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Postby doubleplay122000 » Sun May 20, 2007 4:44 pm

yahoo, 10 teams, h2h, standard scoring, NON-keeper

C- I. Rodriguez
1B- N. Swisher
2B- B. Roberts
SS- JJ Hardy
3B- K. Youkilis
OF- C. Beltran, C. Lee, J. Bay
Util- R. Theriot
Bench- M. Cuddyer, O. Hudson, H. Kendrick (DL)
SP- J. Smoltz, A. Harang, D. Willis, G. Maddux, CC Sabathia, J. Maine, T. Gorzelanny, T. Lincecum
RP- T. Jones, T. Saito, D. Turnbow

if it helps, notable FA batters: K. Johnson, C. Granderson, C. Young (ARI), R. Garko, L. Overbay, E. Dukes, A. Ethier, R. Doumit
FA pitchers: R. Soriano, B. Lyon, C. Gaudin, M. Hendrickson, J. Washburn, P. Hughes

leave a link and ill help you with yours to the best of my ability
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Postby Frog » Sun May 20, 2007 6:38 pm

start cuddyer
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Postby headrulz101 » Sun May 20, 2007 6:49 pm

Pickup Kelly Johnson off of Free Agents! He's doing great this season and he is a multi position player. Other than that your team is looking good. Great pitching. Great offense.
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Postby Heiserman02 » Sun May 20, 2007 8:44 pm

Once Kendrick is back put him in for Roberts...I'd suggest trying to trade for some bullpen depth...maybe another closer if you can swing it.

Otherwise your team is pretty solid

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Postby DMXdawg » Sun May 20, 2007 9:26 pm

Thanks for the help in my thread! I followed your advice- the team looks better.

I like your team. However, Cuddyer should not be on your bench!
Some quick thoughts:

(1) You have a lot of starting pitching, and N. Swisher and Cuddyer for 1b. You also have a lot of power guys: Pudge, Swisher, Hardy, Beltran, Lee, Bay makes 6. If this is really standard scoring, then I feel your weaknesses might be avg and steals. Ichiro would be great for you team- see if you can do a Bay straight up for Ichiro or maybe a Cuddyer/pitcher 2 for 1. Other guys that you should trade for include Crawford or even Reyes.

(2) Try to trade Hardy if you can get good value for him. I really don't believe he can keep this up. He's a top 5 fantasy baseball player right now and hitting HRs left and right. Do you think he'll have the same production about the all star break? Shop him around a bit and see what kind of players you can get for him. If it's good value, then go for it!

(3)Again, Cuddyer should NOT be on your bench. Trade either Swisher or Cuddyer, or package w/ a pitcher for a good Util or improve at 2b or 3b.

(4) Usually I like to carry 3 closers, but this is a some thing. You don't have to do anything about this. I would drop Turnbow for a Duch type or a Kevin Gregg. If possible, since you're in yahoo and in a 10 team format, get dotel or guarduado on your DL. They'll be more valuable than Turnbow.

Thanks again with the help with me. I followed your advice ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Postby doubleplay122000 » Sun May 20, 2007 9:47 pm

thanks for the help so far everyone...i followed DMX's advice and have offered up a Bay for Ichiro deal, because i do tend to struggle a bit in avg and steals
ive tried shopping cuddyer around, and while the guys in my league follow baseball, but no one has any interest in cuddyer, but i know if i drop him he will get scooped up
will work on trying to get another closer, as i would like a third
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Postby kas » Sun May 20, 2007 9:55 pm

Your team looks solid, just try to swing a deal for a 3rd closer. Try something like Orlando Hudson for Valverde or something like that.

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Postby doubleplay122000 » Mon May 21, 2007 8:10 am

the bay for ichiro deal got rejected, no counter offer (yet, hopefully)
put in a trade of cuddyer for valverde (too much for this guy?? i dont think so, but you all can be the judge)
but like ive said offensively i struggle with avg and steals (occasionally runs)...pitching wise i need help in saves and the ever fickle wins category
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Postby coldfusion » Mon May 21, 2007 11:16 am

Start Cuddyer over Theriot at Util, and pick up Kelly Johnson quick! Other than that, you have yourself a pretty solid squad there. Thanks for the help with mine
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Postby doubleplay122000 » Mon May 21, 2007 6:27 pm

just curious here...i know that cuddyer is a good player, i like him, but why is everyone clamoring for me to start him?? if i struggle in steals, shouldnt i be starting theriot, or am i missing something?? also, pence just got dropped in my league, should i scoop him up instead of johnson??
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