I've run into a bit of a conundrum in my ESPN league. My hitting is fantastic, I don't have a weak link on that side. The pitching, however, not so good. About a week ago, someone offered me Beltran for Randy Johnson, and I accepted it b/c I was worried that Randy was just getting old and wasn't pitching like he used to. Then the day after the trade got processed, I turned on the Fox Saturday game to hear Joe Buck and Tim McCarver raving about how Randy is back to his dominant self and pitching with anger. That's great.
My starters are:
Odalis Perez (DL - but hopefully he'l be back soon)
My staff isn't horrible (last week I played a guy who inexplicably started Eric Milton in our 10 team league), but it could be better. The top available pitchers are Ervin Santana, David Wells, Danny Haren, and Kip Wells. What I've been trying to figure out is, should I drop Wade Miller and pick one of those guys up? I'm leaning towards Santana or David Wells, although I had Wells earlier in the year, and he angered me greatly, so I'm a little wary of picking him back up. Santana intrigues me, especially if Escobar has to have surgery. Or, should I give the axe to Patterson before Miller and hope that Miller turns it around? Will Miller even turn it around?
on a sidenote: why is Corey Patterson listed as an "undroppable" on ESPN? He sucks. I got this punk rotting on my bench and I just can't get rid of him. I can't trade him, becasue no one wants him, and I'm not allowed to drop him. What's up with that? I'm only in a 5X5 league where OBP doesn't count, but Patterson's OBP is .289. That's like Doug Glanville territory.