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3/2/2013 11:41 PM
Your pitchers were abducted by space aliens. They came back with implants in their arms.
3/3/2013 2:01 AM
always good to see a familiar name pop back up!
3/3/2013 5:54 AM
C+
3/3/2013 6:56 AM
C-

First it seems that you are way short of at bats.  Who will be your regulat f\irst baseman (I could not find 1911 Kitty Bransfield)?  This line-up does not meet the minimum numbers for AB.  4 man and 2 man rotations are in the decline now, with most people opting for 3 men.  08 Addie Joss is the ultimate pitching machine now and it is extremely difficult to win in open leagues without him.  13 Cravath is a steal - he always out produces his RL stats for me.  I wouldn't waste the money on 33 Ruth, as you are overpaying for his HRs.  The trend is also to look for double and triple hitters, and in Bush, that is a good way to go.

Of course, you are hearing from someone who makes the playoffs a fair amount, but who has never gotten past the first round.

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3/3/2013 1:10 PM
Posted by golpista on 3/3/2013 6:56:00 AM (view original):
C-

First it seems that you are way short of at bats.  Who will be your regulat f\irst baseman (I could not find 1911 Kitty Bransfield)?  This line-up does not meet the minimum numbers for AB.  4 man and 2 man rotations are in the decline now, with most people opting for 3 men.  08 Addie Joss is the ultimate pitching machine now and it is extremely difficult to win in open leagues without him.  13 Cravath is a steal - he always out produces his RL stats for me.  I wouldn't waste the money on 33 Ruth, as you are overpaying for his HRs.  The trend is also to look for double and triple hitters, and in Bush, that is a good way to go.

Of course, you are hearing from someone who makes the playoffs a fair amount, but who has never gotten past the first round.

He's actually planning to rotate his AAA players in the 1B slot... a common practice, but one that might leave him slightly under the minimums...

Team seems a bit too balanced to work in an Open League, which plays more like a video game than traditional baseball.
3/3/2013 5:59 PM
I know this is blunt.  I hope it doesn't offend.

Line Up:
1) I'm not a big fan of Rickey and his B- range won't do you favors in center.  '92 Raines would be as good a lead lead-off hitter and a better CF for $2K more.  (C)
2) You have over 700PA of a guy with a .272/.307/.442 line.  Such a hitter should only bat 8th and there is no way you are using 737 PA in the 8 spot (D)
3) If I have to pick a Gavvy, this would be the one. (A)
4) Meh.  I am not a fan of homeruns in the sim.  Ruth is a good value though. (C)
5) Boggs is a good value.  Nice pick. (A)
6) There are many great values at catcher.  '69 McCaver isn't one of them. (D)
7) At short a high FP with decent range should be a priority.  (D)
8) So you are using your AAA a 1B.  Good luck. (C)
LIne-up grade = C

Bench:
Unless you need PAs to reach 4800, every OL bench should contain Wilson Delgado (if you can spare $50K), Howie Clark and Clyde Sukforth.  If you need PAs take Hughie Jennings, Ted Kazinski, or Rich Reese.  Gomez isn't a bad pick.  Unfrotunately this one is graded Pass Fail.  You get a F here.

Rotation:
Clemens walks to many for the price to be a great value (D)

Adonis also walks to many, but you are moving in the right direction (C)
Johnson like Clemens isn’t a value (D)
Schmidt isn’t a great value, but at least his walks won’t get out of control (C)
Rotation grade C-
Bullpen:
Meek, Jackson, Aloma and Hernandez all walk too many batters. There are better values out there. (C)
Soriano is awesome, but a horrible value (C)
Bullpen grade = C

Micellaneous:
I don't see a consistent theme on this team.  They aren't suited a particular stadium that I can tell.  You didn't fish out values or build pitching-fielding synergies.  You did however draft 9 200K scrubs that you can swap out for your AAA and a WW pick-up.  Unfortunely you drafted too few IP and PA to maximize the value of your pick-up.
Synergy grade = D

Overall grade C-
3/3/2013 6:15 PM
Posted by zubinsum on 3/3/2013 5:59:00 PM (view original):
I know this is blunt.  I hope it doesn't offend.

