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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:21 pm

I'm in a league where OBP and SLG replace AVG, so the following quest for a shortstop really killed me in the those categories.

I drafted Nomar at SS. He had a .232 OBP and .176 SLG in 51 at-bats before getting injured.

When he went down, I picked up Jose Reyes. He put up a .291 OBP/.309 SLG line for me in 97 at-bats.

Then I dropped Reyes for Juan Uribe. Uribe went .253 OBP/.266 SLG in 79 at-bats.

All this time, I passed over the hot starts of Cesar Izturis and Omar Vizquel, the hot hitting of Felipe Lopez and Jhonny Peralta, the early steals of Julio Lugo.

At this point, I had 242 plate appearances from 3 crappy shortstops with a combined OBP of .264 and a SLG of .264. It was killing me in those categories.

Finally, I dropped Uribe and picked up Felipe Lopez and have gotten production since then from the shortstop position.
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Postby coherentinsomnia » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:24 pm

i have mad emany bad moves but also many good moves to stay in first...

most notably...dropping brett myers before the season started to make room for a trade that sent soriano, hunter, and kolb for beltran, pierre, byrd, and craig wilson.

i also traded burrell, for patterson thinking the streaks would switch.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:59 pm

this year i've avoided most of the stupid moves i made last year, but trading hunter for c patt a month or so into the season has hurt... nothing like dropping beltre at the beginning of last season though :-°
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:03 pm

I traded Dunn for Hudson two weeks before Hudson went down. :~(
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:13 pm

Preseason, I traded Chad Cordero ($7) for Mota ($9).
I'm back. Sorta.

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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:22 pm

On April 18th, I traded Mark Buehrle for Corey Patterson...
(but then I traded Patterson and Webb for Huff ;-D )

I dropped Matt Morris pre-season...

I traded Pedro for Ichiro...

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:25 pm

Man, the winner is certainly me

Traded Manny for Beltran :~(
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Postby Sheff's Chef » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:32 pm

I had to, but it still worked out worse than I thought. Trading Edmonds for Kendall and Benson. Kendall sucked, but I stuck with him and stuck with him and stuck with him. Finally I gave up on him....1 month ago. :-t

Picking up Hafner on waivers, who sucked HORRIBLY for 3 weeks, so I dropped him. :-t

Missing the boat on FA guys like BJ Ryan(early April), Griffey, and Wickman. :-t
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Postby El Guapo » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:24 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
El Guapo wrote:I um...dropped Carlos Lee.


How come? Is this a 2 team league? :-°

Forgot about this gem, too.... Have V-Mart behind the dish for me, and Bedard was En Fuego...

Traded away Brandon Inge and Esteban Loaiza for Erik Bedard on May 16th, 5 days before he went on the DL. Maybe he'll come back strong, and this will end up being a good deal afterall... }:-)


I had an abundence of outfielders and I needed a 2nd baseman after Vidro went down, and Barmes was on fire sitting on waivers...yada yada yada. It was a horrible move on my part, but at the time, Lee was slumping and buried on my bench and I knew another manager was trying to clear room to pick up Barmes...

Anyway, it was one of those moments where you wake up the next day, think about what you did, and let out a, "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!" Don't know if you've had too many of those moments, but they're pretty ugly, definitely not something you want to watch if you have a weak stomach or a heart condition.
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Postby Raf » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:07 pm

Traded Clement for Mulder, hoping they switch roles 1st/2nd half
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