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Postby newbie_1 » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:10 am

I am in odd league where we draft entire pitching staffs as opposed to individual pitchers. It's a head to head league and the scoring system is 5 pts for a W, -5 for an L, 2 pts for a save, +1 for a K, -1 for a BB (a SO is 10 pts). I don't follow baseball as closely as many on the board but am interested to get some input. thanks.
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Postby MVPSizemore » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:09 am

get the team that led the league in K's and you should be cooking
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:18 am

With that point system I'd take the Cubs.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:22 am

Definitely Minnesota
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Postby Ender » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:39 am

My sleeper pick would be the Brewers. Sheets should K 200+, Davis K'd 208, Capuano K'd 176 and their bullpen has a lot of high upside K guys. The team should post a winning record this year as well.

Not saying target the Brewers but if you have a late pick on your starting staff they will be better than some other more high profile staffs.
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Postby ThatDude » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:03 pm

A quick ESPN stat search confirms what I already knew.

If you are looking for the staff that racks up K's, you've got to get the Cubs. They've led all of baseball in team K's for the past 4 seasons, and while they aren't the best at minimizing BB's, there's still a healthy differential. An improved leadoff hitter should bring some more runs and bolstered bullpen should help turn some of those L's and ND's into W's, at least I'm hoping so.

Brewers aren't a bad pick either, they were #2 in K's last year. If Clemens does come back, Houston should be considered as well.

Minnesota doesn't strike out or walk near as many the others teams I mentioned. Last season, they had 965 K's with 348 BB's, for a difference of 617. The Cubs on the other hand 1256 and 576, difference of 680.


I'd definately make the Cubs my primary target, but none of those other 3 should be bad picks.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:11 pm

ThatDude wrote:A quick ESPN stat search confirms what I already knew.

If you are looking for the staff that racks up K's, you've got to get the Cubs. They've led all of baseball in team K's for the past 4 seasons, and while they aren't the best at minimizing BB's, there's still a healthy differential. An improved leadoff hitter should bring some more runs and bolstered bullpen should help turn some of those L's and ND's into W's, at least I'm hoping so.

Brewers aren't a bad pick either, they were #2 in K's last year. If Clemens does come back, Houston should be considered as well.

Minnesota doesn't strike out or walk near as many the others teams I mentioned. Last season, they had 965 K's with 348 BB's, for a difference of 617. The Cubs on the other hand 1256 and 576, difference of 680.


I'd definately make the Cubs my primary target, but none of those other 3 should be bad picks.


Cubs are definitely good but Baker and Liriano will make a huge impact on Minnie's rotation. Minnie also has a far better closer so I would go with them.
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Postby newbie_1 » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:57 pm

Great stuff guys, thanks. I didn't realize the Brew's staff was so strong this year. Minny is also a good pick. We keep 4 players and staffs tend to go early so I'd rather get solid players and pickup a sleeper staff the Brewers after everyone has grabbed their staff. Fyi...last year Minny/Brewers finished 13th/14th in our scoring system.

I am hoping that the A's somehow drop because I like their starters as well.

does anyone know of any sites that have pitching projections by team as opposed to individual?
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:13 pm

Dude the rockies have pretty much the best staff if you put them in the minors
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Postby Nene » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:13 pm

Isn't Boston's OK :-° I thought they had a good rotation.
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