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  • Nandan Nandan Jul 18, 2011 2:33 PM Flag

    Should I consider improving my team before July 31 trade deadline?

    I'm in an 8-team H2H league (6-teams in playoffs) currently in 1st place by 9.5 games. I like my team and don't see a need for a drastic improvement but I'd like a 2nd opinion. Maybe I should trade a bat or two acquire another pitcher?

    Scoring Categories are:
    Batting: H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, BB, K
    Pitching: W, SV, ERA, HLDS, K, WHIP, QS

    Here is my team:

    C - Carlos Santana
    1B - Joey Votto
    2B - Rickie Weeks, Chase Utley(usually on bench because I really like Weeks)
    SS - Yunel Escobar, Jose Reyes(on DL)
    OF(3 positions) - Jay Bruce, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Lance Berkman
    1 Util position I use for one of the above OF

    SP - Jered Weaver, David Price, Kyle Lohse, Johnny Cueto, Hiroki Kuroda, Jeff Karstens
    RP - Mariano Rivera, Francisco Cordero, Drew Storen, Johnny Venters, Rafael Soriano (on DL)

    Possibilities are trading Escobar, Weeks, or Utley to aquire an Ace or reliable closer down the stretch since I have a batter usually on the bench and Reyes can come off the DL this week. But is my pitching good enough? I've only lost 2 matches all year and tied one so there are no real weaknesses.

    Does my team stand a great chance of winning down the stretch? If not, who should I acquire?

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