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Postby ReincarnatedIntoCansecoBiceps » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:18 am

C - Brian McCann
1B - Justin Morneau
2B - Ian Kinsler
SS - JJ Hardy
3B - Adrian Beltre
1B/3B - Jorge Cantu/Casey Kotchman
2B/SS - Mark DeRosa
OF - Grady Sizemore, Hunter Pence, Matt Holliday, Carlos Quentin, Carlos Gomez, Raul Ibanez
Util - usually to one of the outfielders or Kotchman

SP - Chad Billingsley, James Shields, Scott Kazmir, Johnny Danks, Clayton Kershaw, Kevin Slowey, Paul Maholm, Jered Weaver, Randy Johnson
RP - Jonathan Pappelbon, Dan Wheeler

This team has a power offense, in a sense that I am on the top of my league in homers, doubles, rbis. But I suck in average, stolen bases, singles.

Now, my pitching. I only drafted one closer, and all of the closers are taken off the waiver wire. I am keeping Wheeler under the assumption Percival will eventually lose his job. I have a plethora of solid pitching, but I am going to be dead last in saves. However, it begs the question, just how important are relief pitchers. I mean, if I start those guys, I will run away with my league in IP, Ks, and presumably wins......but I still need saves ( i dont need to win the category, but i dont want to be deadlast either)

I have my eyes set on chone figgins and a closer. Which pitchers and hitters are expendable for figgins and a closer? And what do you think of my pitching strategy? Thanks. This is my first baseball fantasy year btw.
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Re: Rate this Team (Unconventional Pitching Strategy)

Postby The Mighty Trow » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:34 am

welcome to the caf ;-D what are you league settings?

the old 'punt saves but not completely'' debate... i was never a fan.

you don't need figgins -- got good speed with sizemore, kinsler, holliday. if you were to trade someone for figgins, beltre would be ideal cuz you just swap average everything for good speed. as for who to trade for a closer, well i'd put just about anyone drafted after the 6th round - assuming the synergy is there.

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Re: Rate this Team (Unconventional Pitching Strategy)

Postby Hit Factory » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:53 am

Hey there, I like your team however I agree with the previous poster who said he wasn't a fan of the "punt saves, but not all the way." If you are going to completely give up saves than don't take Papelbon, you could have taken a really solid position player or starting pitching instead. Now you are left with a top tier closer and Dan Wheeler. I would either try and get a better 2nd closer or just trade Papelbon and really punt it!
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