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- by A Yahoo! User Feb 4, 2014 11:08 AM Flag
This has been a keeper league, but we lost a few managers and are planning a reboot. Good, competitive core group of managers, looking to get back up to 14, have a good year, and then take it from there. If you want in, give me a link to your fantasy profile so I can make sure you're not a scrub.
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, NA, NA
Batter Stats: Runs (R), Singles (1B), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG)
Pitcher Stats: Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Hits (H), Walks (BB), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9), Blown Saves (BSV)
I have to agree with Riddle. Soriano is long-time proven, and he is moving to the National League from the AL East, so his ratios should approve accordingly, and he should have a lot of save opportunities.
Romo has not yet proven longevity, and after one outstanding year, he's gotten cocky, getting himself involved in politics rather than focusing on his job. I'd be concerned about his ability to turn his great year into a great career.
I think you are a bit light on starting pitching and relief pitching.
You're definitely good in terms of quantity in starting pitching, but I'd look to improve on quality.
If it were my team, here's what I'd do:
1) I'd try to trade Prince Fielder and Adam Wainwright to a team who can offer you an elite, but slightly underrated outfielder and a true ace. If you could turn Fielder and Wainwright into either Strasburg, Kershaw, or Felix along with a Matt Holliday type, I'd grab that fast.
2) I'd try to move Rios for a Jonathan Papelbon/Rafael Soriano type. You won't be able to sell Rios to just any manager for a top closer because he's not an elite player in his position, but the extent to which he is overrated in this year's game should help you find a match.
3) I'd try to move Beckett either for a Jason Grilli type closer or cheap power bench solution like Garrett Jones or Alfonso Soriano. If you can get a Kendrys Morales type from a Dodgers fan for Beckett you're doing great. If Kenley Jansen is a free agent in your league, drop Beckett and pick Jansen up. I see him as a top 5 reliever, and he will be a closer again soon in my opinion. In the meantime, he will help all of your ERA and WHIP type stats every time he is on the mound.
I think moves like those would help balance your attack a lot and make your team a lot more injury proof. Hope that helps.
Hello, I am interested but I've just got a few questions. For instance, how many players in the league, and how many keepers?
marenna.anthony at GEEEEEEEEEEMAAAAAAAALE
- Reply to Jake Feb 28, 2013 5:48 PMA Yahoo! User Feb 28, 2013 6:06 PM Flag
Hey, few questions:
1) What are the settings?
2) How many keepers per team?
3) Who are the players on the teams that need replacement managers?
My contact info is marenna.anthony at GEEEEEEMAAAAAALE
Long-time fantasy baseball player looking to take over a keeper team in the right league. I'm a reasonably good player with a 71% baseball ratings, a top three finish in 16 of the 23 leagues I've played in, and 6 first place finishes.
I am extremely active as a manager, a true trade addict, and I've been commissioner in 64% of my leagues.
I think I can be an asset to a league looking for a replacement manager, but I'm looking for something pretty specific:
1) Must be head to head H2H
2) Must be between 10 and 16 teams. I'd prefer a 10 or 12 team format with reasonably big rosters.
3) I like more than standard stats, but less than a ton. 10x10 is perfect for me, anything close will do.
4) Trades must be allowed pre-draft for both players and draft picks.
5) The closer the draft is to the season the better.
6) I want a league that lets through any trade that is not blatant cheating or roster dumping. A League Vote format where managers have ever shot down a trade is no good for me, and if it is Commissioner Veto, then the commissioner must be very permissive. There's nothing I hate more than negotiating on a fantasy baseball trade just to have it shot down arbitrarily.
7) The league has proven active managers. The longer the history the better.
I know it's a lot of criteria, but if your league meets all or most of these, I'd love to join in.
My email is marenna.anthony at GEEEEEEMAAALE.
Thanks for the consideration.
- Reply to ScottS Feb 28, 2013 2:04 PMA Yahoo! User Feb 28, 2013 2:07 PM Flag
Scott, I might be interested. Can I see the settings and the team I'd be taking over? Also can you tell me a bit about how active your league is? Lots of trades?
