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  • Brock W Brock W Mar 18, 2013 12:11 PM Flag

    Did I Boo-Boo?

    Made a deal in my 20-team dynasty league.... Starting to think I might have fudged up.

    Got - Justin Upton, Manny Machado, Travis D'Arnaud, Jose Fernandez, and Elliot Johnson
    Gave - Max Scherzer, Mark Trumbo, Neil Walker, Vance Worley and Trevor Cahill

    Current roster........
    C - Travis D'Arnaud
    1B - Freddie Freeman
    2B - Steve Lombardozzi
    3B - Pablo Sandoval
    SS - Starlin Castro
    OF1 - Giancarlo Stanton
    OF2 - Justin Upton
    OF3 - Rajai Davis
    Util1 - Matt Carpenter
    Util2 - Lonnie Chisenhall
    Bench - A.J. Ellis, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Pete Kozma, Jorge Soler, Travis Snider
    SP1 - Cole Hamels
    SP2 - Madison Bumgarner
    RP1 - Rex Brothers
    RP2 - Jordan Walder
    P1 - Matt Garza
    P2 - Tyler Skaggs
    P3 - Empty
    P4 - Empty
    Bench - Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Jose Fernandez, Jose Valverde
    DL - Chris Carpenter

    So.... Obviously I'm in a bit of a pickle with my pitching, especially now that my biggest trade chip (Sandoval) has gone cow-burger crazy and flicked his funny-bone. Carpenter will end up at second so that I don't have to look at Steve Lombardozzi all damn year. I mean, I feel like I've got an extremely good and extremely young team. Just too many holes in my pitching staff. Really missing Cahill and Worley right now.

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    • In dynasty, I take your side of the deal 10 times out of 10. The 3 players with the biggest upside are J. Upton, Machado and J. Fernandez.

      Fernandez and Walker are going to be better pitchers than any of the guys you dealt.

    • So.... In amendment to this.... I just made another deal....

      Gave - A.J. Ellis, Pablo Sandoval, Matt Garza, Jose Fernandez
      Got - Yovani Gallardo, Adeiny Hechavarria.

      Not sure who I'm going to scoop of off waivers yet. Possibilities include Tyler Greene, Justin Maxwell, Ryan Roberts, Alexi Casilla, Justin Turner, Tyler Moore, Jason Bay, Josh Harrison, Tommy Field, Johnny Giavotella, Matt Dominguez, Gary Brown, Alex Castellanos, Santiago Casilla, Heath Bell, Eric O'Flaherty, Craig Stammen, Josh Collmenter, Kyle Kendrick, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingriani, Mark Melancon, Matt Barnes. Brandon Lyon, Dellin Betances, Manny Banuelos, Martin Perez.

      I think what I'm probably going to do is grab Matt Dominguez or Josh Harrison.... Ryan Roberts might be the dark-horse. Then I'll also grab Perez, stash him on the DL. Then I'll stream the last spot for a pitcher..... Adding Gallardo makes that pitching staff look a hell of a lot better.

    • Trade was certainly worth it IMO. Love the upside you got. And Upton is a solid guy too. Like youve already mentioned you are going to have to be extra vigilant on the pitching market. Just dont be afraid to pick up guys that have a hot start or a good slate of matchups and cut them when necessary.

    • I think you are fine. You weren't going to win the league with that roster anyway. Upton is the best player in the trade both Fernandez and Machado have higher ceilings than anyone you gave up.

      is that 28 man rosters or do you have empty bench spots?

      I'd drop Ellis and Valverde

      • 1 Reply to Tom
      • Yeah, the roster I provided is a full roster. I guess they're 28-man. I haven't actually counted. The reason I left a couple of pitcher spots empty was because I don't actually have guys that have a chance to pitch in the majors right now. In this league, you've got to get at least 34 IP per week, so that's one reason I'm extremely concerned. I mean, obviously I'm stacked for future talent and my team is already extremely young, but I think I just bought the farm for this year and didn't even realize it. I'm going to have to take a closer look at Spring stats for my backups.... I just hate to rely on Spring numbers to determine who's going to be on my team. There isn't a farm system like in the MLB. Ellis and Valverde are on the chopping block, for sure. I'm just trying to wait out Spring to make any more major (or even minor) moves. Little gun-shy right now.

    • check and see if Kazmir isnt in the FA or how about Porcello both have had great springs as too RP I dont know who is in your FA but has to be better then the 3 you have Solor wont play til 2014 if he is lucky

    • Yea, you gave up a lot for the present.


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