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keeper league questions...
I have jd drew and garko on my bench...I could drop one to get connor jackson or both and get brandon wood (it is a keeper league). or will garko be big in Cleveland?
I was thinking of dropping drew for jackson...is wood legit>
also what about e. santana from the angels
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Predict Towles's and Bengie Molina's stats
should i drop molina and add towles???
also on FA.... A.J. Pierzynski, Jason Varitek , Ramon Hernandez, Paul Lo Duca , Mike Napoli, Ronny Paulino, etc....
what do you think of chris snyder.. should i drop towels for him in any of my leagues.. should i try to make room on the bench for him.. i feel like hes gonna have a russle martin type season from last year... i just want a second openion..
Drop Drew for Jackson & don't make the trade.
Wood is not worth the risk to lose Garko. All indication are that Garko will be solid if not stellar. Wood is a completely unknown quantity in terms of this season, although he has put up some rather interesting power numbers in the minors.
Garko is now & Woods it at least a year away. You're giving up too much without knowing enough about what will replace it.
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Not sure I'd go with this one. It appears enticing on the outside, but when you think about it.....
If you've got cover for speed then offloading Figgins is a possibility, but then you'll lose his average.
Rios is turning into the new Vernon Wells fantasy wise, so I'd be reluctant to give him up as well.
As for Santana vs Webb there's not a lot in it. Santana will probably give you an extra 35ks over the whole year, but will probably cost you .030 in ERA. Having said that I do like the idea of him pitching in the batting graveyard at Shea.
If this is a keeper league do it, but if you want instant success hold fire.
I have Juan Pierre on my roster with Curtis Granderson on the DL until mid-to-late April, but until Granderson comes back from the DL, who should I pick up to replace Pierre... Melky Cabrera, J.D. Drew, Coco Crisp, Andre Ethier, Billy Butler, Emil Brown, or Marco Scutaro???
- 2 Replies to Erick
Simple answer check out the schedules for the following players....Cabrera, Butler, Ethier.
Whoever has the weakest first month go with them.
Everybody seems to be going with Butler so why not join the crowd, but I've got time for Ethier. He hits an even spread across the field and is directly competing with Juan Pierre for a roster spot, so you won't have any trouble with knowing when to drop him.
The upside for Cabrera is that he might get the odd base, but I wouldn't get too excited by that as he's not going to do what Pierre does in terms of speed.
Ok heres my team.
C. Bengie Molina
1B Mark Teixira
2B Brandon Philliups
3B Miguel Cabrera
SS Carlos Guillen
OF Matt Holliday
OF Adam Dunn
OF Cory Hart
Utl Chris Young
BN Jhonny Peralta
SP Aaron Harang
SP Javier Vazquez
SP Brett Myers
RP Billy Wagner
RP Joba Chamerlain
P Rich Hill
BN Derek Lowe
BN Joakim Soria
BN Ian Snell
BN Rafael Soriano
Oh its a 10 man league
I am thinking about dropping Molina for Towles.
I am thinking of picking up Votto from the free agents.
Also I need pitching advice. I can pick up Pena, Arroya, Wilson, Broxton or Bentancourt. But who should I drop. Am I focusing too much on pitching (I got advice that i should).
One more thing how do you think Myers will do this year. I picked him but am scepticle.
What trades should I propose?
Thanks if you can help.
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I would go with the Molina / Towles exchange. I'm owning Towles in 2 leagues & I thinks he'll do the job. Molina is a fine defensive catcher, but is not going to hit the ball hard. Towles, on the other hand.....
Votto looks to be a good pick up & I'm pretty sure you can do without Peralta for example.
The only other change I would recommend is ditching Chaimberlain. I know he is going to be a great pitcher, but how soon & in what context. As a starter he would be worth it, but as a middle reliever you've got to expect wasted innings in a Roto setting.
As for who you pick up to replace him Arroyo seems popular, but I'm not convinced he's going to do anything other plug a whole in your team with annoying blowout against Pittsburgh & then hold Houston to a shutout when you drop him.
See if Ian Kennedy is available. Most leagues seem to be ignoring him & who better to replace a Yankee pitcher than a Yankee pitcher who's going to start a game.
