Stuck with a MI in my UT spot

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Stuck with a MI in my UT spot

Postby Lou » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:46 am

I messed up on draft day. Usually I am too quick to trade and it hurts me in the long run, i give up on players too soon. Hence, my wish for some generic advice.

I am in am auction keeper league, roto style, 5x5 with OBP instead of AVG. I was caught sleeping on draft draft day, and threw out a player I didn't want, and gut stuck with him. It was only a buck, but the killer part is it is a middle infielder, and I have no choice but to keep him in my utility spot, all my MI positions were already filled at the time I bid. The other owners saw the mistake, and purposely didn't bid to screw me. KUDOS to them, it was a really smart move.

The player in question is Felipe Lopez, not a bad player by any means, but not a Utility type player. To make matters worse, this league has strict transaction rules - only 3 FA moves per year. You have to make them count.

The options I have on the table
- drop Lopez, pick up the next best FA - Troy Glaus
- Trade Lopez and one of my FA moves for Jayson Werth
- Hold onto Lopez for a while, use him as trade bait later.

My gut says #2. I believe I am close to contending and can use some pop and RBI.

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Re: Stuck with a MI in my UT spot

Postby IowaCubs » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:47 am

Lopez could get hot and steal a ton of bases and be an ok 12 hr guy in Arizona, especially since he's leading off. Seems like someone you hold on to and see if his value increases. If you can get Werth for him, however, then that sounds like a fair option.
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