Am I nuts for thinking about doing this??..WHIR - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Analyze/Rate My Team

Am I nuts for thinking about doing this??..WHIR

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Am I nuts for thinking about doing this??..WHIR

Postby baseballstud » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:37 pm

5x5 12 man H2H league.

C-Ramon Hernandez
1b-David Ortiz
2b-Rickie Weeks
3b-Ryan Zimmerman
SS-Bill Hall
OF-Grady Sizemore
OF-Jeff Francouer
OF-Rocco Balldelli
Util-Mark Teixiera
BN-Chavez, Renteria

SP's-Halladay,Sheets,Schmidt,Buerhle,Cabrera
RP-Zumaya,Dotel,Capps


I am actually thinking about just giving up saves altogether. I have been trying to work a deal for a middle of the road closer, but all people want is offense or one of my stud SPs. Should I just pick up stud middle RP's like Shields and types like that, and have nice K, ERA, and WHIPs. Or is giving up on a catergory completely in only a 5X5 league too much??? Let me know what you think.
baseballstud
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1531
(Past Year: 39)
Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby CharlatanSin » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:44 pm

I wouldn't just yet. What I might do is get rid of Schmidt for a decent closer, and then reevaluate after a month or so. However, I can think of worse moves than giving up saves for stud middle relievers.

Questions: Are Broxton, M. Gonzalez, or Wheeler available? I think all three are likely to close at some point this year. You may want to stash one if you can get one.

If you have time: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=265678
She said always remember never to trust me
She said that the first night that she met me
She said "there's gonna be a time when I'm gonna have to go with whoever's gonna get me the highest."
CharlatanSin
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 832
Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: New Haven, CT

Postby ezgoin92 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:50 pm

Thanks for the help with mine.

I don't think it's crazy at all to punt on saves.
At this point I wouldn't trade away a stud starter to get a closer. I would sit tight with the guys you have.

Good luck.
ezgoin92 Beginner
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 138
Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Football

Postby sadlyajetsfan » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:56 pm

i dont think its a good idea to totally punt one category. if you do that and get 0 saves someone can put a closer in there for 1 day and beat you in that cat as opposed to you having someone like gonzales and or shields who will get you some saves here and there so they cant use as much strat against you to win....if that makes sense. i wouldnt do anything yet since it seems like other teams want a bit too much from you for a closer
10 team,H2H,5x5
C-Montero
1B-A.Gonzalez
2B-Utley
3B-Longoria
SS-Reyes
1B/3B-Morneau
2b/SS-K.Jonhson
OF-J.Upton,CarGo,Pierre
UTL-Rasmus
P-Hamels,Nolasco,W.Rodriguez,Garza,Wagner,Aardsma
BN-Span,Slowey,Liriano,E.Santana,Gregg, Pelfrey, Street
DL-B. Anderson
sadlyajetsfan
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1319
Joined: 15 Aug 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: ny

Postby rib217 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:01 pm

its definately early on and i wouldnt punt the category all together but i wouldnt panic to much either. Schmidt can probably get you a pretty solid closer if you want to deal him.

thanks for your help with mine
rib217
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 2726
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Yanks Ruined It » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:43 pm

I dont like standing around lookin up, and I think thats you are doing by not even trying. It looks like you have the left side of an infield sittin that should have some value in a trade, put both up in a trade offer for the likes of a Borowski type player good team very little expectations, but knowing he will get the job done, then you also have a open spot to grab from FA/WW. You also should be looking for another OF as baldelli is ALREADY hurt(gimpin down to first)nice team though, gl
If there is baseball in heaven!!!! Be very aware of the starting lineup
Yanks Ruined It
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 303
Joined: 27 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in the stands(1st baseline just off the plate)

Postby echizen » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:59 pm

in an h2h league, i think it can be ok to punt a cat or two if you are sure that you will make up for the difference in dominance in the remaining cats.

i agree with the other guy. send schmidt over for a closer. there's bound to be someone with an abundance.
echizen
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 177
Joined: 8 Jul 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby baseballstud » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:27 pm

but if i trade Schmidt for just say a top closer, wont my rotation be a little weak??
baseballstud
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1531
(Past Year: 39)
Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Boyakasha » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:14 pm

Keep your rotation intact. (By the way, isn't there someone better than Cabrera on the waiver wire?)
I would trade one of your shortstops. Choose Hall or Renteria, but send one of them off for a solid, if unspectacular, closer. Then, just keep track of the closer carousel and make some good pickups.

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... ?p=2152978
Boyakasha
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1450
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 25 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NYC

Postby FantasyFreak » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:37 am

you might be able to grab some closers off the FA later on in the season; theres usually a few every year that can give you a good amount of saves with decent numbers.
FantasyFreak
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1185
Joined: 29 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Analyze/Rate My Team

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lijun and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Oct. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Kansas City
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact