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Fantasy Baseball 2004 Trash Talk Thread

Discussion in 'Fantasy Sports' started by fadeaway, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. fadeaway

    fadeaway Contributing Member

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    Yo yo yo. Now that the draft is over, we can get to the most important aspect of any league: talking trash!

    This will be the main discussion thread for the season.

    Here are the rosters. Of course everyone thinks that their own team is the best, but my question to you is: "If someone held a gun to your head and said that you absolutely had to switch rosters with someone, which team would you pick?"


    West


    PhiSlammaJamma

    C: Joe Mauer
    1B: Rafael Palmeiro, Phil Nevin, Travis Hafner
    2B: Ray Durham, Craig Biggio, Alex Cintron
    3B: Joe Crede
    SS: Alex Gonzalez
    OF: Luis Gonzalez, Larry Walker, Bernie Williams, Shannon Stewart, Ken Griffey Jr.

    SP: Mark Prior, Tim Hudson, Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens, Kyle Lohse, Jeff Suppan
    RP: Jason Isringhausen, Troy Percival, Danny Graves



    Pythons

    C: Trader Jorge Posada
    1B: Todd Helton, Paul Konerko, Eric Munson
    2B: D'Angelo Jimenez
    3B: Troy Glaus
    SS: Orlando Cabrera, Jose Reyes
    OF: Juan Pierre, Pat Burrell, JD Drew, Jermaine Dye, Jody Gerut, Reggie Sanders

    SP: Roy Halladay, Barry Zito, Mark Buehrle, Eric Milton, Brian Lawrence, Chris Carpenter, Jermy Affeldt, Jeff Weaver
    RP: Billy Wagner, Jorge Julio


    The Aliens

    C: Mike Piazza, Ivan Rodriguez
    1B: Frank Thomas, Nick Johnson
    2B: Marcus Giles, Junior Spivey
    3B: Eric Chavez, Vinny Castilla
    SS: Nomar Garciaparra, Christian Guzman
    OF: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Bobby Abreu, Kenny Lofton, Juan Encarnacion

    SP: Sidney Ponson, Dontrelle Willis, Matt Clement, Brad Penny, Joe Nathan, Jon Leiber, Tim Wakefield, Tom Glavine
    RP: Shawn Chacon, Ugueth Urbina


    Utilities SteamRollers

    C: Johnny Estrada, Ramon Castro
    1B: Aubrey Huff, Jeff Bagwell, Hee Seop Choi
    2B: Desi Relaford
    3B: Morgan Ensberg, Geoff Blum
    SS: Kasuo Matsui, Bobby Crosby
    OF: Manny Ramirez, Richard Hidalgo, Geoff Jenkins, Jose Guillen

    SP: Curt Schilling, Kevin Brown, Wade Miller, Mark Redman, Steve Trachsel, David Wells, Brian Anderson
    RP: Octavio Dotel, Jose Mesa, Danys Baez


    Jent`s Ilamas

    C: Jason Kendall, Toby Hall
    1B: Jason Giambi, Edgar Martinez
    2B: Luis Castillo, Roberto Alomar
    3B: Mike Lowell, Shea Hillenbrand
    SS: Miguel Tejada, Julio Lugo
    OF: Vladimir Guerrero, Carl Crawford, Carl Everett, Jeromy Burnitz, Raul Mondesi

    SP: Mark Mulder, Jason Schmidt, Kevin Millwood, Freddy Garcia, Greg Maddux, Adam Eaton
    RP: Braden Looper, Arthur Rhodes, Francisco Cordero


    DarkHorses

    C: Jason Phillips, Mike Lieberthal
    1B: Derrek Lee, Jeff Conine
    2B: Bret Boone, Adam Kennedy
    3B: Dimitri Young
    SS: Rich Aurilia, David Eckstein
    OF: Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, Cliff Floyd, Jose Cruz, Trot Nixon, Scott Podsednik

