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How does this look????

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:27 am
by brahner
I'm in a 10 team H2H league, no keepers. Stat categories are:


My team:


C: Jorge Posada
1B: Ryan Howard
2B: Ray Durham
3B: David Wright
SS: Hanley Ramirez
OF: Matt Holiday
OF: Ichiro Suzuki
OF: Michael Cuddyer
OF: Johnny Damon
UTIL: Mark Teahen
UTIL: Austin Kearns
UTIL: Jacque Jones
BN: Omar Vizquel
BN: Craig Monroe
BN: Kevin Youkilis
BN: Ty Wigginton


SP: Aaron Harang
SP: Felix Hernandez
SP: Jeremy Bonderman
RP: Billy Wagner
RP: Chris Ray
P: Mike Mussina
P: Francisco Cordero
P: Joe Borowski
BN: Takashi Saito
BN: Tom Glavine
BN: Kenny Rogers
BN: Salomon Torres
BN: Taylor Tankersley

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I realize my relief pitching is probably where I'm most deep. I also wanted to ask advice about Boston's closer. Is it worth dropping Tankersley (injured) to pick up Timlin?? I know he's not technically the closer, but I've been hearing he might be the front runner with Pineiro struggling... Thanks!!!

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:46 am
by chris_dubyuh
You've got a great mix of power and speed throughout your lineup. I see no major flaws.

As far as relievers go, there are many options for you to deal for a serviceable starting pitcher -- target someone who is thin in the RP category.

As for Tankersley I wouldn't drop him for Timlin just yet because the Red Sox closing position is still wide open and the staff really wants to see Piniero develop his new delivery. I'd sit back, because there's still the chance the Tankersley becomes the closer when he returns too.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:09 am
by BronXBombers51
I agree with the poster above. Your RP is very deep. Your SP isn't bad, but I think you could really give it an extra boost by dealing away some of your bullpen depth in return for another solid starter. Your lineup looks very balanced. Howard and Wright in the same offense, and immense speed from Ramirez and Ichiro is incredibly dangerous.

Nice job.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:22 pm
by brahner
Ok, thanks to everybody for your input. I think I've found the team I'd like to propose a trade to. You see my roster above, look at his here and tell me who you think I should offer to get Webb (or should I try and get someone other than Webb?):

C Kenji Johjima
(Sea - C)
1B Albert Pujols
(StL - 1B)
2B Chone Figgins
(LAA - 2B,3B,OF)
3B Hank Blalock
(Tex - 3B)
SS J.J. Hardy
(Mil - SS)
OF Grady Sizemore
(Cle - OF)
OF Willy Taveras
(Col - OF)
OF Rocco Baldelli
(TB - OF)
OF Nick Markakis
(Bal - OF)
Util Rickie Weeks
(Mil - 2B)
Util Prince Fielder
(Mil - 1B)
Util Brad Hawpe
(Col - OF)
BN Jeremy Hermida
(Fla - OF)
BN Johnny Estrada
(Mil - C)
BN Scott Thorman
(Atl - 1B,OF)
BN Wily Mo Peña
(Bos - OF)

SP Brandon Webb
(Ari - SP)
SP Chien-Ming Wang
(NYY - SP)
SP Chris Young
(SD - SP)
RP B.J. Ryan
(Tor - RP)
RP Jonathan Papelbon
(Bos - RP)
P Cole Hamels
(Phi - SP)
P Anibal Sánchez
(Fla - SP)
P Chuck James
(Atl - SP,RP)
BN Cliff Lee
(Cle - SP)
BN Jeff Francis
(Col - SP)
BN Josh Johnson
(Fla - SP,RP)
BN Mike González
(Atl - RP)
BN Scott Linebrink
(SD - RP)

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:51 pm
by nakgxf
I think Webb is obviously the best pitcher there, but you might be able to get either Hamels or Young for a little bit less.

That said, I have owned Young in the past, and have really taken a liking to him. He put up a 3.45 ERA last year with almost a K per IP. Pretty good numbers for a guy that typically gets drafted in the middle teens rounds. I would start by offering two of your relievers (NOT Wagner), and counter back and forth until you can reach a deal.

Also, you might try posting this in the Trades Forum. It'll probably get more responses there.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:16 pm
by brahner

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:34 pm
by itodd
other than Durham at 2b, i really really like your team.

good luck with getting one other good proper SP :)