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  • Spitzig Spitzig Sep 11, 2012 3:47 PM Flag

    What to do?

    With Teixeira getting shutdown for 10-14 days, my only 1B option at the moment is Joe Mauer (with Pierzynski as my C).

    I recently activated Lawrie from the DL and now have him Aramis Ramirez and David Freese as 3B.

    Mark Reynolds and Justin Morneau are both 1B eligible and available as FA.
    Morneau has better numbers on the season, but Reynolds has been absolutely on fire lately. Would you drop Freese in order to add either of them?

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    • Mauer is currently fighting back spasms, so with his injury history and the fact that the Twins have nothing but pride to play for, it could be awhile before he comes back. I would drop Freese for some help. Reynolds has cooled down a bit since his tear against the Yankees, so Morneau might be your better option.

      • 1 Reply to John
      • 7 K's later and I definitely made the wrong decision :(

        I had already added Reynonds when you responded, but I guess I should have taken your advice and dropped him for Morneau, haha.

        Anyways, I hae now picked up Adam Lind. Hopefully the double and HR last night were a sign of things to come!!

    • one year league? drop lawrie and pick up morneau, or maybe someone else? Lind is not my favorite either, but at this time of year just depends on what you need.

      • 1 Reply to Slappytheclown
      • It's a keeper league, in which we are allowed to keep 2IF, 1OF and 2P.

        With that being said, I will likely be keeping Lawrie and Castro in the IF. Teixeira and Aramis Ramirez are getting to long in the teeth to keep, besides 1B is a deep position and I would rather keep Lawrie at 3B than Ramirez. I also have guys like Mauer, Peirzynski, Zobrist, Rickie Weeks, but I think Lawrie and Castro are my best picks.

        In the OF, it's an easy decision, as I'll be keeping Ryan Braun. Still can't believe I got him 9th overall :) Wish we could keep more in the OF though, as I also have Holliday, Granderson and Bourn.

        Verlander is a lock as one of my pitchers, but I am having a tough time deciding who to keep between Bumgarner and Cain. I was leaning toward Bum, but has last 3 starts have me second guessing.