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I would drop Fowler for Marisnick or Guerrero.
I own Garcia and think he could have a breakout season. By now, we pretty much know what Fowler's ceiling is. He's a free agent in my league.
I'm thinking about picking him up from the waiver wire before someone else in the league realizes how good he is playing.
My only candidates to drop would be Guerrero (yesterday's hot pick-up) or Cody Allen, who is my top closer but has been terrible for Cleveland so far.
I would suggest using the claim on Springer...and I'm an owner who drafted him and lost patience...although I was able to trade him for a top tier pitcher...not just send him to the waiver wire so someone could pick him up for free.
I picked up Guerrero last night and have him as a reserve OF on my bench. It's likely he will get 3B eligibility soon, but I was wondering what the odds are that he picks up SS and/or 2B eligibility along the way.
I realize this would take a few spot starts, several late-inning replacements (not likely with his defense) or an injury to Rollins/Kendrick, but I was just curious as to what the chances may be. He'd be a lot more useful to me if I could play him in the middle infield.
I did pick up Travis. In fact, I think my offense looks pretty decent.
C - Brian McCann
1B - Anthony Rizzo
2B - Kolten Wong
SS - Starlin Castro
3B - Nolan Arenado
OF - Adam Jones
OF - A.J. Pollock
OF - Avisail Garcia
U - Lucas Duda
C - Evan Gattis
CIF - Chris Davis
2B - Devon Travis
OF - George Springer
OF - Alex Guerrero
DL - Christian Yelich
DL - J.J. Hardy
It could obviously be a bit better, but I feel better about my bats than my arms.
SP - Jordan Zimmermann
SP - Tyson Ross
SP - Michael Wacha
SP - Jake Odorizzi
SP - Danny Salazar
SP - Drew Pomeranz
SP - Wily Peralta
SP - Wei-Yin Chen
Although I'm in a 10-team league, we carry deep rosters, and the best SPs available are Joe Kelly, Hector Santiago, Miguel Gonzalez, Kyle Gibson and Brandon Morrow.
What has changed is that four of the eight pitchers I've drafted are looking like busts right now, and my rotation really needs some help.
Meanwhile, Springer has become the fifth OF on my team and isn't getting any playing time with his consistent 0-4 performances each night.
Earlier this week, I posted and asked if I should trade George Springer to a guy in my league in exchange for Carlos Martinez, and nearly everyone responded to say that I can do better.
So, the other owner has now offered me Samardzija. Is that a deal worth doing?
As a reminder, this is a 10-team, H2H, non-keeper league.
UPDATE...I rejected the offer of Martinez for Springer after pretty much all of you spoke out against it...but now, the other owner has sweetened the pot and is offering Samardzija for Springer, straight up.
Is that enough of an upgrade to force me to consider the deal?
Just an update...the owner isn't interested in parting with Bum, but he is at least willing to consider Duda for deGrom.
Is that something I should do? I would still have Rizzo, Chris Davis and Brian McCann as 1B on my roster.
This is my first year owning this guy, but I drafted him as my #2 SP because I had heard good things and thought he would be even better this year playing for an improved offense in a big ballpark.
So far, I'm not impressed. Is this something to worry about or is he good enough to put together a strong season after a slow start?
I know it's early, but Carrasco and deGrom were the other pitchers I was considering when I drafted Ross. Regretting that right now...
Any chance Lucas Duda could get me Madison Bumgarner in a trade?
MadBum's owner only has one 1B (Bautista), and it looks like he may be headed for the D.L.
I know the deal may look unfair at first glance, but Duda broke out last year and could cement his status as a stud this season. Meanwhile, I know Bumgarners on a few "busts" lists after how much work he got last season (and in the playoffs).
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