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Postby fishman2020 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:42 pm

Hello,

I'd like some feedback on my team, I know people will probably comment on me taking Chamberlin, Hughes AND Kennedy, I agree that it probably wasn't smart, but Kennedy was a last min. decision and wasn't intended from the get-go.

I'd appreciate some suggestions, I'm kind of nervous about my closers.

Anyway here ya go.

C - Russell Martin
1B - Adrián González
2B - Rickie Weeks
3B - Edwin Encarnación
SS - Jimmy Rollins
OF - Manny Ramírez
OF - Carlos Beltrán
OF - Torii Hunter
OF - Ken Griffey Jr. (Util spot right now)
OF - Jacoby Ellsbury (BN right now)
1B, 3B, OF - Casey Blake (BN right now)

SP - John Lackey - Injured I know but he'll be back mid-may.
SP - Roy Oswalt
SP - Matt Cain
SP - Phil Hughes
SP - Ubaldo Jimenez
SP - Ian Kennedy
RP - Tony Pena
RP - B.J. Ryan
RP - Joba Chamberlin
RP - Hideki Okajima

Any input would be great, thanks.

I'm hoping Chamberlin and Okajima pick up some saves and keep the ERA down for my team.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do?

Postby gogogadget » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:48 pm

How many teams are in your league?

I think your batting is solid compared to the pitching, you may have problems at the beginning of your season with lackey out and chamberlain not starting until whenever. But if they work out you will have excellent depth.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do?

Postby fishman2020 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:50 pm

gogogadget wrote:How many teams are in your league?

I think your batting is solid compared to the pitching, you may have problems at the beginning of your season with lackey out and chamberlain not starting until whenever. But if they work out you will have excellent depth.


Sorry, it's a 12 team league, 10 stats.

I'm planning on putting Lackey on the DL and picking up someone... but I'm not sure who really.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby redwings122 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:16 pm

List the top 15 pitchers in your FA list. We'll help you out.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby fishman2020 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:32 pm

redwings122 wrote:List the top 15 pitchers in your FA list. We'll help you out.


Thanks, here is the list.

Chris Carpenter (StL - SP)
Andrew Miller (Fla - SP)
Hiroki Kuroda (LAD - SP)
Pat Neshek (Min - RP)
Tom Glavine (Atl - SP)
Greg Maddux (SD - SP)
Henry Owens (Fla - RP)
Brian Fuentes (Col - RP)
Scott Baker (Min - SP)
Chuck James (Atl - SP)
Noah Lowry (SF - SP)
Scot Shields (LAA - RP)
Dave Bush (Mil - SP)
Russ Springer (StL - RP)
Peter Moylan (Atl - RP)
Orlando Hernández (NYM - SP)

edit: I was thinking about Kuroda... but I'm not too sure... also, I know Maddux will probably be serviceable.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby FullAsian » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:48 pm

Fishman,

Hard to comment on the draft without seeing the order, but I think I can guess pretty well who went when. I think you lost some value in some areas (not a huge fan of Beltran, Ramirez, or Martin where you likely took them, I prefer to take players that are on the upside, or plateau, of their careers, not the downside). You're weak at 2B and 3B, and a lot of your OF are old and likely to break down.

You're right that your relievers are a problem; you have no probable starting closers (BJ is likely going to do almost nothing this year, it is too soon after TJ surgery). I don't like the Lackey pick, assuming you took him before round 10 or so . . . he is going to lose 6 or 7 starts at best, and there is no guarantee that he will be his 'old self' when he comes back. Joba and Okajima will have minimal value, presumably you can stream them in to assist with WHIP and ERA but overall I think you have some holes that need addressing.

fishman2020 wrote:Hello all,

I'm a huge fan of baseball in general but I'm just getting into fantasy sports, I did football this past season for the first time as well and had a blast so I'm now giving baseball a whirl and had fun drafting my players...

I'd like some feedback on my team, I know people will probably comment on me taking Chamberlin, Hughes AND Kennedy, I agree that it probably wasn't smart, but Kennedy was a last min. decision and wasn't intended from the get-go.

I'd appreciate some suggestions, I'm kind of nervous about my closers.

Anyway here ya go.

C - Russell Martin
1B - Adrián González
2B - Rickie Weeks
3B - Edwin Encarnación
SS - Jimmy Rollins
OF - Manny Ramírez
OF - Carlos Beltrán
OF - Torii Hunter
OF - Ken Griffey Jr. (Util spot right now)
OF - Jacoby Ellsbury (BN right now)
1B, 3B, OF - Casey Blake (BN right now)

SP - John Lackey - Injured I know but he'll be back mid-may.
SP - Roy Oswalt
SP - Matt Cain
SP - Phil Hughes
SP - Ubaldo Jimenez
SP - Ian Kennedy
RP - Tony Pena
RP - B.J. Ryan
RP - Joba Chamberlin
RP - Hideki Okajima

Any input would be great, thanks.

I'm hoping Chamberlin and Okajima pick up some saves and keep the ERA down for my team.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby fishman2020 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:24 pm

FullAsian wrote:Fishman,

Hard to comment on the draft without seeing the order, but I think I can guess pretty well who went when. I think you lost some value in some areas (not a huge fan of Beltran, Ramirez, or Martin where you likely took them, I prefer to take players that are on the upside, or plateau, of their careers, not the downside). You're weak at 2B and 3B, and a lot of your OF are old and likely to break down.

You're right that your relievers are a problem; you have no probable starting closers (BJ is likely going to do almost nothing this year, it is too soon after TJ surgery). I don't like the Lackey pick, assuming you took him before round 10 or so . . . he is going to lose 6 or 7 starts at best, and there is no guarantee that he will be his 'old self' when he comes back. Joba and Okajima will have minimal value, presumably you can stream them in to assist with WHIP and ERA but overall I think you have some holes that need addressing.



Any suggestions for me to improve my team a bit?

I appreciate the help.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby fishman2020 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:26 pm

any constructive help would be appreciated, thank you.
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Re: My 1st team ever. How'd I do? (12 team league)

Postby fishman2020 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:06 pm

hopeful bump.
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Re: My 1st team ever, 12 teams 5x5, need some help.

Postby Invictus » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:14 pm

Overall, I like the team, despite the average age on most of your roster. Your pitching is certainly your weakest spot, and I would pick up kuroda to fill in for lackey for his DL stint. See if George Sherrill is still available, or Kerry Wood. It's likely that they arent, but they are now officially (sherrill) and almost definatly (Wood) closers now. Also, check to see if CJ Wilson is available - he'll be closing for TEX. If none of these fellows are available, then your in some serious trouble regarding pitching, saves particularly. Good luck though.

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