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Postby chris_dubyuh » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:26 am

(At least I think I have strong pitching.)

I decided to draft this team with more of a mindset on drafting some key starters earlier and picking up upside guys and relievers later on.

My team looks pretty solid, and I wanted some opinions on it. I drafted Orlando Cabrera late at SS because I decided to neglect it; I think he can have another good year hitting in front of Vlad and especially if Matthews can get on base. (Plus his speed is useful.)

Does this team have enough in it to win it all?

Any suggestions on changing any things? Comments? Criticisms?

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10-Team ESPN H2H
Standard 5x5
(Limit Pitching 7 Starts/Week)

C-Russell Martin
1B-Albert Pujols
2B-Ian Kinsler
3B-Aramis Ramirez
SS-Orlando Cabrera
OF-Manny Ramirez
OF-Juan Pierre
OF-Alex Rios
UT-Prince Fielder
BN-Magglio Ordonez
BN-Nick Markakis

P-Chris Carpenter
P-Brandon Webb
P-C.C. Sabathia
P-Rich Harden
P-Mariano Rivera
P-Jonathan Papelbon
BN-Akinori Otsuka
BN-Scot Shields
BN-Jonathan Broxton
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Postby BostonBK7 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:39 am

I really like your team. Your pitching is indeed great and will be even better if Harden has a nice year. Rivera and Papelbon will keep you in contention for saves, if Papelbon stays in that role. Be ready to grab someone else if Paps leaves the closer role. I also like the other RP you have on the bench. Shields is a personal favorite of mine and Otsuka and Broxton will be effective as well with Otsuka most likely getting a good number of saves.

Your batting is strong as well. If Rios plays like he did in the first few months of last year for this whole year then you'll be sitting pretty.

The only thing I would question is SS and 2B. They aren't terrible by any means, but I'd be interested to know what FA there are for these positions? Hope some of this helps.

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Postby chris_dubyuh » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:04 am

Free Agents:

J. Lopez
M. Loretta
J. Vidro
P. Polanco
T. Wigginton
C. Burke
L. Castillo

O. Vizquel
J.J. Hardy
T. Tulowitzki
Y. Betancourt
D. Eckstein
A. Hill
N. Punto

Notable FAs at 2B/SS. Not much I'd trust myself to delve into. I love Kinsler's potential hitting in Arlington even though he bats 9th and I think Cabrera is underrated though he has aged somewhat, but look at Julio Franco.

One guy I just looked at (who f'ing AUTOPICKED!!! :-P ) drafted all top-5 SS. He has Reyes, Jeter, Guillen, Rollins and Furcal!!! I might as well try to broker a deal with the moron who wasn't there to draft his team... ... 72#2154272
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Postby Zhamnov » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:19 am

I personally have a bit of a chubby for Wigginton right now, he can play 1,2,3B,OF if someone goes down or has a day off. Not sure if he's right for you, but something to think about.

As far as that sheisty auto-pick, its left him very weak in pitching most noticeably. You could probably get his 3,4, or 5 SS for relatively little. Maybe a starter you're willing to part w/ and if that's not enough, toss in your 2B if you were planning on snagging another anyway.
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Postby Johnny Tuttle » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:36 am

Definitely make the offer for a SS.

This is a good team.

I would prefer to see you with one more SP: in some weeks, you won't hit all 7 starts, and I can't see a disincentive to using all of those starts.

I esp. love that you are using middle relievers for vulture wins and ratios where you don't need the traditional 6 or 7 starters.

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Postby theonetheonlypv » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:41 pm

your team looks good. your pitching is especially impressive. like others have said, if you could upgrade your ss, it would make your team even better.

how the hell did you get a team like that in a 10-team league? wow.
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