Contact me at marenna.anthony at GEEEEEEEEMAAAAAAAALEEEE
Sorry for the misspelling, Yahoo usually blocks me from posting my email because it is not with them
- A Yahoo! User Feb 28, 2013 2:01 AM Flag
I think to a great extent it depends how Alvarez develops this year and beyond. The rest of the players are basically known quantities. As you said, Phillips was a no-brainer given your depth at second, it is tough to see Jordan Zimmermann go in a keeper, and long-term he may be the better option than Gallardo. I'm not buying the hype that Upton will be a new player just because he is on the same team with his brother. Do I think you could have gotten more? Yes, I think so. You had the opportunity to sell higher including those three in a deal. But long-term, depending on the number of keepers your league allows, you may be the winner just because you got Harper. If your league allows few keepers, it's a clear win, and in that case the number 1 pick in 2014 looms even larger for you since few keepers means better talent in that first round. You have to be prepared to lose on this trade in the short term, but baseball is a funny thing. You may get great performances from all three this year, and a year or two down the line the other guy may regret the deal. But barring any injuries, I don't see you regretting having Harper on your team down the line.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 28, 2013 1:55 AM Flag
I think that at face value it is a no brainer. If you draft wisely, it will definitely make your team better, possibly even in the short term. My only question would be if you could get anything else in return for Craig. I'd shoot for a strong middle infielder, a top starting pitcher, or Kimbrel if the team you're dealing with has any of those. Craig seems a bit redundant with Goldschmidt as a keeper. I'd try to get stronger at a more shallow position. You can do well for UTIL players in your draft.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 28, 2013 1:42 AM Flag
I think overall you've got a strong and balanced team, assuming this league is not a keeper. If it is a keeper, I would spend some time trying to get younger with some of your top talent. Assuming this is not a keeper, I would not move any pitching. If anything. I'd plug Altuve in at second base and try to get yourself a Matt Holliday type who will balance power with average (if you ask me, you're a bit light on homeruns and rbi's for a 10-teamer) and also another strong closer. Targeting a Huston Street or a Jason Grilli would probably get the job done, but if you're dealing with the right manager at the right time, you might be able to swing a Holliday and Rafael Soriano for Kinsler type deal. That would improve your team a lot, as your backup shortstop is not the best option int he utility spots given the composition of your team. Both Asdrubal Cabrera and Andrus have been streaky, so I'd prepare to interchange them with one another between SS and bench depending on how the wind is blowing any given week. Hope that helps and good luck.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 24, 2013 4:58 PM Flag
I'll take the Latinos. marenna.anthony at GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MALE
Sorry for the ridiculous spelling of my contact info, Yahoo won't let you post them properly.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 21, 2013 10:19 AM Flag
I'm on the other end of the spectrum and have won leagues drafting frontline pitchers with my first and second round picks. You're not going to get pitchers like 2012 Sale and Medlen in the late draft every year, no matter what. With Darvish, Bumgarner, Latos, Wainwright, and other high end late draft pitchers, you lose on pitching against all but the most mediocre opponents.
I think it's a pretty good team, but given the number of players on your roster, there should be some better options than Aoki and Trumbo in your league's free agent pool. I'd look around.
- Reply to anthony Feb 20, 2013 1:03 PMA Yahoo! User Feb 20, 2013 3:01 PM Flag
Hi, I'm interested. I am an extremely active manager and commish most of my leagues, which as you know is a job that requires attention.
Couple questions though.
1) Is this a Yahoo league?
2) What are the payouts?
Please reply on here, Yahoo won't let me put my contact info in here. Thanks!
- by A Yahoo! User Feb 14, 2013 6:59 AM Flag
5th year of a successful, competitive, and fun head to head mixed keeper league. 1 new manager from last year was inactive and needs to be replaced, though they had a decent team.
30 man roster, only 4 bench spots.
Live fantasy draft on Sunday March 24th 9:30pm EST. There will be multiple rounds of drafting because even though this is keeper/dynasty, rosters are expanded several slots from last year.
Batters- Joey Votto, Pedro Alvarez, Emilio Bonifacio, Adrian Beltre, Jacoby Ellsbury, Torii Hunter, Garrett Jones, Carlos Lee, Yadier Molina, Trevor Plouffe, Martin Prado, Alex Rios
Pitchers- Chris Capuano, Scott Diamond, Scott Downs, Matt Harrison, Greg Holland, Kyle Lohse, James McDonald, Robbie Ross, Rafael Soriano, Tom Wilhelmsen
TYPE OF MANAGER WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
You should be a rabid baseball fan who is ready to be active every day of the season. Your roster should be your pet basically. Looking for people who will be active on the message board and in the trade circuit, and someone who is interested in being in this league far beyond this year.
WHAT INFORMATION TO RESPOND WITH:
- why you should be considered
- a link to your fantasy profile
- your email address
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