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Postby The Big Train » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:14 pm

Did my first draft of the year. Not terribly pleased with how it went. 12-team H2H, 5x5. Obviously not much speed and maybe not enough in the other stats to compensate. Comments? Leave a link.

C - Jorge Posada
1B - Mark Teixeira
2B - Dustin Pedroia
3B - Miguel Cabrera
SS - Carlos Guillen
OF - Corey Hart
OF - Josh Hamilton
OF - Jermaine Dye
UT - Garrett Atkins
BN - Jim Thome
BN - Michael Bourn
BN - Ryab Garko
BN - Moises Alou (DL slot)

SP - Cole Hamels
SP - Tim Lincecum
P - Yovani Gallardo
P - Ian Snell
P - Zack Greinke
P - Heath Bell
P - Kerry Wood
P- Ian Kennedy (I'll probably drop him)
RP - Rafael Soriano
RP - Joakim Soria
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Re: Not pleased. Your thoughts?

Postby nyrblue2 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:55 pm

I think you were right about lack of speed. Obviously, Bourn will get a lot, but I'd have a hard time justifying him over any of your OF. See if there is a team hurting for power and maybe you can get something out of them.

You have some good young pitchers, but a few of them will have a tough time getting run support (Grienke, Lincecum, Snell). You might struggle in W, but your stats should be good. You got a couple of solid value closers and Wood could end up being a closer too. Bell should also be a nice way to gets K's as well as low ERA/WHIP.

Overall, speed is the only concern I see, so maybe you could package something like Dye (or Guillen) and a pitcher for Crawford. Then if someone like Greene or Peralta is on FA, they could be a decent SS fill-in. Good job otherwise.


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Re: Not pleased. Your thoughts?

Postby TheWrightStuff » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:09 pm

Would you consider dealing Miggy for Wright? He'll get you 25-30 sb's? And no, I am not being biased. ;-D
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Re: Not pleased. Your thoughts?

Postby kingmike74 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:13 pm

First, I wouuld take DW over Mig any day.

Second, you need speed very bad. If you can get wright, go for it. You will have to try to move Atkins for some wheels. Someone like Figgins. Figgins is ranked about 10 spots higher by my estimation but that try to convine that team they need more pop and all they are giving up are SB's.
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Re: Not pleased. Your thoughts?

Postby TheWrightStuff » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:52 pm

Also to note. I'd consider holding out on Kennedy. Greinke has not really proven much and has been getting hit hard in spring training. Kennedy has excellent command of his pitches and I think has a chance to be better than Grienke who might be better suited in the pen where he seemed to pitch with confidence. Like said above if you couldn't land Wright perhaps if you still want to drop Kennedy maybe a 2 for 1 with Miggy might work. I am not sure what kind of if any value Kennedy might have to another team.
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Re: Not pleased. Your thoughts?

Postby It is gone » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:11 pm

I would trade one of your third basemen for someone elite that also has some speed, OR you could trade him for an elite pitcher. Seems like the only two things you need are speed and SP.

Remember, it is H2H. So you only need to win 6 out of 10 categories. I'm pretty sure you can at least win 3 categories on offence, so if you can win 3 more on pitching, you are all set. Just my opinion.

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