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Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:33 am
by chenemy
Hello from Hong Kong,
Anyways, getting straight to the point... in a 10 team non keeper H2H that counts the following categories (that I hate..)
Batters: R, H, RBI, 2B, HR, K, BB, SB
Pitchers: IP, W, L, SV, H, R, BB, K

My team:
C Posada
1B Fielder
2B Weeks
3B Braun
SS Hanram
OF Rios
OF Beltran
OF Pence
UT Jay Bruce
BN Longoria
BN Figgins

Pitchers:
Zambrano
Javier Vazquez
Pedro
Billingsley
John Maine
Baker
Justin Duschsehskwhatshisname
Kershaw
Jered Weaver
Carpenter (stashed on DL)
Joe Nathan
Valverde
Torres

Anyways... I auto drafted my team since the timing was impossible for me to make it, I made some trades and pickups (isn't so bad with 10 team depth) and ended up with the above. Now, I must admit, this is the first time I've played such a shallow league but I will still put my team above average compared to the others in the same league... I really would appreciate any advice that might improve it further. Trades are quite uncommon - only 7 (3 were mine) but the waiver wire is quite busy.

I'm currently sitting at 9 of 10 (and the 10th is really out of it already) although I did pick up a 10-5 win against the league leader this past week. 22.5 GB from first and 8 from playoff spot, I still think I should be able to give everyone a run for their money.

So, any help will be very appreciated.

Oh, I do have a question regarding Posada: you guys put him at a sell candidate... but I doubt I can move him for anything that I can't pick off the FA pool, should I just keep him? (he did just hit a homerun) I've owned Suzuki and Johjima (autodrafted) in this league earlier and both seems to be worse options than Posada.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:51 am
by Grey
Hello from Hong Kong,
Anyways, getting straight to the point... in a 10 team non keeper H2H that counts the following categories (that I hate..)
Batters: R, H, RBI, 2B, HR, K, BB, SB
Pitchers: IP, W, L, SV, H, R, BB, K

My team:
C Posada
1B Fielder
2B Weeks
3B Braun
SS Hanram
OF Rios
OF Beltran
OF Pence
UT Jay Bruce
BN Longoria
BN Figgins

Pitchers:
Zambrano
Javier Vazquez
Pedro
Billingsley
John Maine
Baker
Justin Duschsehskwhatshisname
Kershaw
Jered Weaver
Carpenter (stashed on DL)
Joe Nathan
Valverde
Torres

Anyways... I auto drafted my team since the timing was impossible for me to make it, I made some trades and pickups (isn't so bad with 10 team depth) and ended up with the above. Now, I must admit, this is the first time I've played such a shallow league but I will still put my team above average compared to the others in the same league... I really would appreciate any advice that might improve it further. Trades are quite uncommon - only 7 (3 were mine) but the waiver wire is quite busy.

I'm currently sitting at 9 of 10 (and the 10th is really out of it already) although I did pick up a 10-5 win against the league leader this past week. 22.5 GB from first and 8 from playoff spot, I still think I should be able to give everyone a run for their money.

So, any help will be very appreciated.

Oh, I do have a question regarding Posada: you guys put him at a sell candidate... but I doubt I can move him for anything that I can't pick off the FA pool, should I just keep him? (he did just hit a homerun) I've owned Suzuki and Johjima (autodrafted) in this league earlier and both seems to be worse options than Posada.
Doubles? That's a random category.

I'd hold onto Posada for now, because, as you said, your league is shallow and you probably couldn't move him anyway with a lack of trades.

Your offense looks way above average and your pitching looks like it is bigger problem of the two. I try not to trade for pitching from a hitting strength. So, honestly, I'd probably hold pat for now. Especially now that your team is turning it around. The only move I'd consider is moving Bruce for a tier two starter, say Harang. Then putting Figgins in UT or a hot guy off waivers.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:18 pm
by redskinsnut
Those categories are an abortion to the original concept of rotisserie baseball.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:58 pm
by chenemy
I really hate it when one of my guys stretch out a double into a triple...

Anyways, I'll try and see if I can flip Jay Bruce for a good pitcher like you said. Thanks

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:52 pm
by chenemy
Should I pickup Randy Johnson in place of any of my starters? I've already dropped Weaver for Alexei since Weeks got on the DL

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:00 pm
by Grey
I'd probably go with Johnson over Kershaw. But I could see the argument against doing that move as well.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:16 pm
by White Lightning
Doubles category? Try trading for Biggio.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:24 pm
by Grey
Chase made a funny.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:05 am
by redskinsnut
Your league should add sacrifice flies as a category.

Re: Need help with my team

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:08 am
by chenemy
I was thinking catcher's interference and hitting for the cycle