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Postby Scott Boras Client » Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:05 pm

Let's assume this is a 10-team 5x5 roto -- many thanks for your help.

C Joe Mauer
C Bengie Molina
1B David Ortiz
2B Brian Roberts
SS Jimmy Rollins
3B Aramis Ramirez
OF Carl Crawford
OF Miguel Cabrera
OF J.D. Drew
OF Richard Hidalgo
OF Pat Burrell
CI Carlos Pena
MI Juan Uribe
U/DH Erubiel Durazo
U/DH Mark Kotsay
P Randy Johnson
P Francisco Cordero
P Kelvim Escobar
P A.J. Burnett
P Bronson Arroyo
P John Lackey
P Bob Wickman
P Jose Mesa
P Dan Haren
P Kris Benson
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Postby Pedantic » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:46 pm

I like some parts of your team, but to be honest, I don't think it'll cut it in a ten-teamer. I think you could do better at catcher, 2B, CI, MI, and your last two OF spots. The Unit is nice, but the bottom of your rotation is practically nonexistent. Concurrently, Cordero is a good closer, but the rest of your bullpen is full of question marks. I don't mean to sound harsh, but to compete in a ten-team league, you've some work to do yet.
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Postby Chilltownsdiddy » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:51 pm

I would have to disagree... your offense is good all around. Mauer is a stud Catcher and if healthy could be top 5 catcher in the league. Roberts isnt bad at 2B either. But I will have to say that other than randy johnson and burnett much of a pitching staff... Benson, arroyo and escobar are better suited as #5,6,7 pitchers in a ten team league. I would suggest you trade JD Drew for pitching help. Other than that you should be ok . ;-D
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Postby Scott Boras Client » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:39 pm

Thanks very much for the feedback, guys. It was helpful. As the title of this thread suggests, that's a mock draft team (from a 15-team draft full of AIs, i'll confess,) so I'm not panicking just yet. But if everyone really thinks Escobar and Arroyo are just filler, I'm looking forward to snagging them late. They's No. 2 or 3 starters pitching for good teams, I feel.
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Postby Pedantic » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:16 pm

Scott Boras Client wrote:Thanks very much for the feedback, guys. It was helpful. As the title of this thread suggests, that's a mock draft team (from a 15-team draft full of AIs, i'll confess,) so I'm not panicking just yet. But if everyone really thinks Escobar and Arroyo are just filler, I'm looking forward to snagging them late. They's No. 2 or 3 starters pitching for good teams, I feel.


I don't think Escobar is filler, but if it were a ten-team league, you don't have the SP depth. You have three good starters, and one of them is still a question mark. Arroyo could be decent, but that's a risk you shouldn't have to take at #4 in a ten-team league.
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Postby JDD » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:57 am

My advice would be this:

In roto leagues smaller than twelve teams, draft starting pitchers as hard as you can in the middle rounds. Twenty five homer hitters will be a dime a dozen in the late rounds, but SPs who can win you fifteen games with a decent WHIP will be few and far between.

My advice for larger leagues is of course different.
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Postby El Gaupo » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:04 pm

Pedantic wrote:I like some parts of your team, but to be honest, I don't think it'll cut it in a ten-teamer. I think you could do better at catcher, 2B, CI, MI, and your last two OF spots. The Unit is nice, but the bottom of your rotation is practically nonexistent. Concurrently, Cordero is a good closer, but the rest of your bullpen is full of question marks. I don't mean to sound harsh, but to compete in a ten-team league, you've some work to do yet.


I totally agree pedantic. I not sure that your team would win a 15 team mixed league
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