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  1. You can’t spell Hill without IL...
    7 points
  2. Just my opinion on unsettled closer situations. Boston: Giving Barnes the nod because he's further along. Tampa: Everyone has anointed Alvarez, and he's the best bet, but don't be surprised if the Rays get cute and have multiple pitchers close games. Baltimore: Givens has been absolutely terrible this spring. Given how few win the Orioles are expected to have this season, it may take a little while to figure out who is next in line. White Sox: Colome is the favorite here, but it wouldn't surprise me if Herrera gets 25-33% of the save opps. There was a question whether or not he'd even be ready for OD, but he's done well. Colome will have a short leash. Minnesota: Sounds like a Parker/May committee, but I would lean May. If you have one, wouldn't hurt to handcuff with the other. Kansas City: Peralta will close. Boxberger has looked terrible this spring. Have also read about Peralta developing a "closers mentality". KC has a few good young options coming down the pipeline. Arizona: Holland looked done. Bradley has the goods to close, but ff the Diamondbacks decide to keep him in the fireman role, Hirano will close. Atlanta: Vizcaino but the Braves are going to work Minter in as soon as he's healthy. Chicago Cubs: Sounds like Strop will begin the season as closer, but may be spelled by Cishek. Nobody has any confidence in Morrow staying healthy for an extended period of time. Milwaukee: Kimbrel landing spot? If not, Hader will likely split duties with someone else. Philadelphia: Don't see any reason why Kapler won't have multiple pitchers closing games again. Giants: I don't see how the Giants can have Melancon pitch in high leverage with how he's looked this spring. St. Louis: I'd lean Hicks with Miller receiving some chances if he can stay healthy. Neither have looked outstanding this spring.
    7 points
  3. Daryl Van Schouwen‏Verified account @CST_soxvan 17s17 seconds ago Renteria says Alex Colome is the White Sox closer. Not unexpected.
    4 points
  4. this is kinda just life in the NL nowadays though, isn't it? not many bad teams this year, none really in the central. just the marlins and giants, third worst is, maybe the d-backs? whole league's pretty flat also freddy's the kind of guy who i think opponent doesn't matter as much, if he's on he can dominate anybody and if he's not he can get shelled by anybody. i used to say this about rich hill too. peralta's first ML start was a 13K monster game in coors
    4 points
  5. Being strong in at least one percentage (preferably two if not punting FG or FT) is an absolutely massive advantage and is better than being strong in a counting stat. It's harder for the schedule/injuries to kill you. I had 35 games in my first-round matchup (opponent had 44) and I made it through because my punt blocks team is dominant in FG and very good in FT. The same thing is happening this week. Also, pay attention to turnovers. You don't have to be great in turnovers but a full-out punt of TOs is a bad idea. If you punt TOs you're likely still going to lose TOs during weeks where you're getting crushed by injuries. Injuries without a TO win is basically death in the playoffs.
    4 points
  6. Maybe we're all just handing out decoy names in this forum to deter people.
    3 points
  7. Hopefully he said “i pooped”
    3 points
  8. I hate this dumb argument about top WR's and Super Bowls. Jerry Rice anyone? Michael Irvin? Skipping forward to this generation, there are several guys who got very close: Randy Moss, TO, Larry Fitzgerald, Julio, Steve Smith, Brandin Cooks all played on teams that were neck and neck in their title games, and certainly were not the cause of the downfall.. Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne were both paid handsomely and won themselves a title together. The Patriots don't deserve some kind of praise for doing it without a top WR cap hit, just because Julian Edelman has been criminally underpaid. Also, they had a generational talent at tight end........not as if passing weapons weren't a crucial part of their success. Julio makes the team much, much better. You don't find All Pro's on the waiver wire too often. When you get one, you pay his a**, no matter where he lines up.
    3 points
  9. Fantrax is so much superior to the others. It's not even fair lol. Such a great site, great service, great support and their settings are the best.
    3 points
  10. Here's a couple... Michael Turner, Priest Holmes, Tiki Barber, Justin Forsett, Fred Jackson,
    3 points
  11. I agree with the top 4 but would re-order them. Paddack and Strahm #1 and #2 because of a) Park Effects, and b) hugely improved offense and defense behind them. Lopez and Peacock #3 and #4. Lopez may be as talented as Paddack, but the team is so much worse. Peacock is hard for me to gauge. 30-year-old breakouts aren't very common. For every Randy Johnson or Nolan Ryan there are a bunch of Len Barkers. The dropoff after that is huge. The Brewers play in such an awful park and will have a very poor defense this year. I feel sorry for Orlando Arcia and Lorenzo Cain trying to catch 90% of the balls into play. Their last really good homegrown pitcher was Yovanni Gallardo. Nothing against those three pitchers, but they just face such an uphill battle to fantasy relevance.
