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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby chargerss24 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:55 pm

Three keepers in a 10-team league, I'm keeping hitters every year. Plenty of pitching to be had in the draft.

Oh, and I would keep Pujols, Cargo and Stanton. ;-D

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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby octagon999 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:15 am

In addition to the other reasons, you have many more hitting categories than pitching, which to me indicates hitting over pitching.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby HOOTIE » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:41 am

Cargo
Verlander
Stanton

Pujols close, Hanley isn't
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby Remotethumb » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Element wrote:
MaudDib wrote:
ayebatter wrote:In a shallow league I'm taking the three 1st rounders:

Verlander
Pujols
CarGo


This. Who cares about position, it is a ten team league. You keep the best players regardless of where they play. Like I said in another post, I would think about keeping Stanton over Pujols though. Pujols is in decline and Stanton on the way up. Maybe keep Pujols and then deal him after the draft though.


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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:41 pm

jmolnar1 wrote:Hitting categories: R,HR,RBI,SB,K,FPCT,AVG,OBP,SLG

Pitching categories: W,SV,K,ERA


Pujols
Carlos Gonzalez
Giancarlo Stanton

I can't see keeping Verlander when he is only going to help in 3 of the 13 categories.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby jtsandwich » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:54 pm

I would keep Verlander, Pujols and Cargo. One thing to ask, how long can you keep a guy for? If it is no contracts for anyone, I would then keep Stanton, because you will not get a chance at him again for 10 years.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:18 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
jmolnar1 wrote:Hitting categories: R,HR,RBI,SB,K,FPCT,AVG,OBP,SLG

Pitching categories: W,SV,K,ERA


Pujols
Carlos Gonzalez
Giancarlo Stanton

I can't see keeping Verlander when he is only going to help in 3 of the 13 categories.


Agree with this. 10 team league, 3 keepers, no one should be keeping pitchers.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby spendo02 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 pm

Unless there is some weight to winning pitching categories, it makes zero sense to keep pitchers with the scoring categories you have.

I'd keep the best 3 hitters on your roster and let the rookies make the mistake of gobbling up all that fancy pitching early.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby dannahann » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:17 am

Who even comes up with a 9x4 scoring split? I was adamantly in favor of keeping Verly before I saw that. Now I really have nothing to add. Maybe just to discuss the league's future with the other owners and see if they might want to balance things up a bit. Looks like the league is still open to changes as you are expanding to 12T. Might be a good time to address the scoring imbalance too.
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Re: Should you ever keep a pitcher???

Postby MaudDib » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:16 pm

dannahann wrote:Who even comes up with a 9x4 scoring split? I was adamantly in favor of keeping Verly before I saw that. Now I really have nothing to add. Maybe just to discuss the league's future with the other owners and see if they might want to balance things up a bit. Looks like the league is still open to changes as you are expanding to 12T. Might be a good time to address the scoring imbalance too.


Part of me still thinks I would go with Verlander. With such a vast difference in hitting, I think it is going to be harder to win the hitting side of things but having Verlander pitch for you will help lock down 3 cats. Very few pitchers are going to be able to do that for you. Maybe I am over thinking it but I think I still go with Verlander here.
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