-12 team mixed league -5x5 plus OPS and OBA (On Base Percentage Against) -H2H Scoring -I had 3rd Overall Pick
C Miguel Montero, Ari C 1B Justin Morneau, Min 1B 2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B 3B Jose Lopez, Sea 2B (he's not eligible for 3B yet) SS Hanley Ramirez, Fla SS OF Grady Sizemore, Cle OF OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF OF Carlos Lee, Hou OF UTIL Vernon Wells, Tor Bench Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 1B, 3B Bench Adam LaRoche, Ari 1B
SP Chris Carpenter, StL SP SP Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP P Jered Weaver, LAA SP P Clay Buchholz, Bos SP P Jorge De La Rosa, Col SP RP Jonathan Papelbon, Bos RP RP Ryan Franklin, StL RP Bench Jon Rauch, Min RP Bench Francisco Liriano, Min SP
Clearly, my pitching staff is not my strong point.
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I like your offense a lot, but I'm curious what you're doing until Lopez gets 3rd eligibility (how many games are needed in your league?). Also, Kinsler is a huge injury concern. He's been hurt already in the spring, if I remember right. If I were you, I'd try to find a solid 3b guy (trade or WW), so that you can have some flexibility with Lopez and where he plays. Even, if you can, see if you can get Gordon Beckham off someone, as he can fill whichever whole is open, 2nd or 3rd, eventually.
You're right, pitching is a weakpoint, but maybe not as bad as you're thinking. Clay and Jered are who I'd worry about, though Clay might finally be ready.
Interesting seeing your team because I drafted third as well.
Offense is definitely better then pitching, but I'd wait to see how your players start the season....then think about trades. You have guys like Kinsler, Sizemore and Carlos Lee whose are looking to rebound from last year, and they could be good trade bait.
I like the Liriano pick- high risk, but very high upside. And who knows, maybe he will beat out Rauch for the closer spot?
Carp is great but I prefer to have an ace who is less of an injury risk. your offense looks good, especially for a 12 team league. nice balance of power and speed. I am not as high on Kinsler as most people, but if he plays well, your middle infield will probably be the best in your league.
The offense looks really good to me. If Kinsler manages to stay healthy, that would be a really good selection. The pitching seems weak, so with a rather good offense i wouldnt think a trade to get a quality starter would hurt. Or, drop one of the closers and pick up a Scot Feldman (had 17 wins last year) or another decent pitcher off the waiver wire.
Great offense. I would dump your bench (doesn't LaRoche struggle his first month every year?). Your starting pitching actually has a high reward potential, with Wandy, De La Rosa and Liriano as guys that could really work out for you. But you'd probably hope that 2 out of those 3 put up good numbers. I'd say, you're good, really only the bench is a weakness. Help please: viewtopic.php?t=404179
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