C J. Posada (NYY - C)
1B T. Helton (Col - 1B)
2B J. Hairston Jr. (Bal - 2B,DH)
3B H. Blalock (Tex - 3B)
SS D. Jeter (NYY - SS)
CI M. Mora (Bal - 3B,LF)
MI Á. Berroa (KC - SS)
OF G. Sheffield (NYY - RF)
OF B. Giles (SD - LF,CF,RF)
OF M. Cabrera (Fla - 3B,LF,RF)
OF R. Baldelli (TB - CF)
Util J. Burnitz (Col - LF,CF,RF)
Util V. Martínez (Cle - C)
DL M. GilesDL (Atl - 2B)

SP F. García (Sea - SP)
SP M. Mussina (NYY - SP)
SP J. Moyer (Sea - SP)
SP J. Piñeiro (Sea - SP)
RP A. Benítez (Fla - RP)
RP O. Dotel (Oak - RP)
P B. Lidge (Hou - RP)
P A. Burnett (Fla - SP)
P M. Batista (Tor - SP,RP)


1) I've tried to trade Posada for some starting pitching help, so I can put V.Martinez at C and pick up a player for UTIL, but no luck. I'm fine with keeping both if need be.

2) Players I'm worried about: Mora (second half fade); Burnitz (trade outside Coors); Hairston (platoon); Berroa (picked him up recently because he's been on fire, hopefully it continues). Luckily, I get Marcus Giles back around the AS Break, so if 1 of Berroa / Hairston falls apart, I have a replacement.


Starters: I've hated having 3 Mariner starters since the draft, and it continues. Freddy started hot, so I didn't want to trade him. Nobody would give me equal value for Moyer or Pineiro, so I'm stuck with them. I just picked up M.Batista because he's been hot, but am also considering picking up M. Redman if Batista begins to struggle. Mussina will be fine. Not sure what to expect with Burnett. First couple starts were bad, the last 2 have been good. Hopefully he keeps improving as he goes. If not, I could pick up Kip Wells, Mark Redman, or Jose Contreras for him.

Relievers: I started with Benitez, Dotel and Rhodes. I dumped Rhodes for Affeldt, and yesterday dumped Affeldt for Lidge. I think I now have 3 dominant closers, which was my goal coming out of the draft.

I'm in 8th place out of 10 teams so far, so I have a long way to go. Any suggestions or advice you guys can give me would be appreciated.