Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Whats up DK. Good lookin team.
First thing that jumps out at me about your team is its incredible BA. A. Ramirez (.272) and Gerut (.279) are your only starters not hitting .300 or above last yr? Thats just impressive.
Actually, Pudge batted .297 last year, so it's close. Actually, I realized that my BA was good after the draft. I was looking for high average, but I did not know how successful I was at getting it until I looked at my team.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I have a hard time with Pierre being drafted where he was because of a lot of reasons - the availability of inexpensive alternatives, my perception that the Marlins lost a lot of protection in the offseason, and the somewhat unpredictabe nature that comes with steals leaders. However - because you designed your offense in such a fantastic manner, Pierre is a necessary piece of your team.
Well, I was going to take him in the 5th, but after I saw Crawford taken, I was afraid that TheKing would take him. So I grabbed him while I could. As it turns out, I was deciding between him, Foulke, or Rivera. Luckily, Foulke was taken, so my decision was made for me.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Guillen in the 16th was a monster pick, and Gerut could really be a great sleeper too.
That's what I'm hoping for.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Your SP isnt good. Hudson and Nomo are fine.
It gets rocky after that. Im not a fan of Lowe - he is another Pettitte type of fantasy P - sure he gets wins, but he gets them while killing your ERA and WHIP, and he doesnt get that many Ks.
R. Ortiz is alright, hes not nearly as bad as Lowe, but I dont expect him to improve on his numbers - which werent all that great to begin with.
I know, I know. One thing that people are missing is that I have 5 16-game winners on my team, something that nobody else has. Nobody else even has four on their team. Swinger's has three, however. So I might become a sleeper to win a couple of those categories. Raffy Soriano, if he starts, will make all my dreams come true.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Your closers are fine. Rivera is a top 5 with upside. I think your gonna want at least one probably 2 more once some closer situations settle and others open up. Always be looking for closers.
I'm just hoping Kolb will continue what he did last year and Wagner settles into the role in Cinci. K-Rod could help me out if Percival gets injured...
However, I don't see that happening, so I'll have to make do.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I have no doubt you will finish in the top 5, but this is a pretty competitive league, so to single out any one team as the frontrunner would be a mistake at this point. You certainly have the foundation to be able to win it all.
Thanks a lot, you too.