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Should I buy this team?

Postby OBPlover » Fri May 10, 2013 10:53 pm

A colleague is in a fantasy league ..but he has to stop managing his team for personal reasons. He offered to sell it to me for $25.00. Half the cost of his league's buy in. If I win any money, I have to repay him the remaining 25.00 and then I get to keep the rest. Unfortunately, due to some earlier mistakes and bad luck, he is third last with a record of 21-34-5.

12 team, Mixed, Redraft, H2H, 6X6 (OPS, QS) Daily changes.

His team:

C: John Buck
1B Mark Reynolds
2B: Jose Altuve
3B Adrian Beltre
SS: Zack Cozart
OF Jupton
OF: nick Markakis
OF Carlos GOmez
Util Chase Headley
Util Daniel Nava

Bench, Ike Davis, Weeks, N Cruz, Coco Crisp

Pitching: Yovani Gallardo, Fister, Estrada, Cj wilson, Wei Chen, Huroki Kuroda, Peavy, Arroyo

RP: Rodney, Putz

His pitching doesn't look so good, but he does have some nice hitters, Jupton, Gomez, Beltre, Can work with that.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:22 pm

Offense looks a little better once you put in Cruz over Markakis.

Pitching has been terrible but I expect Gallardo and Estrada to both bounce back so once that happens that staff won't look as bad.

Depending on how competitive the league is I'd try to sell Reynolds high and also look to see which catchers are out there in FA because Buck will likely be doodoo for the rest of the season. The trio of Buck/Reynolds/Cozart is just too many low average/inconsistent players.

It really depends on the skill of the league for whether or not you can salvage the team.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby kab21 » Sat May 11, 2013 3:31 am

That's a pretty poor team in a 12 tm league.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby toledomudhens » Sat May 11, 2013 6:45 am

That team is worth $25 bucks...First I would try to patch some holes...I noticed you have both beltre and headley...I see beltre beeing your best trade chip from a return stanpoint, maybe a pitcher and a MI?????....he should definitly net you 2 players....then drop cozart immediatley and see what is on the wire, maybe a peralta, crawford type????....Even with the loss of beltre this allows you to plug headley in at 3rd and get cruz in your utility...keeping markakis in your outfield, cause i think he isnt that bad of a player, not special by anymeans but solid enough to be a 4th. Also scower the ww and see if there are a pitcher or 2 that might have sliped past your league mates....But yes I would buy this team...p.s.... look at the ww first before making any deals...if there is nothing but garbage then go to plan B and try to trade a strength to shore up your team a little....good luck.... ;-D ;-D
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby J35J » Sat May 11, 2013 10:44 am

C: John Buck - playing way over his head and will probably be ww material in another month or two in shallow 12 team leagues like this.
1B Mark Reynolds - playing way over his head, we know he has power but everything else will come crashing back down soon enough I'd imagine.
2B: Jose Altuve - solid
3B Adrian Beltre - solid
SS: Zack Cozart - meh
OF Jupton - nice
OF: nick Markakis - meh
OF Carlos GOmez - solid
Util Chase Headley - solid
Util Daniel Nava - I actually like him, but what can we really expect going forward...and this is still just a 12 team league so you'd expect a little better

Bench, Ike Davis, Weeks, N Cruz, Coco Crisp - solid potential in this mix but oft injured

Pitching: Yovani Gallardo, Fister, Estrada, Cj wilson, Wei Chen, Huroki Kuroda, Peavy, Arroyo - not good

RP: Rodney, Putz



I wouldn't pay $2.50 for that team personally.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby Ender » Sat May 11, 2013 2:56 pm

That team needs a lot of work in that shallow of a league. It is thriving off of a few unsustainable hot starts.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat May 11, 2013 5:04 pm

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Should I buy this team?

Postby lastingsgriller » Sat May 11, 2013 5:13 pm

That pitching staff is worse than a poop after a long night of beer. Even if the offense keeps cookin, you're going to have a really tough time revamping that staff.
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Should I buy this team?

Postby lastingsgriller » Sat May 11, 2013 5:14 pm

Also, who is the first rd pick in this bunch? No way someone took upton or beltre top 12.
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Re: Should I buy this team?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:41 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:Also, who is the first rd pick in this bunch? No way someone took upton or beltre top 12.


Upton could have gone #12, I've seen him go around there. Could have gone Upton-Beltre or Beltre-Upton, Beltre went 14th and Upton 18th in my league.
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