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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:44 pm

C- Mike Lieberthal
1B- Jeff Bagwell
2B- Jose Vidro
SS- Rich Aurilia
3B- Corey Koskie
OF- Chipper Jones
OF- Manny Ramirez
OF- Johnny Damon
U- Roberto Alomar
Bench
OF- Vernon Wells
3B- Aramis Ramirez
C- Charles Johnson
Starting Pitchers
Randy Johnson
Matt Morris
Odalis Perez
Woody Williams
Al Leiter
Oliver Perez
Kyle Lohse
Relief Pitchers
Matt Mantei
Francisco Rodriquez

So okay, I virtually tanked saves, but other thoughts?
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Postby mkoss » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:46 pm

Nice team! Good job. Mantei could get those saves for you, but maybe not. Can you find someone on waivers that might get you some saves?
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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:48 pm

Not really. The closers were nabbed early. I kept saying to myself "why take a closer for one category when i can get a really quality pitcher like odalis perez or fill a positional scarcity with Koskie"

I liked grabbing both Alomar and Vidro because it weakens some other team, since second base isn't abundant. I might work a deal, but it depends. I really like the notion of Roberto Alomar's big comeback year being a bonus to me.
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Postby THE MASHER » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:56 pm

The only problem w/ not getting a closer is that you have to tank an entire category. a 1 in a category requires a 9 in another just to get a 5 average. That means that whether it makes sense or not - a solid closer is going to be worth more than Odalis Perez. Granted he helps in 4 categories BUT not in the one you need. You really have the pitching covered in RJ and Morris. This isn't a flame or anything, just food for thought. I still think you have a solid team. ;-D just scour the wire for saves.... :-o
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Postby mkoss » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:57 pm

I agree with your thinking, why take one stat when you could have Perez or Koskie. Again, good team.
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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:08 pm

Well, a good closer is not just one stat. Take Gagne for instance, he has as many K's as Maddux, and will give you 80 IP of a great WHIP and ERA, plus 40-50 saves. That's more than just one category.
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Postby rjforlife » Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:41 pm

gagne is an exception.....most closers arent able to pich 2 innings and get 3 k's but not give up runs and get the save. most closers will get you about the same amount of K's and their innings pitched wont be enough to really swing your team era or whip unless it is really bad or really good. that said, maybe try and deal for gagne or even smoltz(he will strike out a lot more this year and with his two great set-up men gone, look for him to be pitching more 8h and 9th inning games, meaning more k's and more influence of his era and whip).
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Postby The Jury » Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:27 pm

Fairly good job. You could have gotten a late closer though, even a bad one like Milwaukee's. There's mainly one thing I don't like - Charles Johnson. I used to think he was good for reason, probably cause he was in a World Series, but he's brutal. He can't do jack.
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Postby gypsyspot » Sat Feb 22, 2003 5:02 pm

good job. Watch Ramirez and Wells on the bench, they could easily replace alomar at the utility.
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Postby ironman » Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:12 pm

I'm not big on running early on closers either. Last year I nabbed Mike Williams late in my draft and picked up Jorge Julio off waivers.
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