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Postby wingman3110 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:24 pm

11 team roto 5x5, 1st overall pick.

C- Jarrod Salty
1B- Adrian Gonzalez
2B- Dustin Pedroia
3B- Alex Gordon
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF- Carlos Beltran
OF- Curtis Granderson
OF- Chris Young
Ut- Nelson Cruz
Ut- James Loney
Bn- Rickie Weeks

SP- James Shields
SP- Yovani Gallardo
RP- Francisco Rodriguez
RP- Brad Lidge
P- Joakim Soria
P- Brandon Lyon
P- Matt Cain
Bn- Max Scherzer
Bn- Josh Johnson
Bn- Gavin Floyd
Bn- Justin Duchscherer

I know I went with some more closers then normal, but the starting pitching was just flying off the draft board. So with that in mind I decided to go with the closer heavy and young SP's with good potential. Offensively I think I should be alright, my outfield seems to be pretty solid (maybe Young can have a decent BA) and I snagged Salty and Weeks real late so maybe they might have some production.

But overall what do you guys think?? Any ideas on improvements or weaknesses???

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Re: Ehhh, what do ya think?? WHIR

Postby dragoon » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:57 pm

You're pretty loaded with 4 closers, but that will be great trade bait when teams are scraping for saves in July. Your starting pitching could use some help, you really only have one guaranteed starting pitcher.

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Postby wingman3110 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:04 pm

I dont really get what your saying by the whole "youre only guaranteed one starter". Because im pretty certain all those guys will be in a starting rotation somewhere.
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Postby dragoon » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:45 pm

I worded it weird, but I meant that Shields is your only safe bet starting. Gallardo is coming off a major injury, Cain won't win more than 10 games, Scherzer is a rookie, Floyd only had one decent season, and Duchscherer might go to the bullpen.
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Postby Lsquad » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:46 am

I think this team works. Your hitting is fine, not elite, but pretty good. You might be able to improve over salty, since it looks like he might be platooning. Like how you reacted to the draft environment by loading up on closers. The ninth inning guys should help your rate stats and give you a lead in saves, which you can turn into a tradible asset down the road. you'll be fighting for wins and maybe k's all year, but this is a good team.
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Re: Ehhh, what do ya think?? WHIR

Postby wingman3110 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:53 pm

Yeah, I was pretty shocked by how the SP's were flying off the board. One guy has Lincecum, Hamels, and Haren but his bats suffered and so did his relief pitching.

Anyone else have 2 cents??
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Postby thatguysound » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:01 pm

The only comment is that if you had to pick a position to take some trade bait in, its a shame that it had to be RP. I think you probably would have been better off with one or two more established and reliable starters and rolled the dice with one or two of the closers.

Lineup seems solid. Not the greatest I've ever seen, but solid. I'm not a huge Young fan personally. If Ethier is available (or can be had) I'd try to get him.
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Re: Ehhh, what do ya think?? WHIR

Postby wingman3110 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:55 pm

I dont know, I kind of like how I will be top in Saves, ERA, and WHIP. Then hopefully i finish middle of the pack with Wins and K's. Hopefully I will get about 38-45 points from pitching and then I think my hitters will do just fine.
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Postby AEMRICH » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:45 am

i think this is a pretty solid team- you are very strong at closer and this will be great trade bait as the season moves on. i think your SP is alright but not fantastic, lots of questions with this staff but lots of the SP this year seem to have questions surrounding them. i think your OF is pretty solid but you could use an upgrade at 3B- once the season gets going you might be able to move loney for an upgrade or if weeks can put it all together move pedroia, cruz salty and young could be big drains on your avg. not bad overall though

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Postby Weasel_King » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:59 am

Your offense is ok, but pitching is your strength, although you have too many top-flight closers (not a bad thing mind you B-) ). If I were you, I would trade one of your closers+one of your middling pitchers for a good pitcher, preferably one that gets a lot of strikeouts.

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