Ok, so I'm having some real issues at reliever, and I'm curious what you guys think about strategy here...
I'm in an 8 team roto league on yahoo, pitching catagories are Wins, Saves, WHIP, ERA, pitching roster is:
SP R Johnson
SP C Schilling
P M Morris
BN Kip Wells
The problem is this- I'm getting killed in saves (I have 12, 2nd to last has 18, 1st has 32) but I'm leading the league in ERA and Whip by a hair, my ERA is 3.30 to 3.33 2nd place, my WHIP is 1.19 to 1.20, and generally, the race is fairly close in both catagories halfway down the league. My starters have been great, with generally low ERA and WHIP, and I'm happy with Dotel, but my other closers are absolutely killing me. Rhodes and Borowski have ERAs of 4.20 and 6+ with WHIPS of 1.8 and 2+ respectively. And they frankly aren't getting the saves either. I've been trying to lure away a star closer (as I've got plenty of batting talent) but have had no success, even with offers like Mora/Ichiro for Foulke to a guy with no bats, etc.
So, I'm wondering if I should try to pick up a good middle reliever, toss Rhodes or Borowski on the bench and cut the other, bag the saves catagory and try to hold onto ERA and WHIP. I am currently in 3rd place, but will probably be in 2nd soon (my bats have had a very bad week and the guy who overtook me for 2nd has had a very nice week, but i've been ahead of him all season til now) and have been trading back and forth with the current leader for first place most of the season so far. He's starting to give up on SBs, and I should win that catagory, so I think I would be ok with trading him saves for SBs, assuming I could win ERA/WHIP that way.
What do you think?
Thanks for reading that long post, and thanks for the advice.