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    Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    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?

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    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.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    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.

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    THIS IS MY TEAM - CURRENTLY LEADING THE LEAGUE

    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

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    Quote Originally Posted by chettt View Post
    THIS IS MY TEAM - CURRENTLY LEADING THE LEAGUE

    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?
    Matta = Really good

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye33 View Post
    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.
    "The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson

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    Re: Your Team's Midseason Report Card

    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


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