If you're an ACTIVE owner and can't figure out why your team is not performing to your expectations, then this is the thread for you. Maybe others can point out a weakness(es) to your team that you may not have spotted otherwise.
I'd prefer that you post your team IF your team is in the bottom 3 (from 3rd worst to worst) of your league.
I'll start with my team in my own league that's in last place at the time of this posting.
12-team 5x5 H2H league
rank: 12 of 12
1 DL spot
C- McCann, D. Miller
IF- E. Encarnacion
BN- Baldelli (DL)
SP- Dempster, Papelbon
RP- Rivera, Gordon
P- Ray, Smoltz, Schmidt
BN- Buehrle, Duke
Youre short on power, no? Ellis is stinking it up. Consider release? Dont expect Shelton to hit 50 HR. I think it will be in the 20's. Good job on getiing Peralta. He's good. Buehrle on the bench? Not a good idea. Looks like youre going with a "Closer" approach but in a 5 x 5 that is a risky strategy.
I'm gonna blame your outfield. With the exception of Gomes in April, Crawford and Sizemore have fallen completely short of expectations. Your infield seems solid, though I believe Peralta has not done much yet (correct?). I would say your glaring weakness would be the lack of an Ace. Smoltz is very good and Schmidt could be very good, but neither is a true shut-down, strike out pitcher. Your bullpen is phenomenal, and maybe you could move a closer along with a position player to snag yourself a top tier pitcher. Obviously, this is a huge maybe. While I'm at it, I may throw my own team up here. I'm currently in second to last, and every week I somehow blow it. Damn, I thought I had a good team. Please find flaws and propose solutions.
10 team H2H, (R,HR,RBI,SB,OBP,FPCT) and (K,SV,W,ERA,WHIP)
C- J. Willingham
1B - D. Ortiz, R. Howard
2B - C. Figgins
3B - E. Chavez, A. Beltre, G. Atkins
SS - M. Tejada, J. Lugo
OF - T. Hunter, J. Edmonds, A. Huff
SP - B. Sheets, C.C. Sabathia, J. Lackey, J. Bonderman, K. Escobar, N. Lowry, D. Cabrera
RP - B. Lidge, J. Nathan, M. Gonzalez
Pitchers---R. Harden (DL), B. Myers, J. Isringhausen, K. Escobar, C. Young, D. Weathers, F. Rodney, E. Bedard, T. Glavine, N. Lowry (dl)
Team #3 (10th out of 12)
2B--B. Hall (filling in for Roberts)
OF--A. Kearns, J. Lane, B. Abreu
Util--A. Ramírez (picked up off the WW 2 weeks ago )
BN--S. Podsednik, J. Gibbons, P. Nevin, B. Roberts (DL)
Pitchers--Jo. Santana, N. Robertson, J. Nathan, C. Ray, E. Bedard, J. Papelbon, M. Maroth, J. Cruz, R. Clemens