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Postby NY Knights » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:48 pm

OK, 16 team mixed roto keeper, and of the following 12 players, I can only keep THREE

C Buster Posey
1B Eric Hosmer
SS Jose Reyes
3B Brett Lawrie
3B Manny Machado
OF Yeonis Cespedes
OF Desmond Jennings
OF Carl Crawford
OF Wil Myers
SP Stephen Strasburg
SP Yu Darvish
SP Chris Sale

Now I know what you're thinking. Well, Posey, Reyes, and Strasburg. And if this was a redraft league, I'd probably agree. But it is KILLING me to throw back the likes of Machado, Cespedes, Wil Myers, Lawrie, Darvish, Sale. So somebody needs to make this tougher on me than it already is. I'm in this for the long haul, but I always play to win in the current season. Pick me three I can keep for YEARS....and tell me why.

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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby kidsilk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:53 pm

I think you HAVE to keep Reyes, Stras, and Posey. You basically have arguably the best SS in the game, the best Catcher in the game, and a top 10 possibly a top 5 pitcher. I know you have some other awesome keepers but you have to keep these 3.

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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Easily Reyes, Posey, and Strasburg. When you only keep three, you can't really do anything but consider it as a redraft imo. Way too much variance from year to year to consider keeping guys for the sake of potential.
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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby TeeBall DH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:31 pm

NY Knights wrote:OK, 16 team mixed roto keeper, and of the following 12 players, I can only keep THREE

C Buster Posey ;-D
1B Eric Hosmer
SS Jose Reyes ;-D
3B Brett Lawrie
3B Manny Machado
OF Yeonis Cespedes
OF Desmond Jennings
OF Carl Crawford
OF Wil Myers
SP Stephen Strasburg ;-D
SP Yu Darvish
SP Chris Sale

Now I know what you're thinking. Well, Posey, Reyes, and Strasburg. And if this was a redraft league, I'd probably agree. But it is KILLING me to throw back the likes of Machado, Cespedes, Wil Myers, Lawrie, Darvish, Sale. So somebody needs to make this tougher on me than it already is. I'm in this for the long haul, but I always play to win in the current season. Pick me three I can keep for YEARS....and tell me why.

Many thanks. WHIR, of course.


You know the ones to keep. Posey, Reyes, Strasburg. All are guys you will be able to keep for years. Strasburg is 24, Posey is 25, and well Reyes is 29. But still all are relatively young and all are at the top of their respective positions. Play to win.

Here is how I would rank them if you could keep more.

1. Posey
2. Strasburg
3. Reyes
4. Yeonis Cespedes
5. Chris Sale
6. Yu Darvish
7. Manny Machado
8. Brett Lawrie
9. Desmond Jennings
10. Wil Myers
11. Eric Hosmer
12. Carl Crawford
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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby NY Knights » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:54 pm

After I posted, I went out to three keeper lists, at ESPN, Rotoworld, and Dynasty Guru. By combining those three, the rankings came out

1. Posey (17)
2. Strasburg (18)
3. Reyes (26)
4. Cespedes (30)
5. Lawrie (49)
6. Hosmer (54)
7. Darvish (63)
8. Jennings (66)
9. Sale (68)
10. Machado (73)
11. Crawford (117)
12. Myers (124)

So I suppose you are right, it IS Posey, Strasburg, and Reyes, but with Cespedes a close 4th. I still hate to let the others go.
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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby jtsandwich » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:24 pm

Posey, Stras and I like Cespedes. I believe there are plenty of SB's to find and we may have only seen the beginning of what Cespedes can do. I also believe that Reyes is just overrated. Yes he is in a good situation in Toronto, but Cespedes will play another yr or 2 in OAK and then get a big payday. Remember he has a 4 yr 36M contract and OAK will not be in the position to go max and they will trade him to a better home.
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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby Elsy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:13 am

kidsilk wrote:I think you HAVE to keep Reyes, Stras, and Posey. You basically have arguably the best SS in the game, the best Catcher in the game, and a top 10 possibly a top 5 pitcher. I know you have some other awesome keepers but you have to keep these 3.


;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D those were the first 3 that jumped out at me. and even after looking it over those are the 3 you have to keep. SS is just too thin to keep a OF instead.
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Re: Make this keeper choice even tougher for me

Postby fsbarren » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:28 am

I'd still go with Reyes over Cespedes (in addition to Posey and Strasburg) and think his upside for 2013 (top-20 or better, if everything plays out perfectly) make its worth the risk, although I wouldn't fault you if you were worried about his hamstring issues and playing his home games on artificial turf now.
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