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Newbie question

I'm just now in the process of drafting my 2nd team, so I basically know zip about this game. It's pretty apparent that I'm the only one making any roster moves. The moves I HAVE made have been all had the same results. (The player taken has been just as bad as the player waived.) Am I just wasting my time, trying to improve my team via this route?

Re: Newbie question

That's exactly how to improve a team -- moves -- if you can get players with better numbers. Of course, you have to know which numbers actually mean something.

You can't expect to judge a move five games in. Even when you get players with better numbers, they may be having a bad stretch, so it may look like the move was wrong, but over the long haul, better numbers win out.

You really did just start, so expect a learning curve. This is like any game, there are nuances that you need time to figure out. Even when you have figured a lot out, there are a lot of other GMs who are doing the same.

Welcome to the game.

Re: Newbie question

I see we're both in league 802 -- your team is off to a great start!!!

I would say when you are first starting out, using "rank" gives a VERY good picture of how good a hitter is, and using "dwar" gives a VERY good picture of how good a fielder is. Later you may have your own opinions on whether you want home run hitters or players who get singles and steal a lot of bases, whether you prefer lefties or righties, and whether certain positions are more important than others.

Good luck!!!

Re: Newbie question

Are you looking at the history of players? That's very important--a player with a 79 rank can have a better history in a league than one with 83 or so--his track record in that league is a good predictor, particularly if his last year or two were strong.
Definitely make moves!