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Postby BravesGuy » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:48 pm

Thanks guys, your replys have really helped!
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Postby clevername » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:01 pm

Definitely a win now approach to the draft.

Use you last couple of picks on youth if available. Look to pick up up and comers during the season off the waiver wire.

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Postby J35J » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:05 am

wrveres wrote:
kentx12 wrote:I wouldnt change the way you usually draft by much. I am a believe that even in a keeper league you get the best players you can regardless of age and try to win this year. You can worry about next year when it comes. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I look at keeper drafts are people who try to draft young players and are always trying to build for next year.


Oh I so agree ..

worry about your keepers once the season is over, not before it begins.

This is the single biggest mistake people make in a keeper league
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Postby Ballwreckers » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:13 pm

Draft to win and keep an eye on young talent. I had 3 keepers and a rookie last year starting out and with my first pick of the draft I went with Clemens..him and Smoltz got me to the finals(where i lost in a tie because the other guy won the W's cat with a closer the last day)The key is to have guys you can fall back on like in my case Abreu,D.Lee,Chavez,Bay,Berkman, and Figgins. Whatever you can't draft you can trade for..my team my have been in the crapper if not for trades.
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Postby nsulham » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:24 pm

My main keeper league is about to go into its 4th year and I've won the league each year it's been in existence.

In our original draft I was able to snag A-Rod, Beltran and Prior and made a trade for Soriano later in the year. Those 4, along with Schilling, comprised the 5 I was able to keep.

For last year's draft the keepers was reduced to 3, so I just wittled off Prior and Schilling.

The point is, for me anyway, I've been fortunate in that I've had the foundation of young studs that it allows me to take a chance on older players that might slip, because while other owners are trying to grab up the young keepers, I can look at the older solid vets who will help complement my already golden young guys.

So depending on how many players you keep, make sure you get a core foundation of guys you can count on for years to come and then you'll be able to complement them with nice veteran picks.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:14 pm

nsulham wrote:My main keeper league is about to go into its 4th year and I've won the league each year it's been in existence.

In our original draft I was able to snag A-Rod, Beltran and Prior and made a trade for Soriano later in the year. Those 4, along with Schilling, comprised the 5 I was able to keep.

For last year's draft the keepers was reduced to 3, so I just wittled off Prior and Schilling.

The point is, for me anyway, I've been fortunate in that I've had the foundation of young studs that it allows me to take a chance on older players that might slip, because while other owners are trying to grab up the young keepers, I can look at the older solid vets who will help complement my already golden young guys.

So depending on how many players you keep, make sure you get a core foundation of guys you can count on for years to come and then you'll be able to complement them with nice veteran picks.


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