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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:38 pm

5X5 rotoleague. 16 Teams. Keeper.
C- Jason Kendall
1B- Rafael Palmeiro
2B- Jeff Kent
SS- Cristian Guzman
3B- Scott Rolen
OF- Barry Bonds
OF- Garrett Anderson
OF- Jim Edmonds
OF- Luis Gonzalez
OF- Torii Hunter
CI- Bill Mueller
MI- Eric Young/Rickie Weeks

P-Hideo Nomo
P-Jamie Moyer
P-Gil Meche
P-Joel Pineiro
P-Jon Lieber
P-Kyle Lohse
P-Jon Garland
RP-Bob Wickman
RP- Mike Williams

Bench-Jimmy Gobble
Bench-Maels Rodriguez

I have about 2 or 3 draft selections to make, those being rounds 25-27...

Is there anything I need to address with my last two picks? Or should I start trading? Basically, advise me on what I should do...
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:59 pm

If you could package someone with Luis Gonzalez for an upgrade you might ought to do that. I am afraid with his injury he will not be as productive as you would expect if he makes it thru the whole season. Also you might try to pick up another closer. Wickman is still a big question mark.
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Postby swarmee » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:02 pm

Pokeyouindaeye wrote:P-Hideo Nomo
P-Jamie Moyer
P-Gil Meche
P-Joel Pineiro
P-Jon Lieber
P-Kyle Lohse
P-Jon Garland
RP-Bob Wickman
RP- Mike Williams

For a 16-team league, your hitting looks fine. Your pitching, however, is scary. Wickman currently has the job and is okay at RP, but Mike Williams should not be on your team. You're much better off getting a middle-reliever with low ratios. Williams isn't worthy of being in a 500 player league, until some dumb manager crowns him closer of the week. But then you can pick him up on the waiver wire. Moyer and Nomo are good picks, but I'd still pick up some starting pitching rookies (the dodgers have a couple of huge rookie prospects) and one middle reliever to replace Williams within your final three rounds.
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Postby whitesox04champs » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:47 pm

For a 16-team league, your hitting looks fine. Your pitching, however, is scary.




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Postby Madison » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:05 am

You definitely need some starting pitching and at least one more closer.

I'd try to trade Luis Gonzales to help that pitching staff. Luis has a tear in his elbow and he's going to try to play through it next year. One swing of the bat, or one throw from the outfield and his season could be over. It's very possible that he will be the first player other than a pitcher to have Tommy John surgery. Trade him while you can to upgrade your pitching.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:21 pm

you have used a method that i used last year in a roto league.. draft all offensive first 6 rounds or so then go pitching.. it worked well for me as i won the league, of course i did get lucky with some waiver wire pickups in the pitching dept to help me out though...but i see one problem with your team slim pickings on relief pitching...i would try to grab a closer(if any left ) if not i would pick some young pitching that can make big league club and possibly make an impact... and also get rid of mike williams...
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Postby prodpaul » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:23 am

Yeah got to agree your pitching is scary. I usually have pitching as my top priority. I do think you have some packages to work with to make some trades to upgrade your staff.
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Postby trevisc » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:25 am

i agree about the pitching and also i'd try to trade Gonzo or edmonds, hunter or anderson for a speedster like Pierre or crawford or even baldelli
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:31 pm

With my last 4 picks, I took Adam Wainright, Clint Nageotte, Travis Blackley, and Jesse Crain...

So now, I guess my question is whether these guys will ever see time in the next 2 years? And if so whether they would have any value, or do I still have to trade an outfielder or two for an upgrade in pitching...

EDIT: I'm thinking about making a Moyer, Luis Gonzo, for Kevin Brown/Lofton trade, would this be fair?
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:36 pm

What kind of SS's are still available on the waiver wire?
Your offense is pretty balanced as has been noted but except for a few SB, Guzman isnt going to do too much for you. He is a good play when he is on a streak but I wouldnt be too enamored with him as my everyday SS. Also be aware his knee problems havent gone away.

Address pitching first though.
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