by Swing for the fences » Sun Mar 23, 2003 11:13 am
Try not to look at the league that way. I tried that style the first year I was in my auction league. Look at it this way... Get the best value with the available money you have to spend. If you do this and have a good auction then you can trade away players that have good value for superstars. Good luck
You look to be in very good shape. Your sb are about where you would want them to be (maybe a few more than you need). You could be right that some more HR's would help out. Your pitching numbers project well.
I'm in an 8 team NL only. Every year for the past five years, it's taken 200 HR, 200 SB, 100 W, 90-95 SV and 1,300-1,350 K's to finish first place in each category. Assuming a straight 35% less needed (8 is 35% less than 12) - you would need 135 HR, 135 SB, 65-70 W, 65-70 SV, and 850-900 K's.
Looks like you have HR and SV's to trade. BUT - you look OK already in the other categories.
Payne Dailey is right though - you need one more than the others to win the category. Every league is different. With you projections (assuming they are accurate), I'd say sit and wait and see where you are in June. Then deal you excess for your needs.
"Life is tough. But it is even tougher when you're stupid." - John Wayne
I have Schmidt ($20) & Wolf ($13) that I kept as keepers, and picked up Ortiz for $13. I figure/hope that to be at least 40-45 wins. I had Smoltz ($26) and I picked up Benitez ($22), Remlinger ($6), and Dotel ($6). I also have Redding, Silva, Roa, and Heilman.