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Postby espnsportsfan » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:09 am

After drafting this team I do not feel as confident in it as I do with my typical teams, so I was wondering if you all could give me some suggestions as to where I should look to improve. WHIR as always, leave a link

10 team h2h cbssports

C-Navarro, Wieters
1b-Berkman
2nd-Alexei Ramirez
3rd-Davis, A-Rod
SS-Jeter
OF-Bay, Jacoby, Sizemore
Util-Ibanez

SP-E Santana, Kazmir, Liriano, Weaver, Carmona, Gallardo, Carpenter
RP-Nathan, Wood, Capps

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Re: Team with Upside? WHIR

Postby espnsportsfan » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:19 pm

Still could use some help, leave a link and I'll help you out too
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Re: Team with Upside? WHIR

Postby Meddler » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:45 pm

Honestly, my only issue is that your pitching is a little bit risky, but you're great everywhere else. I love Wieters, a few weeks of Navarro and then Wieters should be solid. And with A-Rod, Berkman, and Davis you've got a CIF surplus. If A-Rod's rehab stays on pace, and Davis is as good as many of us seem to think he is, you've got a solid surplus to deal from to improve your SP. Do you just have the one bench spot (Wieters)? If you have another one available (like if you haven't moved A-Rod to the DL yet), is Travis Snider maybe available? If not, maybe Billy Butler? Someone who has the upside to potentially outperform Ibanez at Util is essentially what I'm looking for, though you could just use your CIF surplus for that.

Even SP isn't bad, its just lots of high risk/high reward guys. But there's every chance one or two of Liriano, Santana, Kazmir, Gallardo, or Carpenter way outperform their draft position. I think Carmona is a bit redundant to this scheme, and he doesn't have the upside of any of those guys. If you could move Carmona and/or Weaver for someone a bit more reliable (Javier Vazquez and Ted Lilly are usually the guys I use as an example for this type of pitcher, very solid and way undervalued), I'd do that and then pick up someone like Jordan Zimmermann as a deep sleeper. Even if you have to trade one of the other five SP for someone just a bit more predictably solid, I'd consider it. If I had to choose one of those guys, I'd probably go with Kazmir, since I think he has more downside than some of the other guys and has quite a bit of perceived value already. He's the most likely "sell high" candidate of that group.

RP is fine, no complaints at all there. Three solid closers with secure jobs.

Here's mine (I did two teams, pick one or the other I guess or even do both if you feel up for it): http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=375695
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=374249
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Re: Team with Upside? WHIR

Postby jupiter33 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:25 am

I like your offense. Power and Speed. Ramirez and Jeter in the middle infield is more than adequate. Davis fills in nicely for A-ROD. Your pitching needs help beginning with Carmona. Is there a D. Lowe, Kevin Slowey, Gil Meche, Danks, or Lilly out there? If you have a DL or bench spots, I'd recommend adding Kelvin Escobar.

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