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Postby wkpdpack » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:41 pm

I am in an auction league this year, my first one. I have my pick of a few teams to take over. Could you please rank the top three teams you would want to take over and let me know which players from the team you would keep. It looks like it will be a 8-10 team league with a $260 salary cap. I can keep as many players as I want as long as I stay within my salary cap. Scoring is 1 pt. for double, 2 pts. for triple, -0.5 for each AB, 1 pt. for BB, 2.5 pts for a hit, 3 pts. for a HR, -0.5 for a K, 1 pt for a run, 1 pt per RBI, and 2 pts per SB. Pitching categories are -0.5 per BBI, -2 per ER, -1 per HA, -0.5 per HB, 3 pt per inning, 0.5 per K, -4 per Loss, 3 pts per QS, 7 pts per save, and 6 pts. per win. If I choose to keep a player it will be at 20% higher than the listed price and the contract year would then be one less. We start 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF, 1 U, 4 SP, 1 RP, 1 SP or RP and 10 Reserve. Here's a list of my team options:

Team A
V Mart - $41/4 yrs
J. Lopez - $4/4 yrs
A. Cabrera - $2/4 years
M. Young- $18/4 years
Hardy - $3/5 years
Ellsbury - $5/2 years
Jubel - $2/4 years
V. Wells - $6/5 years
Rasmus - $4/4 years
Towles - $1/5 years
Blalock - $5/4 yrs
Ad. LaRoche - $5/4 yrs
O. Cabrera - $4/4 yrs
Nady - $2/3 yrs
Rios - $10/2 yrs
J. Riviera - $3/4 yrs
Marcum - $5/5 years
W. Rodriguez - $6/4 yrs
Scherzer - $28/5 yrs
R. Wells - $9/5 yrs
Marmol - $17/4 yrs
Papelbon - $38/4 yrs
Blackburn - $5/4 yrs
C. Lee - $8/3 yrs
Maholm - $3/5 yrs

Team B
Ruiz - $2/5 yrs
Pena - $4/2 yrs
Roberts - $6/5 yrs
ARod - $60/5 yrs
S Drew - $5/2 yrs
Granderson - $21/2 yrs
Markakis - $4/2 yrs
D. Murphy - $1/5 yrs
Pierre - $1/5 yrs
R. Martin - $1/5 years
Youkilis - $4/2 yrs
Pedroia - $4/2 yrs
Uribe - $4/5 yrs
Abreu - $18/5 yrs
Garza - $26/5 years
Halladay - $41/2 yrs
E. Jackson - $5/5 years
Lackey - $14/2 yrs
Lilly - $4/2 yrs
Slowey - $3/5 yrs
Street - $9/4 yrs
DeLaRosa - $4/4 yrs
D. Hudson - $2/5 years
Aardsma - $3/5 years
Broxton - $3/3 years

Team C
Olivo - $1/5 yrs
Fielder - $60/4 yrs
Uggla - $15/4 yrs
P. Alvarez - $11/5 yrs
Rollins - $47/2 yrs
Scott - $1/5 years
Werth - $3/3 yrs
C. Young - $11/5 yrs
Fowler - $1/5 yrs
Rolen - $1/5 yrs
Bay - $2/5 yrs
D. Jennings - $2/4 yrs
Ludwick - $4/4 yrs
Phillips - $17/2 yrs
Carmona - $5/5 yrs
Floyd - $2/5 years
Gallardo - $4/2 yrs
Greinke - $4/2 years
Pavano - $2/5 yrs
Cordero - $3/3 yrs
Burnett - $5/2 yrs
LeBlanc - $3/5 yrs
T. Wood - $3/5 yrs
Gorzellany - $2/5 yrs
Stauffer - $2/5 yrs

Team D
Montero - $2/4 yrs
M. Cabrera - $78/2 yrs
Cano - $35/4 yrs
Wright - $59/4 yrs
Desmond - $3/5 yrs
N. Cruz - $4/3 yrs
Hart - $2/5 yrs
A. Soriano - $6/5 yrs
Howard - $70/5 yrs
A. Escobar - $3/5 yrs
Headley $2/5 yrs
A. Jackson - $2/5 yrs
G. Jones - $2/4 yrs
B. Wallace - $2/4 yrs
Braden - $3/5 yrs
Buehrle - $4/3 yrs
Cain - $27/4 yrs
Carrasco - $2/5 yrs
W. Davis - $1/5 yrs
Gee - $1/5 yrs
Pettite - $4/2 yrs
Gregg - $3/5 yrs
Jurrjen - $4/3 yrs
Maya - $1/5 yrs
Narveson - $2/5 yrs
B. Wilson - $5/3 yrs

Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Auction League Advice

Postby Ernie.Whitt. » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:57 am

Thanks for the help on mine. Sorry, I know I said WHIR, but your question is crazy complicated and I need to get to bed soon. I also have never played a points league, nor auction... so I'd probably spend two hours trying to figure out what I'd do if I were you and still give bad advice.
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Re: Auction League Advice

