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Postby Airzoom32 » Sun May 28, 2006 7:38 pm

I am playing in a head to head league for the first time ever. 7 years of roto, the rest of the league wanted to mix it up (which is code for they didn't want me to win a 5th title in a row). Through the first 1/3 of the season I am still in 13/18 and don't know when to panic. I have a lot of injuries but since I have never done H2H I really don't know how far out is too far out. At what point should I start worrying/taking bigger risks? How long would you wait on players like Sheets/Patterson/Hamels? I am really in the dark hear because I have no prior knowledge in this area. Are there any basic rules I should take into account? Thanks for the help.

I am 41-53-4 23GB


C (1) - M. Barrett
1B (1) - Thome
2B (1) - M. Giles
3B (1) - D. Wright
SS (1) - B. Crosby
OF (3) - J. Bay, C. Patterson, K. Griffey Jr
UTL(1) - A. Rowand
Bench - A. Huff

SP (2) - S. Kazmir, B. Tomko
RP (2) - Lidge, M. Gonzalez
P (2) - S. Shields, JJ Putz
Bench - C. Hamels, T. Wakefield
DL - Sheets, Patterson
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Postby cordscords » Sun May 28, 2006 8:12 pm

Trade away Lidge and Gonzalez for areas that you are week in.

I am personally a fan of punting saves in H2H. Let the other guy take that category, where you better your chances in others.
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Postby West Coast Fan » Sun May 28, 2006 8:13 pm

I see 20 players including the two on DL.
Offense isn't bad, but Crosby has been a disappointment and you're assuming Huff gets going in the 2nd half. Wakefield may get you some wins, but he's going to kill your ERA. I would think you could drop Patterson and p/u some other starter. R Ortiz (Nationals) pitched well today, and J Wright (NY) as well. I picked up Wright and got the win today. Cain (SF) pitched well enough to win yesterday and may be getting his game together. Your #1 starter is Kazmir (Sheets on DL for quite awhile). You also may want to drop Shields and p/u a starter. He may help your ERA and WHIP but in week to week scoring, one bad outing by a starter and you'll lose 2 categories without a starter to provide a quality start.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Sun May 28, 2006 9:39 pm

When to start worrying depends on how many teams make the playoffs. With the injuries that you have you should be in good shape if you make it into the playoffs. If you're getting nervous that you won't be able to snag the last playoff slot then that's when you start making some moves.
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