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 Post subject: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:04 am 
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I'm probably gonna catch some s**t from my fellow Razzball Originals, but I caved and entered a draft. After dropping out of the Razzball Originals League, I hadn't planned on playing any fantasy baseball this year... but I was convinced by the league that I won last year to re-join. So there... give me my lashings please, then take a look at my team and tell me what you think.

To minimize the time I spend this year on this stuff, I've joined forces with a friend who drafted with me last night. This is a 12 team h2h 5x5 (with QS instead of wins) league with the following categories: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, 4-OF, U, 5-SP, 2-RP, 5 Reserves, 1-DL. We had the 8th pick, and had the plan on taking Fielder first, and then Holliday in the second. Fielder was taken 5th, and Holliday 13th, so we had to improvise and go with Howard and Wright. From there, we focused on stocking up our offense until the 7th round.

The clear issues with this team are batting average and starting pitching, and perhaps SS. Beyond Gallardo and Hamels, we figured we'd take our chances with starters and hope for something good to happen on the wire early in the season. Also, after missing on Reyes and Jeter early, we passed on shortstops until the 16th round when we took EverCab. Without looking at our batting average, we're very pleased with our offense and the relative balance we'll have at almost every position. We'll be very competitive at 4 offensive categories every week.

Starting Pitching should be an issue, and that's one place where we need at least one upgrade via trade. That could come from Price maybe, Chapman when he arrives or Feliz if he's stretched into a starter.

The Andre3000 Dawsons
Active Batters
C -- Wieters, Matt C BAL
1B -- Howard, Ryan 1B PHI
2B -- Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN
3B -- Wright, David 3B NYM
SS -- Cabrera, Everth SS SD
MI -- Stewart, Ian 3B COL
CI -- Wood, Brandon 3B ANA
OF -- Cruz, Nelson R. RF TEX
OF -- Gonzalez, Carlos LF COL
OF -- Sizemore, Grady CF CLE
OF -- Werth, Jayson RF PHI
UT -- Rasmus, Colby CF STL

Active Pitchers
SP -- Price, David SP TB
SP -- Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL
SP -- Garza, Matt SP TB
SP -- Hamels, Cole SP PHI
SP -- Slowey, Kevin SP MIN
RP -- Bell, Heath RP SD
RP -- Gonzalez, Mike RP BAL

Reserve Batters
Sizemore, Scott 2B DET

Reserve Pitchers
Chapman, Aroldis SP CIN
Correia, Kevin SP SD
Feliz, Neftali RP TEX
Morales, Franklin RP COL


Any ideas for trades? Should we shop someone like Ian Stewart or CarGo for a Billingsley or Baker-type? Any other advice?

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14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:13 am 
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I'm probably gonna catch some s**t from my fellow Razzball Originals, but I caved and entered a draft. After dropping out of the Razzball Originals League, I hadn't planned on playing any fantasy baseball this year... but I was convinced by the league that I won last year to re-join. So there... give me my lashings please, then take a look at my team and tell me what you think.

To minimize the time I spend this year on this stuff, I've joined forces with a friend who drafted with me last night. This is a 12 team h2h 5x5 (with QS instead of wins) league with the following categories: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, 4-OF, U, 5-SP, 2-RP, 5 Reserves, 1-DL. We had the 8th pick, and had the plan on taking Fielder first, and then Holliday in the second. Fielder was taken 5th, and Holliday 13th, so we had to improvise and go with Howard and Wright. From there, we focused on stocking up our offense until the 7th round.

The clear issues with this team are batting average and starting pitching, and perhaps SS. Beyond Gallardo and Hamels, we figured we'd take our chances with starters and hope for something good to happen on the wire early in the season. Also, after missing on Reyes and Jeter early, we passed on shortstops until the 16th round when we took EverCab. Without looking at our batting average, we're very pleased with our offense and the relative balance we'll have at almost every position. We'll be very competitive at 4 offensive categories every week.

Starting Pitching should be an issue, and that's one place where we need at least one upgrade via trade. That could come from Price maybe, Chapman when he arrives or Feliz if he's stretched into a starter.

The Andre3000 Dawsons
Active Batters
C -- Wieters, Matt C BAL
1B -- Howard, Ryan 1B PHI
2B -- Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN
3B -- Wright, David 3B NYM
SS -- Cabrera, Everth SS SD
MI -- Stewart, Ian 3B COL
CI -- Wood, Brandon 3B ANA
OF -- Cruz, Nelson R. RF TEX
OF -- Gonzalez, Carlos LF COL
OF -- Sizemore, Grady CF CLE
OF -- Werth, Jayson RF PHI
UT -- Rasmus, Colby CF STL

Active Pitchers
SP -- Price, David SP TB
SP -- Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL
SP -- Garza, Matt SP TB
SP -- Hamels, Cole SP PHI
SP -- Slowey, Kevin SP MIN
RP -- Bell, Heath RP SD
RP -- Gonzalez, Mike RP BAL

Reserve Batters
Sizemore, Scott 2B DET

Reserve Pitchers
Chapman, Aroldis SP CIN
Correia, Kevin SP SD
Feliz, Neftali RP TEX
Morales, Franklin RP COL


Any ideas for trades? Should we shop someone like Ian Stewart or CarGo for a Billingsley or Baker-type? Any other advice?


Of course you can't stay away from fantasy baseball totally. I agree with your assessment of your team. I'd see if Stewart could get Bills or Baker, in that order.

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Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:42 am 
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What about Jered Weaver? Does Stewart for Weaver work?

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Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:47 am 
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It's fair, don't think Weaver has the upside.

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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:11 am 
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Would you drop Scott Sizemore, Franklin Morales or Kevin Correia for Ian Kennedy?

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14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:43 am 
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Eh, don't think it's a move that needs to be done immediately.

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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:41 pm 
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I was just offered A.J. Burnett for Stewart. Do I take it, or do I hold out for more?

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14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:11 pm 
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Burnett was drafted by me around 175, Stewart goes for around 100. I'd want more.

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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:23 pm 
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I'm probably gonna catch some s**t from my fellow Razzball Originals, but I caved and entered a draft.


The Originals are reserving comment.

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 Post subject: Re: *My One and Only Draft* (with apologies to the Originals)
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