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Auction Strategy?

Postby ninremix » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:54 am

What is a more effective strategy when it comes to auction draft:

1) 4 - 5 studs and bad supporting team.

2) 2 - 3 studs and good supporting team.

3) 0 - 1 studs and a great supporting team.
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Re: Auction Strategy?

Postby Matthias » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:33 am

I would go with (2). You have to rely upon everyone so you don't want to go the stars & scrubs route. However, you do want some blue chip players both to anchor your team and to provide trading chits if you need to swing a deal. That said, I do think stars and scrubs is the way to go for pitchers. The last couple of years,when I look at my pitching staff at the end of the year, over half of it is guys I got off off the waiver wire. So why bother spending $3 or $4 on a pitcher that I'm likely to jettison anyway? Better to send the extra $2-$3 per guy to get someone like Johan instead of Zambrano.
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Re: Auction Strategy?

Postby stevethumb » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:46 pm

i think it depends on the depth of your league and how good you and the other owners are in the end game...if you feel confident in finding and buying undervalued talent in the end game then stars and scrubs is the strategy for you because those "scrubs" can be mid value players in the right auction..i would prefer to spend the xtra $ on top of the line talent than saving a coupla xtra dollars to buy the difference between ploduca and rpaulino or xnady and gjenkins
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