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Postby scabbro » Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:23 am

what should be done to improve the squad...it's a 10 team roto 5X5 yahoo league and I got money in this so all help is appriciated!

C Lieberthal, Mike
1B Helton, Todd
2B Castillo, Luis
3B Pujols, Albert
SS Jeter, Derek
OF Jones, Andruw
OF Pierre, Juan
OF Erstad, Darin
Util Rollins, Jimmy
Bench Hinske, Eric
Bench Kotsay, Mark

SP Maddux, Greg
SP Miller, Wade
SP Washburn, Jarrod
RP Smoltz, John
RP Baez, Danys
P Burnett, A.J.
P Lidle, Cory
Bench Sheets, Ben
Bench Ohka, Tomo
Bench Dejean, Mike

I put out some offers for like Hinske and Baez to get a better closer....help me out please!
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Mar 22, 2003 12:26 pm

Okay, quickly. I think that you've got a strong infield (although I'm not a fan of Lieberthal) with a nice mix of power and speed. I think your OF, however, is too geared towards speed and I'm worried about Darin Erstad. Perhaps you could trade Rollins to somebody for a power hitter if he starts the season hot? Your starters are strong, with the exception of AJ Burnett who is a walking injury risk. He threw an avg of 109.5 pitches per game last year. His arm is going to fall off. If Smoltz can repeat, you'll be set in saves (don't trade Baez - He'll surprise you. Last year I traded Gagne early because I didn't think he'd keep it up. I suspect Baez will have that same sort of breakout year.) I love Ohka and Sheets and think that they'll help you have an all around strong staff. Dejean is okay. All in all, a top 3 team in a ten team league.
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Postby Dirty Money » Sat Mar 22, 2003 12:40 pm

Agree with previous poster on Rollins. Decent SS but bad UTIL. Trade him to someone who needs a SS. At least bench him for Hinske or Kotsay.

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Postby Yankee715 » Sat Mar 22, 2003 12:46 pm

I would play Hinske over Rollins

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Postby sinicalypse » Sat Mar 22, 2003 1:01 pm

i dont intend to come off as mean here, however my forecast for your squad is not nearly as pleasant as adequate's. i see your team as a bottom third team... let's take a look:

C Lieberthal, Mike -- solid, nothing special, maybe 25HR at his max.

1B Helton, Todd - good avg/power/rbi
2B Castillo, Luis - good avg/steals
3B Pujols, Albert - good avg/power/rbi
SS Jeter, Derek - solid
OF Jones, Andruw - 30/100 @ best
OF Pierre, Juan - solid .300+ hitter w/steals
OF Erstad, Darin - probably won't recreate 2000 season (.350/25/80/25 steals), potentially worthless in fantasy
Util Rollins, Jimmy - can steal bases, but can he get on base?
Bench Hinske, Eric - possible sophomore slump, .275/20/80 seems likely
Bench Kotsay, Mark - .300/20/80 would be a great year from mr. kotsay.

SP Maddux, Greg
SP Miller, Wade
SP Washburn, Jarrod
P Burnett, A.J.
P Lidle, Cory
Bench Sheets, Ben
Bench Ohka, Tomo

starters - solid staff all the way around, should be competitive, however, i don't see an automatic 15 game winner in the bunch here. sure, wade miller CAN do it. maddux certainly HAS done it. washburn was hot last year, as was lidle.. so in order to be a league-leading staff you have to have 3 or 4 near/career years out of your starters

RP Smoltz, John
RP Baez, Danys
Bench Dejean, Mike

decent. i say decent because danys baez hasn't gone through even a 3-4 month span as a closer in MLB yet, although he has a good chance to earn you some cheap saves. dejean's alright too, however how many saves can you possibly get from the brewers?

so the doctor prescribes, in order of your need, a power outfielder (a veritable lock for 40+ HR), a solid closer (kelvin escobar, mike williams, etc), and then a dominant lock-for-15-wins starter.

sorry if i came off mean, but this is how i see it.

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Postby mmbird33 » Sat Mar 22, 2003 1:16 pm

that you have a suspect OF and while you are solid SP maybe a closer would help you out

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Postby scabbro » Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:12 pm

So...trade Rollins for power hitter, and get a better clsoer....that's what I got so far...anything else?...
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