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    Help with Roster Cuts

    I am defending league champion in a dynasty league. I have to cut my roster down to 16 players by Sunday, however. Players that file for free agency are automatically cut, which only cost me two players this year. Thus closeness to free agency is a factor in who I keep this year. I have to start the traditional positions as well as a Util, extra MI, and extra CI. Therefore middle infielders in particular are valued more than they would be even under normal circumstances since I have to start three. Based on my roster, here is where I am leaning so far:

    Definite Keeps
    (1) Ryan Howard
    (2) Prince Fielder
    (3) B.J. Upton
    (4) Dan Uggla
    (5) Troy Tulowitski
    (6) Miguel Cabrera
    (7) Carl Crawford
    (8) Matt Holliday
    (9) Alex Rios

    (10) Jake Peavy
    (11) John Lackey
    (12) Cole Hamels

    (13) JJ Putz

    Definite Cuts
    Bronson Arroyo
    Scott Baker
    Jeremy Accardo

    Need to keep 3 of
    Aaron Hill
    Bobby Abreu (Production is dropping but still 5 category producer)
    Corey Hart
    Matt Kemp
    Gary Sheffield (Great production, but last year of his contract)
    Tim Lincecum
    Jeremy Bonderman (Injuries derailing his career?)
    Homer Bailey
    Dustin McGowan (Was his second half last year for real?)

    Also, I see BJ Upton potentially losing value next year if he doesn't retain eligibility at 2B by playing some there this year. Anyone think I should look to cash in on him some time this year since I will be stocked in the OF for a few years to come?

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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    I'd keep Sheffield, Lincecum, and Bonderman. If it's the last year of Shef's contract, if anything, that's a bonus. Bonderman's a beast at times. Hopefully he puts it all together. Lincecum has one of the sharpest heaters I have ever seen.
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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    I'd prolly keep the three pitchers- Lincecum, Bonderman, and McGowan because (assuming you start three OF'ers) you are set in the OF and you can never have enough pitching. Upton will be eligible in the OF as well. It looks like you are gonna need a 2B though...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    I'm keeping Lincecum, Bailey, and Bonderman.

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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    Thanks for the replies. I think I am leaning toward keeping Lincecum and Bonderman now.

    To complicate matters, I forgot that I had grabbed Justin Upton at the end of the season so he is another possibility to keep/cut. Is Justin Upton worth keeping or should Icut him and perhaps try to redraft him or just pick up Jay Bruce or Cameron Maybin?

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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    Def Lincecum.
    Bonderman, maybe Matt Kemp (you seem to have room for some a potential sleeper).

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    Re: Help with Roster Cuts

    dynasty league? keep upton no doubt. you should take him before Bruce. At the least, you can prob trade Upton to whoever drafts Bruce and come out a bit ahead with whoever the second player you include in the deal is.

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