I'm able to look at my roster, but it doesn't indicate their position availability. I know last year we based our keepers on their availability at the end of the prior season. I assume we'll do the same this year? But I'm not sure what's available, since it doesn't show on the roster, say if Zobrist is still available at SS, Doumit in LF, etc.? I think he was at the end of last year, but I can't confirm it. Does anybody know where we can check this?
I'll take a shot at my keepers for now, but they are sure to change.
C: Buck 1B: Texiera (will trade) 2b: Kendrick
SS: Zobrist (not sure he's still eligible here?)
3B: Alvarez (Traded Wright for him)
LF: Snider (will trade if Cuddyer has LF eligibility?) CF: Rios RF: Swisher (will trade) SP: Anderson
players are eligible at positions they were for the past year and the coming up year...so 2010..and the yet to be released position availability for 2011...minor league keepers (not in the Yahoo database) are available at any position they PLAYED even if for one inning while in the minors last year
if the player had the eligibility in 2010 they can be held as a keeper for that position
for example... Lance Berkman had LF position keeper potential for 2010 because he had the availability in 2009.but since he did not end up with that availability in 2010 he can not be held as a keeper for 2011 as LF
zobrist was available as SS last year so he woudl be fine for a keeper at SS this year...if he does not get SS position capability this year then he would not be able to be kept as SS for 2012
i am going to list my keepers as of today here... (they could change)
i suggest everyone else do the same, it may help for people to see who may or may not be available...you dont have to of course but it may help
C-Wieters...would trade for the right price 1b-Kendry Morales...considering moving him or Konerko 2b-Phillips...not trading 3b-Longoria...not trading SS-Reyes...would listen to offers lf-Crawford...not trading cf-BJ Upton...would listen to offers rf- Choo...not trading sp-Joba...woudl listen sp-Hanson...woudl listen cl-Papelbon...woudl listen rp-Thornton...would listen rp- Kuo...woudl listen
players available: Johan Santana Konerko Aviles Raburn Carlos Ruiz Valencia Franklin Holland Norris Pavano Rhodes Wandy Volstad
I would be interested in having some talks surrounding Josh hamilton and Carl Crawford and Jose Reyes. Not sure anything could be worked out, but if you have any interest in Hamilton, those are 2 players I have interest in. I love that speed. I'll leave yahoo messenger on for a few days. I don't have AIM anymore as a virus caused me to dump my hard drive.
My roster and keepers are being worked out now, I should post them later today.
C - Geo Soto 1b - Prince Fielder 2b - Kelly Johnson 3b - David Wright SS - Alexei Ramirez LF - Josh Hamilton CF - Matt Kemp RF - Mike Stanton
non keeper offensive players......
Jeff Francoeur - acquired via david wright trade
Michael Young - likely to become eligible at multiple positions quickly this year including 3rd, 1st, and maybe some 2nd and SS even, and OF. Could be all over the diamond, and I need to move him since I have david Wright, OR I could move David Wright.
Vladimir Guerero - Is only turning 35, nice stop gap with full RF eligibilty for 2011.
Pitchers keepers (subject to change)
SP - Cole Hamels/Chris Carpenter - (Leaning toward Cole Hamels) SP - Matt Cain/Daniel Hudson (leaning toward Cain) RP = Jhoulys Chacin/Johnny Venters - (Leaning toward Venters) RP - Jose Valverde RP - Francisco Cordero/
Non keeper pitching Ervin Santana Randy Wolf Daniel Schlereth Andrew Cashner Jesse Crain
Nobody if off limits for an offseason trade, for the right price.
C - Yadier Molina 1B - Brett Wallace 2B - Ty Wiggington 3B - Mark Reynolds SS - Stephen Drew LF - Adam Dunn CF - Chris Young RF - Ryan Ludwick SP - Ubaldo Jiménez SP - Matt Garza RP - Mariano Rivera RP - Brian Fuentes RP - Tyler Clippard
Orlando Cabrera Marlon Byrd Brandon Inge Felipe López Alfonso Soriano R.A. Dickey Pedro Feliciano Tommy Hunter Brett Myers Roy Oswalt Mike Pelfrey Clayton Richard
C - Devin Mesoraco (Rich Aurilia on roster) 1B - Billy Butler 2B - Robinson Cano 3B - Ryan Zimmerman SS - Alex Gonzalez LF - Logan Morrison CF - Andrew McCutchen RF - Jason Heyward SP - Clayton Kershaw SP - Stephen Strasburg RP - Luke Greggerson RP - Huston Street RP - Chris Sale
Adam Jones Jason Castro Ian Desmond Jonny Gomes Ramon Hernandez Cliff Pennington Josh WIllingham Brian Matuez Ian Kennedy Octavio Dotel Clay Hensley Carlos Zambrano Koji Uehara John Lackey Ben Sheets