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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2008, 09:21:23 PM »

I disagree, you get the top man in the draft and the season is over in a single deep pool. Hustling with utilty infielders and middle inning stoppers is not going to change the ending. All the emphasis is on the luck of the draft. With a pool of all the players in a mixed league you can change things drasticly.

That's not true at all re: "get the top man... and the season is over."  You may get the "top man" (e.g., Santana), but you're going to have to pay something in the neighborhood of $50 for him.  I'll take a Billingsley and a Gallardo for a combined $51 over Santana and whatever scrub you're going to get for $1 at the end of the draft.

With a deep-league auction draft, every team will, at some point, be hustling for utility infielders and middle relievers.  There's no way around it.  The emphasis is on identifying bargain players with whom the return on investment is high, e.g., Heath Bell last year.

There's a lot more "emphasis on luck" in a shallow mixed league, because every team is an all-star team.   No one in a mixed league is going to draft Heath Bell unless you've got 20 teams in your league.  In a deep (12 or 13 team) NL-only league, a $1 or $2 Heath Bell was a difference-maker in 2007. 

In 2008, 10 homers out of a $1 Jorge Cantu or some other such scrub could be a 2 or 3 point swing in the standings at the end of the year.  Maybe that's luck, or maybe it's the result of good preparation.  Either way, I just think that makes it a lot more fun, but that's just my perception, tastes and preferences, etc.

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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2008, 11:25:32 AM »

Santana is pretty much a  27-32 dollar pitcher in my league.

Daisuke went for 27 a year ago.

This year's big fish will be Johan and Jake Peavy - as we just added the Padres to our team list (took away Marlins).  I'll let you know what they go for

50 for a pitcher?  EGAD!
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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2008, 04:57:36 PM »

Santana is pretty much a  27-32 dollar pitcher in my league.

That sounds about right, for a mixed league.   In most NL-only leagues, he'll go for around $50.
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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2008, 05:12:06 PM »

No.

Only fools pay that for a SP.

My league is mixed, but we have 13 owners and use EIGHTEEN teams.  Thus it is akin to an NL or AL only
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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2008, 05:13:39 PM »

This is my 12th year in this league and ONE player has gone for 50+
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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2008, 05:53:13 PM »

Only fools pay that for a SP.

Agreed, but many will. 

Whatever the case may be, it's all beside the point, which is that, in my estimation, playing in a shallow and/or mixed league (wherein every team is an all-star team) is not nearly as fun as playing in a deep NL-only or AL-only league in which all teams have at least a few middle relievers and part-time players on the roster.  But again, while I disagree with the assertion that "the emphasis is on luck" in such a league, it's still just a matter of tastes and preferences, there is no wrong answer, etc.

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« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2008, 07:14:47 PM »

This is my 12th year in this league and ONE player has gone for 50+

I've been in my league for 16 years, and we've only had two players exceed the $50 mark - Pujols in 2006 and Jose Reyes last year.
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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2008, 09:57:02 AM »

My preference is for head to head mixed leagues. Where the emphasis is on scouting the players on the waiver wire looking for breakouts throughout the season rather than the draft itself.
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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2008, 11:11:51 AM »

My preference is to never, ever, ever use farking Yahoo! autodraft again.
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2008, 11:16:28 AM »

My preference is to never, ever, ever use farking Yahoo! autodraft again.

I was hoping your auto draft would net you Schilling, even for a couple of days.
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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2008, 11:20:06 AM »

He's available
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« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2008, 10:01:27 AM »

My preference is to never, ever, ever use farking Yahoo! autodraft again.

I was hoping your auto draft would net you Schilling, even for a couple of days.
Fortunately, the exclude function works.
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« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2008, 06:40:01 AM »

I like auto draft, a bit of a gamble. Yahoo goes overboard sometimes in their evaluations though, like with Alex Gordon or the unknown catcher with the Cubs in the top ten. Same team for years and years just not my cup of tea.

Bargain on the waiver wire Atkins, scooped him up. What is the story on the two young Red hurlers?
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« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2008, 01:37:54 PM »

If Garrett Atkins is on the waiver wire, your league is too shallow.
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« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2008, 04:39:05 AM »

Just a bad move, he was let go for Kotchman, duh. Twelve teams.
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