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Postby darkwingaa » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:08 am

Hi everyone, this is my first time playing fantasy baseball! I've had some experience with roto leagues is fantasy basketball, but this is obviously a different beast.

Rules for the league are:
10 team 5x5 roto.
No limits on Batters.
Pitchers limited by 120 games started (Is that a lot? I assume that means relievers never count toward the pitcher limit?).

Without further ado, here's my roster:
C AJ Pierzynski
1B Albert Pujols
2B Rickie Weeks
3B Scott Rolen
SS Rafael Furcal
OF Manny Ramirez
OF Grady Sizemore
OF Vernon Wells
Util Alex Rios

Bench Lyle Overbay
Bench Eric Chavez
Bench Josh Barfield
Bench Brad Hawpe
Bench Freddy Sanchez

P Billy Wagner
P John Lackey
P Daisuke Matsuzaka
P Jason Isringhausen
P Josh Beckett
P Scot Olsen

What do you think? I think my offense is ok, and since there's no batter limit I get to stream as much as I want. However, I'm a little worried about my pitchers. At first glance they look ok, but remember there are ten teams and only six pitcher slots. Most leagues seem to have more than that? Plus, I don't have any pitchers on my bench, so I can't do any streaming. I want to trade for a pitcher if I can, but I don't know who to offer up as trade bait.

Here's a team that seemed to draft nothing but pitchers. I'd like to trade with him but don't know what you'd considered a good deal.

This is his roster:
C Mike Piazza
2B Jeff Kent
3B Hank Blalock
SS Jose Reyes
OF Gary Sheffield
OF Rocco Baldelli
OF Eric Byrnes
Util Morgan Ensberg

P Chris Carpenter
P Jake Peavy
P Roy Oswalt
P Mariano Rivera
P Ryan Dempster
P Octavio Dotel
Bench Brandon Webb
Bench John Smoltz
Bench Jason Schmidt
Bench Curt Schilling
Bench Mike Mussina
Bench Rish Harden

His offense needs some help, and he's got a massive set of pitchers. Who do I offer, and who do I try to get in return?

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Postby cHeMcL » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:13 am

I like all of your batters... You seem to be stuck with 3 2b's... You are right about your starting pitchers.. You have Matsuzaka which has yet to prove that he can pitch in the majors... The problem with the other team is that he has well IMO only aces... So i think if he was to make a trade it would have to involve a big batter... Or maybe Lyle overbay and someone else for maybe schmidt or smoltz.. Or another thing you can do is try to send a trade involving Overbay for Harden straight up.. Harden pitched really bad last season and is looking to bounce back in ACE form... Hope this helps.. Good luck... :-)
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Postby Sho Nuff » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:51 am

I want to know how a team gets Pujols, Manny, Sizemore, and Wells.
I had the 1st pick in a 12 Pujols and all of those guys were gone by my 2nd pick.

I could see getting 3 of them...but all 4 is incredible to get.
Obviously in doing so you took a hit in pitching to go there...but not terrible.

Could probably move Wells for a solid pitcher...or Manny if you wish.
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