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Postby Grouperman941 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:11 am

I am repeating a little, but I like to have a couple of RPs with a chance of closing, a prospect hitter or 2 who I like but might get grabbed by someone else at the first signs of life, and/or 1 or 2 SPs with the same profile. I might end up with a couple of gems in there (Kazmir, MCab, Santana, Nathan in the past) or else I have to guess which ones to drop for WW players who are performing when I need help.
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Postby BritSox » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:51 am

Well, I only ever really play with Yahoo standard settings, but I like to go for:

1. The single biggest bat available after I've filled all the positions and my utl. Chances are this is an OF or a 1Bman, probably whichever one my Utl isn't. (Actually, I'll not infrequently grab this guy before my catcher).

2. A hitter with dual positional eligibility, preferably at least one of which is a MI position. Failing that, a backup for the one guy in my team i feel is the biggest injury risk. Anyone else you just call up replacements from the WW when you put 'em on the DL.

3. A stud MR who's second in line to a closing job, or maybe even a third closer. (wouldn't actually spend much time on the bench, rotate out starters to keep him in a P slot). Might consider taking two of these type of guys. Wouldn't take three, as I feel you need to have two bench hitters and at least one starter.

5. 1-2 SP, possibly guys with big H/R splits for playing matchups.
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Postby Eagle Baseball » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:06 pm

;-D thanks for the replies. It seems many take this approcah:

multi postion players
youth over verterns
closers in waiting
backup for an injury risk or hard to fill spot

So I think I will adjust my statagy to this.

I already do the multi position thing.
Take youth I have been taking veterans hoping for one more year vs youth
more RP and less SP and look to the ww for SPing
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