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Postby TheFranchise » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:55 am

10 Team H2H (5x5)
My Keepers: Chris Davis, Hanley Ramirez, Kenley Jansen

Please share thoughts on team. I intended on going bats early and focusing on young pitching late. I followed my strategy and am pretty confident I'll have a competitive lineup throughout year. Clearly I took a flyer at 2B, but was happy doing it rather than reach for positional need.

Also, Jason Castro is on waivers. Considering dropping Wieters for him... any thoughts?

C: Matt Wieters
1B: Chris Davis
2B: Alex Guerrero
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Hanley Ramirez
OF: Ryan Braun
OF: Matt Holliday
OF: Billy Hamilton
Util: Jose Reyes
Util: Albert Pujols

SP: Michael Wacha
SP: Danny Salazar
RP: Kenley Jansen
RP: Ernesto Frieri
P: Steve Cishek
P: Sonny Gray
P: Lance Lynn
P: Zack Wheeler

Bench: Cole Hamels
Bench: Jose Abreu
Bench: Yordano Ventura
Bench: Taijuan Walker
Bench: James Paxton
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Re: Thoughts on team?

Postby DutchySox » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:35 am

First off, I'd seriously consider ditching Wieters (but I might be biased, as he burned me two years straight in the past). I'm very high on Castro, so if he's the best option on waivers, either trade Wieters or flip him for Castro.

In a 10-team league, Alex Guerrero shouldn't be drafted (let alone be started at 2B). If you REALLY like him, put him on the end of your bench, but starting him at 2B is asking for trouble IMHO. I cannot imagine there weren't better alternatives out there when you got him. Otherwise, you IF looks nice. In the OF I only like Holiday, but if Braun bounces back up and Hamilton hits at least somewhat decently, you´ll be fine. Hamilton is risky though.. Especially with you lacking a backup plan on the bench.

Love your pitching. I went for all those high upside guys too. It´s risky, but if it pays off.... watch out. Jose Abreu could provide you with plenty of trade leverage down the road.

Last note: for a 10-team league, I think it's strange you went high-round shortstop twice and got three 1B. I would've used at least two of those spots to draft high-end backup for your OF spots, which scare me (and not in a good way).

If you could spare a minute and shoot at my team: viewtopic.php?t=468134, thanks.
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Re: Thoughts on team?

Postby TheFranchise » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:40 pm

I had very similar concerns. Added Chase Utley (BTW I really like Alex Guerrero this year, not buying Dee Gordon as 2B) & Jason Castro through waivers and have agreed to a trade (waiting league approval): Chris Davis & Taijuan Walker for Shin Soo-Choo & Craig Kimbrel. New lineup barring league approval...

C: Jason Castro
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Chase Utley
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Hanley Ramirez
OF: Ryan Braun
OF: Shin Soo-Choo
OF: Matt Holliday
Util: Jose Reyes
Util: Billy Hamilton

SP: Michael Wacha
SP: Danny Salazar
RP: Craig Kimbrel
RP: Kenley Jansen
P: Ernesto Frieri
P: Steve Cishek
P: Sonny Gray
P: Lance Lynn

Bench: Cole Hamels
Bench: Jose Abreu
Bench: Yordano Ventura
Bench: Zack Wheeler
Bench: James Paxton
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