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Any way to improve this team?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:14 pm

This is a 12 team, 5x5 H2H league. Through some trades I've managed to get what I consider a pretty good team. I don't really see how I could realistically get my offense any better, but I'd love some suggestions on pitching. Here 'tis:

C: Brian McCann
1B: Miguel Cabrara
2B: Brian Roberts
3B: Mark Reynolds
SS: Jimmy Rollins
OF: Manny Ramirez
OF: Nick Markakis
OF: Grady Sizemore
UTL: Shane Victorino
DL: David Ortiz

SP: CC Sabathia
SP: Shawn Marcum
SP: James Shields
SP: Micah Owings
SP: Johnny Cueto
SP: Zach Grinkie
SP: Jonathan Sanchez
RP: Joakim Soria
RP: George Sherrill
RP: Jon Rauch
RP: Solomon Torres
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Re: Any way to improve this team?

Postby jesse7 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 pm

your batting looks pretty good. pitching i would not hold on to cueto and greinkie though who else is out there?

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Re: Any way to improve this team?

Postby taw856 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:52 am

One suggestion would be to deal Sherrill. The guy is good, but his value is only going to drop since the O's won't be giving him save opportunities at the rate they did to start the year.

Also, I don't know who's on your bench, and I'm aware that Mark Reynolds would only net so much, but I'm inclined to think he's movable, too since you can play Cabrera at 3b, and 1b is a deeper position where you can find serviceable people on waivers. Not saying you need to make that move, just an idea if you're looking for pitching.

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Re: Any way to improve this team?

Postby JediMaster » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:44 pm

I would dump Owings and Cueto and go pick up a pitcher or two off of this list. Once you get rid of the 4.72 and 5.42 respectively, your team era will drop atleast .5 to 1 runs per week. Sure, you'll lose some strikeout power, but you still have Sanchez. See if you can get Chad Gaudin, Justin Masterson, Mike Mussina, Bartolo Colon, or Derek Lowe (NOTE: Only start Lowe when he's at home if you pick him up. He's actually quite productive at home, however, he's all sorts of awful on the road.) Each of those players have ERAs 1-2.5 runs lower than Owings and 1.5-3 runs lowers than Cueto, with the exception of Lowe unless he's at Dodger Stadium where he sports at 3.11 ERA.
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