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Newbie advice


Newbie advice

Any advice for a newbie to this game? My team was playing .580 ball for the first 50 games and has since imploded winning just 4 of the last 18. Nothings changed except the bats are cold and the pitchers arent picked up the slack for the lack of offense. Not sure what to do other than be patient, wait for the bats to come alive, and hope that its soon. Meanwhile, I'm open to any advice anyone has for someone new to the game on this topic or just advice on the game in general.

Re: Newbie advice

It's kind of hard to know how to answer. There are tons of things that go into winning, but it's hard to know how to start.
I looked at your teams and they're both quick draft leagues. You don't have a lot of control over player selection in these leagues.
Just be conscientious with your team's strategy, who can steal, who can come in as a defensive sub, etc.
I'd read the boards and ask specific questions. I believe you can search for terms in the boards.
In terms of the specific thing you bring up, there is a lot of variance in these leagues, and a cold streak can happen at any time.

Re: Newbie advice

I would say you are now playing to your team's actual skill level more so than before. It's an average offense with a bottom-three staff, largely due to the fact that you are last in the league in defense. Slightly below .500 seems like an accurate representation of the team.

So I would say it's not so much what you can do right now so much as paying attention to what the top teams do well, identifying stats that you think will help contribute to winning clubs in the future. In the meantime, as aforementioned, perhaps tinker with strategies and substitutions and bullpens, etc., to see what works for you and how you can maximize the wins from this current iteration of the team.

If you have any specific question about the sim, players, or anything, I or this board will definitely be happy to answer them.

Re: Re: Newbie advice

2010s are really tough because there is SO much good pitching from that decade. One thing, pick up Carlos Marmol ASAP, he has an elite Hits per 9 and is still sitting in FA.

I have noticed lineups can really go in a tail spin quick in 2010 because of the overload of good arms. Get someone in slump buster high in the lineup and maximize the good offense you do have.

Re: Re: Newbie advice

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely draft differently in the future. I was focused on grabbing the best bats with a disregard for defense. I'm paying for that now and some of them arent hitting, which adds to the pain.