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Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:23 pm

I need help with pitching, both SP and RP - I know that for sure. Any other insights or guys to target? How's the team overall?

<b>10 Team Head to Head 5x5 (OBP)</b>
Keeper League
-6 keepers
-can't keep any 1st and 2nd round picks
-keeper cost = round drafted

Weekly lineups are set on Sunday night.

(The number next to the player name is the round in which he was drafted.)
<b>C</b> Ivan Rodriguez (9)
<b>1B</b> Prince Fielder (13)
<b>2B</b> Rickie Weeks (10)
<b>3B</b> ARod (Keeper Ineligible)
<b>SS</b> Bill Hall (8)
<b>OF</b> Carlos Beltran (3)
<b>OF</b> Grady Sizemore (5)
<b>OF</b> Johnny Damon (6)
<b>Util</b> Travis Hafner (4)
<b>BN</b> Alex Gordon (11)
<b>BN</b> Josh Barfield (16)
<b>BN</b> Michael Cuddyer (21)

<b>SP</b> Roy Oswalt (Keeper Ineligible)
<b>SP</b> Chris Young (17)
<b>RP</b> Chad Cordero (7)
<b>RP</b> Jose Valverde (19)
<b>P</b> Cole Hamels (21)
<b>P</b> Rich Hill (12)
<b>P</b> John Patterson (14)
<b>BN</b> Joel Zumaya (15)
<b>BN</b> Homer Bailey (18)
<b>BN</b> Tim Lincecum (21)
<b>BN</b> Jonathan Broxton (21)
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Postby samjerky » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:29 pm

Dude, I love your team. What's wrong with it? No saves? In that case, why don't you wait to see how the Gordon situation falls out, give him a few weeks to see if he's going to produce, then do a monster trade with Rodriguez? Until then, I would just hold my fire, you've got time.
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Postby Johnny Tuttle » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:01 pm

Saves are your achilles heel. Just hawk the wire for newly named closers though.

I'm not a fan of your catcher. I'd trade him and a Damon (a solidish guy more than a blue chipper) for the best OF I could get and take a catcher off the wire, provided Napoli, Bard, the Rockies guy, etc, are available. I hate to say it, but you held onto I-Rod too long.

This is a top team nonetheless.

Hope this helps. Please check out mine, too:http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=260441
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Postby rails80 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Good team, and I'd agree you took I-Rod way too early, and you took I-Rod. I'm not a fan. There's got to be a suitable replacement out there for him. Maybe you can try to upgrade at one of your pitcher spots, though I'd wait to see how a lot of these teams decide to go with their closers.

I'd also agree with the package deal for a better OF...I like Sizemore and Beltran.
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Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:06 am

I realized that Pudge was an idiotic pick right after I made it.
I'm not sure what compelled me to do that...

Anyone else's 2 cents would be much appreciated.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:11 am

Honestly, I can't say much bad about this team. I like your SP's, and think you will be fine (though add another top tier starter if at all possible) but your hitting is stacked and you have few weaknesses to speak of.

As mentioned, Pudge was a silly pick, but we're all human.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:21 am

I'm not quite as high on your SPs as others seem to be. Oswalt I'm not as high on as most, due to his several years of declining K rates consecutively, but he'll be fine. I love Chris Young this year, but beyond him, you're pretty risky. Hamels and Hill have nice upside, and if they pitch to said upside, you should be set. If not, or if Hamels hurts himself, you could run into trouble.

Saves are an obvious trouble area. I may look to move one of Weeks/Barfield or maybe Cuddyer to see if I could get help in that area.

For the most part, I really like your bats. You're going to have great pop with A-Rod, Beltran, Pronk, Sizemore, and Prince all in your starting lineup. Is David Ross on Waivers? If so, I may try and shop Pudge to anybody who's still a believer in him.
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Postby DVauthrin » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:23 am

I think that is a solid offense. OF is great, as is DH.

Pitching, I think you are selling yourself short. Oswalt, Young, Hamels is solid. Hill/Patterson have a lot of upside. I actually don't see a huge save issue because you have broxton/zumaya.

I might try trading A-Rod for a lesser but still stud 3B(atkins, ramirez, zimmerman come to mind) and a top SP.
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Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:07 pm

bigh0rt wrote:I'm not quite as high on your SPs as others seem to be. Oswalt I'm not as high on as most, due to his several years of declining K rates consecutively, but he'll be fine. I love Chris Young this year, but beyond him, you're pretty risky. Hamels and Hill have nice upside, and if they pitch to said upside, you should be set. If not, or if Hamels hurts himself, you could run into trouble.

Saves are an obvious trouble area. I may look to move one of Weeks/Barfield or maybe Cuddyer to see if I could get help in that area.

For the most part, I really like your bats. You're going to have great pop with A-Rod, Beltran, Pronk, Sizemore, and Prince all in your starting lineup. Is David Ross on Waivers? If so, I may try and shop Pudge to anybody who's still a believer in him.


Unfortunately (not surprisingly) nobody's interested in Pudge. If I can get some type of 2 for 1 deal, I'll look into picking up David Ross.

I'm trying to shop ARod to see what type of starting pitcher I can get for him in a trade... Brandon Webb's owner is a Yankees fan, and Webb is a Round 10 keeper. I'm hoping I can work something out with him.

Kelvim Escobar's on my waiver wire. Would he be an upgrade over any of the guys I have right now?
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Postby Xezus » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:39 pm

I cant even believe sizemore went in th 5th, thats just insane!!!!
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