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  • xrayxtals xrayxtals May 6, 2008 1:31 PM Flag

    Need RP - Expert advice please

    Definitely don't drop Max after just one start. I would go with Owings IF you have to cut someone for another closer.

    This seems like a smaller league, as there shouldn't be that many closers in the FA pool. It looks like you only have two bench spots? Is that right?

    Another option is to drop Y. Escobar as Utley and Tejada are strong candidates to play every game the rest of the way.

    Ranking of RP available:
    1. B. Lyon ( not inconsistent just a little rough to start, no ER in last 10 app)
    2. B. Wilson ( has 3 ER last 10 app, Giants will be in close games)
    3. G. Sherrill
    4. J. Rauch (you really believe Cordero will get it together? me neither)
    5. CJ Wilson ( most volatile of the bunch, imo)

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    • 10 teams in my league. Most of the other managers are way too into the BoSox or Yankees, so I had a good time drafting anyone not on those teams. Also, other than one other manager, I am by far the most active (as far as moves go).

      I agree that Owings is probably the candidate to go of my pitchers, but I will really have a hard time doing that.

      The Escobar option is interesting though, think anyone would possibly trade for him?

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      • Escobar is the 11th best 2B right now but the 7th best SS. He doesn't have enough power to be a reliable 3B (14th ranked). So, find the owners in your league who could need this guy.

        Maybe the owner who has Tulo, or a worried Figgins owner, maybe even ARod. The point is I would always shop a guy before dropping, and I personally value position players over Pitchers, especially an average guy like Owings (the DBacks are hot with a great bullpen, but, unless you get hitter's numbers from a pitcher, he's not that great)


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