SandShark
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013
Sand$: 251.94
Here's my current lineup:
C: Mike Napoli
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
2B: Kyel Seager
3B: Luis Valbuena
SS: Jimmy Rollins
CI: Chris Davis
MI: Matt Carpenter
LF: Alejandro de Aza
CF: Gerardo Parra
RF: Nick Markakios
OF: Coco Crisp
Util: Michael Bourn
SP: Jeff Samardzija
SP: Doug Fister
SP: CJ Wilson
SP: Homer Bailey
SP: Hyun-Jin Ryu
RP: Lance Lynn
RP: Tanner Scheppers
RP: Sean Doolittle
RP: Joel Peralta
RP: Sean Burnett
RP: Justin Wilson
RP: Hector Santiago (Sean Marshall is on the DL)

So far I'm doing very well this year -- I'm currently third in my league -- with the ridiculous offense being put up by Davis and Goldschmidt and the quality pitching of pretty much everyone in my pitching staff. I think the only significant hole in my team right now is Luis Valbuena. He's not bad, but he's only a part-time player as he platoons with Cody Ransom. The only two FA players I could see replacing him with (with a few roster manipulations) are Mark Reynolds or Kelly Johnson. The league we play is a salary cap-based league and I have about $2.5 million left, which leaves me around $5 million from being able to afford either of these guys. I'm thinking about trading future MiLB picks and/or minor leaguers (we have a 10-person minor league system for each team) to bridge this gap and leave me with a bit left over for future injuries.

Does this sound like a good idea? Or am I worrying too much about Valbuena and should just ride it out with him for the time being?

Thanks!