smoak, and G Jones. I would drop Sanchez like you had planned. I think the Orioles have a good team that will pick it up, Lee can be an important piece to that offense. Smoak may be the best option because of his potential.
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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby BiGAnT » Thu May 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Hey, thanks for the help on mine! I would go with either Smoak or Wallace...Smoak seems to be the popular choice but in my opinion Houston has the capability of scoring more runs than Seattle, and with Wallace now batting 4, it could be a solid pick up. Wallace seems to be keeping his average up (it obviously won't stay this high) and he said he feels that his power is beginning to come around (seeing that he showed many signs of power down in the minors as well). I just picked him up for my bench and I think he can definitely be a solid player. Good luck!
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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby StealingHome » Thu May 05, 2011 5:15 pm

Smoak, then Moreland. However, I would expect Morneau to be picked up by someone. I would drop the pitcher that you use the least or consider doing something with one of your catchers. I know that it is tempting to carry Martin while Santana is slow out of the gate, but I would suspect that they finish the season with similar numbers. A good question to ask yourself is whether other teams are carrying 2 catchers. I have a feeling that Russell Martin is the best that he is going to be right now. He is to be rested more often now that Cervelli is back. I would sell high. See what people would give up for him; he is the #1 ranked catcher right now after all. I hope this helps.
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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby Oatsdad » Thu May 05, 2011 5:21 pm

Definitely like Smoak, would drop one of your 8000 relievers - probably Kuo, since he ain't closing and might never get that chance...
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Postby brener » Thu May 05, 2011 6:06 pm

I like Smoak long term but I would probably go after Moreland since he should have OF eligibility as well and you can plug him into your outfield when you feel like putting Morneau back in the lineup. He should have more value than Kubel or Lowrie going forward. I agree carrying 2 catchers is probably not the best way to go see if you can package Lowrie and Martin to improve somewhere.
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Postby kidsilk » Thu May 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Definitely go with Smoak here. I think he has the most potential and is proving he can hit pro pitching. If you don't know who to drop I would Kuo as well. You have a nice looking team by the way.

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Re: Morneau Replacement...WHIR

Postby Ernie.Whitt. » Thu May 05, 2011 6:14 pm

Honestly... I just wouldn't replace him at all. Whenever I do something like bench a struggling superstar, they immediately break out. Its not like you would bench a player when they are doing well, so this kind of move can only mean that in the long term, you sit players after they have been playing badly, and therefore have them active for their coldest parts of the year... often missing out on the breakout hot times they have. Unless you think that Smoak will outperform Morneau from this point on (which I don't), then there is no point worrying about the past. All you can do is have the best roster active that you can for the rest of the year, and to me, that means sticking with struggling stars to be sure you also have them when they are hot.

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