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How to get over the final hump?

Postby Subversive » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:31 pm

Hey everyone, I'm in a 16 team 6x6 (ops and holds are the 2 extra categories) and I'm currently sitting tied for 4th with 121.5 points. 1st has 153 points, so he's way out in front, but I'd like to try and make a run at him. Here's my current roster:

C: McCann
1B: Teixeira
2B: Durham
3B: A-rod
SS: Tejada
CI: Overbay
MI: Glaus
LF: Reed Johnson
CF: Damon
RF: Sanders
OF: Rowand
Util: Sexson
Bn: Zimmerman
Bn: Aurillia
Bn: Estrada

SP: Halladay
SP: Zito
RP: K-rod
RP: Putz
RP: Rauch
P: Zito
P: Delcarmon
Bn: Padilla
Bn: Thomson
Bn: Doug Davis

My current position is as follows
Runs: 578 - 11pts (14 runs behind 12 pts)
HR: 126 - 6.5 pts (2 HR behind 8pts)
RBI: 512 - 6pts (2 RBI behind 7 pts)
SB: 89 - 12 pts (7 SB behind 13 pts)
Avg: .281 - 10 pts ( .001 behind 12.5 pts)
OPS: .796 - 5pts (.004 behind 6 pts)
Wins: 47 - 10 pts (1 behind 12 pts)
Saves: 32 - 7 pts (13 saves behind 8 pts)
K's: 618 - 13 pts (11 K's behind 14 pts)
Hlds: 45 - 12.5 pts (12 Holds behind 14.5 pts)
ERA: 3.63 - 15 pts (0.18 behind 16 pts)
WHIP: 1.25 - 13.5 pts (.02 behind 15 pts)

Keep in mind that I just traded Ichiro and Smoltz for A-Rod and Thomson. So, my question is, should I now try and move some offense for a top starter? I was thinking to try and send 2 offensive players out for 1 top notch starter. Or do you think my team is good enough to gain ground as it is? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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Postby MikeYoung4President » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:09 pm

I think your starters can hold steady and keep you in this. But you need to focus your efforts on the offense. If there's anyone out there better than Durham or Sanders, I'd drop those two first. And Sexson just isn't hitting like he used to.
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Postby Frappy » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:29 pm

Hey man, thanks for your post. I agree with the above poster on this one - your pitching situation is fine. offense is where the oppurtunity of bigger gain lies. A-rod Will help you a ton but I would still keep my eyes open for hot bats on the WW to play.
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Postby ragged25 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:31 pm

Thanks for checking out my post, first of all, hell of a trade you pulled for A-rod without giving up the farm. HR and RBI's will gain you massive points, two weak areas that you have right now. Smoltz is solid and your staff is a little shaky without him, but anytime you can get Arod, you had to do it. WIth that said, Tex is still puzzling to me as to why he isn't putting up first round numbers, if he even produces at 80% of what he's capable of, your offensive numbers will definitely be much better than they are now. As to whether that's enough for you to overtake first, I am not sure. I don't think with your current lineup, youcan make up that much ground so you need to make some moves. If you can get rid some of your bench players and work a two for one for an upgrade, I would definitely do that.
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