OK, i recently posted about my fantasy baseball team having way too many injuries, and struggling to stay in third.....well now i'm in eighth.
Ever since my injuries my offense has gone down the tube. My pitching is pretty good ERA wise, but just can't manage to get wins, but i'm hoping that will change right now I'm worried about offense. For those of you in the same league, i'm trusting that yall don't give me bad advice on purpose, as you can see i'm desperate.
So here's the deal our league only scores on Batting Average, Homeruns, Stolen Bases, and RBI. I'm pretty alright with my infield as long as Aurilia comes back from injury soon. It's my outfielders and Mo Vaughn who is on the DL I want to ask about. Rate these players in order from 1 to 7. 1 being the guy you'd get rid of the most and 7 being the guy you'd want to keep the most. The seven guys are...
Garrett Anderson - 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .190 AVG
Really bad numbers so far but surely he'll start doing better right?
Jeromy Burnitz - 4 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, .282 AVG
Pretty Good numbers so far, but with his all or nothing attitude his batting average will likely slip.
Ellis Burks - 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB, .419 AVG
Can he keep up with how well he's doing or is it just a hot streak that will end soon.
Juan Gonzalez - 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, .250 AVG
We know what Gonzalez is capable of but he's injured right now, is it worth the risk getting someone who can provide offense now and possibly giving up a MVP candidate.
Jermaine Dye - Hasn't played
Same situation as Gonzalez
Mo Vaughn - 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, .176 AVG
Same situation as Gonzalez and Dye
Kenny Lofton - 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 SB, .376 AVG
My ONLY player with more than 1 stolen base
Also is it good or bad strategy to have multiple players from the same team?
You got problems buddy. Keep Lofton, stolen bases go along way, and he's gonna have a comeback year. Just dump Anderson, there are better players out there, and I'd shop Vaughn, Gonzalez, and Dye around...maybe even drop Dye. There are plenty of good 1st basemen if you can just get rid of Vaughn cheap and Gonzalez is just that way. I'd stick it out with Burnitz and Burks unless there is better talent in the free agent pool. Hopefully you are STACKED with pitching.
1 - mo vaughn 2 - jeromy burnitz - sell high while you can. 3 - garret anderson 4 - kenny lofton 5 - juan gonzalez 6 - jermaine dye 7 - ellis burks
this is in the order you asked.... keep 7, dump 1.
Mo Vaughn is tops of that list since you can surely find better on teh FA market, and that guy you'd pick up probably isn't hurt. There should be a market for Burnitz at the moment, particularly if there are any unreasonable Mets fans in your league. The next couple are just blah. Lofton if he goes cold could be out in midseason for minor leaguer Joe Borchard. Burks should be an effective hitter all season, even if he won't keep the .400 pace up. The reason he cooled off last year was he broke his hand on a HBP and came back too early.
Once Dye comes back, he'll be fine. If it wasn't for Burnitz's insane strikeout totals (and my other current Met is sporting an oh-so-dangerous average of .190-something), I might be interested in talking a deal, but I'm not really sold on any Met right now. Vaughn will spend about half this year injured, or so I figure. Wait 'til Anderson has a hot week, then deal him - if it takes too long, drop him. Gonzalez & Burks are interchangable, I don't particularly care for either. Lofton I'd keep around, simply because stolen bases can and will help you out. (I can sympathize with you about the stolen bases category... both my major runners only have 2 SB on the year - then again, I'm third in that category, what are you gonna do?) Everything else, for the most part, seems fine.
As for having more than one person from a team, I don't see any specific problem with that. The only problem I could envision is if you stack your rotation with pitching from the same team (as the pot calls the kettle black). From what I see, your team should turn it around.
I thought Garrett Anderson was going to do good this season but he's really slumping, i think he'll come out of it, but I think Gonzalez and Dye could be back by then also. So I think i'm going to get rid of Garrett and Mo. I thought Mo might have a good season if he stayed healthy but I'm not sure if he will now.
My thoughts on having a lot of players from one team is that I thought maybe a big slump could be contagious to the other teammates, or also if you have a lot of players on one team then your team may take a blow when that team has a day off. But I guess in the end everyone plays the same amount of games.
Anyway, thanks again for the help.
EDIT: Well Garrett Anderson just hit a homerun a few seconds after releasing him, of course he had to do it against Barry Zito, one of my pitchers of course.
(edited by Quezzy on 14.4.02 1352)
THAT IS AWESOME!
Vlad's siging allows the Angels to get Tim Salmon out of RF and the injury-prone Darrin Erstad to 1B. I think it's a great move for the Angels. All it took was $14 million per to get Vlad to change his mind about playing in the AL.