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Postby schmidty » Tue May 23, 2006 4:59 pm

1st year playing FB now a third into the season. I started off really well -- was in 1st by a good margin. But I've gotten absolutely thrashed the last 3 weeks (pretty much obliterated in every cat) and fallen to 4th. 10-team H2H league, 6x5 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP).

C: M Barrett
1B: J Thome
2B: C Utley
3B: ARod
SS: N Garciapara
OF: J Damon
OF: P Burrell
OF: B Hawpe
Ut: T Hafner
BN: JD Drew (OF)
BN: R Furcal (SS)
DL: G Sheffield (OF)

SP: T Glavine
SP: A Pettitte
RP: B Wagner
RP: J Papelbon
P: C Ray (RP)
P: B Myers (SP)
P: D Haren (SP)
BN: J Verlander (SP)
BN: K Escobar (SP)
BN: C Hamels (SP)
BN: R Clemens (SP-retired?)
DL: E Gagne (RP)

Furcal was my starting SS, but with Nomar so hot its hard to justify benching him (plus Damon's been contributing more SB's than I thought he would). When Sheff comes off the DL I'm dropping either Drew or Hawpe. People in this league haven't been receptive to trades -- most just completely ignore any trade inquiries, or they respond to my posted trade needs with ridiculously unbalanced suggestions. I've been trying to sell high on a guy like Glavine or Verlander (packaged with Hawpe or Drew or Gagne) for a true ace with no takers. I'm hoping Gagne comes back strong allowing me to deal a RP.

So what do you think? It's just so frustrating getting pummeled in the H2H match-ups, even though the total stats have me dominating the league in nearly every hitting category (and doing decently in pitching). It's like I don't even have to check who's on my opponents team -- I hear that a guy goes nuts in a game and I just know my opponent has them.
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Postby pokeyjoe » Tue May 23, 2006 5:34 pm

Sheffield will help you a lot when he gets back. I would maybe get another reliever and work on the starting pitching. I think that's what's hurting you.
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Postby baseballyes » Tue May 23, 2006 5:43 pm

Definitley do a package to get an Ace - you need one. I'd play furcal over Nomar and try to trade nomar. I like the idea of packaging one of those outfielders and glavine/verlander for a true ace. But I wouldn't want to drop either one.

Your hitting is pretty awesome, improve on your pitching you should be all set.

Even if those guys won't trade...your team as is should be a contender.

Don't worry, those guys will pick it up. I think you'll find yourself beating the other teams by a good amount pretty soon.

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Postby Los_Dodgers » Tue May 23, 2006 7:17 pm

In my opinion, even though I love him more than I could ever describe, you should trade Nomar with a starter (best scenario is sell high on Glavine) for an ace such as Harden (if returns healthy) or even Zambrano if you can. That should help a bunch with the pitching, and you're offense seems to be fine.
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Postby kaiser » Tue May 23, 2006 8:05 pm

i agree that Sp is your primary need, but you'll probvably have to mave offense to get someone. Nomar would be your best candidate, as I am not convinced he maintains his current pace.
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