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Postby shoelessjoetara » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:33 am

I have a dilemma. Let me start out by saying I know we are only 2 weeks into this season. I am in 4th place right now. Just by looking at the teams in front of me, I know that they are not the better team. Not trying to brag or anything it is the truth. It just seems that most of the players on these teams are overproducing what they are capable by an absurd amount. I also have to say that David Ortiz is on my team and he is not producing at all. With these two things I have stated should I be feeling pretty good about my chances of moving up the standings and be patient? I am hoping Ortiz and Laroche turn it around. When they do I think I should be O.K. Thoughts?
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Re: Ineed some advice on what I should be thinking

Postby horatio » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:48 am

You should be thinking that LaRoche doesn't have much to turn it around to.
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Re: Ineed some advice on what I should be thinking

Postby shoelessjoetara » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:16 am

Laroche is not a top 1st baseman but in a 14 team league like I am in, he will do for a CI. I will be happy with his usual line of .275 / 80 / 20 / 90.
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Re: Ineed some advice on what I should be thinking

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:31 am

I'm not crazy about Laroche, either, but I know what you are saying.

And yes, you should be patient. If your team is really better but underproducing, you still need to wait. Especially because it's very early. Let's face it -- a team that drafted D. Lee and N. MClouth is going to be way ahead of someone with R. Howard and Grady Sizemore right now!

Just don't do anything stupid like try to sell low on your boys.
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Re: Ineed some advice on what I should be thinking

Postby duckbillgates » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:34 pm

After a draft, I always take a long hard look at my team. I find my strengths and weaknesses, identify the occasional "what was I thinking" draft pick as someone droppable if a good waiver opportunity should and figure out which positions are concerns.

Then for the most part I stay put for most of April. I try not to let hot starts and cold starts have any effect on my pre-season rankings. If other managers get impatient with guys that I had ranked higher in the pre-season, I upgrade when they drop them.

Typically, owners make way to many moves early in the season and not enough later. For the most part, April is all about taking chill pills.
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