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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:14 pm

I got a friend of mine into an established keeper league. As many of us know the reason for openings in a league can be caused bye a lame owner who fields a really bad team then quit. He didnt have much to work with.

16 teams , 6 keepers.
His best options were
Billy Wagner
Derek Lowe
Livan Hernandez
John Santana
Tron Nixon
Bill Mueller
Nomar
Luis Gonzalez
Mike Lieberthal
Juan Gonzalez
Nick Johnson
Woody Williams
Carlos Zambrano

Ouch!!!! Even for a 16 team league that being the best he has to work with it isnt too pretty.

I advised him to take
Derrek Lowe
Billy Wagner
John Santana
Nomar
Trot Nixon
Nick Johnson

I also told him in doing this he is rebuilding and shouldnt be looking to win the league until 2005 or later. As the forum helps me I try and pass it on. I was tempted to advise him to go with Zambrano over Lowe as Lowe is a free agent after this year and going to face of against the Yankee's and Orioles a good bit this year. If he werent in my league I would have referred him here but thats just not going to happen now.....................
Did I advise him wisely?
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Postby jbuk » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:16 pm

Yeah, looks like good advice to me. ;-D
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Postby reelbiggecko » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:19 pm

I would've taken Zambrano over Lowe, but otherwise it seems good.
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:55 pm

I would have kept

Billy Wagner
Derek Lowe
John Santana
Nomar
Mike Lieberthal
Carlos Zambrano
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:31 pm

reelbiggecko wrote:I would've taken Zambrano over Lowe, but otherwise it seems good.


I agree...and I might have thought about keeping Mueller over Nixon too....but pretty good advice.... ;-D
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Postby baseball genius » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:21 pm

reelbiggecko wrote:I would've taken Zambrano over Lowe, but otherwise it seems good.


Me too. But the rest of your advice was good. I hope your friend is up for a challange.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:28 pm

kentx12 wrote:I would have kept

Billy Wagner
Derek Lowe
John Santana
Nomar
Mike Lieberthal
Carlos Zambrano


I agree ... 1B and OF are way to deep to be keeping average players at that position.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:37 pm

wrveres wrote:
kentx12 wrote:I would have kept

Billy Wagner
Derek Lowe
John Santana
Nomar
Mike Lieberthal
Carlos Zambrano


I agree ... 1B and OF are way to deep to be keeping average players at that position.


I took that into consideration as well and maybe my bias got in the way. I'm big on Johnson and can see a .300AVE 25HR 90RBI 80R season ahead of him, with an outside chance of even more career potential. Hard to predict with the way players come and go with the Expo's though. Nixon I dont quite put in the first tier of OF's. Give him 550 AB and he can do 275+AVE 30HR 100RBI 90R 10SB. Boston's lineup definately helps him but I still feel he is a little underated.

Those arent super stud numbers for those 2 guys but definately something he can build around or, if he plays his cards right, parlay into something better.

Thanks for the constructive critique guys ;-D ;-D ;-D .
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:08 am

Bukoski77 wrote:
wrveres wrote:
kentx12 wrote:I would have kept

Billy Wagner
Derek Lowe
John Santana
Nomar
Mike Lieberthal
Carlos Zambrano


I agree ... 1B and OF are way to deep to be keeping average players at that position.


I took that into consideration as well and maybe my bias got in the way. I'm big on Johnson and can see a .300AVE 25HR 90RBI 80R season ahead of him, with an outside chance of even more career potential. Hard to predict with the way players come and go with the Expo's though. Nixon I dont quite put in the first tier of OF's. Give him 550 AB and he can do 275+AVE 30HR 100RBI 90R 10SB. Boston's lineup definately helps him but I still feel he is a little underated.

Those arent super stud numbers for those 2 guys but definately something he can build around or, if he plays his cards right, parlay into something better.

Thanks for the constructive critique guys ;-D ;-D ;-D .


never a problem.
Also let him know, in a 14 team league, there is no reason why he can't compete this year. I never buy into that playing for the future bs. never. even in my keeper leagues
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:08 am

zambrano is a far better option than lowe IMO. he gets more k's and is younger. good advice otherwise. tell him to take young studs a round or 2 earlier than they are worth. the value of locking up a future stud like cabrera or teixiera is invaluable when rebuilding.
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