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I play in a 16 team keeper league that has been going on for several years. Im a new owner and am trying to decide who to keep. My team needs some work In this league youth is a premium. Who should i keep/ try and trade away based out of my players that may be keepers? i have to keep 6 to 8.
Billy Butler 1B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Mike Moustakas 3B
Jose Reyes SS
Logan Morrison OF
Adam Jones OF
Cameron Maybin OF
Drew Stubbs OF
CJ Wilson SP
Trevor Cahill SP
Jordan Zimmerman SP
The only thing I see here is potential..CJ,and Cahill could nab some real value( a Lincecum, Votto, or another higher all-around ranked player(s) )..KEEP STRASBURG..Maybin is junk, u have Jones and he's gonna be this yrs Justin Upton but if u can get value now in a bigger deal with Maybin in it, do that..1B is too deep to keep a doubles machine but like above trade idea Butler SHOULD hit for avg., if you can't get an elite avg./HR guy in a bigger trade in a 16 team league he'll help for now , DUMP REYES, TRADE HIM , IF U CAN MOVE AROUND YOUR DRAFT USE HIM AS A CENTERPIECE people are fools for him.HAMMYS/WRIST/ANKLES NEVER EVER HEAL RIGHT!!! if you find no deals for anyone..Butler, Morrison, Jones, Mous, Zimm, Stras.If u get an earlier pick for only 6 and u need speed snag Stubbs, a true # 2/3 SP, maybe Wilson or someone as good in the pool
Turn it around: who do you get rid of? In my order of worst to first....
Cahill = obvious cut. Not only do you have 3 good starters already, but moving to a hitter's park and a low k rate doom him.
Personally, I'm not big on Moustakas. I'd like to cut him and hope to get him back, but he's simply not proven much yet.
Maybin in San Diego. Not a bad choice, but why not take the other OF's? he's clearly the least there and OF is normally cheap anyway.
Espinosa. only thing in his favor is 2B is usually weak.
Butler: I could argue to cut him as his numbers are basically solid rather than actually championship caliber. I keep waiting for either homers or elite batting average and getting neither. 1B is always deep and while I'd like to have a stud, could't you simply nab someone like Cuddyer and get similar or better numbers? Or take a flyer on drafting Gamel and hope his minor league numbers translate?
Other guys...I keep. bottom line.
Keep Butler, Reyes, Jones, Wilson and Strasburg ...trade the rest for better value... attractive rade chips you possess are Morrison, Stubbs, and Zimmerman. Go after guys like Matt Moore, Jason Kipnis, Michael Morse, Vance Worley, and Mark Trumbo.
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