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Postby northjersey78 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Maybe not, but I think this is a very solid squad. 12 team roto points league, standard categories:

C - Buster Posey
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Brandon Phillips
3B - David Freese
SS - Derek Jeter
CI - Joe Mauer
MI - Mike Avilies
OF - Carlos Gonzalez
OF - Adam Jones
OF - Carlos Beltran
OF - Coco Crisp
UT - Paul Goldschmidt
BN - Mark Trumbo
BN - Alex Gonzalez
BN - Justin Smoak
BN - Travis Hafner

P - Dan Haren
P - Zack Greinke
P - Mariana Rivera
P - Jordan Walden
P - Tim Hudson
P - Hiroki Kuroda
P - Johnny Cueto
P - Jair Jurrjens
P - Phil Hughes
BN - Brad Lidge
BN - Kyle Lohse
BN - Henderson Alvarez

Thoughts?
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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby Choptoberfest » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:22 pm

Very balanced team all the way around, no big holes that I can see (though it's been several years since I've played Roto). Huddy is starting the season on the DL, but I think he's only going to miss around 3 starts or so.

Just a question, what pick did you have in the draft? Did you take Fielder or Cargo? Because both of those guys seem to be going in the second round this season.
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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby northjersey78 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:07 pm

Choptoberfest wrote:Very balanced team all the way around, no big holes that I can see (though it's been several years since I've played Roto). Huddy is starting the season on the DL, but I think he's only going to miss around 3 starts or so.

Just a question, what pick did you have in the draft? Did you take Fielder or Cargo? Because both of those guys seem to be going in the second round this season.


I had the 11th pick - took Fielder # 11, then CarGo # 14.

Hudson is injuried? Damn! I can slot in Phil Hughes since we appears to have locked in a rotation spot and maybe eve Brad Lidge early for some cheap saves until Storhen comes back.

I usually like to go for balance - I'm not a big fan of punting categories or going for players that have only 1-2 extreme categories and then they bomb the rest. I wasn't expecting to nab 2 catchers but Posey and Mauer both fell to me at value draft positions.
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Postby chrish1028 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:12 pm

I like that squad. Good luck.
If you get real solid numbers early in the season from Mauer or Hafner, they would be perfect trade bait.
Although I'm not a TWINS fan, I live in Minneapolis. And there's not a lot of confidence in Mauer's health (longterm).

Hudson's DL stint should be short.
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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby Choptoberfest » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 pm

northjersey78 wrote:
Choptoberfest wrote:Very balanced team all the way around, no big holes that I can see (though it's been several years since I've played Roto). Huddy is starting the season on the DL, but I think he's only going to miss around 3 starts or so.

Just a question, what pick did you have in the draft? Did you take Fielder or Cargo? Because both of those guys seem to be going in the second round this season.


I had the 11th pick - took Fielder # 11, then CarGo # 14.

Hudson is injuried? Damn! I can slot in Phil Hughes since we appears to have locked in a rotation spot and maybe eve Brad Lidge early for some cheap saves until Storhen comes back.

I usually like to go for balance - I'm not a big fan of punting categories or going for players that have only 1-2 extreme categories and then they bomb the rest. I wasn't expecting to nab 2 catchers but Posey and Mauer both fell to me at value draft positions.


Ok, Fielder at 11 seems about right then.
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Postby northjersey78 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:18 pm

Bump?
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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby Dave8603 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:29 pm

Very good team. Especially in a 12-team league. I do think your bench hitters are expendable. I suggest keeping an eye on them for the first couple of weeks, see how they start, but be ready to dump them if they don't show anything (especially Hafner and Smoak). Other than that, I don't see many ways to improve. If you'd like, you can list some notable FAs and I'll give you some more suggestions.

Here's my team: viewtopic.php?t=443484

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!
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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby interchange » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 pm

I'm not sold. Outside of Haren and Greinke, your starters are not looking good enough to me.
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Postby TitsMcGahee » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:13 pm

Not sold on lock for the Championship. I like Cargo, and Mau Pau/Posey combo to have bounce back seasons. Pitching looks pretty solid, however help with mine please?

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Re: Lock for the Championship? WHIR!

Postby northjersey78 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Dave8603 wrote:Very good team. Especially in a 12-team league. I do think your bench hitters are expendable. I suggest keeping an eye on them for the first couple of weeks, see how they start, but be ready to dump them if they don't show anything (especially Hafner and Smoak). Other than that, I don't see many ways to improve. If you'd like, you can list some notable FAs and I'll give you some more suggestions.

Here's my team: viewtopic.php?t=443484

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!


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