Long Term Strategy Question

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Long Term Strategy Question

Postby royce! » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:41 am

I'm thinking pretty far ahead with this one, but I'm far enough in first that I anticipate making it to the finals. My league is a weekly yahoo custom league that counts R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, BB, SB, AVG, and OPS. The semi-finals are Sept. 8-14, and the finals are the Sept. 15-28. I've been looking at the schedules for my starters and noticed that a couple teams will have additional games due to earlier postponements. Specifically, CLE will have 8 games from 8-14, and TB will have 15 games from 15-28.

So my Q is this: does it make sense to pick up a free agent that's on one of the teams with more games and replace him for a starter? For example, I could pick up Ben Francisco and get 8 games out of him, but I would have to bench someone like Wright (5 games, all home) or Hamilton (3 ea @ OAK and SEA, where he has hit poorly so far). I would then flip Francisco for Hinske, and sit Rios (12 games) or Victorino (12 games).

Or should I just go with whomever has better average stats, which would clearly mean not picking up anyone?

Thanks for any thoughts.
14 team h2h, no in week changes, 7 x 7 (5x5 plus OBP and XBH, K/BB and Holds)

C- Martin
1B- Rizzo
2B- Pedroia
3B- Miggy
SS- Zobrist
IF- Cuddyer
OF- Heyward
OF- Joyce
OF- Ethier
OF- Kelly Johnson
UTIL- Berkman
BN- Dee Gordon
BN- Frazier
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SP-Peavy
RP-Chapman
RP-Holland
RP-Bell
RP-A. Bailey
P-Ryu
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BN-McCarthy
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Re: Long Term Strategy Question

Postby Grey » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:55 am

royce! wrote:I'm thinking pretty far ahead with this one, but I'm far enough in first that I anticipate making it to the finals. My league is a weekly yahoo custom league that counts R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, BB, SB, AVG, and OPS. The semi-finals are Sept. 8-14, and the finals are the Sept. 15-28. I've been looking at the schedules for my starters and noticed that a couple teams will have additional games due to earlier postponements. Specifically, CLE will have 8 games from 8-14, and TB will have 15 games from 15-28.

So my Q is this: does it make sense to pick up a free agent that's on one of the teams with more games and replace him for a starter? For example, I could pick up Ben Francisco and get 8 games out of him, but I would have to bench someone like Wright (5 games, all home) or Hamilton (3 ea @ OAK and SEA, where he has hit poorly so far). I would then flip Francisco for Hinske, and sit Rios (12 games) or Victorino (12 games).

Or should I just go with whomever has better average stats, which would clearly mean not picking up anyone?

Thanks for any thoughts.


I would not mess with what got you there. Of course by the time those dates come around, one of your players might be in a terrible funk or injured so this could be moot.
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