Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- ScottA ScottA Sep 20, 2014 12:49 PM Flag
Miller is one of the players I kept last season, and still is in the mix. See what happens in his next start or 2(If he gets it) The decision between Archer/Miller was nearly a dead heat, and I only considered Archer as a slightly tastier morsel. And I hope one of those guys fall to me with the 28th or 29th pick (2nd round) next season.
this is a 15 team 9 keeper league.
Gray has potential but a slightly dipping end of season is a slight concern. Is he getting tired? or is there a slight injury along the way? Then of course there is the short stretch that Waino lost his Mojo.
Taveras, is finally showing some of his potential, and could easily be a top 10-20 player with his pedigree.
Ellsbury would give me a lot of SB's going into next season. and that is the stat I would like to get established before the draft and yet not kill the HR's.
I currently have Trout, Harper, McCutchen in my OF
Along with Bryant, Taveras,
Pitchers I would then have Sale, Gray, Chapman, and Archer
There is a temptation to accept it. We know what Els is. We know what Waino is. Gray is a probable. btut there is the potential of Tav being a stud in 2 years, and star next season. So where would you go?
- ScottA ScottA Sep 19, 2014 11:51 AM Flag
Everybody says that. I do usually like to start with one stud reliever, and work the waiver wire for saves. I have Chapman that fills that roll. However, 15 teams, 9 keepers (135 total), and losses count. So I pursue Saves, losses, ERA, WHIP. Sacrafice Wins and K's. It doesnt matter who I have as SP, as W's are a matter of luck as much as anything. SEE SAMARDJA....
I made the trade. So now, I am looking at Trout, Harper, McCutchen, Taveras in the OF.
...........................................................................Sale, Wanwright, Bryant, Chapman,
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Now, Archer, Verlander, S.Miller, or D'Arnaud. (((Likely archer)))
- ScottA ScottA Sep 15, 2014 11:09 PM Flag
Who else is on your DL? Replace one of them if necessary. You are crazy if you dont find some way to pick him up, unless you are already loaded with top 7 or 8 players on that DL. Pick him up, put immediately on DL, and drop whoever you must (NOT GOLDSCHMIDT). Dont be afraid to drop Carlos Gonzalez if he is who you have. Stanton has another 10 years of stardom ahead, and cannot be replaced.
15 teansm Keeping 9. I do have a little depth, but finishing near last.
Current keepers: Trout, Harper, Sale, Wainwright, Chapman, Taveras, Bryant
-----choose 3----- Dickerson, Soler, Rosenthal, Pineda
----Also have---- Sh.Miller, Verlander, Archer, Segura
Now, for the trade: I am offered, and very tempted. I would find myself with a much weaker #9 keeper.
I get McCutchen (KEEP),
Cuddyer, J.Turner (DROPS)
I give 4 keepers
Soler, Dickerson, Rosenthal, Pineda
This would leave me with Miller, or Archer as a 9th keeper. It gives me a nasty outfield. and it is not often you can have potentially 3 top 10 players. Really, am I better with Archer/McCutchen, than any combination of the others? will be forces for the next decade. I had every intention of Rosenthal/Chapman as a great duo at closer with losses counted in the league.
- ScottA ScottA Sep 14, 2014 12:03 PM Flag
Yes Sir. MISTAKE. What if those balls hit, did NOT go out of the ballpark? That is how I read it. When you take a .200 to .220 hitter, and suddenly, they get hot, and hit 50 homers, they will have an inflated average. Just that plain and simple. Season ends, and player is no longer in that "groove". New season starts, and you can pretty well bet that the player (davis) will be himself again. I expected Davis to be the biggest bust in all of baseball.
I would only have taken him in the 3rd round, for trading, and been devastated for the season, had my opponents been smart enough to pass. Of course, he never made it that far, so no biggie. Next years flop? Chris Carter, though he hasnt gotten his average up.
- ScottA ScottA Sep 13, 2014 12:09 PM Flag
You made a mistake in drafting Davis in the first place. Sure, he can hit the ball out of the ballpark, but you can count on him never hitting .250, and most likely .220 if that. HISTORY TALKS. Just like I am not sure Baez will be worth drafting for that exact reason. Other than playing SS/2b, he will kill your BA too much.
- ScottA ScottA Sep 13, 2014 12:01 PM Flag
losses are counted in the league, so I will likely deploy the strategy of high K pitchers, and closers, and forget chasing wins. If I use closers, maybe I get enough K's to get me into the 7-8 point range, yet keep the losses to a minimum. If I could trade Taveras and Wainwright for an elite bat, I might do it. Only a couple guys are interested in Soler, or Dickerson in a trade. Their loss, but how do I gain? I may end up able to pick up any player I drop here with one of top 2 picks next season, depending on who gets left off other rosters.
Richards, Greinke, Darvish, Cueto..... I traded Alex Wood at the deadline to improve my 3B, thinking I had enough pitching depth, and was 35-40 innings to the positive. Now what?
- ScottA ScottA Aug 17, 2014 11:12 AM Flag
Oh yes. Championship in balance. Still going to have 1 guaranteed elite player in your grasp. WIN AT ALL COSTS. You never know what will happen next season. If you have a title in your grasp, dont let go. If either Tulo or CarGo was going to be back this season, it might be a different story.
I traded away into a championship last season in one of my toughest leagues. I thought I had great keepers coming into this season. Injury (Moore), flop (Miller, Verlander, Carpenter, Segura) and Taveras not playing, I am in 13th of 15 teams. Would I do it again? HELL YEAH.... I have a title. That is worth 2nd place 4 or 5 years in a row. (MAYBE?)
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