Hey guys, 'tis the Cafe's #1 Expos Fan sinicalypse here, and I've got yet another question for you guys.... My one goofy league this year is a 20 Team H2H slugfest comprised of my guys from the msgboard over @ http://www.chicagosportsfan.com
This league is insane. Not only is it 20 teams deep, but it's a comprehensive league that offensively features >> At Bats, Runs, Hits, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, Total Bases, Put Outs, Assists, Errors, Average, OBP, and Slugging. For pitching it features IP, Wins, Losses, Complete Games, Shutouts, Saves, K, Grounded-Into-Double-Plays, Holds, ERA, WHIP, K/BB ratio, K/9 ratio, Hits/9 ratio, and then Blown Saves.
BASICALLY, this league counts EVERYTHING. I reckon it's as close to being about real baseball as much as any other league, since there is nary a stat not being counted.
I had to select a team to take over and manage, so I selected a team that seemed to have the best top-of-the-line players. Basically, I get to keep four people, so I'm going to list all of the good players and I would love for you to tell me who you'd keep. Drop a link to your thread/s and I will be sure to come by and help... peep the friendliness bar! I just became part of the Cafe Response Team, so I will help. Anyways, without further adieu...
Billy Butler, Neil Walker, Jimmy Rollins, Geovany Soto, Seth Smith, Denard Span, Carlos Beltran, Juan Uribe (bleh)
Cliff Lee, Jered Weaver, Francisco Cordero, Ryan Dempster, Brandon League, Kerry Wood, JC Romero, Wade Davis..... and yeah it's just crap from there. Adam Wainwright was on this team too... RIP, Wainwright's 2011 season.
So yeah, tentatively I have myself down for Cliff Lee, Jered Weaver, Francisco Cordero, and Neil Walker (and the commissioner e-mailed me to compliment me on keeping Neil Walker... unless it's total subterfuge. Maybe keep dempster in place of cordero? Or in a really deep league that has holds in there, is it a good idea to maybe not have cordero? I'm thinking 20 teams, ~30 closers.... you gotta have at least one? I don't know, you guys tell me and i'll crank up the jets for a nice WHIR around the neighborhood.
# jay-MZ, aka YUNG JIGGHOVA'S STATE WITNESS