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Postby Beast2351 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:56 pm

Hey everyone, i just did my draft yesterday, its a 10 team league with the standard 5x5. 162 GP limit per position, 1250 total IP limit. I had the first pick (odviously since i have A-Rod). Let me know what you guys think:

C: Russell Martin
1B: Paul Konerko
2B: Brandon Phillips
SS: Carlos Guillen
3B: Alex Rodriguez
OF: Carlos Beltran
OF: Bobby Abreu
OF: Johnny Damon
Util: Jim Thome
Util: James Loney

Bench: Raul Ibanez
Bench: Michael Cuddyer

SP: C.C. Sabathia
SP: Chris Young
SP: Fausto Carmona
SP: Kelvim Escobar
SP: Derek Lowe
RP: Mariano Rivera
RP: Kevin Gregg

Bench: Ian Kennedy
Bench: Mark Buerhle
Bench: C.J. Wilson

A few questions i have for you guys are: 1. EDITED (dropped player question was about) 2. With Escobar out until May should i start Kennedy or Buerhle ? I'm thinking about just going by the match up. 3. Should i start Raul Ibanez regularly? If so, for who?

Thanks!
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Re: Rate My Team 5x5

Postby KrazyA428 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:03 pm

Beast2351 wrote:Hey everyone, i just did my draft yesterday, its a 10 team league with the standard 5x5. 162 GP limit per position, 1250 total IP limit. I had the first pick (odviously since i have A-Rod). Let me know what you guys think:

C: Russell Martin
1B: Paul Konerko
2B: Brandon Phillips
SS: Carlos Guillen
3B: Alex Rodriguez
OF: Carlos Beltran
OF: Bobby Abreu
OF: Johnny Damon
Util: Jim Thome
Util: James Loney

Bench: Raul Ibanez
Bench: Michael Cuddyer
Bench: Gary Bennett (just picked him up since i figured it would help to have Martin's backup so i could reach my 162 GP for the catcher position)

SP: C.C. Sabathia
SP: Chris Young
SP: Fausto Carmona
SP: Kelvim Escobar
SP: Derek Lowe
RP: Mariano Rivera
RP: Kevin Gregg

Bench: Ian Kennedy
Bench: Mark Buerhle

A few questions i have for you guys are: 1. is it worth it to have Gary Bennett so i can use him for Martin's off days? or will his average and stuff just cause damage. 2. With Escobar out until May should i start Kennedy or Buerhle ? I'm thinking about just going by the match up. 3. Should i start Raul Ibanez regularly? If so, for who?

Thanks!


1. I would just stick with Russell Martin. He is the first or second best catcher in baseball, so there is no need to play his backup on off days.
2. Just start whoever is starting that day. Put Escobar on your DL at the start of the season, and if Kennedy is starting one day, you start him. If Buerhle is starting the other, move him in.
3. I would play Ibanez ahead of Thome. He is much more consistent and won't strike out as much.

Overall, you have a good team.

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Re: Rate My Team 5x5

Postby usclerkguy » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:28 pm

Nice team!!! I agree with Krazy. You don't need Martin's back up on your roster. I would drop him and look to pick up another closer. Being a 10 team league , their might be a couple that have slipped through the cracks to the waiver wire/free agents. CJ Wilson(Tex) might be out there and he looked good the other day.Good Luck!!!

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Re: Rate My Team 5x5

Postby It is gone » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:41 pm

I don't know about Damon in the outfield. His best days are behind him. Ibanez is old as well, and although consistent, has no potential to go any higher.
Make sure you get another closer.
Ian Kennedy and Mark Buerhle are shaky.

Good luck!
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Re: Rate My Team 5x5

Postby Beast2351 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:49 pm

thanks for the replies! I dropped Bennett and picked up CJ Wilson ;-D
As for Damon, i can see him having a bounce back year, hes come into spring training in great shape and i think if stays healthy he'll be pretty productive, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens
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