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Postby mfisher17 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:00 pm

14 team Keeper league
Standard 5x5

C- Victor Martinez
1B- Ryan Howard
2B- Chase Utley
SS- Edgar Renteria
3B- Mike Lowell
OF- Johnny Damon
OF- Adam Dunn
OF- Raul Ibanez
UTL- Carlos Quentin
P- Anthony Reyes
P- Clay Hensley
P- John Maine
SP- Rich Harden
SP- Jon Garland
RP- Jose Valverde
RP- Pat Neshek

BENCH- Tim Lincecum (P), Dustin Pedroia (2B,SS), Joey Votto (1B), Coco Crisp (OF), BJ Upton (3B), Andy Marte (3B), Adam Loewen (P).

I know I only have 1 closer and he's not that good, but all in all what do you all think?
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Postby cubbieball10 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:11 pm

What did the first two rounds of your draft look like that you got both Howard and Utley? I've seen them both go in the first round of 10 team leagues.

During the draft, it looks like you compromised on speed and pitching to get big bats (i.e., Howard and Utley). Dunn again helps your power numbers but gives you no average or speed.

Your teams average age is very young, especially your pitching staff and bench, which is both good and bad for the keeper league. I'd look to add a veteran pitcher thats proven himself reliable, to add to your staff. I'm hopeful about Garland this season.

Look for a power hungry team that can afford to take on Dunn, and get a pitcher at the back end of his career (maybe a Mussina type that should still get you numbers) and put Crisp into your lineup, which gives you a bit more speed.

That said, I'm not sure what other teams look like, and you may be far enough behind in speed that Crisp won't help you.

Help me out?
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Postby mfisher17 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:18 pm

I retained 4 keepers before the draft, and then traded them for picks. I ended up with 2 First round picks.
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