(LAD - C)
(TB - 1B)
(Phi - 2B)
(ChC - 3B)
(Det - SS)
(Bos - 1B,3B)
(ChC - OF)
(NYY - OF)
(Bos - OF)
(Min - C)
(Ari - 2B)
(Ari - OF)
(Tex - 3B)
(StL - OF)
Starting Lineup Totals-------
(SF - SP)
(Bos - SP)
(LAA - RP)
(NYY - RP)
(Bos - SP)
(Det - SP)
(NYY - SP)
(Pit - SP)
(NYY - SP)DL
this is my team, i know its weak
UTIL Shane Victorino
UTIL Willy Taveras
UTIL Adrián González
UTIL Freddy Sánchez
UTIL Geoff Jenkins
BENCH- Pedro Feliz
BENCH- Mark Ellis
DL- Curtis Granderson
BENCH- Rafael Betancourt
the good Free Agents in this league are
what moves should i make/ what players should i try to trade and for who?
- 1 Reply to William G
This is a wait and watch for me. You're team isn't a complete nightmare, but the infield is seriously weak in terms of power. You'll need to manufacture some production out of 2B, 3B, SS to be successful & right now that's not going to happen.
Keep Willingham as he might do OK, but drop Randy Winn & Jeff Jenkins. The real problem is who to replace them with.
Cabrera is a decent pick & will happily replace either of the above. The only other player I really like on your 'available' list is Andre Ethier, but he might not keep his spot once Juan Pierre gets back.
Other players that might still be out there include Jay Bruce, Daric Barton, Steven Drew, Lastings Milledge, Asdradul Cabrera, Yunel Escobar - but of these only Barton, Millege & Cabrera will definitely play a full season.
If you can't get what you want don't panic. The cream always rises & during the first few weeks of the season there are always players who do better than expected. Unless you're sure about picking somebody up hold on a bit longer until you can see how the first coupld of weeks plays out.
5x5 12 team roto. i know i need saves. any other suggestions?
C- Bengie Molina
1B - Berkman
2b - Cano
3b - David Wright
ss - Tejada
of - Carlos lee
of - eric byrnes
of - sheff
util - delmon young
bn - ryan garko
bn - kouz
bn - nate mclouth
sp - halladay
sp - rich hill
rp - joakim soria
rp - tom gordon
p - burnett
p- tim hudson
p - ian snell
bn - yovani gallardo
bn - rafael betancourt
- 1 Reply to ball
You will either have to trade or pick up from waivers.
The only closers who are likely to be available on waivers are the continuously touted Sherrill or Accardo / Kerry Wood if you're lucky.
During the season if you trawl the ESPN website with a fine tooth comb you might be lucky enough to get the drop on a closer before anybody else does.
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Last years sabremetrics tables say…..
Home runs per 9 inn – Greinke 0.89, Jimenez 1.10
Fly Balls – Greinke .460, Jimenez .333
Ground Balls – Greinke, .329, Jimenez .458
Left on Base – Greinke .756, Jimenez .677
Strikes per 9 inns – Greinke, 7.8, Jimenez 7.5
Strikes / Walks – Greinke 2.98, Jimenez 1.84
On Base Percentage – Greinke 3.19, Jimenez 3.22
The doctor says.….
This might appear a difficult choice, because they have similar stats. Greinke, however, has more ways of getting himself out of a jam & when Jimenez gets hurt it’s going to be big.
They will have similar K totals, but Greinke should edge out Jimenez on ERA & WHIP.
If I’m going to project win totals I would estimate both will finish with just above even records. Perhaps 14-12 for Ubaldo, 13-11 for Zack. Therefore I don’t think the fact that Colorado a better team than KC should come into the equation here.
One interesting stat is how well they do against Base runners. Really good pitchers have a good awareness of the game & don’t give up high numbers. For me this is where Jimenez lets himself down. Last year he allowed 16 without catching a single runner. Grienke gave up 4 and caught 3.
Go with Grienke
- 1 Reply to Erick
Sorry it took so long to respond.
I would go with Kemp over Butler, but it depends on who's pitching against them. I would look at the schedule every day to check out the match ups & pick according to who is facing the weaker pitcher.
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