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Postby OToddWalker » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:14 pm

1st year of KEEPER; EIGHT(8) teams; 5x5 roto...


a.) what are my strengths
b.) what are my weaknesses (slightly/very)
c.) should i consider trading? where?



C- J. Posada
1B- M. Teixeira
2B- Chase Utley
SS- M. Tejada
3B- M. Ensberg
LF- P. Burrell
CF- G. Sizemore
RF- C. Tracy
Util- Winn
Util- J. Lugo

Bench- Francouer, Barmes, Taveras, Hermida

SP- R. Halladay
SP- A. Pettitte
SP- B. Colon
SP- B. Myers
RP- M. Rivera
RP- C. Cordero
RP- J. Isringhausen
P- J. Lackey
P- E. Santana
P- R. Clemens
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Postby cmballer » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:27 pm

Strengths : Utley, Teixiera, Sizemore, Ensberg,
R. Halladay, B. Colon, C. Cordero

Hermida and Francouer are future Stars but maybe not this year

Rivera, Izzy, Tejada and Burrell are above average to really good but How long will they have fantasy value? two three more years. especially Rivera.

I like E santana but it may be another year before he breaks out.

Weakness: Tracy, Posada and your bench. Lugo is already hurt. Posada is still a decent option but fading.


Trades: Don't trade Utley Sizemore, Halladay or Teixiera. And I like Ensberg for your lineup (he gives you some needed pop)

I think Burrell is your biggest trading chip. You need more power and another Starter.
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:32 pm

It looks like you have too many starters. How many innings is the max allowed? 1250? If it is, then you might to try and pkg a Santana type with Francouer, who had a noticable drop of in the last 2 months of the year. Seems like the Ps started to figure him out. A nice strategyis to grab a 2 MR, such as Scot Shields or Mike Timlin. Those guys will combine for 150 innings and elite ratios.

I wouldn't be surprised to see this combo:
10-12 Ws
10-15 SVs
2.75 ERA
1.14 WHIP
140 Ks, which is what an average P will give you, without the nice peripheral numbers.

I would be willing to bet you could get a upper tier LF, as I am not a big fan of Burrell...

More specifically, I like the overall balance of your team. Big Teix and Tejada supply nice power, while Posada is still a decent C, but I wouldn't expect more than 18 HRs, and 60 RBI along with a .265 BA.

Like I mentioned above, your P strategy looks like you could end up with less than desirable ratios and Cordero in TX is not as sure a bet as people think he is.

Just to summarize, I would look to pkg a Francouer/Santana for an upgrade in LF, otherwise, it looks like your team has good balnce.
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Postby OToddWalker » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:35 pm

we have 1800 innings to use...


also, wouldn't trading francouer and e. santana interrupt the development of their value? i would hate to see them flourish in the second half and only get something 70 cents to the dollar for them...
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:47 pm

One thing that you might be overlloking is that you want to win this year. If your aim is to field a stud team next year, you might want to consider this:

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

What I mean is that potential is just that...i.e Angel Berroa, Ben Grieve, Eric Hinske, Jason Jennings, the list goes on and on. You don't want to give up this early in the year for the development of some future "studs"
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Postby OToddWalker » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:15 pm

i agree that i need to part with a youngster, but i'd like to keep 2 of the 3...


in terms of my teams needs, with development in mind, which should i use in trade with burrell for better LF, and who would be equal value to trade for?


Jeremy Hermida
Ervin Santana
Jeff Francouer
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:50 pm

Francouer/Santana

2nd year SAPs tend to have a diffiult time, however, I think Francouer will be better bait b/c of the hype....
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Postby OToddWalker » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:06 pm

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