I took over this team in may and it was a mess. It had a couple of tradable commodities like Mulder, Clement, Wagner but mostly it had a bunch of spare parts and was a bottom of the rung team. So after a ton of trades I'm trying to assemble a team to compete from 2007 on.
CATCHERS (2) – Gerald Laird, Texas; Joe Mauer, Minnesota
FIRST BASEMEN (2) – Travis Hafner, Cleveland; Ryan Howard, Philadelphia
SECOND BASEMEN (3) – Ryan Freel, Cincinnati; Ruben Gotay, Kansas City; Ian Kinsler, Texas
SHORTSTOPS (3) – Joel Guzman, L.A. Dodgers; JJ Hardy, Milwaukee; Hanley Ramirez, Boston
THIRD BASEMEN (3) - Hank Blalock, Texas; Brendan Harris, Washington; Ian Stewart, Colorado
OUTFIELDERS (6) - Jeff Francouer, Atlanta; Scott Hairston, Arizona; Xavier Nady, San Diego; Carlos Quentin, Arizona;
Alexis Rios, Toronto; Nick Swisher, Oakland
STARTING PITCHERS (14) - Ezequiel Astacio, Houston; Matt Cain, San Francisco; Chris Capuano, Milwaukee;
Kyle Davies, Atlanta; Casey Fossum, Tampa Bay; Edwin Jackson, L.A. Dodgers; Wil Ledesma, Detroit;
Francisco Liriano, Minnesota; Adam Miller, Cleveland; Yusemeiro Petit, N.Y. Mets; Kirk Saarloos, Oakland;
Jorge Sosa, Atlanta; Claudio Vargas, Arizona; Joel Zumaya, Detroit
RELIEF PITCHERS (7) – Jeremy Affeldt, Kansas City; Yhency Brazoban, L.A. Dodgers; Jesse Crain, Minnesota;
Justin Duchscherer, Oakland; Aaron Heilman, New York Mets; Ryan Madson, Philadelphia; Huston Street, Oakland
I have the 2nd pick overall in a standard draft(non-snakiing)
Also the 14th and 26th overall
The league has an odd scoring structure on pitching which I will sum up later, but offensive goes like this:
Homer= 4 points(+1 for grandslam)
Pitching is heavy on wins and longer outtings. Solid outtings without a win aren't that valuable. No matter how many starters you have going on one night they take the best outting and the rest can be used later in the week, which makes top end pitching depth extremely important. There are a lot of points but the main ones are below:
Then there are a bunch of quality outting points which i wont get into
Three of your top closers/relievers can score in a night, but only one save allowed.
plus bonuses for good outtings
Anyways, I'm looking to start being competative in 2007 in this league which is pretty top heavy. How does my team look for then?