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Postby redsoxsucker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:14 pm

Hey All - I am in a 5x5 mixed keeper league. Keep up to 5 players but they go up $3 each year. Trying to balanace between winning this year and setting up for future a bit

I need your help and will return the favor - just put a link in your response!!

I am choosing between:

$24 Ellsbury
$7 Shields
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg
$10 Matt Moore
$7 Michael Morse
$5 D. Ortiz

I keep going back and forth but seem pretty set on Ellsbury, Shields and Strasburg.

I keep making arguments for the others:
Pro Ortiz: $5!! Clearly he'll outdo that if healthy - perhaps best value
Con Ortiz: Stuck in my UTIL spot; How much longer does he have? Might be only other year other year I would keep him


Pro Morse: $7 - great value here. Even with possible Avg. regression power likely remains. Also has dual eligibility

Con Morse: How high is his ceiling for future years? Could he have been flash in pan?


Pro: M. Moore: $10 isn't cheap but likely as cheap as hell ever go if he lives up to expectations, and I'll enjoy him both at $13 next year and $16 in 2014 before I even begin to wonder if his value has evened out. He also has most upside of these remaining guys

Con M. Moore: Clearly a rookie so who the hell knows; AL East. Just how much more might he cost if I dropped him and tried to rebuy him at auction


Pro Kennedy: So solid. Even with regression, likely to far surpass $7. still may have upside and is young for future years at controlled cost

Con Kennedy: no real con but does he weigh out better than other possibilities, some regression possible


At one point I thought
Ells $24
Shiuelds $7
Kennedy $7
Strasburg $4
Moore $10
That's 1/2 a pitching staff of 2's or at worst 3s for $28! I could buy one high priced guy and practically be done there

More recently, the $7 Morse and $5 Ortiz have me thinking a bit.

With which 5 guys would you net out with thinking about both winning this year and setting up for future?

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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:19 pm

$24 Ellsbury ;-D
$7 Shields ;-D
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg ;-D
$10 Matt Moore ;-D
$7 Michael Morse ;-D
$5 D. Ortiz
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:42 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:$24 Ellsbury ;-D
$7 Shields ;-D
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg ;-D
$10 Matt Moore ;-D
$7 Michael Morse ;-D
$5 D. Ortiz


I agree. Ortiz might be a great deal this year but long term he is the worst plus you don't lose much short term.
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:47 pm

I'd keep Ian Kennedy over James Shields - he has regression written all over him not only that you also have Moore, spread your team out a bit.

1b $7 Michael Morse
OF $24 Ellsbury
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg
$10 Matt Moore
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby Broncmet724 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:33 pm

Ellsbury
Kennedy
Strasburg
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:36 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:$24 Ellsbury ;-D
$7 Shields ;-D
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg ;-D
$10 Matt Moore ;-D
$7 Michael Morse ;-D
$5 D. Ortiz


This.
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:25 pm

$24 Ellsbury
$7 Shields
$4 Strasburg
$10 Matt Moore
$7 Michael Morse
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Re: Help me pick BEST 5 Keepers

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:33 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:$24 Ellsbury ;-D
$7 Shields ;-D
$7 Ian Kennedy
$4 Strasburg ;-D
$10 Matt Moore ;-D
$7 Michael Morse ;-D
$5 D. Ortiz


This.

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