Postby Matt_Domsic » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:58 am

C, D, B, A

and you're probably asking too much of us regarding telling you which keepers to take too lol
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Re: Auction League Advice

Postby fast dogs » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:52 am

B. with Youk & Pedroia really cheap looks promising.Would need to know more about players avail for rebid to give specific roster decisions
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Re: Auction League Advice

Postby Benkei » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Team B looks like your best bet if you want to go for it this year, Youk and Dusty are 2 big bats for cheap, but if you lose a year of their contract that means you only have them for this year so you're committed to a "win now" strategy

Team C looks like your best bet if you want to go into your auction with a solid nucleus and as much extra cash as possible, but it depends on whether or not you think there will big names available to bid on with all that cash you freed up

Team D looks like the best middle ground, and is probably the one I'd go for, that is a damn good price for Cano even with the 20% bump plus you get studs like Cruz, Wilson for at least 2 years at a fraction of their market worth
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Narrowing Down my Options

Postby wkpdpack » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:43 pm

I am in an auction league this year, my first one. I have my pick of a few teams to take over. Could you please rank the top three teams you would want to take over and let me know which players from the team you would keep. It looks like it will be a 8-10 team league with a $260 salary cap. I can keep as many players as I want as long as I stay within my salary cap. Scoring is 1 pt. for double, 2 pts. for triple, -0.5 for each AB, 1 pt. for BB, 2.5 pts for a hit, 3 pts. for a HR, -0.5 for a K, 1 pt for a run, 1 pt per RBI, and 2 pts per SB. Pitching categories are -0.5 per BBI, -2 per ER, -1 per HA, -0.5 per HB, 3 pt per inning, 0.5 per K, -4 per Loss, 3 pts per QS, 7 pts per save, and 6 pts. per win. If I choose to keep a player it will be at 20% higher than the listed price and the contract year would then be one less. We start 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF, 1 U, 4 SP, 1 RP, 1 SP or RP and 10 Reserve. Here's a list of my team options:

Team A
Ruiz - $2/5 yrs
Pena - $4/2 yrs
Roberts - $6/5 yrs
ARod - $60/5 yrs
S Drew - $5/2 yrs
Granderson - $21/2 yrs
Markakis - $4/2 yrs
D. Murphy - $1/5 yrs
Pierre - $1/5 yrs
R. Martin - $1/5 years
Youkilis - $4/2 yrs
Pedroia - $4/2 yrs
Uribe - $4/5 yrs
Abreu - $18/5 yrs
Garza - $26/5 years
Halladay - $41/2 yrs
E. Jackson - $5/5 years
Lackey - $14/2 yrs
Lilly - $4/2 yrs
Slowey - $3/5 yrs
Street - $9/4 yrs
DeLaRosa - $4/4 yrs
D. Hudson - $2/5 years
Aardsma - $3/5 years
Broxton - $3/3 years

Team B
Olivo - $1/5 yrs
Fielder - $60/4 yrs
Uggla - $15/4 yrs
P. Alvarez - $11/5 yrs
Rollins - $47/2 yrs
Scott - $1/5 years
Werth - $3/3 yrs
C. Young - $11/5 yrs
Fowler - $1/5 yrs
Rolen - $1/5 yrs
Bay - $2/5 yrs
D. Jennings - $2/4 yrs
Ludwick - $4/4 yrs
Phillips - $17/2 yrs
Carmona - $5/5 yrs
Floyd - $2/5 years
Gallardo - $4/2 yrs
Greinke - $4/2 years
Pavano - $2/5 yrs
Cordero - $3/3 yrs
Burnett - $5/2 yrs
LeBlanc - $3/5 yrs
T. Wood - $3/5 yrs
Gorzellany - $2/5 yrs
Stauffer - $2/5 yrs

Team C
Montero - $2/4 yrs
M. Cabrera - $78/2 yrs
Cano - $35/4 yrs
Wright - $59/4 yrs
Desmond - $3/5 yrs
N. Cruz - $4/3 yrs
Hart - $2/5 yrs
A. Soriano - $6/5 yrs
Howard - $70/5 yrs
A. Escobar - $3/5 yrs
Headley $2/5 yrs
A. Jackson - $2/5 yrs
G. Jones - $2/4 yrs
B. Wallace - $2/4 yrs
Braden - $3/5 yrs
Buehrle - $4/3 yrs
Cain - $27/4 yrs
Carrasco - $2/5 yrs
W. Davis - $1/5 yrs
Gee - $1/5 yrs
Pettite - $4/2 yrs
Gregg - $3/5 yrs
Jurrjen - $4/3 yrs
Maya - $1/5 yrs
Narveson - $2/5 yrs
B. Wilson - $5/3 yrs

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