my plan is to try to take R, SB, BB and AVG in hitting and SV BB ERA and WHiP in pitching.
i know several people are expendable so i have been shopping them, Ludwick, Ibanez, Delgado, Cruz...
but i need a better SS. i have faith Burriss will actually be pretty decent in AVG and SB but i would like to have Furcal or Theriot as i think they will be better, perhaps in both areas.
i have gotten offers along the lines of: Furcal for Harden - i don't think i will take it. Harden has the potential to be a top 5 pitcher, if he stays healthy. Furcal can be a top 4 SS, if he stays healthy. but the difference between Furcal and Burriss is not going to be that high as it would be between Harden and someone i get off waivers.
Theriot for Cruz - i like this better as i really don't need Cruz much but he is a fine backup. Theriot will probably be solid AVG wise and steal some bases, score some runs, but enough to justify the lose?
my team: C Ryan Doumit (Pit - C) 1B Justin Morneau (Min - 1B) 2B Ian Kinsler (Tex - 2B) 3B Evan Longoria (TB - 3B) SS Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - 2B,SS) LF Matt Holliday CF Nate McLouth RF Matt Kemp (LAD - CF,RF) Util Ryan Ludwick (StL - LF,CF,RF) Util Nelson Cruz (Tex - RF) BN Emmanuel Burriss (SF - 2B,SS) BN Raúl Ibañez (Phi - LF) BN Adam Dunn (Was - 1B,LF,RF) BN Coco Crisp (KC - CF) BN Carlos Delgado (NYM - 1B)
SP Chris Volstad (Fla - SP) SP Francisco Liriano (Min - SP) SP Rich Harden (ChC - SP) SP Roy Halladay (Tor - SP) RP Matt Lindstrom (Fla - RP) RP Heath Bell (SD - RP) P Joey Devine (Oak - RP) P Jose Arredondo (LAA - RP) P Jered Weaver (LAA - SP) BN Aaron Cook (Col - SP) BN Kenshin Kawakami (Atl - SP) BN Wandy Rodríguez (Hou - SP) BN Andy Sonnanstine (TB - SP)