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Postby RoyalsForever » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:13 am

In my Roto keeper, 6x6 with Losses and OPS added, I could acquire these 5 starters for around 15-18% of my budget (keeping 2 or 3 from last year). Buy a few cheap closers (while farming the waiver wire for cheap saves) and another modest starter, and I have the money for a killer offense. My question is, however, would this staff not be able to compete with other player's rotations? Thanks.

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Rich Hill
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Postby dleoboyd » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:56 am

You probably wouldn't have a dominant starting rotation (unless this is a very deep league), but if you had an excellent offense I don't think this pitching staff would knock you out of contention.

I'm worried about Verlander in 07 because of the big jump in innings from 05 to 06. Scott Kazmir is always an injury concern and Rich Hill is ghastly unless he is commanding his fastball well. So there are some concerns, however, this staff also has considerable upside. If Hill can pitch like he did the last month or two, if Verlander can come back strong like he was in the 1st half, if Kazmir's control and health continue to improve, and if Bonderman continues to improve his all-around game you could have one of the best, young staffs in your league.
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Postby mpoland92 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:58 am

I agree, Bonderman is your best SP on that staff, I would try and sell Verlander while his value is high, maybe try and package him and another one of ur SP for a Webb-type SP
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Postby Zephyrius » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:53 am

With Bonderman, Verlander, Kazmir, and Haren you're probably getting on avg 160+ SO each, era of a little less than 4 and 12 to 17 wins if all stay relatively healthy... Rich Hill is the wild card and increases the upside of the rotation imo. I would think you're getting great value if only spending 15-18% of your budget. That is all depending on the deepness of the league though.

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Postby Bostonboy » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:18 pm

I agree...this is a young staff with a lot of upsid e, but could also implode. I'd take a chance with a killer offense...safety doesn't usually win leagues
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Postby hookslide » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:10 pm

I think it's a very solid staff for the price. Know reason you couldn't compete.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:42 am

how many teams is this league?
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Postby kndrix » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:44 pm

Good rotation for the price, and if your offense is solid enough, you should be in contention.
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Postby elltrain22 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:50 pm

Scott Kazmir- love this kid, no doubt about him at all
Jeremy Bonderman- era & whip is kinda high, but so's, wins are at a premium
Danny Haren- like his upside, has a chance to be Oakland's new ace
Justin Verlander- looked very hittable down the stretch last year, but he has never pitched 200 innings before, still like him to follow up a great year
Rich Hill- no one could touch this kid the 2nd half last year, plus he might get some run support this year.

I love this potential of this staff, and on paper, it looks very solid, but ya got a lot of young guys, and I know from my own experiences, that can bite ya sometimes. Nevertheless, this staff is a very solid 8 out of 10.

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Postby RoyalsForever » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:11 am

10 teams.
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