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General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby CornhuskerMike » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:52 am

Hey guys. I was recently put in a position were the only SS on my team was Christain Guzman. I'm in a 20 man roto league so every decent SS was taken. I ended up trading Jon Rausch for Erik Aybar. My other closers are Matt Lindstrom and Franklin Morales.

My question is, should I have made the trade? I hurt myself in the Save catagory but I get a better BA and SB. However, BA and SB are easier to come by than Saves

Am I an idiot or did I make the right move?

Here is the rest of my roster for reference:

C-Yadier Molina
1B-Nick Johnson
2B-Aaron Hill
3B-Evan Longoria
SS-Christian Guzman
OF-Nelson Cruz
OF-Ichiro Suzuki
OF-Johnny Damon
Bench-Garett Atkins
Bench-Cameron Maybin

Stats for hitters are: Home Runs, Runs Batted In, Stolen Bases, Strikeouts, Fielding Percentage, Batting Average, On-base Percentage, Grand Slam Home Runs

SP-Wandy Rodriguez
SP-Randy Wolf
SP-Fausto Carmona
SP-James Shields
SP-Carlos Zambrano

RP-Jeremy Affeldt
RP-Matt Lindstrom
RP-Jon Rauch
RP-Mark Lowe
RP-Franklin Morales

Bench-Clayton Richards
Bench- Kenshin Kawakami
Bench-Wade Davis
Bench-Sammy Gervacio
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Re: General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:54 am

I'm in a 20 teamer as well, (though mine is a dynasty with deeper rosters) and starting SS (even craptastic ones) are REALLY hard to cultivate off the wire, where as decent RP/potential closers are a dime a dozen, if you understand what you are looking for.

I think you did the right thing here. ;-D
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Re: General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:36 am

I've never played in a 20 team league, but SVs are only one cat while Aybar should improve you in multiple categories...equals win for you.
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Re: General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby DaSh 1s » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:19 am

To cultimate the lose of Rauch, start picking people up like McCellan/Jim Johnson/League.... if one of them hit you pulled off a fabulous move.

I am in a 20 team, too, and I am trying to stay way ahead of the pack when it comes to replacement closers. If Jim Johnson is owned, try to trade for him now while his price is rather low.
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Re: General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:22 am

Stats win leagues, not position players. Even more true in larger leagues. If that means trading away one position player who for another who gives you more stats, then you should do it. Just be sure to stay vigilant for setup men who could poach saves given the opportunity. ;-D
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Re: General Strategy-A Position Or A Stat?

Postby thejusman1 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:02 pm

In such a deep league, I like that trade a lot for you. Guzman definitely wasn't going to cut it, so nice haul. - A blog for political rants, fantasy sports, and thoughts from my twisted mind. Warning: Not for children.
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