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So it's a 5 player keeper league I'm in. meaning I can only pick 5 players to keep for next year. I kept Strasburg last year and I'm wondering if I should keep holding onto him if the Nats are gonna keep shutting him down. What's everyone think. Side note: what 5 players would you keep off my team if it was yours.
Here's my team. It's yahoo roto league with 12 managers. Where we can keep 5 of the players off our team.
Standard yahoo fantasy categories.
C/1B Joe Mauer
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
1B/3B Mark Reynolds
SS Jimmy Rollins
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
OF Torii Hunter
OF Coco Crisp
OF Alejandro De Aza
OF Norichika Aoki
OF Ichiro Suzuki
OF Carlos Gomez
3B Pedro Alvarez
SP Dan Haren
SP Stephen Strasburg
RP Chris Perez
RP Fernando Rodney
SP CC Sabathia
SP Tommy Hanson
RP Aroldis Chapman
RP Tyler Clippard
SP Matt Cain
SP Brett Anderson
SP James Shields
Keep him. They are not going to keep shutting him down.
Pick up a newspaper occasionally.
His strikeout per inning rate is phenomenal. If you have an innings limit league, you need starters with 1+k's per inning in order to win the K's category.
Cano, Ellsbury, Strasburg, Cain and CC.
I would also try and package CC and Chapman for a premier offensive star of the first round variety. Braun, Votto, Cabrera....see if someone bites.
Drop him. Strasburg is also a strong candidate for injury every year. Throwing in the W got him hurt before. Continuing to do so will get him hurt again with all the torque he puts on his arm. There is nothing wrong with CC and Cain... Cano Ellsbury and Mauer. Don't need to keep Tex when there's plenty to draft from relative to catcher. Even though catchers are getting deeper, Mauer has a 400 obp and that kind of run production from a catcher is invaluable in the long run.
I would keep him. I would also keep Cano, Perez, Chapman, and Clippard.
You have solid closers and those can be hard to come by in a new draft, but I could see a good argument for Cain. If Anderson can stay healthy next year he could be a stud in Oakland.
Sabathia is getting old, as are many of your offensive players, Suzuki, Hunter, Beltran, and Teixeira.
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haha....just laughing at the guy who says to keep 3 closers over matt cain and cc....yeah closers were real hard to come by.....you don't pay for closers and you certainly don't keep them over aces. i may keep 1 just due to no other choices but not 3. i'd probably keep cano, cc, tex, cain and strasburg though
Yeah absolutely keep him. They won't keep shutting him down its just because its a year after his surgery. Maybe if you had 5 significantly better guys but from what I see thats not the case.
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