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    Just Drafted - Rate It

    by JAH Mar 29, 2015 6:41 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 30, 2015 1:59 AM Flag

    SO MANY question marks. If everything pans out, you will be high up the rankings in the league. BUT, I would think that enough of these holes are likely to show up as the season rolls along. Strasburg/Richards is a great base on SP's. You have good RP, but where are the saves?

  • Specifically, I have a team I give 70% chance of winning the league. 9 keepers per team, 15 teams

    I built my team around the idea of scoring high in the Losses, ERA, WHIP, Saves categories, while scoring high in the offensive categories.

    This offer, ruins my strategy to which I feel would be successful.

    I give Chapman and McGee (up to 80 saves GONE)
    I get Springer and Grandal

    Grandal is pretty "useless" and would be off my team when a FA comes along, so just as well not count him in the trade. I lose ALL those saves. My team is relying on 10-13 points in the saves category to win the league

    I have a loaded OF already. Trout (CF), McCutchen(CF), Harper(LF,CF,RF).
    I have Werth and Calhoun filling out my RF and UT spots, so Springer would be overload.

    I have enough power and speed already. But how can I walk away from a top 15 player in 2016?

    My remaining RP's are Storen, Casilla, Rondon(Det), Cingrani, A.Miller. I dont feel good about the saves without Chapman.

    Do I gamble with a championship on the line? I win the trade by a mile.

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    Keeper draft. Who would you pick?

    by ScottA Mar 28, 2015 2:33 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 28, 2015 7:39 PM Flag

    Opinions? Everyone has one! Which direction do I wish to go?

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    First pick advice

    by A Yahoo! User Mar 28, 2015 1:04 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 28, 2015 4:01 PM Flag

    Goldschmidt without a doubt. You can always trade him. One of best 5 players in the game, no questions asked. You can trade him in a 2 for 1 deal if you must, later on. Just dont sell him short

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    Keeper draft. Who would you pick?

    by ScottA Mar 28, 2015 2:33 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 28, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    Losses are counted. If I dont get Greinke, my thought is that one of the other SP's at that stage in the draft doesnt really gain me anything. I think a quality arm will fall to me in the 2nd round (11th rd). However, I expect at least 5 closers to be taken between my first and second picks.

    I am looking at balance between keepers, yet production this season. Can I really rely on Wong having top notch keeper skills? (see Matt Carpenter). Will Meso be keeper worthy, healthy, and stay above the Mendoza line? And, will Wainwright be an elite starter going into 2016? Plus, I have a lineup that I can win with NOW.

  • ROTO, 15 teams, 9 keepers. C,1,2,3,ss,IF,LF,CF,RF,OF,UT,UT. Also count Losses, and OPS.

    My keepers Trout, McCutchen, Harper, Bryant, Mesoraco, Wong, Sale, Wainwright, Chapman

    Available:
    Kemp, Longoria, Holliday, A.Gordon, Calhoun, C.Carter, R.Zimmerman, Adams, Pence, Werth, Y.Tomas,

    Greinke, Shields, Betances, Allen, Storen, Richards, Hughes

    Sano, Correa

    I had a bad season with my non keepers and made trades at end of season. So I have 4th pick. Give me your rankings of 1 through 4 in preference. Thank you.

  • ScottA ScottA Mar 25, 2015 11:47 PM Flag

    Trout, McCutchen, first 2. Stanton is my choice, but either Goldschmidt or Cabrera would be good picks also. I dont care if its H2H, or Roto for the top 5 picks.

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    Who would you draft, 9 keep, 15 team, 4th pick

    by ScottA Mar 25, 2015 1:26 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 25, 2015 9:43 PM Flag

    Looking at last season, I need to have 215-220 HRS in the category to score 13-15 points. WITH Carter, that would push my total, with him hitting approximately 35 homers, that should give me 160 with just my 7 hitters up to that point in the draft. 5 more hitters to start after that, to which I cold focus on some blazing fast guys, giving me Runs and SB.
    I hate to think about taking a closer with my first pick.. That would be rather valuable to my season strategy of avoiding LOSSes, and getting Saves with low ERA/WHIP. I can always hope to get Greinke, and change my pitching plans. I would settle on Kemp or Longoria. I just dont expect those 3 to be available with the 4th pick. I still have a few days to think about it. Im looking for a little perspective. Thanks.

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    Who would you draft, 9 keep, 15 team, 4th pick

    by ScottA Mar 25, 2015 1:26 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 25, 2015 2:56 PM Flag

    15 teams, so already 135 players taken. The value of 30-40 homers would be enormous? What I lose in BA, I could very well make up in OPS. Any productive hitter should give me a leg up on the competition.

