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This is the follow up to an earlier post where I was seeking keeper help. I'm keeping Strasburg($29), Romo($4), Craig($7) and L.Cain($2). I'm dropping Doumit($10) and Dunn ($6, but he "helped" me finish last in BA last year).
So the last guy is either Davis for $16 or Howard for $21. Budget is $300. Who would you take?
Thanks for the input so far.
- Don-Ray Don-Ray Mar 23, 2013 9:21 AM Flag
Cool down, he said keeper league. That means Trout and Cabrera have been kept by their specific owners and aren't available. I'd definitely take Kemp over Cargo.
I'm in a 20 team keeper league, 14 hitters and 10 pitchers, 2 catcher positions. Budget $300. There's nobody worthwhile left on the FA list after the draft, so you have to draft wisely and fill every position.
I can keep 5 of these 8:
Ryan Howard $21
Ike Davis $16
Ryan Doumit $10 ( playing Dh, eligible at C))
Allen Craig $7
Adam Dunn $6
Lorenzo Cain $2
Steven Strasburg $29
Sergio Romo $4
Who would you keep?
Rutledge is .341 for the year, Herrera .242. Over the last two weeks Rutledge has been hitting .407, Herrera .200. Yet Herrera is getting his sixth start in a row and Rutledge is again on the bench. Is there a rational explanation for this?
The wind must be blowing out at Yankee stadium. 9 homers so far. Unfortunately I own both starters in two different leagues.
Does anybody know if there is a webside which tells you which way the wind is blowing before the game starts?
- Don-Ray Don-Ray May 16, 2012 6:11 PM Flag
the felix side - no doubt.
Felix is a proven commodity, Lynn and Johnson are at this level for the first time. Who knows if they can keep it up.
I also like Craig very much. He seems to have power and BA and looked great in the World Series
- Don-Ray Don-Ray May 16, 2012 5:47 PM Flag
The Jennings side wins, but it's not a veto. Bonifacio could win the steals category. I try to draft power and am often low on steals. So a trade like this - picking up the steals king - could be something I would agree to at midseason.
- Don-Ray Don-Ray May 16, 2012 5:32 PM Flag
That's where I disagree with you. What I have found is that a player who is not a star player who has had an exceptional month will drop off over the next two months.
It's a cycle. A regular guy (and that is Dunn for me) can't sustain a high period forever. So it's the right time to trade Dunn.
- Don-Ray Don-Ray May 16, 2012 5:20 PM Flag
I like to compare the stats of two players over the last 30 days as it is offered by Yahoo. That's how I got the idea. Dunn is 11th overall and Pujols just brutally bad.
I think Dunn will regress again and Pujols improve. But I don't think Albert will come roaring back to be the king again.
But thanks for the info on this offer possibly being an insult. You may be right that some managers who still dream of big Albert could think it to be that. I'm not dropping the offer - just thinking of an apology if he reacts like that.
- Don-Ray Don-Ray May 16, 2012 4:30 PM Flag
I'd drop Reed and grab Thayer. At least until Street is ready to return.
But it's strange that so many closers are either on your team or not claimed. There seem to be a lot of inactive managers in your league.
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