Okay, apologies in advance, as this will be a long post.
Wondering if I should make any more changes before I lock in for next week.
Stats are: R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, K, BB, AVG, OPS... IP, W, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/BB
SP- E. Santana (0 starts)
SP- C. Lee
RP- Morrow (2 starts)
P- Matsuzaka (2 starts)
P- Liriano (2 Starts)
P- Josh Johnson
2B- K. Johnson
UTIL- Nelson Cruz
SP- Volstad (2 starts)
P- Marcum (2 starts)
Decisions re: pitchers- he seems to be punting saves, and I'm punting holds, so we'll be even there. Does it look like I'm starting the right pitchers, or should I switch out Lester for someone? And since it seems he could have more starts (if he realizes that E. Santana isn't pitching next week), should I drop someone like Garza and pick up and start a MR? Many good MRs are available- only Joba, Shields, Tony Pena, and Marmol are not available.
Decisions re: batters- at this point I'm comfortable with keeping Fielder in, since he finally seems to be warming back up. My problem is deciding which OFs to start- Hamilton, Rios, and Cruz are a lock (the latter is risky, but b/c he'll be at home, I expect good things), but who should take the last two spots? Granderson hasn't had the best week, but his month has been outstanding and he'll be at TEX and CLE and against 5 righties, all of which bodes well. Kemp has 4 @ PIT and 3 SF, Victorino has 3 @ ATL and 3 @ FLA, and is generally bad away, and Markakis has 3 @ TOR and 3 @ NYY, and, while he's been terrible lately, he has good splits at both stadiums.
Or, I could pick up Cantu or another hot bat and put him in the UTIL slot, move Cruz to OF, and then decide on one OF.
Other players available:
Brandon Wood, Blalock, Teahan, Sandoval, Abercrombie, FraGu, Velez, Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Travis Snider.
Well that's about it, unless anyone sees a hole I've missed.
1. Why are you holding Victorino? Is this a keeper league? If not, then drop him and grab a Holds guy. There's no reason to punt Holds, it's too easy to make a run at it.
2. Drop Garza unless you need him for his 2 start week. Grab a Holds guy.
Finally, your offense seems so much better prepared for these categories. Is there any way you're not beating him? Let's hope not.