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11/6/2012 7:41 PM
Posted by rls1 on 11/6/2012 7:22:00 PM (view original):
I don't get it. But then again, you and I don't have Kershaw, Cabrera, Braun, etc, Don.
Well... I don't have any of those guys, and I don't have much money left, and I don't like my team very much... but I am loving this league!! Fascinating.
Too bad I have put myself in a hole that will take many calendar years to dig out of with my overspending on mediocre pitching talent. Oops ;-)
11/6/2012 9:07 PM
Well there are many different strategies on how to approach this auction and this league and who's to say which way is best. One thing I knew for sure was for me to have the most fun I can, I have to have at least 2 or 3 superstars that are my favorite. That's where Kershaw and Braun come in,

Kershaw is my favorite sim and fantasy pitcher and at age 24 the most valuable. It was a NO brainer to go after him hard. He is just as good as Verlander right now and 5 years younger. The only other pitcher that is close by age is Stephen Strasburg but Kershaw has proven it a lot longer. And I have Kershaw as long as I like, not just 5 years

I'm thrilled to get Kershaw at 207, I don't understand how somebody thought he would go for less than the highest bid which was 183, but I can understand someone not wanting to spend that.
11/6/2012 11:19 PM (edited)
The market for marquee pitching was set early with the 183 number for Matt Cain and a couple others. I'm not saying Kershaw isn't worth more than a Matt Cain. I think the going rate for an ace is a bit high for a $1000 cap. That's all.

Kershaw is a stud, but he will most likely have a few seasons of mediocrity that will have you question his price tag. I hope I'm wrong as I'm a Dodger fan.

I''m not questioning your personal strategy. Heck, I haven't won many bids and that tells me that I'm either way too conservative in my pricing of players or I'll be able to build a deeper team of talent by not paying huge prices for certain players.

The fun is that no one strategy is right or wrong. I thought it was a good topic to kick around. 40-50% of your cap tied up in 2 players will test your skills to fill in around them. You'll have to steal a few players here and there. Time will tell.

Good luck,

DD
11/7/2012 11:06 AM
Posted by jrnyfan01 on 11/6/2012 7:41:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rls1 on 11/6/2012 7:22:00 PM (view original):
I don't get it. But then again, you and I don't have Kershaw, Cabrera, Braun, etc, Don.
Well... I don't have any of those guys, and I don't have much money left, and I don't like my team very much... but I am loving this league!! Fascinating.
Too bad I have put myself in a hole that will take many calendar years to dig out of with my overspending on mediocre pitching talent. Oops ;-)
LOL yep kinda where I'm at too.
11/7/2012 12:08 PM
Funny how snatching Dodgers OF Matt Kemp for $127 less than what was spent on Ryan Braun can help you feel better about your squad! Good times.
11/7/2012 3:20 PM
Yasmani Grandal out 50 games next season.  That 50+ bid looks worse now, I suppose.
11/7/2012 5:37 PM
Posted by jonas1102 on 11/7/2012 3:20:00 PM (view original):
Yasmani Grandal out 50 games next season.  That 50+ bid looks worse now, I suppose.
Didn't help.
11/8/2012 2:51 AM
Montero, Avila, Hanigan, and Billy Butler are all signed to pretty good deals.  I'm looking for pitching and a second baseman that are similar bargains.
11/9/2012 9:32 AM
Current high bids by position:
c
Mauer 73
Y Molina 72
Ellis 69
Montero 57
Doumit/McCann 53
1b
Fielder 133
Encarnacion 119
A Gonzalez 102
Goldschmidt 81
Freeman 76
2b
Cano 161
Hill 77 tie
Kendrick 72
Kinsler 61
Altuve  55
3b
Cabrera 250
Headley 110
Beltre 92
Freese 82
Ciriaco 76
ss
Castro 157
Cabrera 91
Hardy 91
Desmond 84
A Escobar 71
of
Braun 233
Cespedes 201
Bourn 139
Bruce 133
Brantley 129
sp
Kershaw 207
Cain 183
Cueto 183
Hamels 176
Cahill 168
rp
Burton 119
Chapman 99
Kimbrell 67
Benoit 59
Clippard 56
11/16/2012 8:43 AM
for as much $ as Don and oli have left, why the hell did they not show up for the bidding on David Price? how did it stall before $100? there's no cashing out your money at the end, fellas. 
11/16/2012 9:01 AM
Posted by rls1 on 11/16/2012 8:43:00 AM (view original):
for as much $ as Don and oli have left, why the hell did they not show up for the bidding on David Price? how did it stall before $100? there's no cashing out your money at the end, fellas. 
I think the real question is why are starting pitchers going for close to $200.  The Price was right.  It's probably closer to $91 than $200+ IMHO.

Still have some pretty jewels left on the table. I have my targets. Also have to think about long term contracts, etc.
11/16/2012 9:03 AM
but if you guys don't spend your $ now, then I'll never get the guys still on the board that I want.
11/16/2012 9:08 AM
Posted by rls1 on 11/16/2012 9:03:00 AM (view original):
but if you guys don't spend your $ now, then I'll never get the guys still on the board that I want.
Ahh.....the true motivation for the post....You probably don't have to worry about me as I have a peculiar shopping list. :-)
11/16/2012 9:44 AM
My bet is we're going to see alot of high priced pitchers in the FA market next season.
11/16/2012 11:12 AM
I don't think I am going to have much cash laying around at the end of the draft.......but you never know, maybe I am screwing up big time.
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