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Postby garretterik » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:51 am

I am a fantasy football fan dipping into the fantasy baseball league for the first time. I am new to this and need help. Any advice?

12 person Yahoo league Scoring: Head to head, Max Waiver Moves:30, Max Trades:No max, Min Inns Pitch:9,
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3OF, Util, 2SP, RP, 2P, 7BN, 2DL,
Stat Categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, K, TB, E, AVG, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP
My Roster:
C J. Varitek (Bos - C) CUtilBench -.273
1B F. Thomas (CWS - 1B,DH) 1BUtilBench - .267
2B A. Kennedy (Ana - 2B) 2BUtilBench - .269
3B S. Hillenbrand (Ari - 1B,3B) 1B3BUtilBench -.280
SS J. Valentín (CWS - SS) SSUtilBench - .237
OF B. Bonds (SF - LF) OFUtilBench - .341
OF H. Matsui (NYY - LF,CF) OFUtilBench - .287
OF K. Lofton (NYY - CF) OFUtilBench - .296
Util P. Lo Duca (LA - C,1B) C1BUtilBench -.273
BN T. Salmon (Ana - RF,DH) OFUtilBench - .275
BN J. Randa (KC - 3B) 3BUtilBench - .291
BN A. Dunn (Cin - 1B,LF) 1BOFUtilBench - .215
BN D. Relaford (KC - 2B,3B,RF) 2B3BOFUtilBench -.254

SP P. Martínez (Bos - SP) SPPBench - 2.22
SP J. Schmidt (SF - SP) SPPBench -2.34
RP J. Smoltz (Atl - RP) RPPBench -1.12
P E. Loaiza (CWS - SP) SPPBench - 2.90
P K. Brown (NYY - SP) SPPBench -2.39
BN D. Marte (CWS - RP) RPPBench - 1.58
BN A. Leiter (NYM - SP) SPPBench - 3.99
BN T. Lilly (Tor - SP) SPPBench - 4.34
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Postby garretterik » Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:59 am

$200 dollars on the line in this keeper league. Fantasy Cafe Forum helped me win my Fantasy Football pool, I am hoping you guys can help me do the same.
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Postby inkubus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:12 pm

Your pitching is excellent, but you may try trading Loaiza or Brown for a good middle infielder (Tejada, Vidro, something). Offense is a tad weak.
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Postby garretterik » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:21 pm

A Boone, J Spivey, L Rivas, D Eckstein, C COunsell, C Guillen, J Wilson, O Vizquel, B Larkin, C Woodward, A Beltre, E Munson, R Ventura, P Konerko, D Mientkiewicz, S Casey, M Olivo and C Johnson are all the available infielders out there. Who should I drop and who should I pick up?
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Postby Rick007 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:40 pm

Overall, I don't think this team can win it. Your SP are great but they are all injury prone. You need a second RP, with the cloudy situation in CHW. Your offense is a bit weak.

I would try to improve your SS, 2B, and even 3B. Konerko should not be sitting in the waiver might want to pick him up.

Whar are the SP and RP on the waiver?
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Postby garretterik » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:55 pm

I agree P Konerko should be picked up, who should I drop?
SP available on waivers are B Lawrence, J Thompson, B Anderson, R Ortiz (Ana), S Shields and W ALvarez.
RP available are V Zambrano, T Gordon, K Farnsworth and D Riske
Thanks For the help. I really don't know what I am doing.
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Postby Jamescloud16 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:32 pm

I would go get guys like R. Ortiz and B. Anderson. You know they'll win games this year. Both are on solid teams and both won 14+ games last season. That will free you up to trade one of your big name injury prone starters for a power hitting infielder. You could definitely use a big time HR hitter. Tejada would be a nice option, but probably tough to extract from someone.

You also don't need so many bench players. You won't get your value out of them unless you've got a heavy platoon going. You can pick up more pitching by dumping guys you don't intend on starting much - Relaford, Randa, etc. Dunn might be nice to keep around since he's a HR machine - average or no average.
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Postby Baseball Fever » Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:07 pm

I don't think any of those waiver pick ups are going to help you significantly. You are going to need to improve at least two out of the 3 infield positions. I would try to start with upgrading SS and 3rd byt making a package with probably Loaiza. He might not put up the same #'s he did last year so his stock might be higher now than what it might be later on.
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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:56 pm

Thanks for all the help. I just dropped Randa for Konerko. Now I was going to drop Lilly for Riske, Jose Mesa, or Rod Beck to beef up my relief pitching, but I just saw someone dropped Freddy Garcia. He is the #1 guy in Seattle shouldn't I pick him up for Lilly? This may help me before packaging either Loiza or Brown for a big name infielder.
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Postby ldee001 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:07 pm

I would definitely try to upgrade at SS and RP. Maybe you can package an SP and Variteck for a an upgrade there. There might be better alternatives on the FA list for C and SP to make up the difference.
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