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  • #16
    At the end of this year, I have to figure out what I have that's protectable in future years and what I can just let go.

    I'll put down how each of my keeper leagues work and maybe somebody can add some advice. I'll pop them up by season's end. One league is a 10-team AL-ONLY and the other is 12-team NL ONLY. NL is an auction format while AL is a draft, so along with league size, everything's different between the two.

    I'll either start a new thread or simply post it here in a month or so. Thanks in advance for any and all that can lend some insight.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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    • #17
      Okay, here's my NL-only team that's left as possible players to come back next year. It's a 12-team NL league, so naturally it's fairly thin and your roster resembles a ML roster more than a typical fantasy one. Players listed with (3rd) as their year are in the final year of their deal and can be extended for 2 more seasons. But to do so, you have to add $5 to his current $$ amount for this coming season and add another $5 for each of the next two years. SO, if I have a player listed at $10 (3rd) and extend him, he'll be $15 next year - and $20, $25 for each of his next two extended seasons. I'm allowed to keep 7.

      I think I know who it'll be, but any advice is always helpful in finalizing my decision. We don't need these in until 2013, so it's early. But thought I'd get a jump on things. Also, you'll see some players listed at $10 and say "wtf". Most of these players were $1 pickups, but to retain them, they automatically become $10 in value. Snider must be kept unless he's moved back to the AL. He was an interleague pickup during the trade deadline. Also, Stanton has one year left on his deal and can't be extended since he's been extended once already.

      3B Chase Headley $15 (2nd)
      SS Hanley Ramirez $41 (2nd)
      OF Travis Snider $4 (2nd) - must be kept
      OF David Dejesus $13 (2nd)
      OF Chris Heisey $6 (3rd)
      OF Giancarlo Stanton $20 (3rd) - cannot be extended
      OF Jayson Werth $27 (2nd)

      1B Matt Adams $10 (2nd)
      CI Willie Bloomquist $11 (2nd)
      CI Matt Gamel $10 (3rd)
      OF Aubrey Huff $9 (2nd)
      OF Reed Johnson $1 (2nd)
      OF Oscar Taveras $13 (2nd)

      P Jhoulys Chacin $10 (2nd)
      P RA Dickey $6 (3rd)
      P Javy Guerra $15 (2nd)
      P Jeremy Horst $10 (2nd)
      P Kyle Lohse $1 (3rd)
      P Shaun Marcum $18 (2nd)
      P Sean Marshall $1 (3rd)
      P Craig Stammen $10 (2nd)
      P Julio Teheran $8 (2nd)
      P Ryan Vogelsong $6 (2nd)
      P Tyler Thornburg $10 (2nd)

      Thanks for any and all opinions I receive. I'll put my AL team up soon.
      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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      • #18
        Well, I lost Dickey to the AL - that hurts. Lohse is looking for a new team, and now I have to hope it's San Diego as I don't want him to go to the AL, but also don't want him pitching in a bad park - unless it's with a team that can win 85+ games.

        As of now, these are the only players I see worth keeping...

        3B - Headley ($15)
        OF - Snider ($4)
        OF - Stanton ($20)
        OF - Johnson ($1) should get himself 150+ ABs and was worth about $5 last year
        P - Lohse ($1) hoping he signs with a NL team
        P - Vogelsong ($6)
        P - Marshall ($1)

        That's my 7 at $48. That leaves me with enough cash to get 2 top NL players in the draft. With Headley and Stanton on board, maybe I go with a monster bat (Kemp & Braun being a couple available) and one arm (last year I got Cain for $22 while other "aces" went for $35-$45).

        Gonna pop my AL team next. And I understand there's no replies, but I get a better sense of things once their written out, so this gets my gears grinding.
        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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        • #19
          I ended up coming in 2nd place, lost on the last day of the year due to a Ichiro Suzuki stolen base. I won my football league though.
          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
            I ended up coming in 2nd place, lost on the last day of the year due to a Ichiro Suzuki stolen base. I won my football league though.
            Grats! Always nice finishing in the money (that is if you're in a money league and 2nd pays out of course).

