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  1. Can anyone explain to me how the Atl Braves, with all their riches in MiLB trade capitol... NEVER make any moves for what they have needed for faaaarrr to long? Every year I see frontline starters moved for peanuts, yet despite a legit (and super cheap) offense, they continually scrape the gum off the bottom of the table @ Pizza Hut, rather than buy a damn pack of Bubbalicious!

    At least the A's w/ minimal cash put it on the line every year, yet ALT just keeps signing hot trash has been SP's and wonder why we can't compete in the playoffs. And we literaly wrote the effin book on how to win w/ quality SP's... oh the horror! 😱 

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  2. 32 minutes ago, posty said:

    I still can't figure out why the Braves dealt for Tommy Milone...  They would have been better off with a bag of balls...

    It’s just so Braves! Lol

    It’s the old “were cheap AF even though we absolutely fleeced our two baby superstars... but trust us, we’re gonna get one of these retreads to work one of these times!” 

    The Braves cooperate owners could spend whatever they want... but obviously, what they want is the bean counters to tell them how much profit the books show! Sad, pathetic... yet %100 SO MY BRAVES!!! 🥺🥺🥺

  3. He didn't get any borderline calls (actual strikes), nor any calls "juuuust" outside the zone... but you earn that s***, especially as a RC, and he simply didn't last night. That said, the telling thing to me, was his FB misses were routinely in the 91-92 mph range, yet his FB strikes were consistently 94-96. This is indicative of "aiming" rather than trusting your stuff, and I personally felt like he was not in happy w/ the called pitch many times. He knew the FB wasn't working like the first outing, but instead of challenging hitters, took the (old/bad) Yu Darvish approach of "nibbling" w/ no intention of being in the strike zone. This cost him many extra pitches, and ultimately the win.

    As for his future, it's very bright! CLE churns out SP's, and "stuff" wise he's as talented as anyone on that staff.

  4. 2 hours ago, mehtavg2000 said:


    Excellent analysis...


    Didn't have control of the FB tonight despite the easy delivery. Seemed to aim it, rather than throw it all night. Curveball was filthy on many occasions, bottom just falls out ala K. Gross of years past... not sure why he didn't use it more when ahead in the count, but I'd doubt he's got any say in pitch selection. Not a great outing, but for a guy making just his second big league start, the numbers don't tell the whole story. IMHO, the game flow was odd... lot's of long innings of the Indians hitting, and he seemed to never really hit a "flow" in the game. The HR he gave up to Fowler cleared the fence by an inch or two, looked like a very "robable" ball, but Naquin took a bad route and made no attempt to catch it... mind you this was an 0-2 pitch that had ZERO business being hittable! Once again, great spot for the curve, but catcher called a FB and set up high and inside. This followed a walk to the previous batter O'neill, where McKenzie seemed afraid to give him a FB to hit, yet they were called 4-5 pitches in a row.

    I'm surprised he didn't get a chance in the 5'th inning, but he could have had that chance if not for a bad double play attempt (his throw to 2'nd on a comebacker was high and off enough to delay the turn) and ultimately cost him another 6-7 pitches in the 4'th. @ 75 or so pitches, and w/ the huge lead, I'm sure they would have let him back out... but being in the mid 80's after 4 innings, and have thrown only 80 his first start, aaannd given his injury history... he got hosed today of a sure win. So be it, but "Meh" needs edification.

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  5. 7 minutes ago, Caelum said:

    Glasnow had a late start in camp, he’s not built up yet. With his injury history they’re not going to push it to help his personal win total.

    Dude, seriously... it's 2020 and nobody needs any rational BS or thoughtful comments here bud! See your way out please... lol

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  6. 42 minutes ago, bradwatson said:

    I haven't seen him pitch so not going to disagree with you, but I'll just say that I think it could possibly just be a sign of the times. Literally every single pitcher I own, starter or closer, looked really bad this weekend and got torched. Either my entire pitching staff is just trash or there are a lot of guys who are nowhere near midseason form.


    Strange year. I think it will take a while for a lot of guys. Lot of low velo early on.

