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  • MBV MBV Apr 29, 2014 3:22 PM Flag

    Help Me Improve This Squad

    Currently in 4th place, 12 team roto. What would you do?

    C Wilin Rosario

    1B David Ortiz

    2B Howie Kendrick

    3B David Wright

    SS Elvis Andrus

    OF Carlos González

    OF Carlos Beltrán

    OF Ben Revere

    Util Juan Uribe

    Util Anthony Rizzo

    BN Omar Infante 2B

    BN Marcell OzunaOF

    BN Shane Victorino OF

    SP Jon Lester

    SP Kyle Lohse

    RP Sergio Romo

    RP Addison Reed

    RP Luke Gregerson

    SP James Shields

    SP Ervin Santana

    SP C.J. Wilson

    SP Adam Wainwright

    SP Danny Salazar

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    • I would look at trying to deal CarGo/CJ Wilson for some better depth in your OF and Pitching... and perhaps at SS as well.

      • 1 Reply to 2C%L
      • Well, I made a deal to improve my power, and I think I did so without too surrendering too much of anything else.

        I traded Wainwright, Ortiz and D. Wright for

        Greinke, A. Gonzalez and Josh Donaldson

        Swapping Wainwright for Greinke is ok with me, cuz he always has a low ERA and WHIP, and will end up with close to the same win total. The only difference might be K totals, but I'm ok with that, cuz it won't be by much. Gonzo already has 8 HR's and its not even May. Donaldson is a breakout 3B who has 7 HR's right now. Wright is aging and is not going to give me the HR and RBI I need. Ortiz is aging and an injury risk at this stage. Thats my justification, anyway : )

    • What SP are available in FA? If there are some okay arms out there, consider trying to package Gregerson while he still has his job with a SP and maybe one of your bench bats to upgrade your UT slots or 2B.

      • 1 Reply to John
      • I picked up Lohse off waivers in order to bench Salazar until he gets it together. He was just about the only decent FA option. If Salazar turns it around, I might consider trading Shields or Wainy to get a big bat. My pitching is good enough that I should be able to maintain my current place (4th)...but I'm gonna have to do something if I'm gonna place in the money.

    • Trade SP for SB/HR upgrade. You also would benefit from pursuing a CL4 option, especially since Gregerson could lose his job to Jim Johnson at any moment.

      I suggest scour cheap alternatives, in lieu of a blockbuster. You have above-league-average hitters that will hit for average, so you can sacrifice that category a little bit. Consider players like Eric Young or Soriano as cheap trade options. Consider players like Dayan Vicedo and Rajai Davis as probable pick-ups.

      Your team looks like it is playing from behind, so trade from your strength. Pitching is the easiest roster spot to replace, imo.

    • Dump Luke and Infante and think about dumping Ozuna and Victorino


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