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Postby BigDix33 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:34 pm

So I'm new to this forum, but decided to join because my friend was telling me how much you guys raved about his team. So I wanted to get on here and see what you guys thought about my team compared to his. I don't want to say whose team belongs to who, but I will say that we are in a 12 team H2H league. It's a 6x6 format with categories being on offense R,HR,RBI,AVG,SB,OPS and for pitching it is W,SV,K,ERA,WHIP,K/BB. Please let me know what you think. I'm also very happy to chime in on any Q's you may have.


Here are the teams.

Team A

C- Lucroy
1B- Butler
2B- Altuve
3B- Longoria
SS- Aybar
OF- Braun
OF- Harper
OF- A. Gordon
Util.- Pence
Util.- Ortiz
BN - Bonifacio
BN - Dom. Brown
BN- D. Gordon

SP- Sale
RP- Chapman
RP- Putz
P- Lincecum
P- Burnett
P- Garza
P- Jansen
BN- Porcello
BN- Masterson

Team B

C- Napoli
1B- Goldschmidt
2B- B. Phillips
3B- Alvarez (while Headly on DL)
SS- Tulowitzki
OF- Stanton
OF- Bruce
OF- Bourn
Util.- Melky Cabrera
Util.- B. Gardner
BN- Headley
BN- Kubel
BN- Maybin

SP- C. Lee
SP- Moore
RP- Janssen
RP- Cishek
P- Haren
P- Kuroda
P- Miley
P- Hellickson
BN- W. Rodriguez
BN- S. Miller

Some of these guys will go on the DL and some waiver moves will be made to start the season, but who do you think has a better chance at winning this year? Critique the teams as well if you like. Your input is appreciated. Thanks again.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby DutchySox » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:48 pm

I'm just going to compare position by position. I.E. who I would rather have.

C - Lucroy vs. Napoli = Lucroy - health is an issue for Napoli. I like Lucroy better. Steadier production. Team A.
1B - Butler vs. Goldschmidt = Tie. Butler is more proven, but I'm sorta buying into Goldschmidt. Hard to say up front who wins that. Team Tie.
2B - Altuve vs. Philips = Philips. Altuve is going to be great, but if I had to choose now, I'd choose Philips. Team B.
3B - Longoria vs. Alvarez = Longoria. Not close. Don't think Alvarez is going to amount to much. Team A.
SS - Aybar vs. Tulowitzki: Tulo, not close. Though a risk, health-wise, he's an All-World player when healthy. Team B.
OF = tie, though I'm leary on Bruce this year, so I should like Braun/Harper/Gordon better. What the heck, I'm going Braun and co. Team A.
UTIL - I don't like either combo, to be honest, but if I had to pick: Team A.
BN - Team B, though close (and for the record: I don't think Dee Gordon is rosterable in a 12-team league). The trio Headley/Kubel/Maybin will --across the board-- be more helpful this year.

SP - Team A. Bumgarner and Sale are both aces this year (mark my words), whereas I have no love for Lee and Moore.
RP - Team A. Putz and Chapman are on better teams and have better track records.
P - Team B. I'm not at all interested in Lincecum/Burnett/Garza (though I love Kenley Jansen), and as much as I hate Haren this year, Kuroda/Miley/Hellickson are going to be more valuable.
BN = Team B, but very close. I don't like Wandy (but I love Miller), and I have a healthy dose of dislike for Porcello and (above all) Masterson.

Final tally (out of 12 categories)
Team A: 6
Team B: 5
Tie: 1.

Okay, I guess I have to pick the tiebreaker. Butler vs. Goldschmidt... I'm going to throw the expert analysis over board: I like Goldschmidt. Steals as an addition to sick power. That ties you guys. So... I'm of no help here *leaves through the back door*.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby luso26 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Catcher: Team B
1B: It's close, but I like Team B
2B: Team B
3B: Team A
SS: Team B

Team B wins the infield battle.

OF: It's close, but I think I like Team B better. While Team A has the best outfielder, The depth seems to be a little more over on Team B.

SP: Both have some holes and question marks around certain players. But I am still leaning towards Team B. I like the upside with Moore & Haren, Haren could end up being a beast [not really a believer myself]. The anchor of Team B's staff being Cliff Lee with a bunch of upside pitchers I like better than Team A. Sorry, I'm just not a believer in Sale. I expect him to regress. He's never had a SP workload. That's gonna be a problem.

RP: Team A gets the win here. Chapman & Putz are a good combo to have.

Team B over has a nice combination of HRs + steals. Goldy, Tulo, StantBOMB, Bruce, Napoli and hell I'll even throw Alvarez name in there. With the addition of Bourn who I don't personally target or like, but he can carry you in the steals department & Melky & Gardner. Plus once Headley gets back you won't have to put up with Alvarez any longer.

Team A isn't a bad team. But I like my chances a little more with Team B.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby BigDix33 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:57 pm

Thanks for the quick feedback guys. It's a tie so far. What else do we have out there?
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby Irish Drunk » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:05 pm

C - Napoli (Team B) - More proven and should see more AB if healthy.
1B - Tie. Hard to choose between Butler and Goldy but upside lies with the latter
2B - Altuve (Team A) - I see regression in Phillips
SS - Tulo (Team B) - Significant edge.
3B - Longoria (Team A) - But not by a wide margin. Longo has more talent but has often underwhelmed.
OF - Braun/Harper/Gordon (Team A) - Another significant edge
UTIL - Team B
SP - Team B. Team A has best 2 starters but Team B much better depth
RP - Team A. Chapman should save over 40, Janssen and Cishek may not save 40 between them.

Overall score Team A - 4, Team B - 4 with 1 tie. Dead even.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby jefferey13 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:47 pm

I could type lots of stuff, but for the sake of making it easy. I like A better. It wasn't as hard for me to pick as it was for some of the other posters.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:04 am

Close decision for me, but leaning towards team A.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby KrazyA428 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:10 am

Thanks for the response on mine. Like the other guys said above me, it really is pretty close. But I like the players on Team A more overall. I think that the hitting on Team A is superior, and the pitching is about equal I'd say.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:32 am

I like B just a little more. A has the better offense, B has the better pitching.
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Re: Help settle this argument please.

Postby letsmaybeLP92 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:14 am

I personally would love a combination of the two, but the depth of the OF and SS of Team B wins me over.

Could you give your thoughts here: viewtopic.php?t=457341
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