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Postby kingmike74 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:55 pm

Ok, I am in a 10 man league, 5x5 redraft.

I have been in 5th-9th place all year and I have been at the bottom in ERA, WHIP and wins all year. I am 5th in K's

My offense is fine for now.

With Bedard now hurt again, I am thinking of trading all SP except for a couple for closers.

There are planty of good K RP on the wire, like Marmol and a few more.

I just had a trade offer in whihc I get Francisco Cordero for Furcal, and since I got a freebiw with Tulo, I might do it.

To early to try this strategy or go for it? If Bedard goes on the DL it will be hard to not do this. I was waiting until July 1 to make a decision but that might be pushed up.


My team

C- Bengie Molina
C- Chris Snyder
1B- Ryan Howard
2B- Placido Polanco
3B- David Wright
SS- Troy Tulowizki
OF- Matt Kemp
OF- Carlos Beltran
OF- Jeff Francouer
OF- Corey Hart
OF- Carl Crawford
UT- Adrian Beltre
UT- Kaz Matsui

SP- Erik Bedard
SP- Aaron Harang
SP- Justin Verlander
SP- Mike Mussina
SP- Derek Lowe
SP- Pedro Martinez
RP- Jason Isringhausen
RP- Francisco Rodriguez
RP- Matt Capps


Bench- Rafael Furcal
Bench- JJ Putz
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Re: The 'ol dumping SP for Rp strategy almost in action

Postby jdsun1 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:01 pm

Do it! Casilla and Zumaya are back. There is always the trusty Bell and Arredondo looks like a stud MR in the making. Two stud MR will give you 6-7IP a week with solid ratios and about 10 K/9 in a H2H league. Okajima and Neshek carried my team last year when my best pitcher was pretty much Lincecum.
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Re: The 'ol dumping SP for Rp strategy almost in action

Postby kingmike74 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:09 pm

Here is what my staff could look like in a week or so.

Fancisco Rodriguez
JJ Putz
Matt Capps
Francisco Cordero
Jonathan Papelbon
Mariano Rivera
Jason Isringhausen
Joel Zumaya
Carlos Marmol

I would be last in wins and low in K's but could be very high in ERA and WHIP and lead saves.

I would have to deal Verlander and Harang for some stud closers and then package the rest to bolster my offense some.

Marmol and Zumaya are FA's
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Re: The 'ol dumping SP for Rp strategy almost in action

Postby Maris09 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:03 am

kingmike74 wrote:I would have to deal Verlander and Harang for some stud closers and then package the rest to bolster my offense some.

Marmol and Zumaya are FA's

God I wish I played in leagues where trading was as easy as you're making it sound.
In almost every league I've played in people won't trade/won't trade unless they get the noticeably better end of the deal.

I'm using this strategy in a couple leagues, but I drafted that way. The draft parts usually huge because that's where you get your offense advantage.

It does work decently though as a strategy. How many spots do you have that you can actually use RP' (all P roster? H2H or roto?
Can't believe Marmol is avail.
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