My league makes pitchers more valuable than your average leagues. It also awards high average hitters who spread the ball around and don't contribute in negative ways. The key is finding the perfect balance of everything.
My prospective keepers: Wright Braun Santana Felix
Berkman Holliday E. Santana
I am pretty set on keeping the first 4. The next 2 I am currently going back and forth on.
I also have a possible option of combining 2 of the 3 I am not keeping and getting Rollins. I would rather have Rollins (I think), but I feel like I would be giving away too much.
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Last edited by Great Gazoo on Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My biggest concern with only keeping Santana is not having enough pitching. I mistakingly wrote earlier that this was our 4th year in a keeper league, it is actually our 6th. I know the rule of thumb that hitting is much more reliable than pitching. In our 5 years of having this keeper league, there has not been a team win it that wasnt in the top 4 in pitching. I have won the past 2 years and the one team that is always near the top has followed the hitting first mentality. His keepers are acually downright scary (pujols, sizemore, utley, reyes, and cabrera). He always tries to round up his staff with 2nd and 3rd tier pitching. His goal was to win the hitting and try to get half the pitching. In this league it works in the regular season (makes playoffs), but he always manages to get blown out in the playoffs. He has been trying to make some trades in the offseason to get a Top 5 or so pitcher, but nobody is willing to come off a true stud SP for Sizemore.
Berkman scares me because if his average regresses backwards to '07 numbers and he doesn't steal 15-20 bases again, there are couple other 1b out there I would raher have. You know the reason I may be skeptical of Holliday. Just putting all of this out there.