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Looking for some trade advice, as far as who I should use in a trade. I want to improve at 1B and OF. And I need to do some free agent pick ups once waivers clear tomorrow. Don't plan to keep Perez and Doumit. Any advice on who I should trade and who I should go after?
C - Alex Avila
1B - Edwin Encarnacion
2B - Robinson Cano
3B - Evan Longoria
SS - Elvis Andrus
OF - Alex Gordon
OF - Cameron Maybin
OF - Austin Jackson
Util - Dee Gordon
Util - Alfonso Soriano
BN - Mitch Moreland
BN - Jose Altuve
BN - Salvador Perez
BN - Ryan Doumit
SP - Jared Weaver
SP - Matt Cain
CP - Joel Hanrahan
CP - Jordan Walden
P - Jon Lester
P - Yovani Gallardo
P - Ubaldo Jimenez
P - Tyler Clippard
BN - Ryan Dempster
- 1 Reply to Brian
I would look to move either Andrus or Gordon. I'd hang on to Gordon (Dee) because he has similar value as Andrus but you can get a better price for Andrus.
I would shoot for a Desmond Jennings or a Choo to help the outfield or maybe a Hosmer if you're lucky for Andrus to help at 1B. I'd also settle for Morse at first.
- 1 Reply to Scott
I would go with AGon for sure. I would follow up with Longoria if he's there or maybe even Hanley. I look for Hanley to have a big year and has tons of upside for the second round. Longoria is safer and I think a huge bounce back year.
what would you do with this rebuild I took over?
20 team H2H, holds and OPS added
C Ryan Doumit
1b Mark Teixeira
2b Dustin Ackley
3b Chipper Jones
ss Stephen Drew
if Danny Valencia
lf Nolan Reimold
cf Drew Stubbs
rf Emilio Bonifacio
of Dexter Fowler
utl Travis Hafner
bench Anthony Rendon, Starlin Marte, Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers
SP CJ Wilson, Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill, Erik Bedard, Ivan Nova, Tommy Milone, Alfredo Aceves
RP Joel Hanrahan, Houston Street, Kevin Gregg, Jon Broxton, Tyler Clippard, Al Alburquerque
- 1 Reply to Tom
I actually like your pitching staff for a 20 team league. You may be a little low on holds with Broxton likely taking over as closer. Maybe deal Broxton for a holds guy. You've got a good one in Clippard.
I'd have to look to move Chipper and maybe another piece to upgrade a little at third. You can't afford to have Chipper in a H2H lineup. Even when he's healthy he still may rest a game or two a week.
- 1 Reply to Brian
That's tough given that Carpenter had a set back in his recovery and is set to start the year on the DL. If he was healthy it would easily be side B. I'd give the small nod to side A because of the health of Carpenter. Though I hate Bartlett. Haren is the best player in the deal so when it's close otherwise I usually opt for the best player.
- 1 Reply to bballboy5
That's tough for me because I'm usually all about offense. I use upper tier pitchers to trade for upper tier hitters so in this case I'd probably lean toward Miggy. I tend to stream pitchers a good bit so I'm not big on owning a lot of top pitchers. It's a strategy a lot of people aren't comfortable with but I think I'd take Miggy. Especially with third base eligible.
Who do you have at second (if you're giving up Pedroia)
In my yearly 5x5 10 team roto non-keeper I always make sure My batters are stacked and am avg at pitching. Any advice to help me out? These are my pitchers that I have right now:
I'm thinking of dropping some of my batters to pick up Pestano,Reed ,Dotel, Myers or robertson? Any advice to stay in first at the end of the season and not lose because of the innings Cap? It seems like the last week or so of the season, my pitchers are frozen and I drop from 1st to 3rd every year. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
- 1 Reply to hivoltage3
I love that pitching staff if your batters are stacked. I'm never dropping a hitter to add a pitcher. That's just how I work. I always want the best offensive team possible because you can spot start or find relievers like Johnny Venters, Eric OF or Tyler Clippard that can keep your innings down and provide solid strike outs and whip and era help. I'd have to know who you were considering dropping but none of those you mentioned make me warm and fuzzy.
As far as the innings cap, like I said maybe work in a few relievers to keep innings down and you may can pick up a cheap win or two and solid measurables for other cats. Also use Batter vs Pitcher stats. If a certain team or park gives one of your pitchers trouble, don't be afraid to bench him. Then you can load up at the end of the year if needed.
10 team H2H Keeper League. Who should I ask for for Bautista? The guy has the following players that I am interested in: Morse, Wright, McCutchen, Stubbs, Choo, Weaver, Cain, Strasburg. Wright would replace Bautista at 3B. All others would help my team.
- 1 Reply to Cory J
I don't think I'd do Bautista for any two of those guys. I don't like giving up hitting for pitching and I just don't trust Wright at third base. The Mets are beyond horrible and he's an injury risk. If you're dead set on it I guess I'd go Bautista and some lower level guy on your team for Wright, Morse and McCutchen.
I'd start with that and work your way down. The worst mistake you can make is underselling on a top 5 pick.
What do you expect from Pettite this year. I assume is innings will only be @140 but pitching for the Yankees I assume he is good for 12-14 wins if he is anything like his old self.
- 1 Reply to BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP Co.
I wouldn't count on him winning 12-14. For one thing he needs to prove he can at least make the team first. This is probably a bad sign for Hughes who will be left out.
I'd expect somewhere around 8-10 wins with about a 4-4.3 ERA. He has to pitch in ST and extended spring training for about six weeks so he's going to miss a month I think.
Don't draft him and if you do make it late late late. 1 dollar in an acution in AL only.
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