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Postby MookieNJ » Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:48 pm

12 Team Yahoo League, 5x5 Head to Head Scoring

C - Mike Piazza
1B - Paul Konerko
2B - Brandon Phillips
3B - Mike Lowell
SS - Miguel Tejada
OF - Gary Sheffield
OF - Preston Wilson
OF - Brian Jordan
UT - Juan Gonzalez

Bench - Kevin Millar
Bench - Brad Wilkerson

SP - Mark Buehrle
SP - Javier Vazquez
RP - Eric Gagne
RP - Kelvim Escobar
P - Freddy Garcia
P - Josh Beckett
P - CC Sabathia

Bench - Jeff Weaver
Bench - Carlos Zambrano
Bench - Ben Sheets
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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:58 pm

I'd start Zambrano or Weaver over Sabathia and Wilkerson over Jordan
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Postby MookieNJ » Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:06 am

Anonymous wrote:I'd start Zambrano or Weaver over Sabathia and Wilkerson over Jordan


For my pitching, we have daily transactions with no innings / appearances caps, so I'll be able to rotate in all my starters on days when they are pitching ;-).

As for my outfield, I figured I would take a wait and see approach with Jordan, Gonzalez, Millar, and Wilkerson. They'll all be starters on their teams, so I should be going with the two hottest players.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:12 pm

Just make sure you start Wilkerson when he plays those 22 games at Hiram in PR.
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Postby DKippin » Thu Mar 20, 2003 8:28 pm

Thanks for your advice...Your team looks very strong...I'd look into grabbing another reliever...Gagne got clipped on the leg with a comebacker recently and Escobar hurts the ERA and WHIP...Parting with an outfielder wouldn't hurt your offense much...Maybe trading Vazquez or Garcia for a stronger 2B (Vina maybe) would help, too...Other than that, it's a great, well rounded team...
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Postby drunkenmonkey » Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:55 am

Like your team, but I might go for another good pitcher if I were you. Better that it is head to head so you can form your team each week to your opponenet, but I see a lot of "might be" pitchers. Beckett, Sabathia, Vazquez, Garcia -- they might be great this year, but they might not be too. For my part, I think most of them will perform well (and I like Buehrle this year), but if you get a couple of busts, you could be in trouble. I always recommend having one pitcher that is about as reliable as a pitcher can be (i.e. top ten).

P.S. Weaver does make your rotation stronger -- rotate often.
It's time to roll the dice.
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Postby orangecrushv » Sat Mar 22, 2003 10:44 pm

i agree with monkey, i'd want to have a solid starter in that rotation. as long as wilson hits the coors field way you should be ok, but if not, i'd like to have more OF production ready... but my team is betting on him as well ;)

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Postby balls dreams » Sat Mar 22, 2003 11:08 pm

i like this team, it's a good mix of hitting and pitching, with alot of solid contributors and sleepers with upsides.

if i see any weaknesses, where will you get your steals, with the possible exception of prest wil?

also, phillips is unproven-- you might end up looking for a filler 2b if he doesn't pan out.

i think your pitching looks just fine-- if anything i think i'd try to upgrade an outfielder, 2b, or 3b with one of your "name" guys like garcia or vazquez. but then again i tend to think hitting is more predictable (and thus valuable) than pitching...
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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:35 am

Thanks for rating my team. (The one with a night with my wife in the title.)

The only problems I see with your team are Brandon Phillips and Brian Jordan.

The problem I have with Phillips is that he is a rookie. He may do great, but I stay away from almost all rookies after the Blalock, Ensberg, Burroughs fiasco last year that put my team without a third baseman all year. I would definitely try to take advantage of all this press Phillips is getting and swing a trade with someone who overvalues rookies. You will need a second baseman with some speed though so look for one of those. (I don't personally know how head to head works so maybe you don't need speed, but as a rotisserie player, I know I would look for some speed.)

Brian Jordan doesn't excite me at all, he may be an okay player, but I would try to trade him, especially since he is in Dodger Stadium.

Other than that, the looks real good. Starters look great. I think Juan Gonzalez will have a typical year. I might trade a starter in the Phillips deal and pick up a cheap closer like MacDougal or the other Royals option or even Lance Carter from Tampa or Matt Anderson from Detroit if available. I always try to carry at least three, if not four closers. Looks good though, nice job.
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