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  • Alex S Alex S Mar 27, 2011 11:11 PM Flag

    help please anyone!!!

    I have 5 relievers and 5 starters do i drop Joel Hanrahan for james shields?

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    • you need 5 starters to have a chance to get enough wins. unless you are trying to win the saves, whip, era with relief pitchers that are closers. most head to head leagues you want 5 to 6 starters. roto leagues you can usually only keep 5 starters and 6 relievers or 6 starters and 4 relievers, because you are limited on the number of innings.hanrahan will give you strikeouts and is the closer for now, but still new to the closer role. shields had a bad year last year,but should do better and get a decent number of wins.

    • What are all your pitcher stat categories? You need to be more specific if you want help

      Unless holds is a stat in your league, you don't need that many relievers. You want 3 or 4 closers, max. 3 of you have all elite closers. If the closers are all taken up, pick up a solid set-up man who will help you out in ERA, WHIP and K's, who is first in line to close if his team's closer gets hurt, like Bard (Boston) or Soriano (NYY).

      You the rest of your pitchers need to be starters. Also, don't go more than 2 or three bench position players. If you do, that takes away from the number if pitchers you have, which will hurt you in the wins, K's, quality starts and grounded into double play categories (assuming you have all those stats in your league for pitchers). If you're in a roto/points league, you're done if you fall too far behind early. If you're in head-to-head, you'll lose the before mentioned pitching categories most weeks if you don't have many bench starters to switch in and out.

    • Hang on before making a move which other notable starting pitchers are available?

    • If you already have 5 relievers, yes. MLB network thinks Shields is going to bounce back this year. Remember he went in last year as the Rays ace. He struggled a bit, but he still has good stuff and should rebound nicely. The Rays are still a contending team and he will be more valuable than having a 5th reliever who's not on a very good team

    • Shields. he was 13-15 last year with a high era. and he had alot better offense last year than he does this year


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