I need some opinions from fresh eyes regarding my team's value going forward. Last week, I finally got knocked out of 1st, moving down to 4th, after losing for my 5th consecutive week (I had a really great start to the year). At this point, I'm really just wondering if my team's just suffered an extended bout of horrible luck (led by Pedrioa, I think), or if I am going to have to make major changes to compete for the rest of the year.
Okay, so stats are 5x5 plus OBP and XBH for hitters, Holds and K/BB for pitchers.
BN- Adam LaRoche
P- Colby Lewis
DL- Mike Gonzalez
So in a 14 team league, should I really be doing so poorly?
I've been trying to move one or both of Andrus and Gardner, with no luck. I couldn't even interest Swisher's owner in trading him for Gardner, which I don't know if I would have done anyway. Heyward's owner scoffed at the idea of trading him for Andrus, even though he desperately needs a SS. (I feel like the other owners have conspired to not trade with me after my strong start.)
So, whaddya think? Time to hit the panic button, or have I just been the victim of bad luck? My next step will be to shop Hanley, and I don't know if I'll be able to get anywhere near his full value, so I'd really like the answer to be bad luck.
How do you have so many bench bats? That's insane, man. You might be a hoarder. Emoticon. Andrus is a top 5 SS right now. Trade someone Hanley and just play Andrus. Obviously you need a SP.
BTW, I didn't read your last paragraph until after I wrote the above and thought the same thing about Hanley. So that's a good sign.