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Postby raygunpunx » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:00 pm

I will be drafting next week in a first year dynasty league. Instead of drafting a few top 30 dollar players who I wouldn't be able to keep in a few years would it be better to draft cheaper players who won't be peaking for a couple of years like gomes and hermida.

Basically I'm asking if I should draft for the present or future?
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:24 pm

always draft for value...doesnt matter if it is a $35 player going for $30 or a $18 goin for $15...if , at midseason, your team is going nowhere then you can always trade those $30+types to a contender for decent 07, 08 contracts.. in that situation, it is much harder to trade midlevel players for anything decent
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Postby klvrdude » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:52 pm

I will be participating in my first keeper draft this year, but from what I've read you should always draft for the present and not the future.

Just think if you had drafted Grienke or Patterson b/c of their 'potential'.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:32 am

Two words " Ben Grieve"

I rest my case!
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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:50 am

Save room for some top prospects like Hermida or Verlander, but don't center your team around them. You NEED some of those star player, both for your performance this season, and for leverage in trades.
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