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Postby djhjf » Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:24 pm

I'm in a 5/5 roto league non keeper AL and NL players holding a 21 man roster. I have a decent outfield and a 7-man killer starting pitching staff. I need to rebuild my team and need help. Here's what I have now.

C - Paul LoDuca
1b - John Olerud
2b - Adam Kennedy
3b - Corey Koskie
SS - Nomar Garciaparra
OF- Hideki Matsui
OF- Randy Winn
OF- Steve Finley
UTIL - Kenny Lofton
Bench - Carlos Lee

SP - Pedro Martinez
SP - Bartolo Colon
SP - Derek Lowe
SP - Kevin Milwood
SP - Matt Morris
SP - Jeff Weaver
SP - Tomo Ohka
RP - Mike Dejean (only closer on team, 27 weak saves avg)
RP - Buddy Groom
RP - Lance Carter

Obviously in a roto league I'd be a fool to keep this starting rotation. Once my limited amount of innings expire my pitching staff is useless. I do see my team as having a lot of potential though. Colon, Lowe, Pedro are all highly tradeable. I think milwood is underrated and weaver is a great 4th man ... I'd like to keep Pedro and trade colon, lowe and milwood for three solid infielders. I think worrying about saves is kind of ridiculous at this point. I have an awful closer even combined with a good one will only leave me middle of the road in the standings if that, I think I should focus on getting offensive players that will produce across the board and use DeJean to bargain with. Let me know what you think I should go after, should I stick Colon and Morris together and try and hit up on a Soriano, Giambi, Thome or Pujols or should I go for 3 hitters in the top 75 for 3 pitchers in the top 50? Thanks for your advice.
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Postby drunkenmonkey » Fri Mar 21, 2003 1:39 am

If you are intent on trading those three pitchers (which is a pretty good idea considering a lot of teams are short if you have that many), I would try to trade Lowe for someone like Kent. They went within two picks of each other in my draft. Millwood or Colon for a solid first or third baseman. You could package your existing position for a good trade(like Colon and Olerud for Sweeney or Millwood and Coskie for Glaus or Chavez). I would only use one pitcher for first or third and leave the other position pat. Your third trade, I think, should be a package deal for an OF and a RP. How about something like Millwod for Damon, Urbina. You'll have to tweak that one to make it even enough for someone to take a trade, but I think you need to address those two positions. If you are certain about booting saves, you could try packaging your remaining corner infielder -- something like Millwood, Coskie for P. Wilson, Hinske. Whatever you do, I would recomment getting at least one OF in the trades (I have your OFs at #35, 41, and 46 respectively on my list). Long message, hope it helped. Please see mine if you get the chance.
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