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Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby misterf » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:27 pm

It's a 10-team, 5x5 roto league.....we get to keep 10 players each season....no restrictions.

I am thinking of trying to pull off a trade before the deadline....but I want to make sure it actually helps my team:

Option A:

1b: Konerko
2b: B. Phillips
3b: A-Rod
ss: Tulowitzki
of: Crawford
of: J. Hamilton
of: J. Upton
ut: J Bautista
sp: Lincicum
sp: Gallardo

Option B:

1b: R. Howard
2b: D. Uggla
3b: J. Bautista
ss: Tulowitzki
of: Crawford
of: J. Hamilton
of: J. Upton
ut: Granderson
sp: Lincicum
sp: Gallardo

Essentially, it boils down to: Would you rather have (A-Rod, Phillips & Konerko) OR (Howard, Uggla & Granderson).

So, what do you think? Which is better?


Thanks in advance.....of course, WHIR!!!!
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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby Duck Duck Davis » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:35 pm

Nice job on putting together a nice looking team.

This is really splitting hairs here, but I kind of like the talent in group B better but might take group A instead. Assuming Bautista has a year close to last year, I have no problem with him (obviously), but, should he bomb, I would rather have to replace a Util guy than a 3B. So, while I like Howard and Uggla and Granderson better than the other three, I think I might take group A. Either way, though, I think you will be in good shape.


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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby Acholder » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:49 pm

Yeah, I like the security blanket with Bautista at Util, I dont really trust him this year I really think last year was a fluke.
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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby onitapgr » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:02 pm

I like option A...Konerko should be good for a couple years at least and is replaceable if needed, there is a lot of young talent at 1b (Ike, Kila, Belt, Hosmer, Smoak)

A-Rod should also have a 3-4 elite years left...remember there is room for him at DH.

And Phillips can help in 5 cats.

Howard, Uggla, Bautista, Granderson will sink your BA

Help with mine?
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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby misterf » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:12 pm

Thanks for the help!

interesting take on Bautista....pure value isn't everything, is it?

Would it make a difference if it is likely that I could grab M. Young, Prado or Alvarez in the draft as "bautista insurance?" As a matter of fact, I could even keep M. Young instead of Granderson (but I do like Granderson's up-side much more than Young's).

We do have 2 utility spots in our league....so I would have a spot to play Young/Prado/Alvarez i I drafted them.


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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby silverlionlb » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:40 am

Honestly my first instinct was to take option B, but after reading the comments in this thread I have been swayed. Insurance on Bautista will be nice I suppose, although I don't know if you'll have too much to worry about in his regard. What really hit me though was onitapgr's observation that side B would crush your BA. While I still think that side A is better overall value, I don't think you can do that for your team. Good luck!

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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:27 pm

I wanted Team A right off.... Some nice discussion here and it made me think things through a little more, but I still want team A.

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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:37 pm

Team B.
You get quite a bit younger. 7 years between the 3, with Arod/Konerko the 2 oldest in deal.
Konerko is the most likely not repeat.
Uggla has some nice splits out of Florida.
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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby drtodddds » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:51 am

can you keep Bautista at Uti and move Arod back into 3B or vice verse, letting Granderson go? That's what I would do with plan B. You would get younger (Howard over Konerko and Howard has much more value anyway), but keep Arod over Granderson, which is a no brainer, though Arod is getting older. I really don't like Granderson. A horrible BA will bring you down. Not worth it.

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Re: Whch is a better set of 10 keepers....WHIR

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:37 am

Team B. When the sides are close, I usually take the side with the best player and Howard is the best player in the deal.
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