So I've had him benched for most of the year (playing Cozart, Desmond and Uggla right now), but haven't been able to pull the trigger to clear the bench space for streamers, middle relief, etc.
The thing is, I kinda sorta believe in that return tot he mean thing. If he starts slow, and he's not old or otherwise in a predictable stage of decline, I don't want to drop him lest I miss out on the fire stretch that brings him back up to the norm (for him). (Yeah, I know... I remember how well that worked out for Dunn last year... Thank god I didn't have him on any teams.)
But so far, he's just above Mendoza, and he's only got 1 HR.
I've got Bonifacio and I'm gonna hafta work him in at some point when he comes back soon.
ARam's trade value is shit. So the question is, do I hold and wait for the surge, or is he worth dropping for someone like Stammen?
BTW: read everything above again, but replace ARam w/Mark Reynolds. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on him too.
ESPN 12 team, All MLB, Keeper League, $262 budget, ($)=resignable base, add $3 per year, keep up to 11, drop contract and forfeit 1/2 salary
C: Wilin Rosario
1B: Prince Fielder ($41)
2B: Omar Infante ($5)
3B: Manny Machado (keeper through 2016, $14)
SS: Ian Desmond (keeper through 2014, $8)
MI: Jean Segura ($5)
CI: Edwin Encarcion ($27)
OF: Bryce Harper (keeper through 2015, $14)
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Desmond Jennings
OF: Ben Revere ($5)
OF: Yoenis Cespedes
Util: Brian McCann ($5)
P: Stephen Strasburg (keeper through 2014, $14)
P: Hyun-Jin Ryu ($5)
P: Kris Medlen (keeper through 2014, $8)
P: Ross Detweiler ($1)
P: Tony Cingrani ($5)
P: Aroldis Chapman ($21)
P: Casey Janssen
P: Greg Holland
P: Zack Wheeler ($5)
B: Kevin Gausman ($5)
B: Nick Castellanos ($5)
B: Matt Carpenter ($5)