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Postby EricF » Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:39 pm

I drafted my team last night. My pitcher strategy was to get only three starters, but with good strikeout capability, and relievers to build around them.

9 teams Roto, categories normal 5x5, adding OBP and TB for hitters, and holds and TB allowed for pitchers. 1000 IP minimum, 1350 IP maximum.

Here's my team:
C - Castro
C - Phillips
1B - Giambi
2B - Kent
3B - Hinske
SS - Orlando Cabrera
OF - Beltran
OF - Kearns
OF - Walker
UT - Teixeira
Bench - Jose Reyes
Bench - Carl Crawford

SP - Pedro Martinez
SP - Randy Johnson
SP - Johan Santana
CL - Dotel
CL - Chacon
CL - Graves
MR - Rafael Soriano
MR - Jose Valverde
MR - Francisco Rodriguez

I got Chacon and Graves for insertion into the SP slot so I could almost always run my 6 relievers. As it turns out, there are only two required SP slots out of 7 pitchers on any day, so I only needed one of them. If I see a better closer on the free agent wire, I can always drop one of these two.

Thanks for any comments you might want to make.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:14 pm

I like your strategy, but am worried about your teams injury history.

Giambi has balky knees, Kent is getting old, Kearns has to be considered injury-prone, Larry Walker is as brittle as anyone in baseball, Jose Reyes keeps injuring that same hamstring, Randy Johnson has no cartiledge in his knee, and Pedro never plays a full season anymore.

If they all stay reasonably healthy, you have a nice team. If not, I suspect you'll be doing a lot of WW pickups.

What's the matter? Were Griffey and Drew taken?
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Postby EricF » Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:31 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
What's the matter? Were Griffey and Drew taken?


Thanks, Adequate. I have the same concern, but of those players I'm hopeful I can field a team every day. If not, I'll be hitting the WW.

As for Griffey and Drew, I've had them both on fantasy teams before, and I wasn't going there again! Then again, maybe I've just got an attraction to those who could outperform expectations because they have recovered.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:18 pm

Well, if it were my team, I'd try and trade away Giambi, Reyes, and Johnson. They're all guys that I suspect will play below expectations this year. The rest are good calculated risks, I think.

I personally wouldn't be comfortable making so many calculated risks, but to each his own.
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