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Postby Ron Jeremy » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:15 pm

I'm a mixed league veteran and this year will be doing my first NL only league. It's 10-12 teams, 5x5 keeper, OPS instead of runs, $280/25 players and no reserves. My biggest question is how do I split my pitching staff? I'm thinking about going with 4-5 SP's, 1 top closer, and fill in with solid reliever types.

How does position scarcity come into play in an "only" league?

Thanks for thoughts...
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Postby DGroundhog » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:41 pm

I don't like 'only' leagues one damn bit. I think they should be illegal. Jackie Robinson broke that barrier decades ago and narrow-minded owners are still trying to segregate players in their fantasy drafts. I'm sure John Rocker is still a first-rounder in most of those leagues.
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Postby chichpsalm » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:07 am

I think your strategy sounds good. It's tough to find more than one good saves closer in an NLOnly league, so getting some solid middle relievers like Dotel, Sullivan, etc. is key.
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Postby Captain Crash » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:46 am

I prefer only leagues because you have to know your stuff - from Randy Johnson all the way to Khalil Greene.
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Postby Ron Jeremy » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:49 am

What is the best strategy in an "only" league?
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Postby stevelabny » Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:50 am

common sense:
how strategy differs in ONLY as opposed to mix

1> know your players. for example, now there are NO shortstops.
all four good ones are in the al. this clearly drives up the price on rollins and renteria and god knows who else.

2> on base instead of runs? thats ridiculous. make sure you get barry and you should lock up that category. if you want to play it safe, make sure your leafoff hitter types walk a lot.

3> you have to make sure you can get a definitely has a job all year closer. if you can pick up two, even better. otherwise take as many could be closers as possible.
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