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just drafted, any ideas?

Postby jellyroll » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:29 pm

Was thinking of changing the team name to "Punting catchers".

This is a 12 team 5x5 yahoo with 2 C and an extra MI. What do you think?

 C J. Mauer (Min - C)
 C T. Hall (TB - C) -
 1B R. Sexson (Ari - 1B) -
 2B M. Giles (Atl - 2B)  -
 3B M. Teixeira (Tex - 1B,3B)  -
 SS K. Matsui (NYM - SS)  -
 MI J. Reyes (NYM - SS)  -
 OF C. Beltrán (KC - CF) 
 OF V. Wells (Tor - CF)  -
 OF I. Suzuki (Sea - RF)
 OF A. Kearns (Cin - CF,RF)  -
 Util J. Burnitz (Col - LF,CF,RF) 
 BN H. Matsui (NYY - LF,CF)  -
 BN J. Hairston Jr. (Bal - 2B) 
 BN M. Byrd (Phi - CF)  -
 SP R. Oswalt (Hou - SP)  -
 SP B. Webb (Ari - SP)  -
 SP R. Harden (Oak - SP)  -
 RP O. Dotel (Hou - RP)  -
 RP A. Rhodes (Oak - RP) -
 P D. Kolb (Mil - RP)  -
 P B. Wickman (Cle - RP)  -
 P J. Peavy (SD - SP)  -
 BN E. Jackson (LA - SP)  -
 BN T. Armas (Mon - SP) 
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Postby BigBlueSwami » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:42 pm

I really like K. Matsui at a weak SS position. I also like the young arms of Harden, Webb and E. Jackon. I really think you fate depends on how well Oswalt can pitch. I haven't heard but I'd say he'll be 3 or 4 in that rotation. If you're drawing names out of a hat of National leaguer 3 or 4's, you only have maybe 3 or 4 teams that can run a pitcher of that quality out there to match him. I think if the Reds in general can stay healthy, they may struggle as a team but they should pad the stats of Kearns and he can put up 2nd tier outfielder numbers from what was probably a late pick. I'd see if I could trade up for another solid pitcher or look along the waivers for a guy like Jerome Williams, SF, Redman as a 4 or 5 in Oakland or a young guy like Claussen in Cinci if he can catch a slot in the rotation. Also, Jason Phillips is a good hitting catcher who should get more at=bats this year. Overall I'm a big fan of the low WHIP pitchers and you've got a good stash of them. If you're not pitching yourself into trouble, you don't need nasty stuff to get by. Good luck

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