Posted by MikeT23 on 4/30/2013 4:49:00 PM (view original):
I was 24th in runs scored, 17th in ERA. I had 105+ plays(league leader) and 15- plays(league leader). I was eliminated from the playoffs at game 160 with what was a horribly put-together team.
Sometimes, you have to work with the mess you made in the pre-season. Getting the extra D was the only thing that kept me afloat.
I've been following this same mentality while rebuilding my Satchel Paige team, With the added factor of having Memphis, aka "Petco of the South," as my home park, I have had around the #30 ranked offense with a group of guys that can play defense and steal bases and have been able to stay competitive. With bargain pitchers, I have been able to put up Top 5 ERAs, with some guys surprisingly doing better on the road.
I never cut corners on defense at SS and love to have an all 90s guy no matter how weak he hits.
For CF, Range is the key number as the 90+ guys are great with a glove at least 75.
At 2B, I have seen some bad guys seemingly field the position adequately, but with all the chances they get, I try to at least meet the recs.
I typically use the guys who when drafted were supposedly a SS as my 3B.
For 1B, I agree with the previous poster regarding all high 40s or more. 1B is involved in too much of the defense to put someone below recs.
Failed CFs or 2B are usually playing LF for me.
RF is the position I have been willing to sacrifice if I don't have enough offense.