    Couple years ago, I traded some good keepers, to get SAVES to win the league. It worked. But it cost me last season. With Losses, this makes pursuit of wins costly, and Saves more valuable, thus the closer value, and huts value of starters. A closer strategy, likely keeps you near the top of ERA/WHIP as well. Strategy would be altered a little bit, if I have Sale, Wainwright, Greinke. Then I would pursue W, and K's, and still try to pursue the Saves. I dont expect Greinke to last beyond the 2nd pick. Kemp will be in top 2 as well in my estimation. Those would be my #1, #2 anyway. Hopefully one or 2 of the bottom 3 teams goes prospecting and I have a choice.

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    1st pick in keep 4, 12 man league. What would you do?

    by mattym Mar 22, 2015 12:09 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 25, 2015 1:33 PM Flag

    I had a feeling with Nelson Cruz last year. This year, I get that feeling with Braun. I like him.
    Upton is a pretty good player, at least by perception. He is also a player I fear plummeting in performance
    Beltre will give you the certainty of the stats, but age, gives the edge to Beltre
    PRICE is a necessary pick, no matter what you do. He is a keeper for the next 5+ years if no injuries
    Greinke, would be a nice prize to have, but no need leaving your offense weak.

    Tough choices beyond Price. Holliday, and Lester are guys that I am not too keen on as keepers.

  • My 9 keepers look pretty good, so I should be top 3, if not league winner. 15 teams.
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, LF, CR, RF, OF, UT, UT. Losses and OPS in addition to 5x5

    Mesoraco----C
    Wong---------2B
    Bryant---------3B
    Trout-----------CF
    McCutchen---CF
    Harper---------LF, CF, RF

    SP--Sale
    SP--Wainwright
    RP--Chapman

    Players available are
    SP-----Greinke, Iwakuma, Shields, Richards
    RP----Betances, Allen, Storen

    Kemp
    Longoria
    A.Gordon
    Pedroia
    C.Carter
    R.Zimmerman
    Pence

    Prospects: Sano, Correa

    With my keeper lineup, players will all have big benefits.

    A closer, gives me 2 studs, and closers usually dont lose games. there is unlikely to be another quality closer for my 2nd or 3rd pick. I have no real intentions of chasing WINS because they come with losses. But Greinke is too good to pass up.

    Longoria, Pedroia, fill that IF slot, to which is a soft spot in many lineups
    Carter, fills my 1B, or IF spot. HR's would look good on my roster and put me in control with 6 power guys
    But his BA would be a real drag, while getting RBI, and OPS.
    Kemp and Pence would fill out my remaining LF/RF hole with a quality player

    Rank your top 5 if you are still reading this. Thank you.

  • Reply to

    Team Evaluation---keeper league

    by ScottA Mar 22, 2015 5:53 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 25, 2015 12:08 PM Flag

    ouch at ss

  • C-----Salvador Perez
    1b----Miguel Cabrera
    2b----Jose Altuve
    3b----Josh Donaldson
    ss----Andrelton Simmons----Brandon Crawford
    LF----Ryan Zimmerman
    CF----Mike Trout
    RF----Jayson Werth
    UT----Kyle Seager
    UT----Gregory Polanco
    BN----Wil Myers---------------RF
    BN----Rusney Castillo------CF
    BN----Travis d'Arnaud-------C
    BN----Brandon Crawford#$%$br />
    BN----Francisco Lindor--#$%$br />
    -----------------------------------------
    SP
    Johnny Cueto
    Matt Harvey
    Gio Gonzalez
    Mike Fiers
    Matt Cain

    RP
    Kenley Jansen
    Huston Street
    Jerry Mejia
    Andrew Miller

    I know I desperately need a shortstop. I thought I had Peralta locked up, then he was drafted just a couple slots ahead of me. Lindor was taken with the intent of being my starting SS by mid June, and I will drop Simmons and Crawford, unless I have already flipped them out for another starting SS.

    Keepers were Trout, Cabrera, Altuve, Donaldson, Cueto. 5x5 roto, 12 teams

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    Right or wrong? Keepers list

    by ScottA Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 7, 2015 11:18 PM Flag

    Sounds like you would be a real pain in the #$%$ to compete against. The way I built many of my teams is through such an approach. Last season, I traded 4 solid keepers to a team, and obtained McCutchen. Of course, I was planning on keeping Taveras with my last keeper slot, and now, I am relegated to keeping Wong. Trade what you can afford if it leads to a title. If you cannot win, you make yourself better. If you are able to win, it is worth trading the better player to get those vital stats to lead to a title. That is my approach. You have some of the same pain in the #$%$ ideas.

