View Full Version : Roster management advice?

07-05-2010, 02:05 AM
Ok, I've got a couple guys coming off the DL over the next few weeks meaning I have to drop some guys.. I thought I'd ask here to see if others would come up with the same strategy I did. Standard 5x5 HtH Keeper league (5 keepers at end of year FWIW)

C Miguel Montero
1B Joey Votto
2B Rickie Weeks
3B Pablo Sandoval
SS Jose Reyes
OF Alfonso Soriano
OF Carlos Lee
OF Matt Kemp
UTIL Lance Berkman
BENCH Chone Figgins
BENCH Buster Posey
BENCH Denard Span

SP Zack Greinke
SP Justin Verlander
SP David Price
SP Mat Latos
SP Mike Pelfrey
SP Johnny Cueto
SP Mike Leake
SP Trevor Cahill
SP Kris Medlen
SP Brandon Morrow
RP Jon Rauch
RP Kevin Gregg
RP Matt Lindstrom

I usually like having as small a bench of position players as possible to hopefully have more (good) pitchers take the mound over the course of a week.. I have SP Brett Anderson & SP Erik Bedard looking to return from the DL shortly, any advice on who to drop?

07-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Is Leake going to be one of your keepers? With the Reds limiting his innings, and pitches, I don't think he is a very good second half fantasy option.

I wouldn't clear space for Bedard unless I had to. I want to see what he looks like. I had Bedard on my DL at the start of the season, but I quickly needed the spot. Give him a few starts at the major league level on the DL, if league rules allow. He is rumored to be trade bait if he can show he has the ability to get people out. So he could quickly move to a contender.

Dom Heffner
07-10-2010, 02:17 PM
Get rid of Figgins. Good God, he's terrible. And Leake to make room for Bedard.

07-12-2010, 12:00 AM
I didn't like the idea of having multiple catchers, and since I wasn't going to keep either I went with dropping Posey for my initial move (which in retrospect looks like a mistake after this week, hopefully Montero can be pretty good from here on out) I did finally get tired of Figgins though, and dropped him today.. I think Morrow may be the next out, but I'm definitely keeping an eye on Leake & may be letting him go as well soon