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Postby Snax » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:42 am

$260 salary cap , 12 teams, 23 players each, 3 yr contracts once a player reaches the majors and is activated in our league. Additional $5/year extensions allowed after 2nd year. Minor League salaries do not count against the cap. Points earned in 4x4 stats: BA, HR, RBI, SB/W, S, ERA, WHIP.

I can keep 6 farmers. Currently I own:

Jered Weaver, $5
Felix Hernandez, $10
Juan Dominguez, $8
Daric Barton, $10
Jeff Mathis, $10
JD Durbin, $8

The following are available in various combinations via trade, as I dismantle my losing team from this season:

Denny Bautista, $1
Eric Duncan, $8
Nick Markakis, $8
Chris Snelling, $10
Chad Orvella, $10
Javier Herrera, $7
Justin Huber, $10
Dustin McGowan, $10

What are the top 6 of all combined? How many of the 2nd group should I target as I unload costly, but productive veterans?
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Postby Stello12 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:10 pm

I'd grab McGowan. He's looking good now that he's back from his injury and is still projected to be a # 2-3 starter for the Jays. I'd take him over Dominguez/Durbin/Mathis.
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Postby thomasps3 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:34 pm

Wow. You and I should get together sometime to compare notes. Your league sounds exactly like my Al-only league, and these days, we are way outnumbered with mixed leaguers. I would keep these guys:

Orvella - You and I both know how valuable saves are in -only format, and he looks like the Rays closer of the future.

Felix - No reason to explain, the #1, bty far, pitching prospect in baseball.

Barton - Aside from his potential, which is stellar, he plays in Oakland, where they have no problem letting their youngsters play, a la Street/Crosby/Scutaro, albeit at different levels. Te same reasoning I am using here is why I also stay away from Minnesota youngsters...they alwatys bring them along slowly, making it tough to get real value out of them in their first few years.

Aside froim those three, I would probably not consider any one of them "special" players for various reasons, as listwed below:

Durbin - Struggling this year in the minors, he is now not even the Twins #1 pitching prospect, besides the thought process I explained above.

Mathis - A rookie C, I would have to be in total love with his game, and at $10, that is too much $$ for a C without a solid VMart pedigree.

Dominguez - A SP in TX scares me alittle, and I expect you could probably pick him up oin the draft next year for $1

Duncan - A man behind a HOF has no future in NY. He will end up somewhere, probably in the NL, but is also not enough of a prospect to merit as a keeper.
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Postby theclefe » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:36 am

I like Herrera.
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Postby carter » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:55 am

I like Herrera

me too

my top 5 would be


for 6th, dominguez or duncan (keep in mind, both will likely be traded one day)
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