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Postby minter » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:05 pm

I am in a 12 manager, H2H league with 5 hitting categories (Hits, Runs, HR's, Avg and steals) and 5 pitching categories (K's, ERA, WHIP, Wins and saves).

My team is as follows:
C - JR. Towels
1b - Derek Lee
2b - Ian Kinsler
3b - Miguel Cabrera
SS - Rafael Furcal
IF - Adam Laroche
OF - Carlos Beltran
OF - Lance Berkman
OF - Vernon Wells
OF - Nick Swisher
Util - Kelly Johnson
Bnch - Jay Bruce

SP - John Lackey
SP - John Smoltz
SP - Scott Kazmir
SP - Brett Myers
SP - Bronson Aroyo
RP- Matt Capps
RP- Brad Lidge
RP - Joba Chamberlain
RP - Kerry Wood
RP - Troy Percival
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Postby livinginarizona » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:19 pm

I'd probably move Kelly Johnson to the INF spot and bump Jay Bruce to the UTIL spot. I'm not a fan of Laroche being on your team, he's too streaky for my likes. I'd keep him on the bench and stick him in there when he gets into his hot streak. (Out of curiosity, is Billy Butler or Hank Blalock available? They are both eligible in the INF).

I think you're fine on the pitcher ranks, you need that many when you are in H2H).

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Postby stevethumb » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:17 pm

welcome to the cafe, minter ;-D......looks like a contender to me
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Postby bracesj » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:00 pm

Great pitching staff. I like the Jay Bruce pick and you have an great outfield also. Your two strong points are pitching and your outfield.

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Re: Hey, some input would be greatly appreciated!

Postby minter » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:34 pm

Thanks fellas, whats your opinions on these players.
Adam Laroche or Billy Butler ?
and for my pitching Bronson Aroyo or Brandon Backe?
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Postby speedy27 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:36 pm

minter wrote:Thanks fellas, whats your opinions on these players.
Adam Laroche or Billy Butler ?
and for my pitching Bronson Aroyo or Brandon Backe?



Awesome looking team!

I'd go with Butler and Arroyo.

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Postby RaysFan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:28 pm

I'd go with LaRoche and Arroyo

people like to forget with LaRoche, in a bad hitters park in Atlanta he blasted 32 HR. On top of that people see him as a natural platoon player, and this just isn't the case if you look at his righty/lefty splits. I'm a big believer in second half rebounds, and after an atrocious start LaRoche did that to get to 22 HR. He's always been a slow starter, but I think he will be a little better than he was last year to start the year, and would pencil him in for 25 HR and 80 RBI. Butler is more of a question mark to me, and althoug hthe streakiness is there, who cares.

Also, don't listen to these people talking about Jay Bruce at utility. He won't play, don't get your hopes up. Dusty Baker signed a guy like Corey Patterson whose only natural position is CF, to block Bruce. He hates the young guys, and it can be implied from his former and current demeanor that Bruce is the 4TH CF they want to use behind Patterson/Freel/Hopper. If he tears it up a little longer in the minors he will have no choice but to bring him up, but even then his playing time will be sporadic at best. What you do is you keep him on your bench and enjoy the fact that your INF spot is covered.

Also, LaRoche is a better hitter than Johnson. When you factor out position scarcity and just look at the career stat lines it would be hard for me not to go with LaRoche. Keep everything the way it is, it looks fine expect maybe a little bit of a quesiton mark at C.

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Postby minter » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:53 pm

Thank you all for the feedback, Im new to the forums and i must say it is awesome...i will surely post here throughout the season. Any other tips/suggestions are welcome and if anyone needs a rating for their team let me know!
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Postby minter » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:20 pm

Micheal Bourn is a free agent in my league...should i consider picking him up? and if so where would you recommend i fit him on my team.
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Postby RaysFan » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:13 pm

I would definatley pick him up and try my best to slot him in the UTL.

Your speed is decent, but Kinslers' 20, Furcal's 25, Beltran's 25, Wells' 15 might not be enough, so having Bourn there to contribute 20 more SB ((this is assuing you only play him some days and not every day. He is a 40 SB guy if he plays every day)) then you should be good.

About who to drop? well I'm really not sure, but I would definatley use him at UTL and OF whenever someone has a day off or is in a slump. I can see him being a valuable trade chip later on if you find you don't need him so I would definatley do all I could to get him.

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