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Postby ReginaldVelJohnson » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:42 pm

Picked these guys up off waivers:
- Johnny Estrada
- Michael Young
- Vinny Castilla
- Steve Finley
- Melvin Mora
- Ken Griffey Jr.
- Chris Carpenter
- Victor Zambrano
- Francisco Rodriguez

I also traded Pettite for Carlos Delgado straight up, but that hasn't paid off yet. Hopefully Delgado will have a monster second half.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:45 pm

I made sure that I backed up Dotel with Lidge when doing my NL only auction. Now I have Beltran and Lidge.
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Postby blindswipe » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:58 pm

All from the free agent pile

Winners’ League
Matt Lawton
Sean Casey
Doug Davis

League #2
Trot Nixon (I hope)
Chris Carpenter
Doug Davis

League #3
Lyle Overbay
Garrett Anderson
David Wells
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Postby wildfire » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:55 pm

In my Roto League 12 Teams 5X5 Cat.

three weeks into the season:

#1
I got : Jim Thome (after big slump at start) & Joel Pineiro
I gave: Matt Morris

#2
I got: Andy Petitte
I gave: Vinny Castilla (when he was AL player of week)

I drafted Joe Nathan (19th Rd)
I got Eric Milton off Waivers
I got Danny Graves off Waivers

as a side note, I even got David Ortiz sitting on my bench, cause I got Helton, & Thome already at 1st base lol.


In my H2H league 12 Teams 6X6Cat.
I drafted:
Melvin Mora 19th Round
Danny Graves 21st Round
Sean Casey 24th Round
Eric Milton 25th Round

I got Paul Wilson, Juan Uribe, Trot Nixon off waivers.

Sure some of it was pure luck and help from the Cafe, but I'm 11.5 games ahead in H2H & 23.5 pts ahead in Roto ;-D
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Postby brdmaverick » Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:26 pm

I have made two great trades in my favor thus far.......

Trade 1 (two weeks into the season)

I get: Derek Lee

I give: Mike Cameron

Trade 2: (1.5 months into the season)

I get: Michael Young

I give: Brian Roberts and Milton Bradley
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Traded for Clemens, Sheets

Postby tradegriffeyjr. » Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:39 pm

Back in March, I dealt away Brandon Webb and Josh Beckett for Roger Clemens and Ben Sheets. I knew Clemens would give NL hitters fits and thought Sheets would have a career year. Hard to tell who's been better between the two of them. They've got in first place in the pitching categories and in the league overall.
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Postby Spokes » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:37 am

A lot of good pickups...Victor Martinez, Johnny Estrada, Travis Hafner, Chone Figgins, Jaret Wright and Nate Robertson, to name a few. Also, back on May 10th, I traded Ponson and Varitek for Kip Wells and Jeff Weaver. Not bad.
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Postby chinch sacs » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:02 am

Hmmm...

I drafted pretty poorly in retrospect (lots of injuries and gambles in the late rounds that didn't pan out)

But through a few trades in am in 1st place in my 12 team, 6x6, Roto, Money league.

Trade #1

Gave: B. Roberts (when hot)

Got: L. Castillo (when cold)

Trade #2

Gave: Castillo and Varitek

Got: Crawford and Riske

Trade #3

Gave: T. Hunter

Got Vidro (when cold)
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Postby metsfan05 » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:51 am

I drafted Adrian Beltre in the last round in all of my 5 leagues. Picking up Dye was good, picking up Teixeira in 2 leagues when he got dropped also good.

The best thing that happened for me this year:

While I was on vacation for a weekend, someone dropped Delgado. Nobody picked him up off of waivers, and this is one of those Yahoo competitive leagues. So I picked him up.

My catcher strategy was to go with Jason Philips this year, but that didnt work out. Luckily, Victor Martinez was available in every league.
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Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:50 am

probably the best 1 for 1 deal on this thread...

Chipper Jones -Straight Up For- Bobby Abreu

i did this trade early in the season and it worked out lovely!

i also traded wagner for maggs preseason and it seemed like another genious move when maggs was crushing and wagner was hurt, but now its more even... but i ripped graves off WW anyways
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