Obviously feel free to comment on any aspect/player on my team, but here’s what’s going through my head before the deadline –
On the offensive side: I bought in to the big 2019s from Alonso/Devers. There was a lot to like from each in 2020 despite comparatively underwhelming results. I have some ideas if I want to move on from these two (e.g., I have Brandon Lowe and acquired Nate Lowe at season’s end, thus enabling a Lowe/Lowe platoon at 1B for 2021).
Pitching: I’m between the “go with your guys” and the “don’t retain anyone without surplus value” strategies. I have a mix of somewhat-recently established aces, high-ceiling underperforming rookies, players coming off of injuries, and a slew of low strikeout guys. Do I stay the course or trim the fat (cut the low-k guys / pitchers I’m clearly overpaying for)?
Last thought: I’ve typically done a bullpen reset by the deadline (basically, I drop nearly all relievers). However, this year I ended up with a handful of relievers who have ascended to the upper ranks of their respective bullpens and have great Statcast profiles. Do I roll with these guys or see if I can do better in the auction?