    3 points
  12. Does the K/BB ratio have to stay the same forever? It is talent that creates a statistic not statistics that create the talent.
    3 points
  13. This might be reaching but personally, I can’t think of 40 SPs I’d rather have before him right now. Realistically he’s probably in the 50s in terms of rankings. His slider is reminiscent of Patrick Corbin or Francisco Liriano. He doesn’t have any major BB issues. If he gets enough innings I think he’s a safe bet to be a solid SP3 with he potential for more
    3 points
  14. Assuming this is roto? Because I'm first in my H2H while having the least turnovers in the league (punt AST build albeit)
    3 points
  15. Draft either one or both of Lillard and/or KAT and don’t stress yourself about injuries or managing loads like the other suckers in your league
    3 points
  16. Yikes. You earned your rant.
    2 points
  17. He won't be a top 10 fantasy player but if he's healthy he'll def return good value. Good risk-reward player.
    2 points
  18. I've never been this excited for a Met since not once ever. Feels weird.
    2 points
  19. When Senzel went to AAA last year he was started primarily at 2B. Zero errors in 137 chances, he could easily handle it. Seems the obvious move.
    2 points
  20. Scooter just just got helped off the field due to an apparent groin issue. It's easy for the Reds to use the crowded OF/learning CF excuse but if Scooter has to miss time the Reds might have a tougher time explaining going with Dietrich or Iglesias (Peraza to 2B) over Senzel.
    2 points
  21. So don't spend money at WR/RB and win the SB? Not every organization is a model of consistency like the Patriots. Eagles paid big money to Alshon. Lynch was a big name RB. DT was a big name receiver. Fitz, while he didn't win, was a big name receiver. Teams win with great players.
    2 points
  22. your better off keeping him
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. He’s off to a blistering start as usual.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. The further we get from the Mr Big Chest public acting spectacle, the more it looks like AB was in the right the whole time, and the Steelers as an organization are to blame for their treatment of him. We know Ben is a morally reprehensible human being, but all the leaks that have come out about him recently from former teammates about how bad of a teammate and leader he is, purposefully fumbling, throwing teammates under the bus, don’t look good. Further reports about management siding with Ben over the entire rest of the team and putting him on a pedestal, and the “52 kids and 1 adult” quote from the FO is disgusting. Beyond all that Big Ben looks to be majorly deteriorating as a player, despite his high passing volume. Then the contract negotiation and tagging treatment of Lev Bell basically destroying that relationship and causing their second best player to just straight up decide he would rather sit out an entire year of football in his prime rather than play for Pitt and deal with the s---y FO and coaching staff. Another black eye for the organization. Now here is this from how GM Kevin Colbert spoke down towards Manny Sanders when they refused to offer him even a competitive salary in 2014: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/22/emmanuel-sanders-when-i-left-steelers-kevin-colbert-said-im-no-antonio-brown/amp/ What a douchebag and idiot. This guy is also known for completely screwing players on front loaded non-guaranteed contracts over and over, refusing to reward the players that have done so much for the team. Some other teams are the opposite. Look how the Rams paid Gurley, with so much guaranteed and so much security because they value him as a piece of their team and their culture. They literally said they wanted to take care of him, aka player’s org. And they went to the SB while Pitt missed the playoffs in the much easier AFC race. Yikes. Basically, it looks like the Steelers are a scummy organization, even if they are good at a few things, especially scouting, especially WRs. We’ve also all seen how incompetent Mike Tomlin is as an in game coach, and now we know how incompetent he is at handling his players and locker room, and the GM is worse. I say good for AB, and for Bell, for getting out.
    2 points
  27. Since Brooks said that he wants to evaluate them and there is no playoff aspiration, I think he is safe for the ROS. I think Bryant has a safer ROS than Nance.
    2 points
  28. It all depends on adp and what number will player be at the draft.. Everyone talking about mitch rob or doncic means that they will likely not be on my team.. In early rounds i prefer smn like Capela or lillard,not that exciting but durable and consistent production
    2 points
  29. Got him at 130 in my OBP league. He's got a high-floor - at worst he should post a .360 OBP with 20 HRs and 10 SBs. The upside is much higher this year than the last two since he'll be leading off for a Top-5 lineup in MLB in that bandbox of a park.
    2 points
  30. Once you read about his mother slowing dying of Lou Gerig's disease you understood where the 2017 numbers came from and threw them out. Only the people with their noses buried deep into stats only without looking at the whole situation didn't get it. Since his mother's death and grieving period he has been on fire making her proud from beyond.
