Garry26 wrote:No gun to my head over the Melancon/Brothers issue, but I'd like to activate Dominic Brown asap. Especially since he came back on fire.
To do that, an RP has to go. Furthermore, with 7 RPs, one is always on the bench because there's no room. I have:
Romo in the RP slot
Holland in the RP slot and in the other four P slots:
Beniot, Uehara, Melancon, and Henderson. Brothers currently on bench.
Tuesday I had Henderson benched over Brothers and lost a Sv.
I agree with the others; my view might be slightly skewed cause I'm in a hold league so he's been relevant for me all year long, but you couldn't PAY me to drop Melancon. He's been far-and-away one of the best RP's in the league, even/especially taking advanced stats into consideration. It's a tough choice, but I'd probably go with dropping Rex. As you said, Betancourt is much more likely to return sooner (mid-August) than Grilli (could be ready by the end of August, but Rotoworld says early Sept. is much more likely, plus the Pirates don't need to rush him, really, since they currently have the best record in the MLB and are probably looking to give Grilli as much rest time as possible to get him as close to 100% as possible for the postseason) and I think Betancourt will likely re-take the closer job from Rex. In addition, Rex is the worst or near the worst out of the 7 in the most categories (2nd-worst K/9, worst BB/9, 2nd-worst HR/9, an extremely high to the point of being unsustainable 94.3 LOB%, worst FIP, worst xFIP, due for the most regression, and worst WAR). However, as Ray Zorback said, you really should try to swing a trade, if possible. I understand you want to activate Domonic ASAP, but it'd really be a shame to just drop a closer to the waiver wire where someone will immediately scoop him up. You may have to settle for a somewhat lopsidedly-bad trade, but at least you'll get SOMEthing back in that scenario.