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Postby Broncmet724 » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:25 pm

Sorry for the questions but after reading an earlier post I didnt even realize there was as much strategy in a H2H league.

So, on to my question after a short explanation, or a long one. First year of fantasy baseball, after years of fantasy football. I am in several leagues, this is the only H2H one tho. Finished third in the league in the regular season, so I am rather happy with that. But the playoffs are going on now. This was a random invite league. I didn't know anyone in the league. Playing in this league for a chance to take a team over in a keeper league, which intrigued me mightily. Winner of the playoffs get a chance to take the team over.

One of the teams that didnt make the playoffs dumped his team after a whiny post about how the league wasn't fun and such. I attempted 5 pick ups and got them all, surprisingly. Did I err? And I am not asking for reason of ethics, I am asking as a way to help myself.

Here was my team that helped me do so well. Pick ups in parathensis, and new roster positions

c Paul Lo Duca (Ivan Rodriguez)
1b Derrek Lee (Frank Thomas)
2b Alex Cintron
3b Corey Koskie
ss Orlando Cabrera (Edgar Renteria)
of Moises Alou
of Dmitri Young
of Carl Everett (Manny Ramirez)
util Frank Thomas (Alex Sanchez)
bench Jose Reyes (Derrek Lee)
bench Robby Hammock (Orlando Cabrera)
bench (Carl Everett)

p Sidney Ponson
p Kevin Millwood
p Kevin Brown
p Livan Hernandez
rp Danny Kolb
rp Shigetoshi Hasegawa
bench Zach Day
bench Shane Reynolds
bench David Riske
DL Jose Lima

Moves: Manny Ramirez for Robby Hammock
Curt Schilling for Shane Reynolds
Shigetoshi Hasegawa for Brandon Looper
Alex Sanchez for Jose Reyes
Edgar Renteria for David Riske
Ivan Rodriguez for Paul Lo Duca

The guy I am playing I beat 11-1 just two weeks ago. Howver he is beating me now 6-5.

Runs him 16 to 14
HR him 3 to 2
RBI me 11 to 9
SB 1 to 1
K me 16 to 19
AVG me .255 to .169
IP him 31.1 to 27
W me 3 to 0
SV me 2 to 1
K him 27 to 19
ERA him 2.59 to 2.67
WHIP him 0.80 to 1.00

The pickups went into effect with tonight's game. Next week starts Monday, not sure if thats the norm or not.

his team

c Javy Lopez
1b Jeff Conine
2b Craig Biggio
3b Ty Wigginton
ss Jose Hernandez
of Carl Crawford
of Terrance Long
of Jose Guillen
util Casey Blake
bench Wil Cordero

Looks like I get 2 more starts Curt Schilling and Sidney Ponson
He gets Greg Maddux and Elmer Dessens

His RPs are Eric Gange and Billy Wagner 8/

Did I mess up benching my guys playing in San Juan for FLA and MTL?
Also Sanchez didnt play tonight, any reason why?

Any moves you would make? Did I mess up putting someone in who I shouldn't? Did I make a mistake dropping Paul LoDuca? Same with Looper for Hasegawa?

Sorry for the rambling but thats me.
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Postby demoflauchy » Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:49 pm

That's a lot of info...if you condense a bit, you'll get a few more responses next time!

From what I gathered... If the commish didn't make a move to put the players back on the team that dumped them, then I think it's fine that you picked them up. It looks to me like no one else in your league really cares that much b/c somone would have put in a WW claim for those guys.

As for the other moves, I'd stick with what you've got for this weekend, and re-evaluate at the beginning of next week. Hope this helps. ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:23 am

Yeah. You made some key moves but please tell us clearly what you need to know.

Wait.......Where is Schilling? Please tell me that you didn't drop him for Reynolds. :-C
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Postby Madison » Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:43 am

Lofunzo wrote:Wait.......Where is Schilling? Please tell me that you didn't drop him for Reynolds. :-C


I was wondering the same thing. :-?
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Postby DK » Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:48 am

you're in fantasybastard AAA too? yeah, that guy pissed me off. course, i got 7th and missed the playoffs by 1 1/2 games. ah well. i agree with what was said.
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Postby Broncmet724 » Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:12 pm

Yes, I am Broncmets.

You agreed how?
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Postby DK » Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:08 pm

basically, stick with what you've got, you've got a good team.
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Postby demoflauchy » Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:47 pm

What happend with Schilling???
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Postby Madison » Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:23 am

demoflauchy wrote:What happend with Schilling???


I'm wondering as well.
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Postby jdh » Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:36 am

As far as the ethics of the situation go, it's the responsibility of the commissioner IMO when something like that happens to either decide or get the league owners to come to a consensus decision about what to do with the dropped players. Basically, there's two routes you can take

1. Decide to just let things fly and let people pickup the dropped players based on waiver priority.
2. Decide to freeze these players so noone can pick them up for the rest of the season, and then release them into the draft pool for next year.

I think option 2 is fairest, because noone is likely preserving their #1 waiver priority in the expectation that something like this would happen, and whoever has the highest priority if there are two competing teams could easily decide the outcome of the league.

However, if the commish made no move to ask people not to pick up the players or lock them down, then what you did is fine, because you had to put your waiver claims in to make sure if the players wound up going through waiver priority, you'd get your fair crack at them. I don't think you did anything wrong.
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