My current starters:
DL A.J. Burnett
My current relievers
Yep, all Yankees and Mariners for starters...pretty sweet, huh? Can't do anything about it. Nobody will trade with me and not very good options as far as starters go on the waiver wire.
Here is the situation. Burnett comes off the DL this week, I have to drop someone to activate him. The decision for me is coming down to Conteras vs A. Rhodes.
Option 1: Rhodes needs to go as he has really struggled lately, especially this past weekend, but I like the idea of having three closers as it should help me in saves, ERA, and WHIP in head to head matchups. Problem is Rhodes isn't helping in any of those categories and hasn't for the last month. Borowski is a free agent in our league for the same reason.
Option 2: Drop Contreras and activate Burnett in his place. I could also then drop Rhodes and pick up Borowski (similar), Affeldt (KC) or Frasor (TOR) to take Rhodes' place.
Option 3: Drop Conteras, activate Burnett and hope that Rhodes recovers and outpitches the closers above.
Personally, I think no matter what, I have to replace Rhodes. The decision comes down to, do I want to just drop him and replace him with Burnett and go with 2 closers, or do I want to drop him and pick up another closer (leaning toward Affeldt or Frasor) and drop one of my starters to activate Burnett. I guess another option would be to drop Rhodes now, and replace him with Affeld or Frasor and keep Burnett on my DL for awhile to see how he does. If I went that route I could keep Contreras to see how he does as well, but I'd have to do that soon, before Yahoo takes Burnett off the DL.
What do you guys think?