Trying a new strategy! MLB104951 Topic

For my Family Ties theme league, I'm going with super low strikeout totals for batters & using a 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation followed by about 7-8 relievers with stellar numbers across the board!  I figure, what the heck, what do I have to lose???

Lineup as follows:

C: Bill Dickey
1B:  George Sisler
2B:  Eddie Stanky
3B:  Lave Cross
SS:  Joe Sewell
OF:  Tony Gwynn, Ed Delahanty, Joe DiMaggio
DH:  Lloyd Waner

SP: Ed Walsh & Christy Mathewson
RP: Trevor Hoffman, Vicente Romo, Dave Rozema, Harry Coveleski, Pedro Borbon Jr, Pedro Martinez (mop up), Art Fowler, Bobby Shantz

Will let you know how my little experiment works!
3/30/2013 2:02 PM

I like your team! What's the cap on that league?

Another fun team to put together is a "more home runs than strikeouts" team. Put them in a park like Hilltop... pretty cool results.

3/30/2013 8:11 PM
The only downside to low K is that deadball pitchers don't rely on strike outs much - though you should do very well against "modern" pitchers. The rest will depend on how good the defense of your opponents is: if modern, and good defensive players backing up the deadball pitchers (who bring down the general defensive level) then you should do very well. What stadium are you in ? 
3/31/2013 9:50 AM
Based on my teams makeup, I'm looking at stadiums that are + for 1B/2B, & at the most neutral on HR's.  I've narrowed it down to 2 candidates:  Oriole Park IV, or American League Park I.

Also, because of the salary cap I'm using Zack Wheat instead of Lloyd Waner!  Even at $120 million it's tough to get under the cap!
3/31/2013 12:38 PM
Trying a new strategy! MLB104951 Topic

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