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2008 Fantasy Baseball

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Michael Echan, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    It's that time of year again! Competitive football is over, the NBA is slowly becoming irrelevant and the NHL is, well, the NHL. It's less than two weeks until pitchers & catchers report, so the fantasy preview magazines and talk is building...

    Anyway, my main league (10 teams, H-2-H, mixed) just decided the order of the draft and I've got the ninth pick. If he's still there when I come up, I'm planning on taking Utley, but the trouble comes two picks later in the second round. My two targets are Ryan Braun and Jake Peavy. Peavy's the best pitcher after Santana, but contributes to just four of five pitching categories (ERA, WHIP, W-L, S, Ks). Braun contributes for all six offensive categories (OBP, TB, HR, RBI, R, SB-CS) and has dual eligibility at 3B and OF, but this is only his first FULL year in the bigs.

    I'm leaning more towards taking Braun, picking up a power outfielder and snagging someone like Bedard or Sabathia in the fourth round. Suggestions, anyone?
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    When it comes to setting up the draft, be sure to make the order as people sign up.

    That's one of the many things we've learned here at SportsJournalists.com.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yes. Do an auction league.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Take Braun. Even if all things are equal, it's always better to build around hitters. And if I'm reading your post correctly, you have six hitting categories and only five for pitching, so that slants things even more for bats.
  5. If anyone would like a different kind of fantasy baseball league, PM me.

    I'm sure Webby doesn't want me to pimp my buddy's business on here, so take it to PM!
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I like baseball.
  7. What he said.
  8. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    Why an auction league? Personally, I enjoy the draft because its easier to rip on people for lousy picks.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'll guarantee more owners will take an auction league seriously than a regular one.
  10. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    Trust me with this league: they aren't exactly a bunch of Bill James apostles. Some of them probably favor Rick James (Chappelle's version).
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What's your point, sir?
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I like bacon.
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