Line Up:
1) I'm not a big fan of Rickey and his B- range won't do you favors in center.  '92 Raines would be as good a lead lead-off hitter and a better CF for $2K more.  (C)
2) You have over 700PA of a guy with a .272/.307/.442 line.  Such a hitter should only bat 8th and there is no way you are using 737 PA in the 8 spot (D)
3) If I have to pick a Gavvy, this would be the one. (A)
4) Meh.  I am not a fan of homeruns in the sim.  Ruth is a good value though. (C)
5) Boggs is a good value.  Nice pick. (A)
6) There are many great values at catcher.  '69 McCaver isn't one of them. (D)
7) At short a high FP with decent range should be a priority.  (D)
8) So you are using your AAA a 1B.  Good luck. (C)
LIne-up grade = C

Bench:
Unless you need PAs to reach 4800, every OL bench should contain Wilson Delgado (if you can spare $50K), Howie Clark and Clyde Sukforth.  If you need PAs take Hughie Jennings, Ted Kazinski, or Rich Reese.  Gomez isn't a bad pick.  Unfrotunately this one is graded Pass Fail.  You get a F here.

Rotation:
Clemens walks to many for the price to be a great value (D)

Adonis also walks to many, but you are moving in the right direction (C)
Johnson like Clemens isn’t a value (D)
Schmidt isn’t a great value, but at least his walks won’t get out of control (C)
Rotation grade C-
Bullpen:
Meek, Jackson, Aloma and Hernandez all walk too many batters. There are better values out there. (C)
Soriano is awesome, but a horrible value (C)
Bullpen grade = C

Micellaneous:
I don't see a consistent theme on this team.  They aren't suited a particular stadium that I can tell.  You didn't fish out values or build pitching-fielding synergies.  You did however draft 9 200K scrubs that you can swap out for your AAA and a WW pick-up.  Unfortunely you drafted too few IP and PA to maximize the value of your pick-up.
Synergy grade = D

Overall grade C-
No offense taken.  :)  I used to play enough to know the value-picks and how to "game" the system.  Hopefully I don't spend enough time and money here in the future to learnt these things again....  If I can play .500 ball, I will be happy.   
3/4/2013 1:33 AM
My advice to you would be to pick a theme or strategy or stadium first and then build your team.

C- look for bargain out of position players with at least an A- arm.
1B- You could go with AAA but with the 4800 PA minimum I do not think this is wise.  1B is the best place to find cheap offense.
2B- Look for A- fielding or higher with at least close to average (C-) range.  If you are using modern pitchers you can drop your fielding requirements to around B.
3B- Look for a good FP and don't sweat range.  This is one of the spots where A/D- types can be good bargains. 
SS- Look for A or higher fielder with at least C- range.  Think about conserving PAs here for an #8 hitter.
LF/RF- Besides 1B, these are the best places to hide good offensive players.  At minimum, I would try to make sure one COFs has better than a D- range
CF- Look for at least a B/B.  If you are using modern pitching you could get away with a C/B.

Bench Scrubs- Like I wrote above, look for good pinch hitters, PA fillers and finally defensive subs on positions you drafted short.

Pitchers- Look for BB/9# of less than 2.3 and and HR/9# of less than .50.

Pitcher Scrubs- Look for high IP/9 guys with walk rates that aren't out of control.  At least these guys will chew through some innings for you.  
 
3/4/2013 9:24 AM
nice breakdown zube!
3/4/2013 9:34 AM
RATE MY YOUTH
3/4/2013 10:04 AM
Welcome back...

At least for a while
3/4/2013 11:38 AM
Rickey cost me a TOC (error top of the ninth, CS in bottom of ninth for last out) so for that reason I give you a C-.

Rating boogerlips youth - F (lots of lotion and tissues involved)

3/4/2013 3:27 PM
Posted by boogerlips on 3/4/2013 9:34:00 AM (view original):
RATE MY YOUTH
You stole your mom's youth and then spent it on fake baseball.  Grade = D+

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