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- Michael R Michael R Jul 4, 2013 7:30 PM Flag
Get rid of Middlebrooks, he wont see the field for a while. Choo should start against all righties, sit against lefties. uggla should be dropped, as well as Nix, unless you are using him as your utility player and have no better option.
- Michael R Michael R Jul 4, 2013 7:25 PM Flag
Either will be traded once Kemp and Crawford show they can stay healthy. Puig will play. Kemp and Crawford should see more bench time than one would think while they dangle Either.
- Michael R Michael R Jul 4, 2013 7:23 PM Flag
your trade chips are Posey, Votto, Harper, and Puig. I would ride Puig until he comes back down to earth. Crisp may be a drop, depending on who is on your waiver wire. If your pitching is stacked, which I'm guessing it is not by your standing, you may try to package Harper with a middle tier starter for a better 2 OF coming back. McLouth is a situational start, never against lefties. without seeing your pitching, your team is mediocre, with some big names in down years.
- Michael R Michael R Mar 26, 2013 1:28 PM Flag
you can take a chance on any of the A's starters. Tehrean and Cobb will be really good. Zito would be the one to drop but only if you can get Tehrean or Cobb.
- Michael R Michael R Mar 26, 2013 12:52 PM Flag
I asked the same question? I really think that Leyland will choose a veteran, and send Rondon back to the minors. He may end up as the closer later in the year, but I don't think he will start there. Al Albequerque is my bet, with Coke and Benoit getting a few chances as well.
- Michael R Michael R Mar 26, 2013 12:16 PM Flag
I think Rutledge has a higher ceiling, but I think Hardy is the safer choice. He has no speed, but has superior power.
I would keep Hardy.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 2, 2012 8:14 PM Flag
I think you make that trade in a heartbeat. Tim's velocity is down, and now he says he wasn't going to throw sliders until the regular season???? Speaks of arm trouble on the horizon. Santana is not a top 2 catcher, he is the top catcher for the reason of he will stay in the lineup everyday and not face the rigors of the normal catcher.
Make the trade.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 2, 2012 8:08 PM Flag
Boesch, Moustakas, Dunn, Cespedes, Young, Rasmus, Bourjos.
Boesch is healthy, he will mash. Moustakas is a late rounder who will produce middle tier numbers. Dunn may actually produce the most of this group. Cespedes will bat somewhere around .240 with maybe 25-20 HR.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 2, 2012 11:50 AM Flag
I actually like Guthrie in this group. It has to be easier facing SD, LA, ARI, and SF offense than the AL east. Watch for Byrd to lose some at bats with Hoyer and Epstien playing for the future.
Bauer would have been my second choice.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 2, 2012 11:40 AM Flag
depending on where your at for SS, get Pujols. He has the ability to win a week for you. Cabrera is a top tier SS, but he is no Pujols. Cargo is great, WHEN HEALTHY.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 2, 2012 11:37 AM Flag
I would do that trade in a heart beat. Pujols is a slight upgrade from Fielder, and if you took Pedroia and Phillips stats, put them next to each other, they are almost identical.
One thing to consider, who will protect Pujols in the Halo's line up the way that Holliday and Burkman did last year. Det. line up is stacked.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 1, 2012 3:39 PM Flag
I've never felt the need to start a C just for the sake of starting one. I've had catchers kill the OPS and BA. Thanks for the opinion.
- Michael R Michael R Apr 1, 2012 3:37 PM Flag
I think Santana has the the overall impact with the K rate he should have and WHIP. Worely was really unknown last year. Now that teams have a scouting report on him, I would expect a regression. Also, I think the NL east got better, especially in Florida. I would rank, Santana, Worley, Hudson.
Beware of Worley though, don't over rate him.
Also, Kuroda goes from pitching in some big parks to the cracker boxes that are in the AL East. Even the Baltimore line up can light up a score board. There are a lot of miles on that arm. I would actually rate Santana over Kuroda, with Kuroda as my 6th.