1) Brett Lawrie is going to start the season on the DL. I don't currently have anyone on the roster that's 3B-eligible. I've been offered a deal of Youk/Rivera for Fielder/Perkins, but I'm of the opinion that he's trying to fleece me, and I'm tempted to counter with Davis/Balfour (though he won't accept). Opinions? Notable FA 3B-eligible (star denotes no ML team or DL):
2) If I choose to tell this guy to go pound salt, who on my roster can I choose to drop for a 3B? Ike Davis is projected to be a 28HR/80 RBI guy, but he's 3rd or 4th in the 1B pecking order. I can't drop Napoli, as he's my only C. I tend to like Keppinger as a temp fill-in to boost my team AVG, and I'd love to take a stab at someone like a Moustakas or a Solano, but I feel like any drop would be a mistake. Plus, I would want to, ideally, pick up Frank Francisco to ensure that I have the Mets' closer all year (as there are NO closers on the wire).
I have 2 DL spots, but I need for the team to officially place Lawrie on the DL before I make that move.
3) General opinions on the team and spots I can improve?
Appreciate any advice that can be provided, and thanks for reading through.