            I had maybe my best football draft ever this year, and slowly watched my team drop down to 4th due to injuries (McCoy, Harvin & indirectly - Fitzgerald).
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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            • #21
              My AL-only league turns in keepers today. I'm considering a move. I have the first pick in the draft, but may trade down to acquire some later picks.
              "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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              • #22
                I wasn't very thrilled with my protected players this year as I went from having a surplus to being thin after a deadline deal last season as I made a push for the money - moved both Desmond Jennings (15th round) & Victor Martinez (16th round) plus others for non-keepable types (Konerko, Kinsler, etc). It probably bit me in the butt as I finished one spot out of the money and likely would have finished there anyway without making the move.

                My protects submitted were (Round - Name - Position):

                7th - Alex Gordon OF
                9th - Mike Moustakas 3B/CI
                10th - Matt Moore SP
                12th - Eric Hosmer 1B/CI
                13th - Mike Trout OF
                30th - Manny Machado 3B/CI

                Alex Gordon & Eric Hosmer's contracts were extended for a 4th season. In doing so, a player's draft round gets cut in half. So Hosmer went from being a 25th round player in his final year to a 12th round player with two years left.

                I just finalized a trade today in which I send picks #1, #17 & #48 to a team and in return I get picks #6, #11 & #38.

                This was tough as both Cabrera and Cano would fit nicely in any lineup. But I'm already a bit heavy on corner infielders, and can still have somebody like Fielder fall to me at #6 if I choose to go that way. The key was the latter picks. The #11 is a huge upgrade over the #17 as things start thinning out a bit by pick 13-14 and this allows me to get a very solid middle infielder while still having my own 2nd rounder to maybe take a SP (Sabathia/Weaver type as Verlander, Felix & Price will be gone. The #38 I'm receiving gives me two 5th round selections. In our league, anybody drafted from rounds 5-30 may be kept, so this gives me two players inside the top-40 with which to hit. Last year, I tried getting cute and took Oakland's Jemile Weeks - I won't be doing that again.

                My first 5 rounds worth of picks now are #6, #11, #16, #32, #33 & #38.
                "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                • #23
                  Thats a pretty intense league Ben. I thought my league last year was intense but it doesn't compare to that. Is your Yahoo working? Johnshoemaker's Yahoo is working for him now.
                  "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                  "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                    Thats a pretty intense league Ben. I thought my league last year was intense but it doesn't compare to that. Is your Yahoo working? Johnshoemaker's Yahoo is working for him now.
                    It's nothing compared to my NL-only league which has 12 owners. This one only has 8, so there's some flexibility. I'm looking at my protect list in the NL and I'm getting sick...

                    I haven't even tried Yahoo since last fall as the only way to tell for me is to actually join a league. By then, if it's still not working on draft day, it only hurts those in the league.
                    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                    • #25
                      Three hours until my first draft of the 2013 season. Should be great fun as I only really see these guys twice a year (same group also is a fantasy fb league). Our host has a beermeister in his den where we draft on a 16' table and has a good wireless connection. We each bring something to stock his fridge/chip cabinet and pre-order pizzas so they arrive near the halfway mark of the draft which usually takes 3-4 hours.

                      Those who didn't understand or agree with my moving of the first pick are now realizing why I did it. The talent (bacause of who's kept) shows a cutoff of top players right around pick #13, which is why I wanted that #11. We'll see how it works as I'm hoping to see Jose Reyes fall there, but may have to use my #6 on him because the guys picking behind me (#7-10) like those speedy guys and both have SS open.
                      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                      • #26
                        This is what I ended up with...
                        Code:
                        Rnd  Player         Pos     Team
                        
                        1    J. Reyes       SS      TOR
                        2A   F. Hernandez    P      SEA
                        2B   D. Pedroia     2B      BOS
                        4    J. Nathan       P      TEX
                        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                        5A   J. Lester       P      BOS
                        5B   N. Swisher    1B/OF    CLV
                        7    A. Gordon      OF      KAN*
                        8    A. Avila        C      DET
                        9    M. Moustakas   3B      KAN*
                        10   M. Moore        P      TAM*^
                        11   W. Myers       OF      TAM
                        12   E. Hosmer      1B      KAN*
                        13   M. Trout       OF      LAA*
                        14   E. Bonifacio   OF      TOR
                        15   C. Bucholz      P      BOS
                        16   T. Hanson       P      LAA
                        17   J. Jaso         C      OAK
                        18   J. Veras        P      HOU
                        19   I. Nova         P      NYY
                        20   M. Izturus    2B/SS    TOR
                        21   D. Bundy        P      BAL
                        22   J. Smoak       1B      SEA
                        23   D. Mastroianni OF      MIN
                        24   P. Coke         P      DET
                        25   X. Bogaerts    SS      BOS
                        26   F. Gutierrez   OF      SEA
                        27   T. Robinson    OF      BAL
                        28   C. Tillman      P      BAL
                        29   T. Bauer        P      CLV
                        30   M. Machado     3B      BAL*
                        
