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Postby Oliver Perez » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:48 pm

12 team, H2H league, 6x6 (categories are R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS for hitters and W,SV,K,Holds,ERA,WHIP for pitchers)

C - Joe Mauer
1B - Richie Sexson
2B - Chase Utley
SS - Michael Young
3B - Eric Chávez
OF - Carl Crawford
OF - Scott Podsednik
OF - Magglio Ordóñez
Util - Craig Wilson
Bench - Dallas McPherson
Bench - Kevin Mench

SP - Tim Hudson
SP - Oliver Pérez
RP - Octavio Dotel
RP - Danny Graves
P - Akinori Otsuka
P - Scott Linebrink
P - Mike Adams
Bench - Rich Harden
Bench - Scott Kazmir
Bench - Randy Wolf
Bench - John Lackey

We finally got done drafting today! Tell me what you think, Cafe. I will be sure to rate others.
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Postby rfa94wp98 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:09 pm

Thanks for rating my team. I'd think about trading some speed for power if I were you. I don't have any experience in H2H leagues though.
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Postby kingbobo » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:09 pm

I like your outfield, I couldn't be more high on Crawford, I'd worry about Sexton staying healthy, and I wouldn't count on a ton of Wins. Overall I like your chances.
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Postby Paco625 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:38 pm

good overall team. If I were you, I would hold onto both pods and crawford for a while, build up a big lead in SBs and then trade one of them for a 2B or another position you are weak in when the time comes. You might be hurting a little in teh power cats but if Mench and Mcherson pan out (i think they will, i have both too, lol), then you should be in good shape.
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Postby Benkei » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:46 pm

I second the motion for trading speed for power . . . and it also looks like you could use a little help with batting average, maybe even focus on trading for BA if you're confident that Mench or Mcpherson can come through with power. Trade Podsednik, his OPS will hurt you more than his steals will help. There's gotta be a manger who could use him though.

If this is a HTH league, the suggestion that you should build a big lead in steals before trading, makes no sense.

I like your pitching a lot. Otsuka is great b/c he's guaranteed to be either a stud in holds or saves, either way you win.

If you want to reciprocate, my roster-post is about halfway down the page . . .
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Postby bjbhobbes » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:49 pm

I agree with the statement on SBs. I think in a H2H you might want to get value for pods. Maybe go a couple weeks in and trade him to someone struggling for wins for a 20-20 type OF or a SP, as W and K might be hard to come by. You are in a position to deal from strengths when teams begin to flounder.
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Postby The Big Papi » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:18 pm

Thanks for rating mine.

I agree with the others, trade some of that speed for power. I say trade mags/pods for a stud of and a decent pitcher if possible.

I like the pitching, though i'm not that high up on graves. Maybe try and package him in a deal to improve the closer sitaution.

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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:53 pm

Agree - trade speed for power.

I like your SP, but not sure about your saves situation.
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Postby VWells4Prez » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:06 pm

I personally think your starting pitching is fine. Your power is also probably top 4 in the league. Don't underestimate Sexson.

I'm more worried about your saves. Graves and Dotel aren't exactly first tier closers and Dotel's consistency has been far from good.

Try to trade a bench player + Dotel/Graves for a KRod, Rivera, or Lidge
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Postby Jevan » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:12 pm

Hmmm... your power is a question mark, with both Sexson and Maggs coming back from injuries. However, I really like both of them this year and think you should be fine. With that in mind, you should look into shoring up your starting pitching, I'm not too high on Lackey or Wolf, and Kazmir won't get you many wins. Wait until the second week of the season or so and package Pods and one of your SPs for a quality starter.

Thanks for rating mine, btw.
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