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Almost a full team of Champions...

Postby Staples » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:56 pm

How does this team look???

I think i could use some help at 3b and SS but right now both players are showing quite a bit of potential...

C Russell Martin C
1B Miguel Cabrera 1B
2B Chase Utley 2B
3B Ryan Zimmerman 3B
SS Jason Bartlett SS
IF Ian Kinsler 2B
OF Magglio Ordonez OF
OF Adam Dunn OF
OF Carlos Quentin OF
UTIL Brandon Phillips 2B

Bench Joe Mauer C DL15
Bench Corey Hart OF
Bench Howie Kendrick 2B
Bench Jim Thome DH

SP Cole Hamels
SP Zack Grienke
SP Josh Johnson
SP Aaron Harang
SP John Danks
RP Brad Ziegler
RP Brian Fuentes
RP Kerry Wood
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Re: Almost a full team of Champions...

Postby jackie hayes » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:10 pm

At ss, yes, I'd look for an upgrade. Bartlett's 1 hr takes him to 12 on his career, so he gives you absolutely nothing in terms of power. He doesn't score, doesn't knock in runs, the only thing he gives you is a non-disastrous avg and a handful of steals. I'd rather have Andrus, who has more upside in terms of steals and hits in a lineup with more potential (although he's also hitting at the bottom of the order, so he's not a slam dunk). I wouldn't worry too much about Zimmerman, yet. He's been disappointing, but it's important to remember how young he is, still.

You have 3 top 2b, so I'd try to trade one of those for a top ss. Maybe even pair one 2b with Mauer if you can get a Reyes or Rollins in return (you may not find a taker, but it's worth a shot). Your other 2b can carry the load, and you have Hart for the util spot. Your starters are good, but if this were me, I'd consider dropping Thome for some more depth at sp. The relievers are a solid group. Overall, good team, and could be very good if you can make something of that logjam at 2b.
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Re: Almost a full team of Champions...

Postby Hit Factory » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:54 pm

I would trade Quentin for a shorstop or even a third baseman (not a fan of Zimmerman at all.) You could use Corey Hart to take Quentin's place and he should do nicely. As for your pitching, I have Hamels on my team as well, I really hope he has a good year, for your sake and mine lol. I like Greinke, Josh Johnson, and Harang always provides a ton of k's, however I think you might want to look into getting a true #2 starter, or even a Dan Haren type just incase Hamels isn't 100% healthy. Overall I think you have a nice team and should do well this year, however with a few moves you could possibly win your league! Good luck!
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