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To much speed, not enough power?

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To much speed, not enough power?

Postby eli81k » Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:25 am

I'm in a ten team league that allows up to six keepers. Head to head league. Scoring categories are:

Batting: R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, .AVG, .OBP
Pitching: W, L, S, K, BB, .ERA, .WHIP

I am wondering if I have too much speed and could use some more HR/RBI? Jeter and Nomar were taken four picks apart, and I could probably trade Jeter for Nomar, because Nomar's owner has a ton of pop in his line-up, but is really hurting speed wise.

My team is (and we use specific OF positions):

C - Hall (TB) and C. Johnson (COL)
1B - Palmiero (TEX) and Huff (TB)
2B - Durham (SF) and Biggio (HOU)
3B - Glaus (ANA) and Bell (PHI)
SS - Jeter (NYY) and Guzman (MIN)
LF - Matsui (NYY) and *Cruz Jr. (SF)
CF - Beltran (KC)
RF - Guerrero (MON) and Cuddyer (MIN)

SP - Maddux (ATL)
SP - Prior (CHC)
SP - Wolf (PHI)
SP - Pinero (SEA)
SP - Lawrence (SD)
RP - Mesa (PHI)
RP - Foulke (OAK)
RP - Villafuerte (SD)
RP - Santana (MIN)

Roster Limit is 24. *Cruz Jr. is eligible at LF, CF, and RF.

Durham, Jeter, Beltran, and Guerrero all stole at least 25+ bases last season. And The last three stole 30+.

I am just wondering if I need more pop in a ten team league, or if I have enough to compete with anybody even with all the speed.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Also, if you see any other holes in my team, please point them out. I tried to get as ballanced a squad as I could, and I think I've got some players in reserve roles, especially Santana, that could bust out and be huge.


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Postby hooligan1 » Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:35 am

I would think you'll be competing week in week out in the power cats. Yes you do have a lot of speed, but look at this lineup closely. Palmiero, Glaus, Matsui, Beltran, Vlad and possibly Huff should all hit 30+ homers this year with around 100-120 RBI each. That is nothing to scoff at, power-wise.

If you can pull off the Jeter for Nomar trade, I think I would do it. Although I am a bit partial to Nomar, I do think he is the overall better player. But keep in mind you will NOT get any significant steals from him nor from Palmiero, Matsui, Hall, Huff and maybe 10-15 from Glaus. You would still have three excellent base-stealers.

Your rotation has good depth, but not anyone who really stands out as a stud. Maddux used to be; now he's merely very good. Prior: who knows....should do it, but one can never be sure with young players. Wolf, Pinero and Lawrence all have question marks; none of them has really done it for more than a year-year and a half.

Bullpen is solid with Foulke......and I suppose Mesa, although it's an adventure everytime he goes out there. Villafuerte should be decent, but if not then who else do the Padre's turn to?

All in all, a pretty good looking team. I like it!
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