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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:15 pm

Ok. I will give you a league set up and how what would be your strategy?

12 Team Rotisserie 5x5 (avg,r,hr,rbi,sb,w,s,k,era,whip)
27 starters on each team w/ no Bench or reserves
starters consist of 2-c, 2-1b, 2-2b, 2-3b, 2-ss, 5-of, 2-ut, 6sp, 4rp
auction style with a 260 team salary cap
Keeper league in 1st season

What would you strategy be for:
#1. Punting any cat's?
#2. Filling your roster with all average or pay for the studs?
#3. How would you handle the keeper issue
#4. What is the most you would pay for 1 player?
#5. Rather than tank a cat, would you tank a position Exp: Catcher
#6. Do you use online magazines, internet pay sites, or software to prepare for the draft?
#7. Please add anymore details of your strategy in going into this draft or managing your team. If you can back any facts, observations, or proven actions up that would also be good

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Postby kentx12 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:19 pm

Check this out. It is right below your post.

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I was hoping to have a strategy focused on this scenerio

Postby SHOCKandAWE » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:30 pm

If possible I would like a strategy for this scenerio. Thanks for the other link, however this info that is not valuable for my league situation.
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I was hoping to have a strategy focused on this scenerio

Postby SHOCKandAWE » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:31 pm

If possible I would like a strategy for this scenerio. Thanks for the other link, however this info that is not valuable for my league situation.
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Re: CASE STUDY: How well do you creat a strategy??

Postby Arlo » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:36 pm

SHOCKandAWE wrote:Ok. I will give you a league set up and how what would be your strategy?

12 Team Rotisserie 5x5 (avg,r,hr,rbi,sb,w,s,k,era,whip)
27 starters on each team w/ no Bench or reserves
starters consist of 2-c, 2-1b, 2-2b, 2-3b, 2-ss, 5-of, 2-ut, 6sp, 4rp
auction style with a 260 team salary cap
Keeper league in 1st season

What would you strategy be for:
#1. Punting any cat's?
#2. Filling your roster with all average or pay for the studs?
#3. How would you handle the keeper issue
#4. What is the most you would pay for 1 player?
#5. Rather than tank a cat, would you tank a position Exp: Catcher
#6. Do you use online magazines, internet pay sites, or software to prepare for the draft?
#7. Please add anymore details of your strategy in going into this draft or managing your team. If you can back any facts, observations, or proven actions up that would also be good

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1) Depends on all sorts of factors (don't you hate answers like that? :-) ), the two most important being whether there are IP limits/minimums and what type of competition you're facing.
2) Wait and see how the draft develops. Don't be afraid to pay for stars, but the setup doesn't sound like it supports an all-out studs & scrubs strategy.
3) How many keepers? In any case, don't worry about it too much. Win now, polish the trophy next year.
4) Again, depends on the draft. The air gets thin in the upper forties.
5) Hopefully not.
6) Might check that Cafe place once or twice.
7) Check the rules for important details, like whether roster moves are daily or weekly. Be ready to completely ignore points 1 through 6 if the flow of the auction so dictates...
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:08 pm

here check that out. with a 17 bats to 10 pitcher split. using Rototimes to mimic your league.

Now it wouldn't take into effect the "doubling the IF positions" like in your league but, I feel it puts a premium on the shallow positons like Catcher, 2B, 3B Closer and yes SS. Try finding 24 SS and 24 2B you would be happy playing with everyday. Blah :-t

also I bugeted $100.00 towards pitching in my rototimes simulation. Why? Because in my opinion Pitching will win the league easily. I only need 7 or 8 high quality players to dominate 50% of the categories (pitching) vs, Bats where you have 2 2B, 2SS, 2C, and 23B or 8 players alone, that by best guess half of them will not be very productive, lose there job or get injured!! 100.00 will buy me a very nice pitching staff. ;-D As for the bats. hmm . I'd focus heavily on the MI. But thats just me. ;-7

a lot of other factors are in play here though ... but its a start. ;-D


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SS Alex Rodriguez Tex 603 49 131 15 .3035 131 6.20 $24.32
OF Vladimir Guerrero Ana 579 38 119 25 .3282 105 5.84 $23.47
OF Carlos Beltran KC 579 29 103 44 .3040 112 5.73 $23.24
OF Albert Pujols StL 587 42 129 4 .3424 127 5.68 $23.11
OF Barry Bonds SF 411 48 102 8 .3358 117 4.88 $21.27
1B Todd Helton Col 570 35 121 2 .3474 127 4.78 $21.03
OF Gary Sheffield NYA 548 35 122 14 .3230 116 4.75 $20.98
2B Alfonso Soriano NYA 624 35 96 35 .2949 99 4.66 $20.77
OF Manny Ramirez Bos 538 38 114 2 .3309 111 3.82 $18.82
OF Magglio Ordonez ChA 592 32 113 10 .3159 106 3.48 $18.05
OF Ichiro Suzuki Sea 657 14 66 36 .3196 115 3.47 $18.01
OF Vernon Wells Tor 659 32 114 5 .3126 113 3.26 $17.53
OF Preston Wilson Col 591 35 122 16 .2860 95 3.24 $17.48
OF Brian Giles SD 502 34 109 10 .3108 105 3.24 $17.47
1B Jason Giambi NYA 520 39 122 2 .3077 104 3.22 $17.43
OF Sammy Sosa ChN 560 45 114 1 .2875 113 3.14 $17.24
1B Jim Thome Phi 544 45 130 1 .2776 106 3.06 $17.07
SS Nomar Garciaparra Bos 626 26 110 13 .3099 108 3.05 $17.05
1B Carlos Delgado Tor 559 40 130 0 .2862 110 2.90 $16.69

