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Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

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Rank my team please:

Hitting is great, Pitching is good
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20%
Hitting is great, pitching is ok
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80%
Hitting is great, pitching stinks
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Hitting is ok, Pitching is good
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Hitting is ok, pitching is ok
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Hitting is great, pitching stinks
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Total votes : 5

Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby Lips » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:57 am

5x5 roto- 12 team mixed league. Keeper league keeping 8 players for up to 3 years. Next year Kemp, McCutchen, Jennings, Butler, and Shields go back into the draft.
Catcher: Wilin Rosario- Colorado
1B: Billy Butler- Kansas City
2B: Aaron Hill- Arizona
SS: Jose Reyes- Toronto
3B: Lonnie Chisenhall- Cleveland
co: Paul Konerko- Chicago WS
Mi: Erick Aybar- Anaheim
of: Matt Kemp- Los Angeles
of: Andrew McCutchen- Pittsburgh
of: Carlos Gonzalez- Colorado
of: Desmond Jennings- Tampa
utility: Ryan Ludwick- Cincinnati
bench: Christain Yelich- Florida
bench: Aaron Hicks- Minnesota
p:James Shields- Kansas City
p; Matt Harvey- NYMets
p: Matt Moore- Tampa
p: J.J. Putz- Arizona
p: Jason Grilli- Pittsburgh
p: Alexei Ogando- Texas
p: Wade Miley- Arizona
p: Sergio Romo- San Francisco
p: Wade Davis- Kansas City
bench: Bruce Rondon- Detroit
bench: Zack Wheeler- NYMets
bench: Tyler Skaggs- Arizona
bench: Wily Peralta- Milwaukee

On Sunday night, I can claim up to 4 more bench players.

Where should I target improvement, what pieces should I be willing to trade?

thanks, I will help with yours, just leave a link.
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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby Lips » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:12 am

Forgot that I have Chris Carter- Houston at utility, Yelich is on the bench.
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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby Simon Bonesteel » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Your team actually looks very good overall, but if I were you, I would be very wary of having Chisenhall as my only 3B option. He's definitely got potential, but he's a late-round flier, not a starter. You should probably target 3B-eligible guys for your last bench spots; I don't think the Indians will hesitate to make Aviles the 3B starter if Chisenhall struggles.

In a deep league like yours, I imagine Youkilis and Gyorko are gone, so you'll have to look at guys like Jeff Keppinger, Alberto Callaspo, or Luis Cruz. I like Keppinger this year as a Swiss Army knife bench guy (he's eligible at 1B, 2B, and 3B), you can plug him in wherever you need; he's finally got a guaranteed starting job and has been good for AVG over the past few years. Keppinger's also great against lefties, a skill Chisenhall noticeably lacks. Even if Chisenhall keeps his starting job, you may want to play Keppinger and sit Chisenhall when they face lefties.

If you could take a look at my team here, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby drtodddds » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:15 pm

Agree you clearly need an upgrade at 3b. Either hunt on the waiver wire or make a trade but settling for chisenhal for the long haul is very risky.
Thanks for helping me out.
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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby joepig » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:33 pm

my first thought would be about Kemp and McCutchen. If you're hurting for a 3B and you're unable to keep those guys for next year, could you trade for an elite 3B who's a 5 tool guy? David Wright would be a good swap for McCutchen at some point when you know he's healthy. You have 3 elite OF's who are 5 tool guys, trading one would be something I would think of to balance out the rest of the roster.
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Postby zer0ryd3r » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:35 pm

Is this even fair for the other teams? lol. Your outfield is stacked with first rounders and then you have two second rounders in reyes and Butler. You should be perfectly fine in the offensive area this year. If anything, i would try to dump one of those outfielders for a top notch ace to anchor your pitching staff :)
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Postby ZiggyZiggington » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:34 pm

How the hell did you end up with that outfield? Your pitching is mediocre, but seriously, id be scared of your offense.
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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby mzkp54 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:02 pm

Yeah I think it looks good. 3B is the only spot to upgrade IMO. Well done!

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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby Buttermilk Pancake » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:26 pm

Fine work, sir. And, although your stacked OF is pretty to look at (ha!) I agree with others in saying that you would do your team a service by trading one of the players you can't hold onto next year for some pitching or a 3B. You can always track down another serviceable OF--especially when your other two are studs--, but your staff could use the bump of an ace.

But yeah...your lineup is horrifying.

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Re: Am I nuts to like the team I drafted? WHIR

Postby Lips » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 am

My outfield strength comes from keepers. I drafted kemp and jennings 2 years ago. Last season I traded greinke and hosmer for McCutchen, and had 4th pick in draft this year (Miguel Cabrera went first, Braun 2nd, Verlander 3rd and I got CarGo 4th).
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