PDA

View Full Version : Your Team's Midseason Report Card



JWP
07-16-2008, 08:22 PM
I'm currently sitting atop my league (12 team, Head-2-Head Yahoo League), with a 8 game lead over the second place team.

Offense: A+

First, here is my lineup:

C Ivan Rodriguez (DET)
1B Mark Teixeira (ATL)
2B Robinson Cano (NYY)
SS Hanley Ramirez (FLA)
3B Evan Longoria (TB)
OF Josh Hamilton (TEX)
OF Carlos Quentin (CHW)
OF Ryan Braun (MIL)
Util Xavier Nady (PIT)
BN Rick Ankiel (STL)
BN Mark DeRosa (CHC)

My lineup can flatout mash. I had originally had Troy Tulowtizki at SS, but I traded him away along with Jake Peavy and Fausto Carmona for Hanley Ramirez, Aaron Harang, and Chen Ming Wang. Rick Ankiel, Xavier Nady, Carlos Quentin, and Evan Longoria were all WW pickups. I drafted Josh Hamilton in the second to last round of my draft.

I easily lead my league in Home Runs, RBIs, and OPS.

Ivan Rodriguez has been serviceable at catcher, but I have been looking to upgrade with all of the spare offense I have.

My only concerns thus far have been Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano. Both are notioriously slow starters, and hopefully will play up to their traditional levels in the second half. Teixeira has shown flashes of excellence, but has hardly been consistent. Cano has been a similar case.

Pitching: B

First, my pitchers:

SP Edinson Volquez (CIN)
SP Josh Beckett (BOS)
SP Aaron Harang (CIN)
SP Erik Bedard (SEA)
SP Jon Lester (BOS)
SP Chen Ming Wang (NYY)
SP Johnny Cueto (CIN)
SP/RP Jonathan Sanchez (SFO)
RP Billy Wagner (NYM)

First of all, the positives: Edinson Volquez, Jon Lester, Jonathan Sanchez, and Josh Beckett have all been fantastic. Sanchez has been a most pleasant surprise, ranking in the top 5 in the NL in Ks, while Jon Lester has been excellent as well (especially in his no hitter). Edinson Volquez, obviously, has been dominant, and Josh Beckett has been his usual self.

Now for the negatives: Aaron Harang, Erik Bedard, and Chen Ming Wang. Harang has been by far the biggest problem on my pitching staff, which was completely unexpected. I have considered dropping him several times, but have reconsidered due to hopes that he will regain his form. Chen Ming Wang pitched well early in the season, then trailed off drastically before getting injured. Erik Bedard has hardly been dominant, and is now injured.

I recently picked Cueto up after Clayton Kershaw was sent back to the Minors; he has been improving as of late, so I hope that he will help strengthen my staff.

Overall Grade: A-

I know that my offense will continue to mash for the second half. If my pitching can rebound a bit, then I feel like my team can easily finish first in my league, and that a Championship is not out of the question.

So how are you guys doing?

Joseph
07-16-2008, 10:32 PM
I'm in second in my most competitive league. Its a roto league and I'm about 20 something points behind the top spot who has won the league 3 years running now.

My hitting has been a solid A while my pitching is a C plus. I own a few categories like K's and complete games, but am getting raked over in others like saves and ERA.

Homer Bailey
07-17-2008, 04:36 AM
You rate mine. I'm giving it A+ on both.


Lineup:

C - Marting
1B- Pujols
2B - Alexei Ramirez (underrated)
3B - Wright
SS - Furcal (Hairston/Kepp)
OF - Hamilton
OF - Ordonez
OF - Hawpe
Util - Carlos Pena
Util - Votto/Bruce


Pitchers:
Peavy
Webb
Hamels
Volquez
Felix Hernandez
Nolasco
Slowey
Franklin
Saito
Wheeler
Rauch
Broxton


Holler.

chettt
07-26-2008, 01:02 AM
THIS IS MY TEAM - CURRENTLY LEADING THE LEAGUE :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Suzuki, Ichiro CF SEA
Braun, Ryan J. 3B MIL
Wright, David 3B NYM
Pujols, Albert 1B STL
Holliday, Matt LF COL
Martin, Russell C LA
Dye, Jermaine RF CHW
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL
Ankiel, Rick OF STL
Peralta, Jhonny SS CLE
Longoria, Evan 3B TB
Upton, B.J. CF TB
Ramirez, Alexei 2B CHW
Kendrick, Howie 2B ANA


Papelbon, Jonathan RP BOS
Rivera, Mariano RP NYY
Wood, Kerry RP CHC
Burnett, A.J. SP TOR
Hernandez, Felix SP SEA
Sanchez, Jonathan O. RP SF
Floyd, Gavin SP CHW
Buehrle, Mark SP CHW
Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA
Myers, Brett SP PHI
Liriano, Francisco SP MIN

Buckeye33
07-26-2008, 04:11 PM
THIS IS MY TEAM - CURRENTLY LEADING THE LEAGUE :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Suzuki, Ichiro CF SEA
Braun, Ryan J. 3B MIL
Wright, David 3B NYM
Pujols, Albert 1B STL
Holliday, Matt LF COL
Martin, Russell C LA
Dye, Jermaine RF CHW
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL
Ankiel, Rick OF STL
Peralta, Jhonny SS CLE
Longoria, Evan 3B TB
Upton, B.J. CF TB
Ramirez, Alexei 2B CHW
Kendrick, Howie 2B ANA


Papelbon, Jonathan RP BOS
Rivera, Mariano RP NYY
Wood, Kerry RP CHC
Burnett, A.J. SP TOR
Hernandez, Felix SP SEA
Sanchez, Jonathan O. RP SF
Floyd, Gavin SP CHW
Buehrle, Mark SP CHW
Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA
Myers, Brett SP PHI
Liriano, Francisco SP MIN

How many teams are in this league? 5? Unless it's a keeper league, how in the world did you end up with 5 1st round offensive players?

NJReds
07-26-2008, 10:29 PM
How many teams are in this league? 5? Unless it's a keeper league, how in the world did you end up with 5 1st round offensive players?

Looks like a real competitive league. :laugh:

Homer Bailey
07-28-2008, 03:51 AM
Just made two big trades.

C Martin
1b Pujols
2b Alexei Ramirez
SS Tulowitski/Furcal
3B Wright
OF Ordonez
OF Hamilton
OF Carlos Lee
UTIL Quentin
UTIL Pena
Bench: Hawpe, Bruce

Hernandez, Hamels, Volquez, Arroyo, Nolasco, Broxton/Saito, Wheeler, Rodney