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  • Zain Zain Sep 19, 2013 10:14 AM Flag

    dropping big names

    dropping big names this late into the season is an obvious answer, but should i drop Jose Reyes, for billy hamilton? Billy H is now starting and yes i will take a hit in OBP, but he will steal me the bases to win the category (currently down 3-1 - nobody on my team is stealing despite their undoubted ability to (Altuve, Reyes, McCutchen, Victorino) - so yay or nay?
    I don't have bench spots and my util is filled by Hosmer.
    My CATS: H, R, RBI, K, OBP, SB, HR
    IP, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV, BB

    My TEAM: V Mart, Ortiz, Altuve, Reyes, Carpenter, Granderson, McCutchen, Victorino, Hosmer
    Cain, Hamels, Liriano, Ubaldo, Nova, Kenley Jansen, Koji Uhera.

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    • I wouldn't drop Jose Reyes for Billy Hamilton but I did just drop Ben Zobrist for Billy Hamilton.

      Zobrist was the last man to come off my bench. I love Zobrist but I couldn't risk my opponent this week or next week owning Hamilton and having him steal 10 bases and win SB for them.

      With Ellsbury and E. Cabrera out and with Hamilton being the key base runner for CIN in their playoff chase it is now a good time to add Hamilton...if for no other reason than to block others.

      I have Trout, Rios, Gomez, McCutchen, Puig, H. Ramirez, Desmond, and Utley to steal bases but someone else having Hamilton could throw a wrench in my plans to walk away with SB every week.