Saturday, April 15, 2006

Fantasy Baseball: 2 moves yesterday

Well, I made two moves on my fantasy baseball team yesterday. The first was to drop Josh Barfield for Hanley Ramirez. Both are rookies this year, and both have great speed and potential. BUT Ramirez is hitting first in his line up (and has been hitting with some power) where Barfield regular bats 8th with the Padres. Also, while Dolphin Stadium is a pitchers park, there is not greater pitchers park
then Pecto.

My second move was to drop Zack Duke for Francisco Liriano. My thoughts at the time:

I'm sure Duke will come around, but by then Liriano could be starting. The pitching coach is messing with Duke's delivery and while it could benefit him in the long run, it could also take sometime for him to adjust...

Anyway, I know it was a quick move, but Duke was getting rocked all spring too. That and my league is very competitive with 5 or 6 moves a day. If I waited too long for Liriano, he'd be gone...

It's a gamble, but I gave Liriano the edge... 12 Ks in 6 innings, and he will start at some point...

Today, I’m thinking of picking up Chris Young who is still a free agent in my league…

Anyway, if anyone is interested, this league (my main money league) is a 10 team, daily, standard 5x5 category scoring, H2H format, non-keeper, playoffs, unlimited transactions league. So far no one has churned starting pitchers (as there is a transaction fee) so when I make pitching changes, I hope that they will benefit me for a while.

My complete roster is listed below:

C M. Barrett
1B M. Teixeira
2B M. Giles
3B C. Figgins
SS F. López
CI A. Dunn
MI H. Ramírez
OF B. Abreu
OF G. Sizemore
OF H. Matsui
Util M. Holliday

SP S. Kazmir
SP J. Westbrook
SP F. Liriano
RP C. Cordero
RP D. Turnbow
P M. González
P C. Ray
BN M. Cain
BN D. Haren
BN J. Lackey
DL N. Lowry

After finishing 2nd twice last year (both in the regular season and playoffs), I hope to come in first in at least one this year. Both have cash prizes…

On a side note, I finished second in my fantasy football team last season as well.. The first loser :O(

Good Luck

- The Online Sports Bettor