Finch Files: What to do with Howard, Delgado
Hello there, fantasy fanatics, and welcome back! It's training camp for me this week, and I'm starting to get excited for this summer. It's getting hot in Arizona, and I know that means July is right around the corner, along with the World Cup and the Pan Am Games. I'm facing hitters regularly now, training more and traveling less. This past weekend was my last trip for awhile. I went to Kingston, N.Y., for the Women's Health & Fitness Expo. It was amazing to come together with other women in sports, and it was an honor to meet Kathrine Switzer on the 40th anniversary of her run as the first woman in the Boston Marathon. She's such an important part of the history of women in sports. On the flip side, I loved being there with all the girls and hearing about their dreams, knowing that great things are still in front of them. It's exciting to think about the trajectory of women's sports, where we started, what was possible for me and what's possible for these girls.
Enough about that, we've got some important baseball questions to answer. It seems we're all settling in a little more, and things are starting to take form. We've got some good questions. A few people want to know what's going on with Ryan Howard, and a few others asked about Carlos Delgado. I picked one question about each but hopefully managed to answer them all!
Read on, my friends, and keep sending your questions and e-mails. I love hearing from you!
Scott: Hey Jennie, I know it's early, but do you think Carlos Delgado and Johnny Damon are going to come around or should I try and see what I can get for them?
Westville: Do you think Ryan Howard will ever get hot? Happy Mother's Day and happy birthday to little Ace!
Fort Worth: I have picked up Jermaine Dye, Juan Pierre, and Rafael Furcal from free agency. I drafted early for outfield and shortstop. But I have Delgado at utility. Should I bench Delgado and put in one of the three pickups? Or should I trade?
Justin (Owings, MD): Jennie, I need your help! My roster is filled with injured players, and the league that I'm in has only two DL spots. Between Jim Thome, Mike Piazza, Pedro Martinez and Jason Schmidt who should I drop? Do you think there is any trade value for these guys, and should I take a trade that benefits the other owner but still clears up a spot for me and provides a decent player in return? With only five bench spots, I need the room.
Harrison Montague: I was wondering if I should dump Chris Capuano in exchange for either Ben Sheets or Rich Harden. Can I rely on Harden and Sheets to stay healthy? Also, who is going to give me the most production at third base this year, Adrian Beltre or Chone Figgins? Thanks alot!
Lawrence (Frederick, MD): I'm mostly just writing simply so I can say Jennie Finch responded to my question, but as I am here I'll give you something to chew on: Dave Bush, Erik Bedard, Daniel Cabrera, Scott Olsen. Will owning these pitchers doom me to a year's worth of insanity? The K's are nice, but my team era is over 5.00 and my team whip is over 1.50. Thoughts?
That's it for this week. I wish I could've answered more, but keep 'em coming!
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