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Postby lafan313 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:25 pm

I didn't do much research. I think it's a decent team but not real sure. I know I have "upside" if all the right people breakout/bounce back. Please give me any thoughts and opinions. WHIR.

Y! 5X5 12 teams

C - Kenji Johjima
1B - Ryan Howard
2B - Dan Uggla
3B - Eric Chávez
SS - Miguel Tejada
OF - Jason Bay
OF - Juan Pierre
OF - Ryan Freel
Util - Carlos Delgado
Util - Andre Ethier
BN - Alex Gordon
BN - Luis González
BN - Matt Kemp

SP - Scott Kazmir
SP - Chris Young
RP - Joe Nathan
RP - Joel Zumaya
P - Jason Schmidt
P - Chris Capuano
P - Barry Zito
P - Jonathan Broxton
P - Randy Wolf
BN - Francisco Liriano
BN - Yhency Brazobán

Last 7 or so rounds I had to sleep so it autodrafted any Dodger I could find.
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Postby Oliver1212 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:34 pm

I would grab another closer. Liriano is out for the year so unless this is a keeper league he is useless. I might try and trade Chavez...not his biggest fan.

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Postby lafan313 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:47 pm

I agree about Chavez. He was late rounder and I was desperate. Hopefully Gordon does well and he anchors 3B for me. As for RP, should I not pin my hopes on Zumaya/Broxton getting the nod at some pt? Who could I use as trade bait?
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Postby jellyman » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:48 pm

Well ... a lot of opinions are going to reflect personal bias.

For example, I am not a huge fan of Freel, so I would look to trade him to someone who needs SB. And I think you need to do that, as I think that with Pierre, Freel, and Ethier at UT, you are short power. And Kemp is not going to get a lot of time ... or he and Ethier BOTH won't ... and Luis Gonzalez? Are you a Dodger fan? Between Ethier, Gonzalez and Kemp you might get the equivalent of 2 starting OF's, but not 2 strong OF's. Ina 12-team mixed league with just 3 starting OF's, there ought to be better OF's on the waiver wire than any of those, besides Ethier, perhaps.

Also, you need saves. There are no guarantees at all that Zumaya is the closer at all this season ... and in my opinion, not even high odds (see this thread for my explanation: ... p?t=260324).

I do like Zumaya and Broxton as pitchers, and POTENTIAL closrs, but the timing is completely out of their control, and yours. Relief pitchers can be of value, even when they do not close, but you doon't want to have 2 of them active at any one point. You want to use them to sub for 1-start in a week starters who either are not big strikeout pitchers, or have to pitch against Boston or the Yankees, or in Colo or Texas.

You also have a number of solid starting pitchers, but none that in my opinion are sure bets to anchor a starting staff. Kazmir has that potential, but is not a sure thing (may well not get enough innings or wins to be the lead roto starter). You have a bunch of #3 roto starters.
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