Pitching ..

P Curt Schilling Bos 225.0 20 0 3.20 1.084 258 4.02 $21.13
P Mark Prior ChN 220.0 19 0 2.78 1.132 257 3.92 $20.84
P Eric Gagne LA 80.0 2 50 1.91 0.875 124 3.79 $20.44
P Pedro Martinez Bos 195.0 16 0 2.12 1.021 221 3.58 $19.81
P Mike Mussina NYA 215.0 19 0 3.56 1.116 192 2.40 $16.25
P Kerry Wood ChN 210.0 16 0 3.47 1.229 255 2.31 $15.98
P Roy Halladay Tor 245.0 18 0 3.27 1.155 184 2.27 $15.84
P Randy Johnson Ari 200.0 14 0 3.06 1.185 246 2.26 $15.81
P Billy Wagner Phi 80.0 2 41 2.25 0.938 96 2.24 $15.78
P Roy Oswalt Hou 210.0 17 0 3.04 1.148 184 2.15 $15.51
P Javier Vazquez NYA 225.0 16 0 3.60 1.156 225 2.11 $15.38
P Octavio Dotel Hou 85.0 4 37 2.65 1.012 95 2.01 $15.06
P Tim Hudson Oak 235.0 16 0 2.91 1.140 161 1.89 $14.72
P Kevin Brown NYA 210.0 16 0 2.96 1.214 187 1.80 $14.42
P Keith Foulke Bos 73.0 5 36 2.47 0.945 69 1.76 $14.33
P Jason Schmidt SF 190.0 14 0 2.98 1.126 191 1.70 $14.13
P Esteban Loaiza ChA 215.0 16 0 3.31 1.214 185 1.51 $13.55
P John Smoltz Atl 70.0 1 39 1.93 0.943 75 1.50 $13.52
P Johan Santana Min 200.0 15 0 3.38 1.205 200 1.48 $13.46
P Barry Zito Oak 230.0 16 0 3.25 1.191 162 1.36 $13.11
P Mariano Rivera NYA 70.0 4 36 2.19 1.071 63 1.35 $13.08
P Brandon Webb Ari 190.0 14 0 3.08 1.200 172 1.09 $12.28
P Matt Morris StL 220.0 16 0 3.52 1.218 167 1.07 $12.22
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Re: CASE STUDY: How well do you creat a strategy??

Postby swarmee » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:08 pm

#1. Punting any cat's?
I punt batting average!

#2. Filling your roster with all average or pay for the studs?
Grab four studs: Two solid hitters, one solid starter, and one solid closer (Preston, Sosa, Wagner, and Schilling should cost less than $90 together)

#3. How would you handle the keeper issue?
I would not worry about it. Play for year one.

#4. What is the most you would pay for 1 player?
$30. Probably have to spend it on Schilling out of my 4 studs.

#5. Rather than tank a cat, would you tank a position Exp: Catcher
Nope, grab a guy at catcher with a terrible BA but who produced HR, RBI, Runs

#6. Do you use online magazines, internet pay sites, or software to prepare for the draft?
Yes, definitely at least run the rototimes projections and see what the top players should go for.

#7. Please add anymore details of your strategy in going into this draft or managing your team.
Make sure to get only players with MLB jobs! Even Reds pitchers and Brewers 3rd outfielders get tons of counting stats. Make sure that every position on your team produces.
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:12 pm

$$ will be a bit tight if ALL 27 players are starters. Can't see where anyone could own more'n one stud given the cap is still just $260. With 2 starters in all the posns besides OF, EVERYONE will have some crap they're forced to start...unless this is a ML universe league? Even so, everyone will be weak at a posn or 2. Best answer, don't be too set in a strategy at the auction. Be flexible. If it's allowable, I'd be bringing up all the studs early and either get one cheap or force most of the league into tight money situations. I'd especially do this if I knew my chief competitors well...and the players they just HAD TO OWN.
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Postby dannahann » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:19 pm

Sorry I was the guest above ... if you need someone to blame for the advice :-o
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Re: CASE STUDY: How well do you creat a strategy??

Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:20 pm

swarmee wrote: Make sure that every position on your team produces.


that can't be stated enough.. ;-D at least three categories if possible.
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