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12/15/2011 9:42 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I think I'm actually seeing MORE diversity in OLs recently.  Perhaps enough people are tired of the cookie teams to try something else?  The OBP strategy is good one, but for a long time the dominant strategy was deadball pitchers, low-IP starters in the pen, and an offense largely comprising low-BB singles hitters with speed, in Astrodome or Dodger Stadium.

Right now I'm in a couple of OLs and there is a nice variety of strategies being employed by the best teams. I'm about to face off in the LCS against a Mize-Ruth-Cy Williams team that hit 236 HR in AFCS.  Coors teams are making a comeback.  There's a division leader in another league with an A++++ range team in Hilltop (haven't seen one of those in a long time.) 

There's still plenty of the Joss-Coleman-Castillo-Dilone-Raines teams (and to be fair, I use some of those guys too), but I think enough owners are seeing that there are other ways to win.
12/17/2011 12:17 AM (edited)
Posted by contrarian23 on 12/15/2011 9:42:00 PM (view original):
Maybe it's just me, but I think I'm actually seeing MORE diversity in OLs recently.  Perhaps enough people are tired of the cookie teams to try something else?  The OBP strategy is good one, but for a long time the dominant strategy was deadball pitchers, low-IP starters in the pen, and an offense largely comprising low-BB singles hitters with speed, in Astrodome or Dodger Stadium.

Right now I'm in a couple of OLs and there is a nice variety of strategies being employed by the best teams. I'm about to face off in the LCS against a Mize-Ruth-Cy Williams team that hit 236 HR in AFCS.  Coors teams are making a comeback.  There's a division leader in another league with an A++++ range team in Hilltop (haven't seen one of those in a long time.) 

There's still plenty of the Joss-Coleman-Castillo-Dilone-Raines teams (and to be fair, I use some of those guys too), but I think enough owners are seeing that there are other ways to win.
How 'bout this team?


player-year bats pa hr avg obp slg f/r salary
C 1981 Alan Ashby S 435 4 .271 .356 .369 C/A $3,470,400
1B 2002 Scott Spiezio S 571 12 .285 .371 .436 A/D+ $3,601,774
2B 1930 Frankie Frisch S 643 10 .346 .407 .520 C/A- $5,931,329  
3B 1994 Bobby Bonilla S 660 20 .290 .374 .504 C/A- $5,204,921
SS 1997 Walt Weiss S 469 4 .270 .377 .384 A/B $3,744,391
OF 1952 Mickey Mantle S 659 23 .311 .394 .530 C-/A- $6,145,505
OF 1912 Bob Bescher S 684 4 .281 .381 .396 C/A $5,286,729
OF 1889 Walt Wilmot S 634 9 .289 .367 .484 C-/B+ $4,980,598
PW 1908 Sammy Strang S 85 0 .094 .385 .094 C/C- $250,331



player-year t ip oav whip bb9 hr9 salary
1902 Bill Bernhard R 270 .215 0.94 1.47 0.16 $9,228,381
1913 Reb Russell L 338 .219 1.04 2.25 0.06 $10,932,526
1908 Bill Burns L 176 .229 0.93 0.98 0.16 $4,724,046
1907 Orval Overall R 286 .208 1.01 2.31 0.10 $9,103,691
2006 Mike MacDougal R 25 .213 1.00 2.16 0.36 $777,468
1965 Robin Roberts R 76 .216 0.93 1.18 0.12 $2,812,308
1967 Cisco Carlos R 42 .161 0.77 1.94 0.00 $1,938,932
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12/21/2011 2:19 PM
Another guy I've been having success with is 1994 Lou Frazier. In a just completed OL, for a little over $1mil, he gave me 224 ABs (practically all at 100%), a .286 avg with 40 SBs in 42 attempts. Plus he's an A feilding OF who can fill in 2B. 
12/21/2011 2:24 PM
Posted by zubinsum on 12/15/2011 2:36:00 AM (view original):
Posted by thunder1008 on 12/14/2011 11:53:00 PM (view original):
Here's one who is more solid than spectacular.  Mike Marshall `85 is turning in a very good season in amycox67's league -- .325/.378/.483 with 13 HR/61 RBI at the halfway mark, putting him on track for 25 HR/120 RBI, notwithstanding the forum jinx, all for $3.89 MM.  A+ glove at first, A- in the OF.  Not much range.  Enough PA's so there aren't big fatigue issues.  Whenever I find solid full season position players for under $4 MM I remember them, even if they're not great.  Never know when they're going to plug a hole somewhere. 


Mike Marshall '85 (R) LF* 6 93 331 302 13 61 0 .325 .378 .483 3.89M 
The sim loves alliteration.

I hear '89 Walt Wimwalt and '06 Sammy Strang do pretty well too
Don't use big words around boogerlips please. It is one of his buttons.
12/21/2011 4:00 PM
Boogerlips Buttons would hit .350 at least.
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