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Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby Sketchpadsrus » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:37 pm

After a 9-0 finish and then a 8-1 finish last week, my team is suddenly a playoff contender. Just need alittle help with tweaking it for a playoff run.


Basic Yahoo H2H 5x5
C - Russel Martin
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Rickie Weeks
3B - Alex Gordon
SS - Michael Young
OF - Manny Ramirez
OF - Nick Markakis
OF - David DeJesus
Util - Ryan Howard
Bench - Hunter Pence

SP - Felix Hernandez
SP - Justin Verlander
RP - Bobby Jenks
RP - Brian Fuentes
P - Dan Wheeler
P - Hong-Chih Kuo
P - Shaun Marcum (coming off DL)
Bench - Ted Lilly, Jorge Campillo, Jair Jurrjens, Sean Gallagher, Hiroki Kuroda (slated to be dropped to make room for Marcum)

Any tips at all?

Here are my Head to Head stats:
Runs 8-6-2 HRs 9-5-2 RBIs 8-8-0 SBs 5-11-0 AVG 6-10-0
Ws 8-5-3 SVs 8-6-2 Ks 11-5-0 ERA 7-9-0 WHIP 6-10-0
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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby TrungII » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:06 pm

maybe another solid starter.. to keep era down.... felix and verlander is good... and add another reliever ...
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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby fbc_fan » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:19 pm

there are two directions i think you could go right here. you are either going to need a solid #1 starter (neither felix or verlander are studly #1's) or you are going to need to pick up another closer or two (jenks, fuentes, soon gone, and wheeler, soon gone, will not win it for you consistently). i think that going in either of those directions would greatly help your team. your hitting is fine.

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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby Marrakesh Express » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:28 am

I would definitely get another closer since wheeler isn't the long term guy in Tampa. So be on the lookout for any closer that may be saving games when the playoffs come. Also I would try and find another OF to upgrade Dejesus and Pence. Also Gordon at third could be upgraded via trade. I like your starters though, getting an ace should be number 3 on your list of things you could possibly fix after getting a closer, a better OF and 3b.
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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby TrungII » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:03 pm

tha'ts not a weak OF .... power check, run check, rbi check, average check... stolen base.. check?....

BULL PEN needs help ^^
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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby jbernstein011 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:24 pm

see if jose lopez is available in your league and also mike lowell

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Re: Help me tweak my team for a playoff run!

Postby Sketchpadsrus » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:45 am

fbc_fan, I checked out your team, but I have nothing to offer. Roto, keeper leagues aren't really my area of expertise.

jbern, I plan to check yours out soon.

Closers are taken quickly in this league, which is why I've been sorta punting the stat since. Marte's gone.

Corpas is available, as is Gagne. Gagne's a huge question mark, while Corpas might be a safe bet for saves

Problem is, I don't know who to get rid of. Fuentes and Wheeler are still picking up saves. Kuo has been about as good of a middle reliever as you can get.

Sean Gallagher?
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