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Team in free fall... any hope?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:56 pm
by JD, the Hockey Man
Daily Roto 10 Team Keeper || 35 move limit (27 used) || 7x7 (R / HR / RBI / SB / K / AVG / OPS) x (W / L / SV / K / HLD / ERA / WHIP)
Keepers - 5 max / $8 cap (Bruce - $2.00, Montero - ¢.70, Cain - $1.60, Bumgarner - $1.40, Zimmerman - ¢.30)

C - Jesus
1B - Goldschmidt
2B - B. Phillips
3B - Wright
SS - Elvis
OF - Braun
OF - Bruce
OF - Trumbo
OF - Morse
UTIL - Morneau
BN - J. Upton

SP - Lee, Cain, Bumgarner, J. Zimmerman, Kuroda, Hellickson, Karstens, Straily
RP - Chapman, J. Johnson, A. Reed, Wilhelmsen, M. Boggs, D. Hernandez
DL - Garza, Beachy, Bailey, Marcum

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So this team was utterly dominant for most of the season. From week 1 until about two weeks ago I was up on 2nd place by as much as 22.5 points. I went from 110 overall to 93 and continuing to drop by a few points a day and every move I've made to help arrest the decent has been a disaster:

- Fell to last place in HLD and W: Added Boggs for HLD help who, after 18 scoreless made his first appearance for me and posted an ERA of 108. Bully! Added Hellickson, Karstens and Straily for flier W help due to injuries and found little there, Karstens has been the "best" of the three. Yar!

- Watched R, HR, RBI, AVG and OPS leads dwindle and die and lost a collective 14 points there. So far I've added Morneau and benched Upton, my instinct is to hold fast and hope the team wakes up again, but I'm not sure...

Wire options:

Torii Hunter
Chris Johnson
Matt Weiters (just dropped last week)
Ryan Doumit
Chris Carter
Kendrys Morales
Justin Ruggiano
Anthony Rizzo
Glass Chipper
Josh Rutledge
Starling Marte

Nothing of note on the wire for pitching, I was hoping that Marcum would come back and help with W, Bailey with HLD while he sets up Aceves. I'm dominanting in ERA (1st), WHIP (1st), SV (1st), K (3rd) and L (2nd)... but last in W and HLD.

My questions:

- Is this team out of gas or just slumping at a horrible time but has enough pop to claw back into 1st?

- Should I drop Montero (and lose the keeper) and add Weiters? Is it worth losing Montero as a keeper to add Weiters now? I'd probably keep Wright at .60 if Montero was cut.

- Should I make any drastic moves and add someone from the wire list? I look up and down my lineup and I see few bats that are droppable outside of Montero if the keeper isn't worth the hit I'm taking in the short term, maybe cut ties with Upton? Hard for me to stomach that one.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Re: Team in free fall... any hope?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:29 pm
by Grey
Daily Roto 10 Team Keeper || 35 move limit (27 used) || 7x7 (R / HR / RBI / SB / K / AVG / OPS) x (W / L / SV / K / HLD / ERA / WHIP)
Keepers - 5 max / $8 cap (Bruce - $2.00, Montero - ¢.70, Cain - $1.60, Bumgarner - $1.40, Zimmerman - ¢.30)

C - Jesus
1B - Goldschmidt
2B - B. Phillips
3B - Wright
SS - Elvis
OF - Braun
OF - Bruce
OF - Trumbo
OF - Morse
UTIL - Morneau
BN - J. Upton

SP - Lee, Cain, Bumgarner, J. Zimmerman, Kuroda, Hellickson, Karstens, Straily
RP - Chapman, J. Johnson, A. Reed, Wilhelmsen, M. Boggs, D. Hernandez
DL - Garza, Beachy, Bailey, Marcum

Torii Hunter
Chris Johnson
Matt Weiters (just dropped last week)
Ryan Doumit
Chris Carter
Kendrys Morales
Justin Ruggiano
Anthony Rizzo
Glass Chipper
Josh Rutledge
Starling Marte

Nothing of note on the wire for pitching, I was hoping that Marcum would come back and help with W, Bailey with HLD while he sets up Aceves. I'm dominanting in ERA (1st), WHIP (1st), SV (1st), K (3rd) and L (2nd)... but last in W and HLD.

My questions:

- Is this team out of gas or just slumping at a horrible time but has enough pop to claw back into 1st?

- Should I drop Montero (and lose the keeper) and add Weiters? Is it worth losing Montero as a keeper to add Weiters now? I'd probably keep Wright at .60 if Montero was cut.

- Should I make any drastic moves and add someone from the wire list? I look up and down my lineup and I see few bats that are droppable outside of Montero if the keeper isn't worth the hit I'm taking in the short term, maybe cut ties with Upton? Hard for me to stomach that one.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
I doubt that this: Kuroda, Hellickson, Karstens -- is better than matchups you can play off of waivers for pitchers. If Wieters is on waivers, Montero isn't much of a keeper. Morneau should be on waivers, Ruggiano should be playing over Bruce and UTIL should be Upton... Your league's too shallow to not be playing hot hands...

Re: Team in free fall... any hope?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:41 pm
by JD, the Hockey Man
I doubt that this: Kuroda, Hellickson, Karstens -- is better than matchups you can play off of waivers for pitchers. If Wieters is on waivers, Montero isn't much of a keeper. Morneau should be on waivers, Ruggiano should be playing over Bruce and UTIL should be Upton... Your league's too shallow to not be playing hot hands...
Thanks Grey! I cut Montero for Weiters... but drop Morneau for Ruggiano? I mean I'm not a huge fan but talk about a hot hand; he has been hitting well over .300 since the ASB and he's starting to show some pop, too.

Re: Team in free fall... any hope?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:53 pm
by Grey
Yeah, go for it...