Cookie's Monsters wrote:
thanks for the advice....i traded away pitching because i'm convinced i can pick up/draft decent enough pitchers in this league to contend....last year i did very well in offence....in pitching i rocked SVs and Ks but my ERA and WHIP were disgusting thanks to guys like Verlander (drafted him in the 5th round as a "keeper")......my saviours were FA pickups like Volquez and Nolasco
the team i traded with is keeping Peavy, Billingsley, Joba, Volquez, Sheets and 2 of Danks, Kershaw, Bedard and Soria.....he's going all pitching and i'm going all offence...I don't think he's realized you only need 5 mayyyyybe 6 Starters max.
there's going to be plenty of quality pitchers available in the draft....one team has Kazmir, Lincecum and F. Hernandez and he's not keeping Felix.....another has Zambrano, Halladay, E. Santana, Cain and Garza - he's probably keeping 2 maybe 3.......another has Lee, Dice-K, Johan, Lester and Papelbon....He might not keep Dice-K and Lee........i could go on......but I don't think I'm looking too bad at all next season
Can you give me some 3B names worth targeting in a trade?
Offense is totally the way to go with keepers. I only told you to keep Beckett over Atkins because you are stacked already with hitters and Beckett is a solid arm on a team that should win 90 games. Those are hard to come by. He could easily out perform Dice-K next year as Dice-K outperformed him this year. With that said, I'd trade Atkins, Nathan and Beckett away for a top 3rd basemen if you can find any takers. There's no reason to hold any of them if you're not keeping them anyway. Who's better than Atkins? Lots of guys -- Youk, Miggy, Aramis and Longoria. (Others that you won't get include, Wright, Arod and Braun.) I'd see if I could finagle any of those guys. Let me know if you have other questions or how it goes.