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So im in a 12 team league that i took over last June. I finished 4th! Suprisingly! I think i have some good pieces but i definately need to upgrade to even have a chance to win it all. There are three or four really good teams. So ya, id just like some advice on who i should drop and who to trade for. Its a H2H 9x9. We can keep as many players as we want.
I think i have some really good pieces on my team, but no Top 10 Guys. And my Infield sucks! And i had Machado but dumped him a month before his call up! I feel Dumb! especially since i need a SS\3B/2B!
C - M. Montero
1B - E. Encarnacion
2B - M. Young
3B - M. Olt
SS - M. Scuataro
LF - J. Upton
CF - J. Ellsbury
RF - J. Bautista
UTIL - D. Ortiz
1B - R. Howard
SS - D. Gordon
LF - C. Crawford
LF - N. Cruz
1B/LF - Y. Alonso
RF - N. Markakis
I have to cut at least 3 guys cuz i had 3 guys end the year on the DL, but id like more to go. This is who im thinking, Bell, Leake, Markakis, and Gordan. Valverde if he cant find a place to play. So jsut some help on who to trade and cut would be appreciated. Thanks.
Encarnacion is 3b as well no? So he's 3b Howard 1b? Well, probably not. Young at 2b? I thought he was 3b? I'd trade Olt as he's stuck for at least 2more seasons before having a full season position. I don't know who for maybe an older 3b like Aram to help this year. 2b/SS I'm high on is Josh Rutledge! Get him 15/15 guy with .300BA potential at Coors batting Leadoff ahead of you know who. Markakis is better than you think keep him, over Cruz. Your Pitching is great! SP that is. I can understand letting go the worst or two worst in your opinion.
Catcher, is Zunino available? Get him. Montero isn't exciting to me anymore, I think injuries/position have taken a toll and I don't see his best year to come after them, I think he's already had it.
Being a Dynasty League, you can easily look to trade away older players if you're not feeling a strong run as you stated vs. the competition. Giving up a Halladay/Lee for an up and comer like Matt Moore or even Shields imo. Pitchers that are solid today but can extend being solid next year and beyond vs. on the downward trend. Ortiz fits that category as a batter If someone will give up a solid younger player for him like Rutledge who doesn't have a strong following yet I'd do it. Especially since Rutledge will be a 2b/SS for your future. Nick Franklin is a SS up and coming who should appear for the M's this year and moving forward. You have the type of team with a few solid moves can quickly become competitive. Take advantage of a team looking to win today for your future.
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Encarnacion didnt play enough games at 3rd base last year. Olt will have 3rd base elidgibility but will DH for Texas. Young is elidgible for 2B next year. Cruz i really like, especially since hell be hitting 4th this year! Tons of RBI! Imma try to deal for Verlander giving Lee and a few more pieces. Zunino is available! Ive looked into him and d'Arnaud for C. Rutledge i like but the guy with him will make you WAY overpay. Franklin im not huge on. Baez and a few more SS are out there, Bogaerts. What could i get if i dealt Markakis and Gordan? What kind of SS/2B/3B? What could i get for Encarnacion? Im looking to sell high to get a good 2B/3B/SS and P.
freakin young team but here it goes...
C - M. Montero, Probably do better but C is pretty much a throwaway unless u have Posey
1b - E. Encarnacion, good
2B - M. Young-assuming Micheal Young for the phillies, to old trade while you can
3B - M. Olt-great upside but kinda the risk reward kinda thing
SS - M. Scuataro-solid SS
LF - J. Upton-12 on my board, i think this is his year
CF - J. Ellsbury-Injury risk
RF - J. Bautista-old but solid
UTIL - D. Ortiz- gone i dont want anyone how just plays at util find better
1B - R. Howard-somebody would love his 30 homer power...may a good util???
SS - D. Gordon-trade, your most upside SS but you can probably get 2 more prospects out of him
LF - C. Crawford-someone would buy
LF - N. Cruz- I think this is Rangers New 4 hole so RBI's in bunches
1B/LF - Y. Alonso-keep
RF - N. Markakis- Keep
Roy Halladay-A tipical Halladay again this year
Cliff Lee- Sell...WOW SELL Cliff Lee...yes again you can add 2 younger pitcher for his price and get better #'s aside from era
A.J. Griffin-who cares
Tommy Milone-again who cares
Jason Vargas-probably solid #'s...if he could find a way to win in seattle it should be easier in LA
Chris Carpenter-Keep, if you dont have an innings cap pitch in numbers so the more the marrier
Dylan Bundy-to much upside here to let go
Shelby Miller-SEE DYLAN BUNDY
RP keep Rivera and madson drop bell and valverde but pick up an addison reed type if avail.
Id cut Valverde no matter what....Chris Carpenter (if he is the Cards guy, just gets hurt too much I dont think he can be effective anymore) Dee Gordan.... but you have Scutaro. Dee has a bigger upside to him. Last I think Bell can go too
Valverde, Carpenter, Gordan/Scutaro, Bell
Can you help with mine too??
Dynasty League any help on keepers?