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I'm thinking this rookie just got schooled...

Postby mhuard » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:41 pm

My first AUCTION draft. Whoa, way different than I’m used too. I went for a few big names to use as trade bait later on down the road and then tried to get lucky with a few up and comers. I was nervous...players went higher than projected...I was thrown off a bit. Here is how it went:

16 Teams
24 players (14/10)
$260 Auction
Can’t pick from KC, Pit, Cin, Balt, Wash, Tamp, or Milw

Y. Molina 5 C
Y. Torrelba 3 C
JT Snow 9 1b
O. Hudson 9 2b
J. Bartlett 15 SS
A. Boone 11 3b
O. Cabrera 16 MI
S. Spiezo 3 CI
V. Guerrero 41 OF
W. Taveras 8 OF
J. Rivera 1 OF
J. Werth 5 OF
j. Hairston 9 OF
R. Gload 1 DH

P. Martinez 24
D. Harren 12
AJ Burnett 17
D. Lowe 11
J. Isringhausen 24
K. Millwood 5
S. Shields 4
J. Duchscherer 2
K. Escobar 11
J. Blanton 1

I think I spent too much on pitching...
What do you think overall? Suggestions?
I’m thinking….’plan for next year’…….

-Matt
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Postby DK » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:59 pm

To put it nicely, your offense is atrocious. Other than Guerrero, you don't have any impact hitters whatsoever. Cabrera for $16?.

Pitching is decent, but it won't pull you anywhere near first place without a better bat.

I'm in the same boat as you... Plan for next year.
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not much too choose from....

Postby mhuard » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:29 pm

My team was just added to the league. Most other teams had 10 - 15 keepers from the previous year. I didn't have a lot to choose from but you are right, I don't have any hitting....

Not much on the WW either.

~sigh~

Maybe I'll trade Vlad for a couple cheap guys for next year.
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Postby jbird669 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:34 pm

To be blunt, your offense will keep you from winning. Try to make some trades if you can.

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Postby busterbros » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:34 pm

It's a pretty big challenge to come into such a keeper-heavy league like this. If I were you I'd try to focus on young, cheap guys that can help you in the years to come. Vlad has definitely got a few more years in him, so don't let him go unless you get plenty in return. I might try to get something for Izzy while you can too.
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