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    Re: The Best Fantasy Pitching Staff EVAR!

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    His pen is a huge question mark. My top three starters against his might be a wash And Scherzer and Hughes are going to open some eyes. I like my staff much better.
    That's fine TRF. You should like your team. But this is the way I look at it. The first thing you question is his pen. And, I'll agree, yours is better. But, do you really think that all of his closers will fall by the wayside?

    Imo, how good a pitching staff depends mostly on the top 5 starting pitchers and then the bullpen and starting pitching depth. I know I'm in one league with you TRF. And your bullpen would beat mine in that league too. But here are my starting pitchers in the league that you and I are both in:

    Zack Grienke,
    Dan Haren,
    Yovani Gallardo,
    Clayton Kershaw,

    David Price,
    Clay Buchholz,
    Wade Davis,
    Homer Bailey,
    Matt Latos,
    Derek Holland,
    Martin Perez
    (plus Kazmir and Bedard on the DL)

    So, I've, arguably, got 4 aces and some pretty good depth. You've got 3 guys that could be considered aces right now:

    Roy Halladay
    Justin Verlander
    Johan Santana

    plus some nice depth...

    Johnny Cueto
    Max Scherzer
    Aaron Harang
    Phil Hughes

    but noone (outside of the first 3) that could be considered an ace right now. NastyBoy has FIVE aces. I don't know about his depth but with some luck he might only need those 5 guys. 5 aces beats 4 aces and it beats 3 aces. And I don't think the difference between the bullpens is enough to make up the difference. You've got a nice pitching staff TRF, and it's possible that Hughes and Scherzer could open some eyes, but if we were to take a poll I think most would rather have his pitchers right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Plus I got a little offense too...

    C Matt Wieters
    C Geovany Soto
    1B Mark Reynolds
    1B Joey Votto
    2B Casey McGehee
    2B Ian Desmond
    3B Adrian Beltre
    3B David Freese
    SS Asdrubal Cabrera
    SS Alcides Escobar
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Brad Hawpe
    OF Julio Borbon
    OF Rajai Davis
    OF Jason Heyward
    BN Seth Smith
    BN Clint Barmes
    BN Austin Jackson
    BN Russell Branyan

    I'm taking a chance on Desmond, Freese, Jackson and Escobar. counting on a bounceback from Beltre, but some good young talent. wish it were a dynasty league.
    I just had to underline the word 'little'.

    Outside of your catchers and corner infielders your offense isn't that great for a redraft league. Format is important though and I'd like your offense more in a dynasty.
    Last edited by redsfandan; 04-05-2010 at 05:24 PM.
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