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Postby Pots » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:27 am

Me and some friends started up a free CBS league this year. I'm mostly a football guy, but have experimented with baseball in the past. As I am very goot at fantasy football, probably not-so-much at fantasy baseball. Please tell me how you think I did.

10 Teams

Start: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, UTIL, 7 P

This was the first time I've seen this scoring system. H2H but on a points based system.

Scoring

Batters:

1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 2 points
3B - Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
HR - Home Runs 4 points
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 2 points

Pitchers:

BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -0.5 points
CG - Complete Games 5 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -0.5 points
INN - Innings 2 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
S - Saves 10 points
W - Wins 10 points

Now batters don't seem too skewed with the except OBP seems a bit more valued and BA less so. But pitching made me think. Same amount of points for a W and a SV? Plus starting up to 7 pitchers at once. i thought that an intersting experiment would be an all-closer staff. Seven guys who can put up 30-40 saves and 1-2 reserves that can plug in in case of injury could be my best bet to field a solid staff while using my early picks on offence. Lineups are locked each week. No minimum innings needed.

This is how it turned out:

Lineup

C: Joe Mauer
1B: Mark Teixera
2B: Chase Utley
SS: Jimmy Rollins
3B: Troy Glaus
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Carlos Lee
OF: Scott Podsednik
UTIL: Paul Konerko

B: Magglio Ordonez
B: Luis Gonzalez (Ari)
B: Joey Gathright
B: Kenji Johima
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P: Joe Nathan
P: Billy Wagner
P: Eric Gagne
P: Trever Hoffman
P: Jose Valverde
P: Tom Gordon
P: Eddie Guardado

B: Keith Foulke
B: Chris Ray
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Postby carmo911 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:03 am

going with all closer can be a little risky. Make sure you view your rules and make sure there isn't a minimum innings pitched for each period. Other then that you offense is good. Good luck with this system

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Postby pope » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:57 am

I like the strategy. With your point system, I think I would go for the closer strategy as well. You did a good job with the offense and with the closers you have, I do think that this team could compete for a championshipt. Well done ;-D
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Postby metsin05 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:07 am

definitly like ur strategy. your hitting is stacked and when saves and wins are worth the same i definitly think your taking advantage of the system by taking all closers
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Postby Jungy69 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:30 am

Amazing approach! Very smart idea to take advantage of your draft settings. Please post some possible free agents on the WW so maybe we can post what more you could do to improve your team.
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Postby Jungy69 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:35 am

I would also advise getting rid of your second catcher and garthwright and look for some good sleeper pitchers. Or trade them with a closer and aquire a stud starter. Its good idea to have some balance on your team. Besides the highest points you can get is through a good starter. So why not trade for one or two of them with your closers.
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Postby Pots » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:39 am

Jungy69 wrote:Amazing approach! Very smart idea to take advantage of your draft settings. Please post some possible free agents on the WW so maybe we can post what more you could do to improve your team.


Top FAs:

OF: R. Ibanez, M. Alou, A. Kearns, D. Dellucci, M. Cameron, G. Anderson
IF: Russ Adams, A Laroche, C. Shelton, M Lowell
SP: C.Pavano, J.Weaver, R. Lopez, Od. Perez, J. Francis
RP: MacDougal, Weathers, Bower, Borrowski
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Postby FantasyStud » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:04 pm

Lineup

C: Joe Mauer
1B: Mark Teixera
2B: Chase Utley
SS: Jimmy Rollins
3B: Troy Glaus
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Carlos Lee
OF: Scott Podsednik
UTIL: Paul Konerko

B: Magglio Ordonez
B: Luis Gonzalez (Ari)
B: Joey Gathright
B: Kenji Johima
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P: Joe Nathan
P: Billy Wagner
P: Eric Gagne
P: Trever Hoffman
P: Jose Valverde
P: Tom Gordon
P: Eddie Guardado

B: Keith Foulke
B: Chris Ray

Very good team. I also have Gathright on my team - what is the latest with him being traded?

Overall your team is amazing. lol
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Postby puckyou21 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:12 pm

If it's a Yahoo league I'd look into Lowell simply due to his 2B/3B eligibility. I could see him bouncing back this year and offering some major value from the WW. This is especially true with your brittle 3B. But all in all this team is stacked...I like the RP philosophy. I think with a reasonable innings minimum you'll be able to reach the min.

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Postby Jungy69 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:23 pm

Sadly know one on the WW. Still highly suggest trading for at least one ace.
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