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Postby 4Pack » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:45 am

Wearing your "favorite team" glasses. You have all seen the symptoms. When you take the likes of Ben Sheets with your lst overall pick because your a Brewer fan.....
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Postby Pedantic » Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:01 am

Some of my mistakes last year include hanging onto Odalis Perez and Jarrod Washburn for too long.
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Postby Madison » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:18 pm

Most obvious one is dropping/trading a proven stud due to starting off cold.

A typical mistake is not making sure that they can compete in every catagory (ie: one closer in a 12 team roto. Won't cut it).
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Postby mtarail » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:35 pm

All great points.

Along with that, and to go with Madison's point, along with not valuing closers enough, new players don't value stolen bases enough. Until you see your team hurting for steals because you didn't consider that option, new players just go for sluggers. (I did last year :~( )

Final point: Picking your favorite players over better players. All players are in fantasy are stat collectors. The name doesn't mean anything when all the HR's, RBI's, SB's etc are added up.
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Postby Meetssg » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:35 pm

Wrong I won my 12 team 6x5 league without a single closer last year.

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Postby thetongueofire » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:45 pm

Meetssg wrote:Wrong I won my 12 team 6x5 league without a single closer last year.

WoW :-? howd u pull that off... ive never heard of anyone punting on Saves and winning their league

another thing noobies (i was one last year!) forget to do is look at players according to their postitions... for ex. sometimes a noob might think that an OF and a SS or 2B are equally valuable if they put up similar numbers or something like that....

or they forget the impotance ofa guy who gives them a huge advantage in a single cat like Ks... for ex Tim Hudson in some folks' opinion is a slightly better pitcher than Kerry Wood but fantasy-wise Wood would be a higher pick cos he gives u a ton of K's
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Postby Me Again » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:49 pm

Went with using RPs that qualified as starters such as Santana, Shields & Contreas among others. I won both Wins & K's & finished 4th in ERA & 5th in WHIP.

On offense I won steals& runs, finished 2nd in TB, 3rd in HR, 3rd Rbi & 8th in avg

It is very doable if you plan for it & except the 1 pt in Saves. It can be made up elsewhere.
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Postby Me Again » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:50 pm

Meant to say SPs that qualifed as RPs
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:52 pm

Meetssg wrote:Wrong I won my 12 team 6x5 league without a single closer last year.

Impressive. Please register so we know who to thank when you are on here with anaylsis.

Team bias is big. I'm in a league with an avid K.C. fan. His baseball teams have been horrible over the past few years because he will give his good players away for mediocre Royal bats. On a side not he won our football H-H league in 2002 with a Holmes/T.Green strong finish to that year. I'm still fumeing over that one as he knocked my much better team out of the playoffs.

The biggest is still impatience. This forum is a testament to it hence todays infamous anti-Arod post.

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Other than that a big newby mistake is rankings as another poster already mentioned. If you dont adjust according to your leagues scoreing format you are probably going to be in a little bit of trouble. Also I have noticed many fantasy ranking websights set their rankings in early January and then dont adjust after injuries and trades. I missed a draft I had intended to attend for the onset of last year 2003's season in a sportsline league. I didnt bother to adjust their very outdated rankings (sometime around January/February they went up) because I thought I'd be there. Well on draft day my cable went out <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif> . Time warners fault!!!! <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif> So I ended up with my team being picked off their pre-rankings which left me with the injured likes of Eric Milton and Phil Nevin to spend more than the first half on the DL.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:56 pm

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