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Postby BJW » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:10 am

I am in a 12 Team keeper league, 5X5 H2H. What would you do to improve this team? The draft is over so I have to wait to pick up any players when Yahoo starts up (I don't have a catcher).

C - N/A
1B - Rafael Palmeiro
2B - Alfonso Soriano
SS - Orlando Cabrera
3B - Scott Rolen
OF - Sammy Sosa
OF - Garret Anderson
OF - Aubrey Huff
Util - Geoff Jenkins
Util - Jason Bay/Mark Loretta/Eric Hinske/Bobby Crosby

SP - Mike Mussina
SP - Kevin Brown
RP - Matt Mantei
RP - Brad Lidge
P - Carlos Zambrano
P - Jose Contreras
P - Jamie Moyer
Bench - Bret Myers
Bench - Livan Hernandez
Bench - Ben Sheets
Bench - Shawn Chacon
Bench - Armando Benetiz
Bench - Justin Speier
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Postby Madison » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:39 am

Not bad at all. Looks like you are lacking in the speed department, and obviously, grab a catcher. Lol. :-D

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Postby Arlo » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:02 am

Agreed with Mad - looks like a great team. Well backed-up, too.

Tough call on who to drop for a catcher. Probably an sp...

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Postby Madison » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:46 am

Arlo wrote:Tough call on who to drop for a catcher. Probably an sp...


Easy call for me if he has to drop someone. Lidge is the choice. Holds don't count in most 5x5 leagues, and Dotel is the closer in Houston. ;-)

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Re: What would you do to improve this team?

Postby trevisc » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:23 am

BJW wrote:I am in a 12 Team keeper league, 5X5 H2H. What would you do to improve this team? The draft is over so I have to wait to pick up any players when Yahoo starts up (I don't have a catcher).

C - N/A
1B - Rafael Palmeiro
2B - Alfonso Soriano
SS - Orlando Cabrera
3B - Scott Rolen
OF - Sammy Sosa
OF - Garret Anderson
OF - Aubrey Huff
Util - Geoff Jenkins
Util - Jason Bay/Mark Loretta/Eric Hinske/Bobby Crosby

SP - Mike Mussina
SP - Kevin Brown
RP - Matt Mantei
RP - Brad Lidge
P - Carlos Zambrano
P - Jose Contreras
P - Jamie Moyer
Bench - Bret Myers
Bench - Livan Hernandez
Bench - Ben Sheets
Bench - Shawn Chacon
Bench - Armando Benetiz
Bench - Justin Speier


i'd trade G. Anderson, Kevin Brown and Moyer for some better Closers and more speed (IE Crawford, Pierre type guy)

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Postby Arlo » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:40 am

Madison wrote:
Arlo wrote:Tough call on who to drop for a catcher. Probably an sp...


Easy call for me if he has to drop someone. Lidge is the choice. Holds don't count in most 5x5 leagues, and Dotel is the closer in Houston. ;-)

Ah, good point. Missed Lidge there. That's what I get for trying to answer a question before waking up... !+)

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Postby kentx12 » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:43 am

I agree with trevisc about trying to get a better closer. You will probably need another 1 to stay midlevel in saves. Also see if Matt Lecroy will be available when Yahoo opens up. If so he could be a great option at catcher.

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Postby bigtexsa » Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:03 pm

I will start with the obvious, I agree that you need a catcher and some speed. Unlike the others, I am not overly impressed with your bench, and I think you could have done better in the pitching department, especially in a 12 team mixed league. I would get rid of all of the middle relievers and pick up a catcher, another reliever, starting pitching and/or at least 1 bench player.
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:58 am

bigtexsa wrote:I would get rid of all of the middle relievers


Other than Lidge, who's a middle reliever? :-?

RP - Matt Mantei-------------Closer for the Dbacks
Bench - Shawn Chacon ----Closer for the Rockies
Bench - Armando Benetiz --Closer for the Marlins
Bench - Justin Speier--------Should get the closing job for Toronto.

The others are starters. Lidge is the only middle reliever unless by some strange chance Speier doesn't get the closing job.

I agree that I'm not impressed with his bench.

Starters are fine. Not great, but not terrible.

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Postby StLrEdBiRdS2004 » Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:50 pm

i would look for some guys that get steals, and definitely get a catcher, but thats nothing new.

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