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jjigglers wrote:During the draft I:
- go strictly for big hitters
During the season, to fill pitching holes I:
- go for hot players and let go of cold 1's
But above all, I am:
-patient will wait for cold players and buy people low
SouthBronxBombers wrote:I've done pretty well in my leagues, never finished out of the money, and finishing first 4 out of 7 years. And at times I have also done all those things. I've traded players much too soon, made an incredible dumbass trade of Sosa even up for Bernie two years before Sosa hit 70 (keeper league), but then I also traded Hal Morris to get Helton before Helton's first full year. I'll generally keep cold players, but this year I could not stand having Vazquez on my team and traded him away for Radke, throwing in Taveras just because I could not stand having him on my team any longer. I'll regret losing Taveras, but I generally have a good eye for minor leaguers and should be able to replace him. Right now, I am sufferiing through the slumps of Finley, Godzilla, Chavez, Helton and Vmart. My offense is being carried by Tejada, Inge, Pods and what Everett has given me.
When you play in the same league with the same guys for a while, you have to start changing up your strategy some, or they learn it and it becomes less effective. I used to go after the stud closers as pitchers, targetting saves, ERA and WHIP and getting just 2nd teir starters who don't have bad ERA's or WHIP, but don't get a lot of wins or K's just enough to keep me middle of the pack in that area, and go for average, runs and rbis in hitters, with two big boppers and just enough sb's to stay out of the lower rungs. It generally worked out well, but a couple of other owners started doing close to the same thing, and there just are not that many stud closers
In short, to be successful over the long run, you have to be all of those types of owners at some time or another, oryou won't be winning.
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