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Re: Where do I need to improve?

Postby thejusman1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:56 pm

The lineup is strong, except for 3B and your MI positions. Those should be easy enough to fill throughout the year though. Pitching could be a problem - Kazmir is the only real ace out of that group that has the potential to win a lot of games. I don't think you can trust Verlander after his horrible year last year, and Buehrle/Weaver/Floyd are just unpredictable. I do like Slowey, and Oswalt is Oswalt. Nice RP's, could add a third.

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Re: Where do I need to improve?

Postby walnuts1978 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:42 pm

C=Russell Martin
C=John Baker
1B=Albert Pujols
2B=Ian Kinsler
3B=Alex Gordon
SS=Stephen Drew
MI=Jose Lopez
CI=Garrett Atkins
OF=Carlos Quentin
OF=Jacoby Ellsbury
OF=Nick Markakis
OF=Adam Lind
OF=Nelson Cruz
UTIL=Emilio Bonifacio

BN=Matt Wieters
BN=JJ Hardy
BN=Lastings Milledge
BN=Mark Teahen
BN=Chris Davis
BN=Carlos Pena


SP=Roy Oswalt
SP=Justin Verlander
SP=Scott Kazmir
RP=Jon Papelbon
RP=Kevin Gregg
P=Kevin Slowey
P=Gavin Floyd
P=Mark Buehrle
P=Jered Weaver



Looks like you went after the speed aspect! Don't like Carlos Quentin. One good year and everyone is on his jock! I suggest keeping an eye on him early and then maybe packaging him for a pitcher who will get u wins. Oswalt, Verlander, and kazmir, stud strikeout pitchers, but have huge question marks.

Oswalt: Old, k numbers will decline. Astros team????
verlander: Will he ever rebound? is his arm tapped? Can the tigers get wins for him?
Kazmir: Can he pitch deep in games to get u wins? Will he hurt with walking guys.

I like Slowey. But i think u are hurting with floyd and Weaver also.

U need a solid unquestionable pitcher. I don't like the question marks. I have the same problem with my pitching staff, But i did that on purpose because, the good thing about pitching is that there will be so many pitchers available all season.

I hope this helps!
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Re: Where do I need to improve?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:22 am

your only weakness is starting pitchers - all else is rock solid. you have a lot of depth at most hitting positions, so trading one for an ace won't hurt you much. when weiters rides a chariot of fire over the opposition, you can trade martin for sumtin' good ;-D
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Re: Where do I need to improve?

Postby davi02011 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:48 am

i'm a little worried about Kevin Gregg so i would try to get another closer just in case because Papelbon is great but you'll need more than just one solid closer. other than that pretty good.

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