I have a team with too many 1B options, to the point where I can't play them all on any given day/week. I've got Butler as my 1B, Longoria as my 3B, and Frazier who can cover either, especially the often-injured Longoria. I only have one DH slot, and I've got Dunn and Morales at $2 apiece.
My team needs to fill in the draft are OF (only have Swisher and Beltran), a closer or good RP, and as always more SP. I currently have 3 open roster spots, but dropping one will let me get 1 more SP or OF.
I will try to trade one of them for nearly nothing, but come draft time I will cut one to fill other needs. Who could I keep?
You've got the two players I love to hate on one team. Wow that's a tough call. Dunn will get about 20 more HR's RBI's and Runs than Morales, but that batting average can suck the life out of a team. Morales could improve on last years numbers, but his power might be less playing half his games in Seattle (even with the fences moved in) and there isn't that much talent around him to help out with his runs scored or rbi's. Worst case scenerio is Morales duplicates his numbers from last year. If I had to drop one, I would drop Dunn if it's a H2H league and Morales if it's a roto league.
Did you think of maybe packaging Beltran with one of them to get a better OF? He turns 36 this year, but you may be able to find a taker with the year he had last year.
Jim, my OF are Beltran and Swisher, so it's admittedly weak. There are some decent ones I can acquire via free agency, but it all depends on who falls to me -- I don't have a first round pick. It's a points league, and I was leaning toward punting Dunn.
I am in discussion about trading Morales, but there's not much value there. I was trying to get AJ Griffin, but it'd mean swapping one of my early picks for a pick one round later, and I don't think it's worth it yet until/unless Griffin is definitely in the rotation.
It's funny -- the vote is dead even on who to drop!
Griffin is not a lock but my money says he's got a spot unless he has a horrible spring. How high of a pick you'd be swapping and what's out there in the draft is something you'd have to weigh if you can get him for just Morales. If the f/a class is weak then you might want to consider this. If you go this route, then maybe you can package Dunn & Beltran and improve on your weak outfield. I like Swisher, he isn't the best but he's stable and at least you know what you're gonna get with him so there are no surprises.
Have you tried to shop Dunn? I would think that he has more value in a points league, but I am not sure he is a better player. Morales is also younger and if he bounces back, that $2 value could help for a few years.
If you cannot deal Dunn, then go ahead and make the trade for Griffin, but try really hard to move Dunn first.
Morales another year removed from his surgery has a chance to further improve upon a decent year. The only thing Dunn can do is get worse. He's getting old and his average is just horrendous. Seattle is actively attempting to improve their lineup and Chi lineup isn't too sexy . I think in power numbers they will be close but in average it wont be
there is no debate who i would keep. .There isno reason not to believe morales will hit 25-30 home runs and hit for decent avg. The rbis will lack a bit but with the addition of morse to the lineup if he is healthy it could mean good things for seattle. Let Dunn Ride...Morales you get 1b and dh Dunn i believe is only dh option. More flexibility with Kendry then Dunn I feel
In the end, I traded Dunn for Kenley Jansen, straight up. Dunn has only 1 year left on contract, and Jansen has 3 years, though price goes up on him in following years. Still, I figure a flamethrowing, potential closer does my team better than having an extra 1B that has to sit out every day/week.