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I need help!!!
I get 8 keepers from:
Jose Bautista (3rd,OF)
Jacoby Ellsbury (OF)
Dustin Pedroia (2nd)
Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
Mark Teixeira (1st)
Ryan Zimmerman (3rd)
Stephen Strasburg (SP)
Zack Greinke (SP)
My doubts are Teixeira and Zimmerman and I'm thinking of Wilson, Wainwright, and Johnson to replace them if I were going to not keep those two. I think I'll be able to get a decent catcher at some point in draft.
Any thoughts or suggestions??
PS - In case you are wondering its a standard format league with 8 teams and everyone gets 8 keepers.
I wouldn't keep Tex. I'd take Mark Trumbo instead.
Trumbo will retain 1B eligibility this season (21 games at 1B last season) as well as 3B (8 - you just need 5 for Yahoo format and OF of course. Tex is "declining' as he admitted. all his stats are down. Meanwhile Trumbo will get you 30+ HR and hits in a far better line-up.
And Trumbo should retain 1B eligibility into next season too I'm guessing given Kendrys Morales going to Seattle so he won't cut into his backing up Pujols at 1B when Albert takes a day off. Trumbo is a young stud and should be a fixture on your team for a long time to come.
And I'd probably take Cespedes over Greinke. With only 8 keepers, one SP is plenty to re-draft with and Cespedes could be a real stud this season. And to me it is all about position players and maybe a super ace thrown in. You got one with Strasburg.
I'm in a keeper league with TWELVE KEEPERS (12 teams) and looking over the other owners rosters I was astounding on how many good pitchers they will be forced to drop. Your choices aren't made in a vacuum. Check out who you think other owners in your league will have to drop.