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Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby outsideoftime » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:22 pm

8 teams Yahoo h2h standard 10 cats
1st place keeps up to 7 players
2nd place keeps up to 10 players
3rd place on down keeps up to 15 players

We are in the final four. I'm the 3 seed. I'm carrying a few guys to keep for next year but should I consider dropping them for actual help? For instance I've been carrying Bryce Harper for next year, and I picked up Hanley Ramirez (who was dropped) and put him on my DL. Will he even be worth anything next year?

*= probable keepers

C Joe Mauer*
1B Paul Konerko
2B Brett Lawrie*
3B Alex Gordon*
SS Derek Jeter
OF Carlos Gonzalez*
OF Jacoby Ellsbury*
OF Mike Trout

2 utility starters as well out of...
Ben Zobrist (1B/2B/OF), David Ortiz (DH), James Loney (1B), Lance Berkman (IB/OF), Mike Carp (IB/OF),

NA- Bryce Harper (C/OF)*
DL- Hanley Ramirez (SS)*

5 SP & 3 P spots available each day
Roy Halladay*
Tim Lincecum*
Dan Haren*
Ian Kennedy*
Ubaldo Jimenez
Chris Carpenter
Jeff Niemann
Jeremy Hellickson*
Stephen Strasburg*

3 RP spots available each day
Brian Wilson* (DL but no slot because of Hanley)
Joakim Soria
Sergio Santos
Ryan Madson
David Hernandez

DL- Adam Wainwright*

Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby onitapgr » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Because you are in the playoffs I would drop Carp and Loney (definitely not keepers) and stream those 2 spots with SP's.

If there are any closers out there I would pick them up and drop Santos (his job is not secure). I would also probably drop Wilson (he wouldn't be a keeper for me)

Here is who I would keep:

1) OF Carlos Gonzalez
2) OF Jacoby Ellsbury
3) SP Roy Halladay
4) SP Tim Lincecum
5) 1B Paul Konerko
6) 2B Brett Lawrie
7) SS Hanley Ramirez
keep above 7 if you win

8) C/OF Bryce Harper
9) SP Stephen Strasburg
10) SP Dan Haren
keep above 10 if you get 2nd place

11) SP Adam Wainwright
12) 3B Alex Gordon
13) C Joe Mauer
14) SP Ian Kennedy
15) OF Mike Trout or SS Derek Jeter
keep above 15 if you get 3rd place

You can guarantee there will be closers available at the end of the draft in an 8 team league, so don't keep Wilson
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby outsideoftime » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Thanks for that breakdown.

Would you grab Collmenter and Luebke?

As for closers I see Parnell in NY, Guerra in LA, and Motte in STL

Would you grab Austin Jackson or Eric Hosmer right now? I rostered Hosmer for a bit.
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby onitapgr » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:46 pm

outsideoftime wrote:Thanks for that breakdown.

Would you grab Collmenter and Luebke?

As for closers I see Parnell in NY, Guerra in LA, and Motte in STL

Would you grab Austin Jackson or Eric Hosmer right now? I rostered Hosmer for a bit.


Yes, I would play matchups with the SP's you pick up....those 2 are good to start with.

I would grab Parnell and Guerra.

I like Hosmer as a keeper over Kennedy, Trout, or Jeter
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby outsideoftime » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:57 pm

Sounds like a good plan. Thanks!

I only disagree on Kennedy. I live in Arizona (tho not a Dbacks fan) and I see him pitch all the time. He has really good stuff. This year isn't a fluke. The wins are, but not the other stats.
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby onitapgr » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:12 pm

outsideoftime wrote:Sounds like a good plan. Thanks!

I only disagree on Kennedy. I live in Arizona (tho not a Dbacks fan) and I see him pitch all the time. He has really good stuff. This year isn't a fluke. The wins are, but not the other stats.


I'm not down on Kennedy by any means....I like Kennedy, Hellickson, and Carpenter as keepers, but your elite core of Halladay, Lincecum, Strasburg, Haren and Wainwright allows you to keep more offense than pitching....
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Re: Final Four, roster strain because of keepers?

Postby outsideoftime » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:52 pm

Good point. Thanks again!
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