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my fantasy baseball offseason

Posted on: March 6, 2010 12:56 pm
Earlier this year I joined a 14 team roto league and I picked up the 12th place team from the previous season.  Here was my roster when I first got the team.

C Rod Barajas (Tor - C)
1B Lance Berkman (Hou - 1B)
2B Brian Roberts (Bal - 2B)
3B Casey Blake (LAD - 1B,3B)
SS Felipe López (Mil - 2B,3B,SS,OF)
OF Raúl Ibañez (Phi - OF)
OF Carlos Lee (Hou - OF)
OF Nate McLouth (Atl - OF)
Util Ryan Ludwick (StL - OF)
Util Johnny Damon (NYY - OF)
SP Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
SP Scott Feldman (Tex - SP)
SP Mark Buehrle (CWS - SP)
SP Joe Saunders (LAA - SP)
SP Randy Wolf (LAD - SP)
RP Fernando Rodney (Det - RP)
RP Brian Fuentes (LAA - RP)
BN Paul Konerko (CWS - 1B)
BN Magglio Ordóñez (Det - OF)
BN Pedro Feliz (Phi - 3B)
BN Brett Gardner (NYY - OF)
DL Nyjer Morgan (Was - OF)
BN Zach Duke (Pit - SP)
BN Tim Wakefield (Bos - SP)
DL Shaun Marcum (Tor - SP) DL

During the offseason I was very busy making moves trying to improve my team.  Keep in mind that I was thinking more toward the future than to this season.  Here are the 6 trades I made. 

1) Trade
Nyjer Morgan
Tommy Hunter

2) Trade
Brian Roberts
Casey McGehee
Cameron Maybin
#27 overall pick

3) Trade
Lance Berkman
Shaun Marcum
Ryan Dempster
Andre Ethier 
Tyler Flowers
Francisco Rodriguez
Todd Helton

4) Trade
Casey McGehee
Jhoulys Chacin
24th overall pick

5) Trade
Johnny Damon
Barry Zito

6) Trade
Raul Ibanez
#25 overall pick
Joba Chamberlain
19th overall pick

7) Trade
Jhoulys Chacin
Randy Wolf
Erik Bedard

In the draft I took Ben Sheets Chein-Ming Wang Martin Perez Erick Aybar and Ian Desmond.

Then I dropped a few players and now I have this roster

Scarlet Knights


Rod Barajas - (C)
Tyler Flowers - (C)

Todd Helton - (1B)
Casey Blake - (3B)
Felipe López - (2B)
Paul Konerko - (1B)
Ian Desmond - (2B/SS)
Erick Aybar - (SS)

Carlos Lee - (OF)
Nate McLouth - (OF)
Ryan Ludwick - (OF)
Brett Gardner - (OF)
Cameron Maybin - (OF)
Andre Ethier - (OF)

Starting Pitchers:
Ben Sheets - (SP)
Martin Perez - (SP)
Barry Zito - (SP)
Scott Feldman - (SP)
Chien-Ming Wang - (SP)
Joe Saunders - (SP)
Erik Bedard - (SP)
Tommy Hunter - (SP)
Joba Chamberlain - (SP)

Relief Pitchers:
Brian Fuentes - (RP)
Francisco Rodriguez - (RP)

So how do you guys think I did this offseason? 
Category: Fantasy Baseball

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2010 4:29 pm

my fantasy baseball offseason

Thanks for asking yogi but you're going to embarrass me.  I finished in dead last Cry.  Maybe next year.

Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2010 4:17 pm

my fantasy baseball offseason

The season is coming to a close, unless you lost in the first round of the playoffs like I did.  How did you do?

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2010 4:18 pm

my fantasy baseball offseason

Thanks Br0nx B0y.  That was pretty much my plan.  I wanted to trade my older guys for prospects and then in the draft I took some risks on pitchers that could potentially get it together and be solid guys for my 2011 team.  All my moves were focused on the future.  I have already completely given up on the 2010 season.

Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2010 12:12 am

my fantasy baseball offseason

I think you cleaned up pretty good. If your looking towards the future then you have some great prospects in almost every spot. You need more IF depth IMO. I would have kept Nyger Morgan though. He is one of the fast guys in the league who get you around 50 steals. I know you have Brett Gardner but I'm not sure if he can get you the average Morgan will get you. Now your pitching is skeptical because you don't have a sure fire ace but you have guys who can become aces. If your taking a risk and building for the future, I'd give u a 7/10. 

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