Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Your team is very solid, top to bottom. Slow starts from Sexson, Utley, and Furcal are nothing to worry about. The only place your lineup isn't strong is at the two OF positions, and those are the easiest to fill via the waiver wire.
Don't sweat it.
Would you drop Hawpe and pick up Alexis Rios, who is really starting to come into his own in Toronto?
Also, discussing a deal where I would send SS Furcal, OF Hawpe, and SP Penny and get SS Jeter and SP Cliff Lee. I could then use the extra spot on Rios, or another player. In the end is that better for my team. Sure, I'll be down SB's, but I think Jeter is better than Furcal, and I think Lee is better than Penny. Hawpe as I mentioned before was a waiver pickup for me and I have no problems losing him one way or another. I think I've been too impatient with Matt Holliday. His bat should come around, and he's leading my team in RBI despite hitting like .220 and not drawing a walk all year.