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Is it bad to have several SP from the same team?

Postby Gwyddbwyll » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:27 am

I like Derek Lowe, Odalis Perez and Jae Seo as potentially good SPs this year. They pitch in a good park, have shown good form, have history of success and bad periods have been explained. They're also ranked very low.. consequently I've been drafting them very late, one after the other.

Is it bad to have a fantasy roster like that?

Good points
- you get fewer SPs against each other (thus depriving you of 2 possible W's)
- their starts are spread out so you dont have to bench a SP who is starting (very annoying)

Bad points
- if the team goes through a bad patch, more of your SP staff suffer.
- starts being spread out mean you never have a huge SP night (can be important in H2H)

I cant decide if its bad or good. But I'll be a big Dodgers fan this year.. at least for the first few weeks!
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:28 am

What do you do when LA heads for the mountains? 8-o

I think that those guys all do have a nice appeal but I'd be leery of stacking my deck so heavily in one direction.
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Postby josebach » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:37 am

Value is what you draft for. If you got good value for those guys, it doesn't make a difference what team they play for. I also drafted Lowe late and have Seo on my watch list for the same reasons you do. This isn't like football where if your quarterback goes down it affects the value of all of the other offensive players. The only negative I can see of having a bunch of pitchers on the same team is if that team's offense sucks it's going to have a greater effect on the number of wins your fantasy team gets. On the other hand, you should have some idea how good the offense is at the beginning of the year anyway and should have already factored wins into your analysis.

To sum it up... breath easy and good luck!
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:41 am

In H2H though, a bad week can torpedo you, even if you've raked all year. Particularly in the playoffs. I had a bunch of Bosox in '03 and they went to the west coast and the airline lost their bats or something like that and I went 'pffft'. I'd at least look at the schedule for that sort of thing and try to deal maybe one of them if the Dodgers are in Coors at that time of year. Or I'd milk them all year and THEN deal them to my competitor? :-D ;-)
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:42 am

AcidRock23 wrote:What do you do when LA heads for the mountains? 8-o


...or erodes into the Pacific...

Seriously though, I don't see a problem with it...
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:41 am

In my 16 team $$$ leauge, I ended up drafting 4 of the 5 SP's for the White Sox. I didn't go in trying to do that. It just happened that way. I'm happy with it.
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Postby Gwyddbwyll » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:26 am

Yeah Contreras and Vasquez often slide quite a bit as they are such a headache. Garland doesnt get much respect either.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:16 pm

It matters of course on your league but in a deep league I was able to take Wang, Chacon, and Mussina. At least I should be up there for wins.

Just depends on your strategy I guess
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Postby tuckerman85 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:26 pm

I dont think it is a very big issue. In h2h having hitters on the same team could really hurt in the event of a rain out. I have Zito, Haren and Blanton in one of my leagues, all which I got at a good value. I'm pleased with the picks and am not too concerned.
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