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Took over 1st for first time since April! Can I hold it?

Postby Frappy » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:42 pm

Today is a great day indeed. I started 4 starters in my 12 team 5x5 roto and managed this line: 32 IP, 2 wins, 3 Saves (all closers), 23 K's, 2.53 ERA, 1.34 WHIP. Offensively Im going 14-34 (.412) 8 runs, 2 homers, 10 RBIS so far. What does this mean for the standings? Well, Im up 5 points and the 1st place team is down 2.0 for a net gain of 7 points on first - launching me into 1st for the first time since April. With the day winding down it looks certain that Ill be in first officially. With half a month left the only question is whether or not I can hold it. If I do, I'd take the title in my FIRST fantasy baseball league. It's been a tough road with losing D.Lee and having dissapointments like Figgins and Crisp, what do you think? Here's my team and current standings:

5 x 5 Roto 12 teamer with 8 keepers. 1250 IP Maximum limit.

C- J. Willingham
1B- J.Giambi
2B- F.Sanchez (Picked him up Aug.26 before deadline)
3B- A.Ramirez
SS- J.Rollins
OF- C.Figgins
OF- M.Holliday
OF- J.Dye
Util- D.Lee (I do my best to follow his crazy sit-start pattern)
BN- N.Markakis (Subs in for Lee and Figgins)
BN- M. Cuddyer (Same)

SP- S.McClung
SP- A.Heilman (Picked him up today, effective tom.)
SP- J.Smoltz
SP- C C Sabathia
RP- J.Nathan
RP- B.Wickman
P- T.Jones
BN- J.valverde
BN- J.Nelson
BN- T.Glavine
BN- D.Willis
BN- O.Hernandez (This is my spot-start slot. I may just keep El Duque because I don't need to spot-start for innings pace anymore and this guy has been HOT)

Prospect- Chad Billingsley (Rights till End 06')
Prospect- Billy Butler (Rights till End 06')
Prospect- Daisuke Matsuzaka (Rights till end 07')
Prospect- Felix Pie (Rights till end 07')

With these prospect rights, I can hold them in the FA - not my roster - and add or drop them whenever. When their rights expire the only way I can keep them is by having them as one of my 8 MLB keepers.

Current Rankings- Out of 12

Runs- 8.0 (808) -Lock for 7, most likely 8. 3 R's from 9.0.
HomeRuns- 11.0 (224) - Lock for 11 pts.
RBIs- 10.0 (452)- Lock for 8, most likely 9. 3 Rbis from 11.0
SBs- 10.0 (129)- Lock for 8. 4 SBs from 12.0 (It's CLOSE)
.AVG-5.5 (.281) -This is never a lock but Im .004 Ahead of 4.0 and tied for 5.5 (the tied team's offense hasnt been hitting for avg. mine has)

Wins- 6.5 (69)- Obviously tied here and 2 wins above 5.0.
Saves- 12.0 (55)- 2 saves ahead of 11.0. Seems like a lock though. I got 4 closers/day to his 3 and I have 2 closers on the bench to fill in for off-days. Ill have 4 going every day.
Ks- 10.0 (966)- 42 above 9.0. 46 above 8.0. 10 from 11.0.
ERA- 11.0 (3.87) -Crazy race here. 0.02 above 10.0. 0.04 above 9.0. 12.0 is FAR ahead of us.
WHIP- 7.5 (1.29) -Another race. Tied and 0.01 above 6.0 and 0.02 above 5.0 (But 5.0 has a poor staff and gave up this year)

Overall- 91.5, 2 points above 2nd.

Im at 1183.1 IP and something like 30 innings above pace. I've made 80 moves. Im probally going to spot start once more (G.Chacin or J.Lieber) and then leave it to my big 4 and closers to eat up the rest of the innings.

My offense has been amazing this 2nd half and is hot right now. The only offensive category I've slowed down in is SB's. Im thinking about picking up a speedy guy.

Anyway, to get through a bunch of injuries and hard-times to have a surging 2nd half and an epic last-half-of-september run to pick up my first league title in a competitive money league in my first year of fantasy baseball would be amazing.

Update: edited line because figgins got another hit. Just a triple that got him the CYCLE! With that hit I also gain another .5 points as I've tied for the next slot in BA.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:13 am

Best of luck, I would love to see you win the whole thing ;-D
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Postby Frappy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:19 pm

Thanks, at the beggining of the year I was just hoping for a learning expierence. Well I got that and so much more going right now. (Lots of thanks to the cafe)
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