i think u need a SS badly.. castro has provided no use for fantasy. Try and trade or pick up from free agency a SS. i would say felipe lopez is a good option available most leagues. um. maybe aybar. but this week u said u lost cuz of injuries. morneau ur best has missed a couple days.
Which of these pitchers should I go after hardest in my fantasy baseball league?
If you are going to sink money into it then Felix Hernandez is the best option on the list. Wainwright will be good but I do not think he'll do better than last year. Vazquez is heading to NYY. A move to AL and new Yankee stadium won't help his ERA and WHIP. Johan Santana should be OK. Their new stadium appears to be a pitcher's park. Dempster should be decent as well.
Brett Anderson is a fine young pitcher with Oakland who may fly under some people's radar. But, I suspect, if its a keeper league, then you have some astute owners who are well aware of him.
Madson could get some early saves if Lidge is out with injury still.
Watch Liriano's situation with the Twins. He could get a shot to close with Nathan out. I don't think Minnesota has decided what to do yet.
No way. You lose in both categories here. Loney is a young stud with huge pop who is going to give you 20-30 homers. Lee is struggling, and after all the injuries he's had, I don't expect him to play up to par this year. And Ted Lilly is obviously a better pitcher than Ricky Romero.
C - 9, Barajas looking like a stud
1B - 8, if you get morneau, then 9
2B - 10, he's one of the best in the game
3B - 5, eh, a little iffy here
SS - 6.5, Same as 3B, like Scutaro, though
OF - 7.5, don't you wish Bay was hitting?
UTI - 10, that is one amazing bench
SP - 9, both are basically the aces of their teams
RP - 6, decent, i suppose
P - 6.5, I like Latos
what would u rank this team (10 points for reason)?
Depends on how many teams are in your league. In a 12 team league with standard 5x5 scoring, I'd give your offense a 10/10 and your pitching a 6/10. With this team you SHOULD be in first place already so no, you shouldn't make any trades. If anything keep your eye on the waiver wire for guys to replace volquez, mujica, and gregorson. Some suggestions would be Travis Wood (though he may not be a starter for too much longer, but he's been playing superbly), Drew Storen, Chris Perez...with this offense all you should have to do is win ONE pitching category and you should win all the offensive categories, so I'd get a bunch of closers, win saves, then during the playoffs just stream a ton of pitchers every day and win in K's and W's. Your ERA and WHIP will be huge but who cares if you win every offensive category PLUS saves, W's and K's. That's how you win in the playoffs, just make sure there's no transaction limit.
Who would you rather have on your team from each position (BQ inside)?
Jose Reyes. LOL at people who picked Jeter.
try to get a better SS. castro hasnt provided use at all this season. u said this week u wer loosing. well morneau n weeks have lost a lil bit oof playin time. Wees ejected a couple times and morneau concussion like symptoms. but get a better SS.
Luke is the much better pitcher but if you're looking strictly for K/BB then you have to go with Mujica.
Gregerson- 66/9, 7.33 K/BB 51 games 52.3 IN
Mujica- 50/4, 12.5 K/BB, 41 games 49.1 IN
Since May 9, Mujica has 36 K's to 1 BB. Gregerson is 50 to 7 in that same time.
I really like this trade. Maybin has a lot of upside and seems like a Petco player. Plus he will be 24 years old come 2011 and won't be arbitration eligible until 2013. The Padres have enough arms to replace Mujica and Webb who were the 6th and 7th best relievers on the team.
He's a set-up man. His K/BB ratio is great. 42K/4BB in 40 innings. WHIP is outstanding at 0.91. ERA is 3.10. His problem area is 10HR in those 40 IP. If he kept it in the park better his ERA would be somewhere in the twos. Overall, yes, he's very good as is their whole staff. He's pitched in 33 of 84 games played, roughly 1/3 of their games played, so approx 2-4 appearances a week depending on schedule and game by game circumstances.
Will Cameron Maybin live up to his expectations and do well on the Padres?
I would say that Maybin gets closer to the expectations, but doesn't quite reach them.
On a side note, I am quite disappointed with this trade. I liked Maybin and thought he fit pretty well with the Marlins. He is definitely replaceable, but I thought he could help Florida... Guess not anymore. Not looking forward to seeing him on the Padres though. I'm not too keen on them.
BQ: Cameron Maybin.