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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:46 am

I know this is a little subjective because of the variety of leagues, but what is your experience?

What teams win your leagues?
The team with the most trades and roster moves.
A team towards the top in moves.
A team towards the bottom in moves.

I've found the teams that are in the top 2-4 in roster moves(not from bench to active but free agents and trades) are the ones who win. Never the team with the most moves and never a team with very few moves. Just Curious.
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Postby tool069c » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:51 am

Last year my league was won by the team with the most trades...and that has been true 3 of the past 4 years. All with diff. winners...SO what that tells me, is when you see a weakness, trade a strength, and you will do well...of course last year I won, which was nice, but again, trading and waiver pickups seem to make or break teams...
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:54 am

tool069c wrote:Last year my league was won by the team with the most trades...and that has been true 3 of the past 4 years. All with diff. winners...SO what that tells me, is when you see a weakness, trade a strength, and you will do well...of course last year I won, which was nice, but again, trading and waiver pickups seem to make or break teams...


I agree with this. I usually find the guy who makes the most moves, is the guy who screwed up a couple of deals and has to scramble to try and correct his mistake. That is usually how he ends up with the most moves.
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Postby jellyroll » Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:15 am

In my leagues it's not usually the person with the most trades/FA pickups that wins but the winner is usually near the top in transactions. The top transaction spot would seem to demonstrate they are influenced by hype and trend. In baseball 2 or 3 wise trades and several good filler FAs could bring home the league cup. But if you see a weak fish jump on him before the other sharks do.
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Postby prodpaul » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:29 am

I personally think it is the person who prepares best for the draft, stays on top of all available free agents, and keeps up with their team DAILY!
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Postby trevisc » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:28 am

prodpaul wrote:I personally think it is the person who prepares best for the draft, stays on top of all available free agents, and keeps up with their team DAILY!


yes..definitely a combo of all 3 pluse about 50% luck that none of your studs get hurt
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Re: Who wins the most.

Postby Madison » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:52 pm

BigLebowski wrote:I know this is a little subjective because of the variety of leagues, but what is your experience?

What teams win your leagues?
The team with the most trades and roster moves.
A team towards the top in moves.
A team towards the bottom in moves.

I've found the teams that are in the top 2-4 in roster moves(not from bench to active but free agents and trades) are the ones who win. Never the team with the most moves and never a team with very few moves. Just Curious.


I've won leagues with very few roster moves, in fact I won one league without a single add/drop. 8-o

I've also won leagues and had the most roster moves.

Just depends on what the moves are. You can make a ton of moves, but if they are the wrong ones, you don't win the league. If you have a strong draft, and a little luck avoiding injuries, then less moves are necessary.
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Postby DK » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:56 pm

The team with the best statistics usually wins. :D
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Re: Who wins the most.

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:00 pm

Madison wrote:I've won leagues with very few roster moves, in fact I won one league without a single add/drop. 8-o

I've also won leagues and had the most roster moves.

Just depends on what the moves are. You can make a ton of moves, but if they are the wrong ones, you don't win the league. If you have a strong draft, and a little luck avoiding injuries, then less moves are necessary.


This has been my experience as well. Having a lot of activity is no indication of success in competitive leagues. Luck and health will always play a role in winning championships - just like in real life.
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Postby shortsavage » Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:31 pm

I do not think a formula or theory can be found here.

I agree with some of the previous posts: you deal with what is thrown at you.
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