Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
C: Y. Molina
1B: P. Fielder
2B: B. Phillips
3B: D. Wright
SS: J. Reyes
OF: R. Braun, A. McCutchen, G. Stanton
Ut: Y. Cespedes, A. Craig
BN: P. Sandoval, E. Andrus, W. Rosario, J. Altuve
SP: M. Cain, C. Lee, C.C. Sabathia, C. Sale, B. Morrow, Josh Johnson, I. Kennedy, C.J. Wilson
MR: V. Pestano
CL: J. Papelbon, J.J. Putz, H. Street
Again, it's a 6-team league. Batting stats are R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, and OPS. Pitching stats are W, SV, HLD, CG, K, ERA, WHIP and QS
You drafted a helluva team,even for such a small league. I'd suggest trying for some 2...
You drafted a helluva team,even for such a small league.
I'd suggest trying for some 2 for 1 trades,shorten your offensive bench,and get more arms.Hitters play nearly everyday so they don't need many backups,but pitchers only usually get 1 start a week;And switching them in & out racks up Ws & Ks & the added innings usually brings down whip & era.So unless you have some sort of innings cap,more arms are better than more bats.
You should try doing this by trading 2 hitters for a better hitter then pickup the best available pitcher off of waivers.But before you pickup a healthy pitcher you should pickup Brandon Beachy,stick him on your DL,then pickup a healthy pitcher.Beachy was a beast before getting injured,and he should come back right around the time when Josh Johnson gets his annual injury;So you could then just switch them.
An idea for a 2 for 1 trade is something like Wright & Reyes for Miguel Cabrera,it may sound expensive,but Andrus is no drop off from Reyes at all.You'd improve your starting lineup,stash a gem like Beachy,and add another arm to help you compete in the pitching categories (even another closer would be nice.) .