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It's a 10 Team Roto League, and I get to keep 10.
Batters: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN
Pitchers: 4 SP, 2 RP, 2 P, BN, BN, BN
C Mauer, McCann
1B Morneau, Teixeria
2B Kinsler (DL), Johnson
3B C. Jones
SS H. Ramirez
OF Ichiro, Soriano, Wigginton, C. Lee (DL), R. Winn
SP Sabathia, Garza, Lohse, Litsch, Lowe, Harang, J. Johnson, Brett Myers
RP Nathan, Jenks, Soria
I want to keep McCann and Mauer and use one of them as trade bait. So here is my own list of the 10 players:
C Mauer + McCann
1B Morneau + Teixeria
SS H. Ramirez
OF Suzuki, Soriano
and one of Carlos Lee or Ian Kinsler.
What are your thoughts? Please help me!
Kinsler is a no-brainer to keep. 2B production has elevated this year but he is a decent bet to put similar numbers up next season.
Lee is consistent, I would keep him as well and you need the boost at OF unless you target that in the draft.
I would lose Mauer for sure from that list.
My replacement - Matt Garza, that guy can throw and I think he will improve next season as well. That would give you an SP#1 in Sabathia and probably an SP#3 in Garza on a 4-man starting pitching roster.
I tend to NOT keep closers in keeper leagues as they go down or lose their job so easily. Also catchers I try to chase from the waiver wire. Doumit this year, Martin last year, McCann year before...all for NO draft pick at catcher.
So my last pick would either be Nathan or McCann depending what sits better with you.
Ichiro is worth a pick...he's dipping but still on option for R, SB and AVG
Nathan / McCann
Hope that helps, feel free to challenge my points I like a good debate....
Drop a catcher and keep both...Lee is so consistant its amazing and Kinsler is a good hitter at a position that has below average hitters which rises his value.
Keeping both Catcher's just to trade one of them is stupid...would you trade Brian McCann for Kinsler or Lee...I would! There is your trade right there.
I'd keep Kinsler in a second over Lee. I always prefer youth, especially in a keeper league. Plus the fact that he plays 2nd base. His numbers would have been ridiculous if he would have stayed healthy. I had Lee and traded him, fearing his numbers would decline.
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