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Postby bellings » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:51 pm

This is basically a strategy topic, so hopefully the webhamster doesn't eat this.

Hey guys, I currently doing a slow auction, and the prices are getting crazy. It is 18-teams each with $300 and a 30-man active roster. (Some people may have $5 tied up in minor-leaguers.) 6x6 ROTO with OPS and Holds. Check out the players that have sold so far:


Albert Pujols, 1B, STL, SOLD $59.50
Jason Varitek, C, BOS, SOLD $21
Delmon Young, OF, TB, SOLD $27
Zach Duke, P, PIT, SOLD $20
Giles, Marcus 2b Braves, SOLD $26
Huston Street, RP, Oak, SOLD $26
Bengie Molina, C, FA, SOLD $7
Johan Santana, SP, Twins, SOLD $46
Jose Reyes SS Mets, SOLD $34
Doug Davis, SP, MILW, SOLD $19

What do you guys think about this? And what would you do? Would you be willing to not draft any of the top 36 players or so? (A-Rod is currently going for $61.)
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Postby logan » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:59 pm

after watching the prices sky rocket for the first players in the mock that we did here (the first auction mock) it seemed like the people who stayed out of the madness(or did not go crazy trying to outbid/pay to high a price) ended up with some really good steals later in the auction and had solid well rounded teams. i got a little happy with my spending early as well and wished i had stayed out of it. the prices on people will eventually drop once the other managers realize the money is getting shallow and they have alot of team to fill and that will allow you to move in on guys that are solid preformers for a much better value. just my opinion though.
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:02 pm

Don't sit out the entire draft. Just keep bidding up to your value for these players and you'll do pretty well.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:24 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Don't sit out the entire draft. Just keep bidding up to your value for these players and you'll do pretty well.


I agree here - stay in the bidding, but don't blow your values. Eventually the other managers' money will run out and you will reap the benefits.
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Postby danleroi22 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:56 pm

Auction seems difficult... I should try it sometime... }:-)
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:08 pm

danleroi22 wrote:Auction seems difficult... I should try it sometime... }:-)


Once you go auction, you'll never go back :-b . I like doing both, but one of my football leagues went auction a few years ago and I am a big proponent.
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Postby stevethumb » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:22 pm

i agree w/the above advice...trust in yer values for the remaining players in the auction..this happened in my live auction one yr when a team overpaid severely for 6 or 7 stud pitchers...in a sense it can be a good thing especially in a keeper league if you can secure some solid players at a cheap price then you can contend for a long time
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:08 pm

If I know a player is gonna take me all the way then I'm down with paying alot...however, I feel this strategy is easier in football
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Postby lostraven » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:21 pm

As others have said, stick to your dollar values. However, I will
add that with a league that deep, I'm not shocked. You may
wish to go over your value if there is one player you would call
the "keystone" to a foundation you might be laying. Last year in
an auction league with some higher-than-expected dollars, I went
over my valuation for Abreau by about five because I wanted
him bad enough as a foundation. I held fast on all the rest of
my values in most instances. Don't be afraid to chase after someone
you think will set your table.

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Postby roadrunner » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:25 pm

a question pertaining to auction leagues.
what happens after the draft?
Do players carry a value throughout the season, even if the are in the free agent pool.
Do you need to keep your roster at or under $300 all season or does it only pertain to the draft??
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