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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:01 pm

(Feel free to move this if it's off-topic...)

C - C. Wilson
1B - P. Nevin
2B - B. Boone
SS - E. Renteria
3B - S. Rolen
OF - C. Beltran
OF - M. Ordonez
OF - J. Pierre
Util - B. Giles
Bench - S. Green
DL - M. Teixeira
DL - T. Hunter

SP - P. Martinez
SP - J. Beckett
SP - C. Zambrano
SP - A. Eaton
SP - J. Peavy
SP - B. Myers
SP - E. Milton
SP - J. Contreras
SP - M. Riley
RP - O. Dotel
RP - D. Kolb

I feel like I'm relying too much on unproven talent with my pitching. I'm playing in a 10-team H2H 8x7 league, and pitching seems to be a tough commodity. Everyone wants to hoard their good pitching, so I always feel like I'm overpaying for pitching talent in a trade. Opinions? Suggestions?
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Postby BigMusky » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:10 pm

I would not worry about it....you will have a lot of headaches though because of the up and down play of young guys. Watch for signs of them falling off near the all-star break and do not hesitate to trade them for proven guys at that point.
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Postby LouisC9999 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:12 pm

That's a lot of starting pitchers. Is there a maximum inning limit in your league?
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:15 pm

I think you'll be fine....Maybe a little light on saves for a ten team league but CL aren't as important in a H2H league.

A quick question for you: Who was you'r 6th round pick: Boone, Rents, Rolen, Beltran, Maggs, Pedro? Thats all top 3 round talent there.
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Postby thetongueofire » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:17 pm

yeah this staff looks decent enough but you should look to move Milton, Riley or Zambrano (guys whose value is high right now) for a closer... but usually its really hard to win in a competitive league going completely for pitching or hitting and punting the other (thats what i though the title suggested when i first read it O:-) )
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:24 pm

I think you have the perfect strategy - especially considering the catagories are pretty heavily weighted toward offense. BTW - what are the 8x7 cats? Im willing to bet those P cats have a couple luck cats in there like SOs or CGs - essentually making it a 8x5 league or worse.

Besides, since there is apparantly no IP limit or waiver move limit simply abuse the system - rotate in 2-3 SPs every day and punt the %s. You will compete against those P heavy teams in Ks and maybe even wins since they are quantity cats.

Again, a lot of this depends on what the catagories are.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:59 pm

Seems like someone just posted up because he wanted some praise...

Your pitching is fine dude.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:42 pm

TheRawDAWG wrote:I think you'll be fine....Maybe a little light on saves for a ten team league but CL aren't as important in a H2H league.

A quick question for you: Who was you'r 6th round pick: Boone, Rents, Rolen, Beltran, Maggs, Pedro? Thats all top 3 round talent there.


6th Round pick was Beckett. Maggs fell to me in the 5th round. I got Renteria in a trade that was basically straight up for Cabrera (my 13th rounder). I traded my 3rd round pick & F. Cordero for Pedro. Boone was my 4th round pick, Beltran was my first overall pick. The owners in my league started drafting pitching WAYYYY too early (in my opinion), so I snatched up some of the offensive juggernauts that were sitting out on the draft board, deciding that I would address pitching later through trading or waiver pickups.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:24 pm

You're league is nuts :-o
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Postby MicrowavedWater » Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:30 pm

well... I would try to pck up some good relief pitchers, but I mean since your league i weighted the way it is, if you can always sweep the batting categories dont worry about it that much...


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