    2 points
  31. Strahm is 27, I honestly don't think they intentionally limit him like they will with Paddack I think he cruises thru 5 and can still get stretched out Preller got this guy for Ian Kennedy and Brandon Maurer....lol
    2 points
  32. i really want to see him do well. always liked him not sure his body can make it a full year tho
    2 points
  33. I was all excited about this guy’s projection of Richards until I read the rest of his projections. That might be the worst “bold predictions” I’ve ever seen. I’m still not sure that entire article wasn’t satire. And these guys get paid for that? Having said that, I am starting to get really interested in Richards. He’s supposedly added a curveball I believe, and the spring results are impressive.
    2 points
  34. Yes, 9-cat roto, I should have specified. I gave up H2H years ago and never looked back.
    2 points
  35. Well, seven games is a lot of games. Unless he tears an ACL or you believe he is going to repeat the same injury cycle as last year (and come back too early from injury), I don't see him missing more than seven or so games...which is a lot. He isn't worth taking in the 3rd round if we know he will miss seven games. It is just one possibility to consider on a spectrum of possibilities. The examples were just to illustrate what would happen in a couple different scenarios. I think he misses fewer than seven games. I would put his over/under around four, but he might miss 10 or none...or all. I'm not trying to sway anyone either way. He is clearly a risky pick. I generally don't play PPR and his ceiling in standard is quite high. Everyone has to weigh for themselves whether the potential return is worth the risk.
    2 points
  36. 1. Let other managers draft players known to slump, and buy low mid season 2. The "shutdown risk" we hear every year is more myth than fact. (Conley, Vuce) 3. Never draft unproven players at their ceiling (biggest mistake you can make) 4. Harden, Lillard, and Towns over everybody 5. Stay away from players on bad teams 6. Acquire as much elite talent as possible early on. Over 20+ weeks there will be a lot of opportunities to fill out your roster 7. Pray, because in H2H that's 75% of the game
    2 points
  37. Give it up folks, there is no reincarnation of the jimmy Graham role for a TE on this offense. They have pass catching talent in every skill position now
    2 points
  38. A little late to be a response to the pitty party, but people talking about Laureano like this guy didn’t strike out near 30% last year. There’s significant swing-and-miss. There’s BA risk. And that’s coming from someone who reached like hell for Laureano in a start-up dynasty. He might hit .240. But he might also have a .315-.330 OBP even with a low BA and he also might go somewhere around 40-50 HR+SB. Theres risk in the profile. There’s also oodles of upside. The latter is why you reach for him if you like him.
    2 points
  39. I haven't seen his name mentioned here, but I'm warming up to the idea of Brandon Belt being a good value. Prior to having his emergency appendectomy he was one of the most valuable first basemen in fantasy last year. He was on fire at the plate, slashing .307/.403/.547 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 192 at-bats. Not including today's 4th home run, he is slashing .485/.553/.818 in 33 spring at bats. His NFBC ADP is currently 430 so he's basically free and makes for a good value pick in deeper leagues.
    2 points
  40. What your players did during the season don’t count for s--- when it comes to playoffs. Never think you got everything planned because fantasy ball is unpredictable and has no agenda. At the end of the day luckiest team wins it all.
    2 points
  41. I'm starting to wonder if Dallas Keuchel retired and didn't tell anyone.
    2 points
  42. I've got Strahm, Peacock, Lopez, Paddack, Peralta, Woodruff, Burnes, and German. I think there's a big drop off after the top 4 guys on that list though.
    2 points
  43. Ugh where to start. 1. Follow my gut - I went into the draft wanting to go big, knowing that 80% of my league would go for guards. Drafted KD and PG13 and totally fell into drafting like previous years subconsciously. 2. Draft proven over potential. I had the option of picking Vucevic or J. Allen. I picked Allen thinking it would solidify my stocks, but it turned out to be the super wrong move. Look where we are now. 3. Trade more/Open up streaming spots. I am going into the Semi's of my league, and my only possible drops are D. White/Sabonis/J. Allen/M. Robinsin for streaming. I wasn't aggressive enough during the season taking advantage of slumping players and changing my team makeup when I had the chance.
    2 points
  44. 1. Don't draft players on bad teams because they'll tank and make up phantom injuries 2. Don't draft players on good teams either. Load management 3. Don't draft old players. Load management 4. Don't draft players whose names rhyme with Fanthony Mayvis and Kapie Leopard 5. Find a different hobby
    2 points
  45. True depending on which league you play in. If you don’t stream in mine, you lose but you only have a couple adds a week you can make. It gets fun because it adds a layer of complexity, prediction, you actually have to watch players, etc, it’s more engaging in my eyes. Draft will always create imbalances for people. Fantasy is won on the wire. So another lesson is being smart about pickups
    2 points
  46. 2 points
  47. The stars and scrubs approach to a Major League Baseball team. It’s amazing that a team with such a clear path to the postseason is more concerned about pinching pennies. Go spend some money and try to win a ring.
    2 points
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