Dear RotoRob: Replacing Figgins
Can Jermaine Dye repeat his success from last season?
I just finished my draft and am not all that content about my team, but know if I make a few moves I could have a strong team.’I just traded Jermaine Dye because I know his value is high and he won’t do as well this season.’I traded Dye and Cole Hamels for Felix Hernandez and picked up Chuck James as a FA. This is my team, please let me know if there are any suggestions you have for it.’
C – Kenji Johjima
1B – Albert Pujols, Conor Jackson
2B ‘ Chone Figgins
3B – Edwin Encarnacion
SS – Hanley Ramirez, Edgar Renteria
OF – Manny Ramirez, Carlos Lee,Vernon Wells, Juan Pierre, Nick Markakis
SP – Hernandez, Matt Cain, Brett Myers, Hamels, Jose Contreras, James, Daniel Cabrera, Kelvim Escobar, Roger Clemens
CL ‘ Armando Benitez, Billy Wagner, Octavio Dotel
First off, you need to pick up a waiver wire replacement for Figgins. He is out for a while. After that, 1B, 3B, SS, and the OF are all pretty strong. But, you will lack in the steals department.
As for pitching, the SPs are fine, but I think the pen may haunt you. I’d pick up a Seth McClung or Dan Wheeler as insurance if I were you.
To be honest, I like to have one backup at each position just in case my starter goes down. C and 2B would be where I looked tonight. One for a new starter and the other for depth. You only need four OFs. I may deal off Markakis for a 2B or top CL. I love the guy, but your OF is strong without him.