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Postby tmacdaman1 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:49 pm

I am joining an auction league this year, the first auction league I've ever done. It is a keeper league, with whoever you keep going up in price by $4.

I am not keeping anybody from the previous team and am starting fresh, I believe each team has $375 to spend on about 25 players (15 hitters, 10 pitchers).

How should I attack this? I'm going into this pretty blindly, although I will certainly be doing my research in the coming weeks.
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Re: Strategy suggestions?

Postby Remotethumb » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:30 am

1. I spend (budget) 60% on hitting and 40% on pitching

2. I am a nerd, but I really believe in tiering every player and literally assigning a price to that player (at least do it with the top 100, I try to go 200). I go over it and over it until I have my budget set with about 10% "wiggle room" (In other words, I literally have my price sheet in front of me, but if I get caught in some "position scarcity" type situatuion then I want to be able to overpay to fill a need.

3. Savemoney until the end, so you can have 2 or 3 dollars. I almost guarantee you that 5 of the other managers will have to take their last 2,3,4 picks with only $1. So your $2 will be valuable.

Sorry to ramble, hope this helps
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Re: Strategy suggestions?

Postby tmacdaman1 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:57 pm

Thanks a ton, you didn't ramble at all. That info is really helpful.
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Re: Strategy suggestions?

Postby RDD15 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:07 am

One important thing about an auction, is that I always nominate guys that I do not want to own early in the draft. Let other owners get cash-poor bidding on guys that you are trying to avoid.
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