Re: Roster Advice for a Newbie
You will be dead last in Holds if you don't add a pitcher or two. Two solid setup many will put you in the middle of the pack at the very least. Polittle is a good start. Try finding 2 more who will give you close to 80 k's or higher.
Look for: Farnsworth, D.Sanchez, Baez, Looper, Timlin, R.Soriano, Linebrink. These guys might even give you saves and more trade bait.
Also I am keeping a very close eye on Ian Kinsler as my favorite sleeper. The Rangers specifically getting rid of A.Soriano for Ian. He isn't being drafted in any of my leagues. Ian is also SS eligible.
I would consider dropping Kearns, Hermida, Hillenbrand.