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    Right or wrong? Keepers list

    by ScottA Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 7, 2015 11:08 PM Flag

    I like Cueto. I have for a very long time. A HEALTHY Darvish, is one of the best pitchers in the game. Darvish done for the year, so I will settle with Cueto, happily.

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    Right or wrong? Keepers list

    by ScottA Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 7, 2015 11:06 PM Flag

    I am an extreme trader. People may be offended at some of my offers as the season goes on. Then towards the end, if I see what I need to win, I make the moves.Overpay to get what I want, overpay to get what I need. 2nd place is first loser. If #2 is good enough, then you just as well not be playing! Between great drafting, successful gambles (Trout), I have built this over the years. 2 years ago, I was a matter of a few saves from a perfect 120 point season. Finished at 119, It is a solid league with good managers. Last year, I finished 2nd because I did not get many Wins from my starters, and my closers flopped. I outscored the league winner by 10 points in all other categories, but lost those 2 by lot.

    Until Cano flopped last year, he was easily a first round pick. There is a certain "attachment" to the player of old, and letting go is tough to do. I think Springer is going to be the real deal. Maybe he will never hit 300, but 35/30 is not out of the question.

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    Help me choose my keepers

    by Jeff Rajchel Mar 6, 2015 4:55 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 6, 2015 8:09 PM Flag

    You could have problems. You could be sitting pretty. CarGo (#$%$uming Gonzalez) is an injury risk. Do you get a 18th round value, or do you get 1st round value? Beltre? At what point does he fall off the earth? Papi? He is great, but again, at some stage, he could start feeling the weight of his #$%$ on his knees and ankles. Dickerson, I like, big time. Felix and Bum, you have 2 of the best pitchers in the game. So, if your players start showing age at the same time, you finish near the bottom. They all stay healthy? You compete for a title. High risk, high reward. I however think the reward will not be there. Trouble on the horizon.

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    Right or wrong? Keepers list

    by ScottA Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 6, 2015 7:51 PM Flag

    At no time have I seen Cano AND Springer as my keepers. The idea of keeping Donaldson has been strengthened. I really expected more support for Springer as a future top 10 pick, but have problems giving in to that temptation YET. Since Cabrera would play 1b, and Donaldson at 3b, and having my SB with Altuve, it gives me a decent looking infield. It looks nearly as good with Cano instead of Altuve, but Cano doesnt give elite HR, or SB, and is easily matched statistically at any other position at this stage. 2 2b's limits my team flexibility. So keeping both Cano/Altuve would be detrimental overall. Still, one could be trade-able after the draft.

    I am by no means ignoring any of this advice. More looking to strengthen opinions, and bring about some points that I hadnt considered heavy enough, or overrated. I have swung a little more towards Donaldson than I was sitting before. No matter who I choose, I really dont think I will be wrong. Who I dont take, will be gone before I draft with the 11th pick.

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    Do you make this trade

    by Donald Mar 6, 2015 10:11 AM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 6, 2015 7:07 PM Flag

    Castro may not be a stud, but you are not trading for a stud SS. I am not a fan of Ellsbury, but he is pretty reliable, and should give you some of those valuable SB's. There is a lot of risk to CarGo. I probably go ahead and stick with what you already have. Then, Butler is the type of player you will be able to replace on the FA list, many times over. Dropping him for Rodriguez wouldnt be risking anything. While Cargo is a top 10 player when healthy, the question is, When is CarGo healthy? I would have problems trading him, and I would have problems trading for him.. He is that type of player.

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    Right or wrong? Keepers list

    by ScottA Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM
    ScottA ScottA Mar 6, 2015 6:14 PM Flag

    I got lots of answers. I got lots of answers I expected. I wont say I really got the answer that makes up my mind. Donaldson, with position, power, etc, is a decent choice, over Altuve, Cano, and possibly Springer. I got enough pro votes for Altuve, over Cano. No support for Springer, but I can see him as a potential top 15 pick next season.
    I didnt think anyone would really say Cueto over Darvish. If we had preseason trading, I would certainly hold the power and be able to pull off a blockbuster. However, this league doesnt have that. One of the teams has Felix and Price, but he is my biggest rival. Thanks for the answers. I may be closer to including Donaldson at least

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