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Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby HollywoodHartman » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:54 pm

First year of a keeper league. 12 teams, 5x5 roto. $250 budget, keep 10 players for 2 years at same price. Then you may have to pay more... but let's not worry about that for now. I believe it was everyone's first auction, so when I had the most money at the end of the draft, I was able to get a boatload of players for very little. We get 3 drops a year only (not including DL) and there's a minor league draft upcoming.

C J.R. Towles Astros (HOU) 3
1B Kevin Youkilis Red Sox (BOS) 6
2B Dan Uggla Marlins (FLA) 6
3B Ryan Braun Brewers (MIL) 41
SS J.J. Hardy Brewers (MIL) 6
CI Derrek Lee Cubs (CHC) 15
MI B.J. Upton Devil Rays (TAM) 33
OF Aaron Rowand Giants (SFG) 1
OF Hunter Pence Astros (HOU) 16
OF Corey Hart Brewers (MIL) 18
OF Nick Markakis Orioles (BAL) 23
U Jason Bay Pirates (PIT) 9
P Justin Verlander Tigers (DET) 19
P Joe Blanton Athletics (OAK) 6
P Tim Lincecum Giants (SFG) 18
P Clay Buchholz Red Sox (BOS) 4
P Yovani Gallardo Brewers (MIL) 5
P Joakim Soria Royals (KCR) 2
P Billy Wagner Mets (NYM) 14
P Joba Chamberlain Yankees (NYY) 2

$3 Left over. Thoughts?
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby doubleplay122000 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:06 pm

team looks good to me, got some real steals there too i think (i dont do auctions, but dlee for 15 and pence for 16 seem like really good prices to me)...all i can say is id try to upgrade hardy, but in a 12 teamer he'll suffice

i wouldnt do that trade, gallardo is coming back after missing 2 starts or so and will be better than mcgowan at a cheaper price

help please
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby Invictus » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:04 pm

I must say im not farmiliar with auction leagues, but i see a lot of prices that i like on that list - verlander and Dlee specifically. I think you may have overpayed a little bit for upton, but it seems to have worked out well enough. upton should perform, im still not sold on him being that high of a value. when he proves he's worth that then youll be golden. Otherwise, it looks like a solid team. I see we both agree that towles will be a monster this year. Go towel-ly!

Good luck this year, and thanks for the help on mine!

P.S. Hold onto gallardo, he'll be sick this year.
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:33 pm

Nice job. Primary spots of concern are your lack of a good power 1B. Having one of those would help, assuming in your format that you can trade frequently. I'd target a heavy hitting first-baseman or two.

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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby 2muchchalk » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:20 pm

nice job, i would keep Gallardo at that price though. More upside than the 12 starter
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby Kujo » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:25 pm

Don't move Gallardo... he's cheaper and better and in the NL (the trifecta!) I would try counter-offering with Blanton for McGowan(bad team, no K's).
Overall good team, not a fan of Rowand in the OF (but for $1 you can't go wrong).
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby HollywoodHartman » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:32 pm

Ya, I've given up on that trade. Also McGowan is overvalued because we're all Jays fans. My computer screwed up when it was my turn to throw out a player, so the computer auto-chose Rowand. We're going to talk to the comissioner to let us switch him for Justin Upton (who went undrafted). We can't just drop him because we only get 3 drops a year. How does the team look otherwise.
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby gws226 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:18 pm

Thanks for the feedback on mine!

The team looks great! I agree with all that you overpaid for Braun and Upton, doubly so since your only locked in for 2 years. But, with that aside, it did not seem to have much effect on the later rounds of your draft, where I think you shined. Lots of young talent that will deliver this year, and improve nicely for 09. Youlk should be a great midseason trade candiate.

Good luck!
If you found my advice helpful, please help me
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby HollywoodHartman » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:19 pm

I'll admit I panicked, but superstars were going for over 45, this resulted in everyone being short on cash at the end of the draft. After those 2 I became more frugal and only spent over $20 on one player (Markakis). It allowed be to build a pitching staff for cheap.

2 more questions:

We're having a minor league draft, who do you think the best minor leaguers for the coming FANTASY season are?

Do you think this team can win (be honest).
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Re: Rate This Keeper Team For Eternal Happiness! WHIR

Postby Bosny » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:04 pm

Nice Draft! I have no experience in auctions, but looks like you spent your $$ wisely. I would suggest looking at Youklis, hopefully Casey will not take too many of his at bats. I am also not found of uggla-too many K's and very streaky. Otherwise I like your team alot. Good luck.
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