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Postby Seattle_Will » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:36 am

I missed my only Yahoo team's draft this year, but fortunately I customized my list prior to the draft. Here is what I got with the 10th selection.

Scoring is 6X6 Roto H2H with HLD+OPS
10 teams, so my pick was last.

C: Joe Mauer
1B: Derrick Lee
2B: Rickie Weeks
3B: Miguel Cabrera
SS: Jimmy Rollins
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Magglio Ordonez
OF: Mike Cameron
UT: Paul Konerko
UT: Carlos Delgado

BN: Stephen Drew
BN: Tadahito Iguchi
BN: Mike Piazza
BN: Austin Kearns

SP: Jeremy Bonderman
SP: Scott Kazmir
SP: Erik Bedard
RP: Joe Nathan
RP: Jose Valverde
P: Todd Jones
P: Derek Lowe
P: Javier Vazquez

BN: Josh Johnson

I'm trying to move one of my first baseman + an outfielder for a better outfielder. I also will try and pick up a Rafael Soriano or similar type player to replace Lowe once I can pick up players as Free Agents so I don't use my #1 Waiver.

Any and all opinions and criticisms are helpful. Thank You.
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Postby Dmville » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:48 pm

I'd probably replace Vazquez before Lowe. Vazquez is what he is and is only likely to stay even decline from this point, but probably not improve, especially since he just got paid ;-) . At least if Lowe stays where he is, that's not too bad.

There is talk of Iguchi moving down in the order (6-7) this year with the possibility of Pods and Erstadt being 1-2, so beware of that. That probably won't happen til late April if at all though, so you have time to see what works out.
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Postby Seattle_Will » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:58 am

I'm considering making a deal with the core of this:

Jose Valverde for Joel Zumaya

I need Holds and he needs Saves so I think it isn't too unreasonable. Then I'll probably pick up a guy who has a shot at being a closer but not necessarily guaranteed, like Taylor Tankersley or Saloman Torres.

I could also just outright pick up a Holds guy like Aaron Heilman, Matt Capps, or Kyle Farnsworth. I would like Zumaya though because I have Todd Jones and if he ends up losing the Closers role, I'll still retain both as Saves and Holds guys, and he also throws up a bunch of Ks.

Thoughts anyone?
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Postby jnaz2008 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:30 am

The trade makes sense if you need holds, it helps both of you. Overall nice draft.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:20 pm

Thanks for the input on mine.

I'd say it's a fairly solid team. The OF isn't much of a concern to me (outside of Mike Cameron, who I'm not too keen about at this stage of his career). SP is good enough to hold its own.

I'd make the deal for Zumaya and drop Johnson for Rafael Soriano or another SP with similar upside.
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Postby spectra » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:08 pm

since you already have mauer i would suggest you try to package piazza for someone

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Postby JoeVicious » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:16 pm

I like your squad. The hitting is balanced and u should have a good year in SBs... IMHO i would try and make a deal for a top tier SP...and drop Vasquez before Lowe... Vasquez plays in the hard as hell AL Central and Lowe plays in the weak NL West... Lowe looks to have a better year...

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Postby 123inningplz » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:42 pm

I think your team is very balanced. Lots of speed, lots of power, good average.

Vazquez was a different pitcher towards the end of last year thanks to a new delivery, but he's yet to show that this Spring and he pitches in a tough division. With all the innings he'll give you, it might not be worth keeping him over Lowe.

Honestly, I'd be tempted to trade Mauer and cash in on his popularity since you already have Piazza (who, as a DH, should stay healthy). I'm sure there's someone willing to overpay for him.
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Postby ap215 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:35 pm

Good solid team with speed and balance. If you can make a deal for either Zumaya or Vazquez then you're set.
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Re: My only Yahoo Team this year; as always, WHIR

Postby sadlyajetsfan » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:22 pm

some nice speed on your team with crawford and rollins. you should try and upgrade at starting pitching a bit. you have a lot of room to trade offensive wise because you have great power and speed. it seems like the perfect draft for you, no major gaps in your lineups. only thing i can go against is weeks as a starter, im not a fan of him maybe trade him away and start iguchi

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