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06:38 AM on 02/18/13 
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Figured I'd get a new one started for the new year/season....and for selfish reasons. I need to keep five of the following:

R. Cano
J. Heyward
C. Granderson
B. Harper
M. Holliday
A. Gonzalez
C. Santana
A. Cabrera
M. Machado


J. Weaver
M. Bumgarner
Y. Darvish
M. Moore
M. Garza
R. Soriano
M. Harvey
W. Miley

Cano's a definite, since he's clearly the best at his position. Harper and Holliday are my next two, and I'd want to keep Santana because catcher is so thin. After that, I'm stuck.
07:59 AM on 02/18/13 
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Figured I'd get a new one started for the new year/season....and for selfish reasons. I need to keep five of the following:

R. Cano
J. Heyward
C. Granderson
B. Harper
M. Holliday
A. Gonzalez
C. Santana
A. Cabrera
M. Machado


J. Weaver
M. Bumgarner
Y. Darvish
M. Moore
M. Garza
R. Soriano
M. Harvey
W. Miley

Cano's a definite, since he's clearly the best at his position. Harper and Holliday are my next two, and I'd want to keep Santana because catcher is so thin. After that, I'm stuck.

I would keep Heyward over Holliday.

I wouldn't take Santana, especially since I would rank him outside the top 5 in catcher. Also I feel like taking a catcher with a high pick is a waste (I rather have a better player overall than a mediocre player overall who is near the top at his position)

Cano, Harper, Weaver, Bumgarner and Heyward is who I would keep.
08:42 AM on 02/18/13 
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Keep Weaver, he should have a solid season.
08:52 AM on 02/18/13 
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i would honestly consider keeping weaver, bumgarner, darvish, cano, and harper. holliday is in decline. the last spot would be darvish vs. heyward. I value aces higher than hitters because I think offense is easier to replace.
09:01 PM on 02/20/13 
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i would honestly consider keeping weaver, bumgarner, darvish, cano, and harper. holliday is in decline. the last spot would be darvish vs. heyward. I value aces higher than hitters because I think offense is easier to replace.

Darvish over Matt Moore? Feel like Moore has more upside.
09:12 PM on 02/20/13 
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Darvish over Matt Moore? Feel like Moore has more upside.
darvish's K rate is nuts. Very valuable.
09:15 PM on 02/20/13 
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darvish's K rate is nuts. Very valuable.

That is true, but I just think Moore ends up being a better pitcher overall. Just me, though. I see what you are saying.
08:52 AM on 02/21/13 
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That is true, but I just think Moore ends up being a better pitcher overall. Just me, though. I see what you are saying.
put it this way. i feel like if you keep darvish, you have a chance to draft moore with your 1st pick. if you keep moore, darvish is probably gone before you pick again. that's how i look at keepers a lot.
02:06 PM on 02/21/13 
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That is true, but I just think Moore ends up being a better pitcher overall. Just me, though. I see what you are saying.

put it this way. i feel like if you keep darvish, you have a chance to draft moore with your 1st pick. if you keep moore, darvish is probably gone before you pick again. that's how i look at keepers a lot.

Either of you guys interested in a free Dynasty League through ESPN? Two spots open.
09:57 AM on 02/26/13 
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Cano ($41) for Goldschmidt ($7) and Matt Moore ($7)?
10:21 AM on 02/26/13 
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Can you put that into context? How many teams in the league, how many keepers, how long can you keep, etc?
12:16 PM on 02/26/13 
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Can you put that into context? How many teams in the league, how many keepers, how long can you keep, etc?

10 team league, standard 5x5 scoring, $260 budget. We start all 8 field positions, plus an IF slot, a 4th OF slot, and a UTIL.

We can keep up to 12 guys, and a guy can be kept a total of 3 times in a row, regardless of if he was traded to you or if he was dropped mid year and you picked him up. Drafting a guy in the first season counted as a "keep", and I drafted Cano, so this will be the last year he can be kept. They see a 10% premium increase per year, and we round up any decimals. So for example Matt Moore will cost $7 to keep this year, and $8 to keep next year.

Both Matt Moore and Goldschmidt have only been kept once so far, so I'll be able to keep both of them for this season and next season.

As of right now, my most expensive possible keepers are Hamels and Kershaw, at $31 and $24 respectively. I may also try to trade Hamels, get another young cheap good bat back, and then keep Darvish at $24.
12:29 PM on 02/26/13 
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10 team league, standard 5x5 scoring, $260 budget. We start all 8 field positions, plus an IF slot, a 4th OF slot, and a UTIL.

We can keep up to 12 guys, and a guy can be kept a total of 3 times in a row, regardless of if he was traded to you or if he was dropped mid year and you picked him up. Drafting a guy in the first season counted as a "keep", and I drafted Cano, so this will be the last year he can be kept. They see a 10% premium increase per year, and we round up any decimals. So for example Matt Moore will cost $7 to keep this year, and $8 to keep next year.

Both Matt Moore and Goldschmidt have only been kept once so far, so I'll be able to keep both of them for this season and next season.

As of right now, my most expensive possible keepers are Hamels and Kershaw, at $31 and $24 respectively. I may also try to trade Hamels, get another young cheap good bat back, and then keep Darvish at $24.

I'd do that deal then I think. 2 years of two young and improving players at good salaries. Cano is obviously elite, but you can only keep him for 1 more year and he will cost a ton. Use that extra $28 to get another elite player in the draft.
12:37 PM on 02/26/13 
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I'd do that deal then I think. 2 years of two young and improving players at good salaries. Cano is obviously elite, but you can only keep him for 1 more year and he will cost a ton. Use that extra $28 to get another elite player in the draft.

Definitely my thinking, it's just gonna be a change for me trying to fill the 2B slot after not having to do so. And the pickins be slim. Maybe I can draft like an Utley/Gyorko combo and hope for the best
06:32 PM on 02/26/13 
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Completed the trade. my keepers for the upcoming season, assuming I keep Hamels, look like this...

Salvador Perez ($6)
Paul Goldschmidt ($7)
Mike Moustakas ($8)
Allen Craig ($6)
Desmond Jennings ($7)
Starling Marte ($6)
Cole Hamels ($31)
Clayton Kershaw ($24)
Johnny Cueto ($6)
Brett Anderson ($6)
Jarrod Parker ($6)
Matt Moore ($7)

$120 total, leaving me $140 to draft with.

And the other guys I'm considering...right now the odd man out would be Marte if I decided to go with one of these other guys.
Carlos Beltran ($8)
Alcides Escobar ($6)
Anibal Sanchez ($5)
Nick Swisher ($2)
Yu Darvish ($24)
Greg Holland ($6)
Brandon Beachy ($7)
Eric Hosmer ($20)

Dom Brown's looked good in the ST games so far but I refuse to let the homer in me add him to the consideration list haha. Any thoughts?



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