I've always thought about these things. havne't posted around here in a while so a good return type post.
11 man league two UTIL slots. Main league:
6 Jose Reyes 5 Michael Young 9 Matt Kemp 3 Lance Berkman...false trust? 0 Chipper Jones 7 Alfonso Soriano 2 John Jaso/Carlos Santana 8 BJ Upton 4 Kelly Johnson (Brian Roberts on the DL)
Rotation: Lincecum, Oswalt, B. Anderson, Haren, Hamels Longman: Penny, Lilly MR: Dotel SU: Street, M. Thornton CL: R. Soriano
Bench: Jay Bruce, Adrian Beltre I trust Chipper a lot more than I should perhaps, but i think the man's still a legitimate hitter. I have Bruce and Beltre in over him right now at UTIL in real life, but I would start Chipper if this was a real team.
12 man league in my fraternity (one util) where I've pillaged people in trades.
8 Andrew McCutchen 9 Nick Markakis 3 Albert Pujols 0 Jason Bay 6 Troy Tulowitzki 5 Mark Reynolds 4 Brandon Phillips 2 Kurt Suzuki 7 Jacoby Ellsbury
Bench: Aramis Ramirez, Hunter Pence, Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran Rotation: Wainwright, C. Lee, Lester, Beckett, B. Anderson Longman: Marcum MR: Hoffman, Contreras, Villanueva SU: Kuo, Marmol CL: Wagner
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1. Shin Soo Choo, OF 2. Hunter Pence/Brett Gardner, OF 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH 4. Albert Pujols, 1B 5. Jayson Werth, OF 6. David Wright, 3B 7. Stephen Drew, SS 8. Miguel Olivo/Ryan Doumit, C 9. Howie Kendrick, 2B
12-team keeper, 25 man rosters. Best team I've ever had, and WAY out in front:
1 - Jeter (R) 2 - CarGo (L) 3 - M. Cabrera (R) 4 - B. Butler (R) 5 - T. Hunter (R) 6 - Posada (S) 7 - B. Phillips (R) 8 - Pence (R)/BJ Upton (R) 9 - Headley (S)/Callaspo (S)
Would probably slot Cervelli (or call up Santana) into the 8 or 9 hole until Posada comes back, moving others up. I've got some nice flexibility at the bottom of the lineup. A little bit R heavy, but still a pretty tough lineup!
But my rotation would carry me:
Lincecum (R) Liriano (L) J. Johnson (R) Garcia (L) Hudson (R)
Setup: Soria (R) CL: Soriano (R)
With Holland (L) and Strasburg (R) ready to be slotted in for Sept. starts or middle relief to shorten the game.
"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews." - Sandy Koufax
1. (S) Jose Reyes SS 2. (L) Carl Crawford LF 3. (R) Alex Rodriguez 3B 4. (R) Manny Ramirez DH / (S) Lance Berkman 5. (L) Colby Rasmus RF 6. (L) Ike Davis 1B / (S) Lance Berkman 7. (L) Kelly Johnson 2B 8. (R) Austin Jackson CF 9. (R) Francisco Cervelli C / (S) Carlos Santana