                        * - Player Held From 2012
                        ^ - Final Year of Contract
                        Overall, I'm not too unhappy. I'm good in steals & runs since many of my hitters are #1 or #2 in their team's order as well as some pitching categories. Not much power as most of my hitters who do hit dingers are in that 20-25 range.

                        Players allowed to be kept are from rounds 5-30 (under the line). I'm banking a bit on Lester to bounce back to what he's used to doing. I'd also like to see Bonaficio get his 2B qualifier (10 games in-season) so i can keep him and drop Izturus.

                        I have the #1 waiver pick and currently am considering Betemit or Wells (Vernon that is, now that he'll be playing).

                        Lineup looks like this...
                        C - A. Avila
                        C - J. Jaso
                        1B - E. Hosmer
                        2B - D. Pedroia
                        3B - M. Moustakas
                        SS - J. Reyes
                        CI - M. Machado
                        MI - M. Izturus
                        OF - A. Gordon
                        OF - N. Swisher
                        OF - M. Trout
                        OF - E. Bonifacio
                        OF - F. Guitierrez
                        UT - J. Smoak
                        UT - D. Mastroianni
                        P - F. Hernandez
                        P - J. Lester
                        P - M. Moore
                        P - C. Bucholz
                        P - T. Hanson
                        P - I. Nova
                        P - C. Tillman
                        P - P. Coke
                        P - J. Veras
                        P - J. Nathan
                        B3 - X. Bogaerts SS
                        B1 - W. Myers OF
                        B4 - T. Robinson OF
                        B2 - D. Bundy P
                        B5 - T. Bauer P

                        I have no bench depth, but at the time I liked the ceilings over the convenience of marginal players. I lose Matt Moore this year, so I'm hoping Bundy and/or Bauer pitch enough to make at least one of them worth keeping. Myers should be up by June, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Bogaerts up by September - earlier maybe if the Sox are out of it and shop Drew at the deadline.
                        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                        • #27
                          This is my team from the Baseballfever Head to Head League.

                          C. Joe Mauer
                          1B. Anthoney Rizzo
                          2B. Kyle Seager
                          SS. Starlin Castro
                          3B. Evan Longoria
                          OF. Matt Kemp
                          OF. Melky Cabrera
                          OF. Alex Gordon
                          UT. Curtis Granderson
                          BN. Carl Crawford
                          BN. Freddie Freeman
                          BN. Carlos Gomez
                          BN. Brandon Belt
                          BN Josh Rutledge
                          SP1. Justin Verlander
                          SP2. Cliff Lee
                          SP3. Madison Bumgarner
                          SP4. Chris Sale
                          SP5. Alex Cobb
                          SP6. Tim Hudson
                          RP1. Casey Jansen
                          RP2. Al Alburquerque.....he's probably going to be dropped.soon.
                          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                            This is my team from the Baseballfever Head to Head League.
                            Freeman will be your everyday 1B - not bad. Any chance you can sell off somebody like Sale for a hitter maybe some power or a closer who'll help you win that slot?
                            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                              Freeman will be your everyday 1B - not bad. Any chance you can sell off somebody like Sale for a hitter maybe some power or a closer who'll help you win that slot?
                              I was thinking about that but know if I trade a pitcher, he'll be the pitcher who wins 20 games with a 2.20 era. I think Chris Sale would be the best bet because he'll probably start out hot and I could trade him at a high price. Yeah I think Freeman will end up being my number one firstbasemen, he does have superstar ability. I'm thinking with the closers that I can wait it out for hot ones off the waiver wire.
                              "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                              "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                              • #30
                                Did you have fun drafting? If it's a minimal to no-cost league, that's all that really counts.
                                "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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