    SP: Esteban Loaiza, Livan Hernandez, Jamie Moyer, Woody Williams, Mike Hampton, Kaz Ishii
    RP: Eric Gagne, Billy Koch, Joe Borowski



    East


    Fadeaway`s Expos

    C: Paul Lo Duca, Josh Phelps
    1B: Mike Sweeney, Erubiel Durazo, John Olerud
    2B: Jose Vidro
    3B: Aramis Ramirez
    SS: Jimmy Rollins
    OF: Brian Giles, Shawn Green, Johnny Damon, Torii Hunter, Mark Kotsay, Darin Erstad

    SP: Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia, Al Leiter, Ramon Ortiz, Tomo Ohka
    RP: John Smoltz, Trevor Hoffman, Robb Nen


    DV`s Dynamos of Domination

    C: Matt LeCroy, Charles Johnson
    1B: Ryan Klesko
    2B: Alfonso Soriano
    3B: Scott Rolen, Edgardo Alfonzo, Corey Koskie
    SS: Edgar Renteria
    OF: Ichiro Suzuki, Garret Anderson, Hideki Matsui, Austin Kearns, Juan Gonzalez, Brad Wilkerson

    SP: Randy Wolf, Joel Pineiro, Ben Sheets, Brett Myers, John Thomson, Jose Contreras
    RP: Mariano Rivera, Damasco Marte, Tom Gordon, Jose Valverde


    SmegCity Smarmy Gits

    C: Jason Varitek
    1B: Scott Spiezio
    2B: Michael Young
    3B: Mark Teixeira
    SS: Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter
    OF: Magglio Ordonez, Vernon Wells, Rocco Baldelli, Adam Dunn, Craig Wilson, Kevin Millar

    SP: Javier Vazquez, Hideo Nomo, Rich Harden, Odalis Perez, Gil Meche, Tim Redding, Kelvim Escobar, Ted Lilly, Darrell, May
    RP: Eddie Guardado, Danny Kolb, Mike MacDougal


    The Monkey Drums

    C: Javy Lopez
    1B: Carlos Delgado, Raul Ibanez
    2B: Todd Walker
    3B: Bill Mueller, Placido Polanco, Tony Batista
    SS: Jose Valentin
    OF: Lance Berkman, Chipper Jones, Preston Wilson, Jay Payton, Moises Alou, Randy Winn

    SP: Roy Oswalt, Brandon Webb, Derek Lowe, Brad Radke, Kip Wells, Jerome Williams, John Patterson
    RP: Brad Lidge, Guillermo Mota, Francisco Rodriguez


    Capitol City Hitmen

    C: Ramon Hernandez
    1B: Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, Richie Sexson
    2B: Mark Loretta
    3B: Hank Blalock
    SS: Angel Berroa, Khalil Greene
    OF: Jim Edmonds, Jay Gibbons, Tim Salmon, Biguel Cabrera

    SP: Josh Beckett, Johan Santana, Carlos Zambrano, Vincente Padilla, Jarrod Washburn, Horacio Ramirez, AJ Burnett, Miguel Batista, Jake Peavy
    RP: Keith Foulks, Rocky Biddle, Matt Herges, David Riske


    Song`s Tools

    C: AJ Pierzynski, Mike Matheny
    1B: Jim Thome, Brad Fullmer
    2B: Jeff Kent, Willie Harris
    3B: Eric Hinske, Sean Burroughs
    SS: Rafael Furcal
    OF: Carlos Beltran, Milton Bradley, Carlos Lee, Corey Patterson, Jacque Jones

    SP: Kerry Wood, Matt Morris, Russ Ortiz, Brung-Hyun Kim, Carl Pavano, Tony Armas, Kris Benson
    RP: Armando Benitez, Matt Mantei, Aquilino Lopez




    To answer my own question, although I think my own team is pretty sweet, if I was forced to swap rosters with someone, I'd go with Phi's team. Great pitching, good relievers and decent enough hitters.
     
