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Postby rjforlife » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:59 pm

5X5 standard H2H, 10 teams, you can keep up to 6. I'm keeping:

Sale- $5
Encarnacion- $5
Strasburg/Bumgarner/Adam Jones- $10 each.

Possible 6th keeper:

Starlin Castro- $10
Craig Kimbrel- $10
Matt Harvey- $5
Jason Heyward- $17
Ian Kinsler- $24
Lawrie/Hosmer- $10 each.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby RedTiger » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:08 pm

keep Castro as your 6th. How big is the budget? You struck gold with the surprises of the year


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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby Element » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:22 pm

$260 budget? Castro is your #6. I may toss MadBum back too and keep Heyward. Pitching is too deep.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby rjforlife » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:04 pm

I wrapped up the regular season early and traded big bats to obtain all of my keepers except Bum/Sale.

Our budget is $260.

Element- I agree pitching is deep, but this league is a weekly trans league and most guys start too many closers so I start 1 or 2 and feature 4 extremely strong arms and just rotate the rest based on matchups and 2-start weeks. We have unlimited trans and a deep bench plus many teams don't employ the strategy. I have actually crushed this league the last 2 seasons using this technique, but it relies heavily on my aces really being aces. For example, this season I used Sale/Bum/Gio/Hamels most of the year and I had: Pettite, Holland, Capuano, Niese, Diamond, Ian K, guys like that rotating in and out. Believe it or not, I had Dickey and Medlen on this team and dropped both of them at a time when it was reasonable. Dropping Medlen cost me my 2nd round playoff matchup, thankfully the regular season winner takes 60% of the money.

That rambling aside, I guess I just needed reassurance that Castro is the better play over Heyward. I'm still not 100%, but SS is so brutally awful it does make sense, although we do start 5 outfield in this league.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby Element » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:19 pm

So it sounds like the other owners devaluable starters and overpay for closers? Wouldn't this work in your favor since you seem to go against the grain? Wouldn't starters fall to you? Or so they attempt to get 1-2 studs pitchers and load up on relievers? I would think that if it were the former that you could have a much better shot and re-drafting Bumgarner (or the next Bumgarner; whoever that may be) and keeping Heyward. While you may value MadBum more than J-Hey .... what would be the general perception from the rest of the league?
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby RedTiger » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Heyward's $17 salary tips the scale in favor of Castro. Just think of how much it would take to buy them back.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby MaudDib » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:34 pm

I think I would take Castro and Heyward and throw back Jones. I might still be buying too much into Heyward though. I would keep Bumgarner. Pitching is deep but there is still a decent gab at the top.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:43 am

RedTiger wrote:Heyward's $17 salary tips the scale in favor of Castro. Just think of how much it would take to buy them back.


I agree with this, I guess, but man... I think Heyward really goes big-time next season. He has progressed significantly this season in his plate discipline.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby rjforlife » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:48 pm

I think I'm leaning towards Heyward/Castro/Adam Jones/E5---Sale/Strasburg. 2 OF, 1 SS, 1 1B, 2 SP for $57 bucks, or roughly 20% of my total salary for some quality studs. Thanks for the help guys, although I'm still not 100% on Bumgarner, but I don't know how to pass up Heyward or Castro. Also, Heyward/Bumgarner/Castro would all cost $20 in 2014.
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Re: Final Keeper, Auction League(WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:50 pm

The more I think about it, the more I think Heyward is the way to go. It's a roll of the dice, but if he continues to progress next year at the rate he did this year, you're looking at top-10 OF.
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