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Is my hitting good enough to overlook weak pitching?

Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:01 pm

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C - C. Wilson
1B - P. Nevin
2B - B. Boone
SS - E. Renteria
3B - S. Rolen
OF - C. Beltran
OF - M. Ordonez
OF - J. Pierre
Util - B. Giles
Bench - S. Green
DL - M. Teixeira
DL - T. Hunter

SP - P. Martinez
SP - J. Beckett
SP - C. Zambrano
SP - A. Eaton
SP - J. Peavy
SP - B. Myers
SP - E. Milton
SP - J. Contreras
SP - M. Riley
RP - O. Dotel
RP - D. Kolb

I feel like I'm relying too much on unproven talent with my pitching. I'm playing in a 10-team H2H 8x7 league, and pitching seems to be a tough commodity. Everyone wants to hoard their good pitching, so I always feel like I'm overpaying for pitching talent in a trade. Opinions? Suggestions?
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Postby BigMusky » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:10 pm

I would not worry about it....you will have a lot of headaches though because of the up and down play of young guys. Watch for signs of them falling off near the all-star break and do not hesitate to trade them for proven guys at that point.
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Postby LouisC9999 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:12 pm

That's a lot of starting pitchers. Is there a maximum inning limit in your league?
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:15 pm

I think you'll be fine....Maybe a little light on saves for a ten team league but CL aren't as important in a H2H league.

A quick question for you: Who was you'r 6th round pick: Boone, Rents, Rolen, Beltran, Maggs, Pedro? Thats all top 3 round talent there.
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Postby thetongueofire » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:17 pm

yeah this staff looks decent enough but you should look to move Milton, Riley or Zambrano (guys whose value is high right now) for a closer... but usually its really hard to win in a competitive league going completely for pitching or hitting and punting the other (thats what i though the title suggested when i first read it O:-) )
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:24 pm

I think you have the perfect strategy - especially considering the catagories are pretty heavily weighted toward offense. BTW - what are the 8x7 cats? Im willing to bet those P cats have a couple luck cats in there like SOs or CGs - essentually making it a 8x5 league or worse.

Besides, since there is apparantly no IP limit or waiver move limit simply abuse the system - rotate in 2-3 SPs every day and punt the %s. You will compete against those P heavy teams in Ks and maybe even wins since they are quantity cats.

Again, a lot of this depends on what the catagories are.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:59 pm

Seems like someone just posted up because he wanted some praise...

Your pitching is fine dude.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:42 pm

TheRawDAWG wrote:I think you'll be fine....Maybe a little light on saves for a ten team league but CL aren't as important in a H2H league.

A quick question for you: Who was you'r 6th round pick: Boone, Rents, Rolen, Beltran, Maggs, Pedro? Thats all top 3 round talent there.


6th Round pick was Beckett. Maggs fell to me in the 5th round. I got Renteria in a trade that was basically straight up for Cabrera (my 13th rounder). I traded my 3rd round pick & F. Cordero for Pedro. Boone was my 4th round pick, Beltran was my first overall pick. The owners in my league started drafting pitching WAYYYY too early (in my opinion), so I snatched up some of the offensive juggernauts that were sitting out on the draft board, deciding that I would address pitching later through trading or waiver pickups.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:24 pm

You're league is nuts :-o
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
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Postby MicrowavedWater » Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:30 pm

well... I would try to pck up some good relief pitchers, but I mean since your league i weighted the way it is, if you can always sweep the batting categories dont worry about it that much...


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