  2. fadeaway

    fadeaway Contributing Member

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    Also, don't forget to set your lineup. I can carry forward previous lineups during the season in case people forget, but I can only do it if an initial lineup is set. If you forget to set one for the very first game, you're out of luck.
     
  3. PhiSlammaJamma

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    If Jayson Williams pointed a gun at my head, I might possibly take Jent's team, but I'd be dead either way ;)
     
  4. BobFinn*

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    If I had to pick one, I would take Sam's team.

    Dude has an all-star team of position players. Pitchers, however, is another story.

    Very weak starting pitching, but I could fix that with a few free agents and a trade or 2.

    Urbina was a nice late pick and should produce wherever he signs. Chacon is a risk that might work out.
     
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  5. SamCassell

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    Joe Nathan's also a reliever for my team, closer for the Twins. Since he hasn't started a game since 2000, I'm not sure why Fanstar's got him listed at SP.

    I really like Smeg's combination of offensive stars and pitching depth. He's in real trouble if any of his position players get hurt, though. Bob has a really well-rounded squad, with several late-round steals like Jiminez and Konerko. I don't see any weaknesses on his team.
     
  6. fadeaway

    fadeaway Contributing Member

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    No prob, dude. I'll change him.

    If anyone else has relievers that should be starters and vice versa, let me know. I've switched a few already.
     
  7. SmeggySmeg

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    when does the first game line-up have to be set by??
     
  8. Summer Song Giver

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    Gun to my head
    Fade's Expos look solid but if RJ can return to form it could push him over the top.

    PSJ's pitching is awesome but that's to be expected when you take pitchers in the first seven rounds, if we're going on name recognition alone his hitters should make his strategy hold up but in the recent past some of his big name guys have been injured or in this post steriod age of baseball we'll see how his big name aging stars hold up. I suspect that is why he was able to draft them that late anyhow.

    If I had to pick a weakest team (and I don't but I will anyway:)) I'd say Darkhorses team would be the one I'd least like to own. Sorry Hoss.
     
  9. BobFinn*

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    The first game is Tuesday March 30th (Yankees- Devil Rays in Tokyo)

    So have those lineups set by Monday the 29th
     
  10. SmeggySmeg

    SmeggySmeg Contributing Member

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    two quick questions

    1. have a a few players who are eligible for multiple positions inlcuding a mix of OF and IF and they don't appear on the UI list of players eligible......what's up with this

    2. Are the Starters up on the various websites yet???
     
  11. SmeggySmeg

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    if i had to pick another team, it would probably be either Fade's as he is usually successful, or Finn's as i like his mix of batting and pitching or maybe PSJ, with his pitching.,.......
     
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    March 29th
    Mike Mussina vs Victor Zambrano

    March 30th
    Javier Vasquez vs Jeremi Gonzalez

    Thats all I've seen so far.

    fade will have to answer your first question.
     
  13. SmeggySmeg

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    thanks Finn

    i presume the other starters will be up before the line-up deadline though????
     
  14. BobFinn*

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    No idea, but you can go to RotoWorld.com and click on the Spring Training link and click on each team to see the pitching rotations to get an idea, just in case they are not posted before our deadline.
     
  15. fadeaway

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    Let me know which specific players you are having issues with and I'll look into it.
     
  16. SmeggySmeg

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    thanks Finn, will be checking lots with my vast array of mediocre pitchers i am going to have to rotate all the time
     
  17. SmeggySmeg

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    think it is Dunn, Millar and Wilson.... all 1b ( and catcher for Wilson eligible) but don't appear in my UI list of players
     
  18. fadeaway

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    It seems that a player whose primary position is OF cannot be used as a UI even if they have some sort of infield eligibility.

    I can fix the problem by changing the player's primary position. You should be fine now.
     
  19. SmeggySmeg

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    thanks Fade
     
  20. RocketsPimp

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    Fade, Finn and especially Smeg's teams are great....




    ...great enough for me too poop on!
     

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