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Postby Ender » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:23 am

5x5, H2H standard Yahoo setup.

C- A.J Pyrzinski
1B - Helton
2B - L. Castillo
3B - Wright
SS - Rollins
OF - M. Cabrera
OF - H. Matsui
OF - Edmonds
UT - B. Wilkerson
BN - M. Lowell


SP - J. Schmidt
SP - A.J. Burnett
RP - J. Nathan
RP - D. Turnbow
RP - R. Dempster
P - D. Haren
P - L. Hernandez
BN - K. Escobar
BN - M. Clement
BN - B. Penny
BN - K. Farnsworth
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Postby dewey finn » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:45 am

Why so many pitchers? Your hitting is strong, mostly.

If it's a standard yahoo league you shouldve stocked up on better bats - especially C and 2B, and some insurance batters.

Not too sure abou tyour pitching either. Schmidt is a question mark, same with Burnett. Livan will get hurt, and Escobar/Clement/Penny are all waiver wire scrubs (in my yahoo pubs they're all available).

I'd say drop Farnsworth/Penny (not useful in a standard 5x5) for backup hitters.
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Postby HunterValentyne » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:13 am

i agree 1000 percent, but I would think about dropping escobar too
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Postby HunterValentyne » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:14 am

i agree 1000 percent, but I would think about dropping escobar too
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Postby Ender » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:14 am

dewey finn wrote:Why so many pitchers? Your hitting is strong, mostly.

If it's a standard yahoo league you shouldve stocked up on better bats - especially C and 2B, and some insurance batters.

Not too sure abou tyour pitching either. Schmidt is a question mark, same with Burnett. Livan will get hurt, and Escobar/Clement/Penny are all waiver wire scrubs (in my yahoo pubs they're all available).

I'd say drop Farnsworth/Penny (not useful in a standard 5x5) for backup hitters.


I completely disagree with the pitchers thing. I've always found in daily lineup the best bet is to go heavy pitching and rotate in as you need them. There is no maximum inning limit in these leagues. I'm fine with my C, after the first 4 or so they basically all put up the same numbers, 2B I'm not happy with. I kept leaving it because there were still 3 out there that I would have been happy with and then suddenly all 3 of those went in a row right before my pick, so I grabbed castillo and lowell and just prayed one would work out. Having more than 1 hitter on the bench is a waste in these leagues.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:52 am

I think you'll be fine at hitting, except, like you mentioned, at 2B. I don't especially like your SPs, but if you can play them right they could work out for you. I really don't like your RPs. After Nathan, I see basically no consistency. Turnbow could be nice, but I would look to move a SP and RP for a good RP.

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Postby MikeBradley08 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:01 am

I think it looks pretty good, Helton/Wright/Cabrera/Matsui will give you plenty of power, Schmidt is an injury risk, as mentioned above, I would shop him around and get someone who is a better bet, find someone in your league who thinks he's not going to get hurt. I'm not sure about your starters...Burnett seems average for fantasy, Haren could have a big year, Hernandez will probably get hurt again, but keep him until then, he had a great first half last year. Despite what dewey finn says, Clement had an excellent first half last year, and then he got drilled in the face with a line drive. Before the all star break last year he was 10-2 with a 2.78 ERA. Had he kept up at that rate, he'd have won the Cy Young, I'd definetly keep him. Definetly drop Farnsworth, he was worthless last year as a closer and he'll be even more worthless this year as a setup man.

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