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1st '08 draft, hows it look?

Postby kingmike74 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:41 pm

My strategy was to get speed early and focus on power mid/late and slip pitching in every 3-5 picks.

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C- Russell Martin
C- Bengie Molina
1B- Mark Teixeira
2b- Placido Polanco
3b- Chone Figgins
SS- Jose Reyes
OF- Grady Sizemore
OF- Corey hart
OF- Brad Hawpe
OF- Hedeki Matsui
OF- Pat Burrell
UT- Edwin Encarnacion
UT- Carlos Gomez

P- CC Sabathia
P- Aaron Harang
P- Dausuke Matsuzaka
p- Ted Lilly
p- Ian Snell
p- Zack Geinke
RP- Matt Capps
RP- Joakim Soria
RP- Geroge Sherrill

I can add 2 more reserves and will add some power and move Gomez to the bench.

I do not like the team. Good average, runs and SB's but I need more power.
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Re: 1st '08 draft, hows it look?

Postby Chatrain57 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:55 pm

I'd say that I am in agreement with you. You're best bet right now is to possibly try and swing a deal moving one of your speed guys for a power bat. Maybe trade either Sizemore or Hart for a solid power hitter (like a Berkman/Carlos Lee type player). Pitching isn't bad at all, although having both Sherril and Capps on the same team might not be a good thing. Both are solid closers on bad teams, so maybe you try and flip one for a closer on a better team, so that you won't have to worry about nailing saves down at the end of the year.

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Re: 1st '08 draft, hows it look?

Postby kidsilk » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:02 pm

I agree that you need to move a speed guy for a power bat and maybe get more of a dependable closer. Other than that, I like your team.

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Re: 1st '08 draft, hows it look?

Postby Kujo » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:18 pm

I'd wait a bit before you pull the trigger to trade some speed for power... let these guys get you ahead in the SB category... then trade when someone is desperate for SB and willing to give up more. You have enough Power right now to not fall too far behind... but enough SB to pull way ahead. Pitching is good...

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Re: 1st '08 draft, hows it look?

Postby Chip1010 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:18 pm

I don't think it's a bad team, but you definitely could use some power. As far as closers, a stud would be nice, but I've always liked the idea of drafting talented closers on bad teams late in the draft (assuming you got them late). Guys can still rack up 30 saves on bad teams with some good luck.

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