    Luckily I had Hudson already, but I flat dropped Doolittle after what I saw today. As I said before, that challenge FB that he made a living on... let alone that crazy bulldog look in his eye are just gone. He threw the FB about %90 today, and it was 90-92 mph w/ no movement whatsoever, and always above the belt. I'm sorry, but that ish doesn't play in the minors let alone the MLB. When you consider Hudson made easy work of the 9'th, was throwing 96-97 mph w/ his typical movement... and the simple fact that WAS is the reigning WS champions, IMHO I see NO scenario where Doo-doo is allowed to come into a game they should win and throw up BP. (The stats don't show his body language, lack of confidence, or how truly bad today's outing was!) IDK if he's hurt or something, but he's nothing like the flame throwing challenge everyone closer he once was. If you keep him, hope it's on your bench till you see w/ your own eyes what I'm talking about. He was always a "thrower", and he lacks the repertoire to become a pitcher. The modern game has no room for soft tossing two pitch closers.

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  7. 5 minutes ago, colepenhagen said:

    agree got lucky judge didnt hit a 3 run dinger just a missile right at lf

    Just got super lucky after reliever balks runners to 2'nd/3'rd before even throwing a pitch... but promptly K's Voit w/ sacs full to limit damage to just the (1) ER.


    Seriously though, that once "try and hit me" FB is now an effing BP/HR derby offering. RUN!!!! for D. Hudson if available, cause Doolittle isn't but a former shell of himself. Not to mention, that bulldog aura is %100 GONE!!! He's well aware his stuff is hot trash, you can see it on his face and in his demeanor.

    DROP CITY!!!

  8. To clarify my above post, the 3-4 players I list after my targeted player are obviously protected to have "similar" stats and auction price. That said, sometimes Player A may be +15 in SB's, vs. Player B being + 25 in RBI's... so when plugging in players, if I wind up considerably over my "Magic Number" in SB's, but a little thin in RBI's, it's obvious I should switch my "target player" to Player B and predictably gain in both RBI's and HR's hopefully. 

    I may have a few guys I'm dead set on "BFF/ Homer" drafting, but most guys are flexible and I'm not going to panic when my "target player" sells for $8 over what I've deemed he's worth. At that point, I'm literally staring at 3-4 other guys I'm happy to have providing I don't vastly overpay and screw up all the homework I've done. 

    I'n all honesty, I can usually complete the spreadsheet in a bout 2 hours, but I will spend many weeks just reading articles and looking for trends before I actually plug names and values into the spread sheet. (My biggest trick, is we draft about a week before MLB games start, so I do a final "value" check of my #'s vs. the LABR mixed results. I find the experts know their ****, and any last min risers or fallers can be accounted for.) Surprisingly, my auction values don't differ too much by and large, as "they" probably use the internet along w/ us average Joes. 

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  9. 21 minutes ago, charger_ss24 said:

    What in the world is your reasoning for this bold prediction?

    I met him @ a Giants game in the tunnel last year... he was a complete A-Hole! Was beyond rude to a gal and her lil girl, and when another male fan told him to chill out, they almost went at it. As a braves fan I was taken aback! Very disappointed! 

    Charlie Culberson actually apologized on his behalf after a security guy took Albies back to the clubhouse, said it was totally uncalled for, and signed/chatted everyone up to smooth things over. (It's BOLD PREDICTIONS, and I hope I'm wrong eternal... but dude's a serious prick and needs to mature in a big way! IMHO) 

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  10. I created a spread sheet almost 20 years ago now, and have won or placed 2'nd (11) times, and ONLY finished out of the $ twice since then... 18/20 payouts.

    12 team mixed roto keeper that is a live auction. I too wondered how I could possibly predict what players would be sold for, but realized MOST owners were reading the same online info, predominately the top searches on google for "mixed auction values"... so It became clear that if I gathered the mean average values from a few sites, tweaked them to my given league tendencies, and raised them by about %10 to be safe... I'd have a decnet baseline value to assign to each player up for auction on a given year. NOW, this is only half the equation! The real breakthrough was simply plugging in the ACTUAL data from my league history. I take the last 5 years of the top (4) finishers in each category, and establish a "Magic Number".. IE, a mean average that becomes the # I'm shooting for in each category. 5 years of historical data has proven worthy to eliminate oddities on any given year, but clearly illustrates MLB spikes or drops for a given category and one can see a pattern to tweak said Magic Number if needed. 


    So bottom line, I created self calculating cells that add each row of my projections when plugging in players (my keepers are in a different font and color), and the goal is to keep fiddling w/ players and their projected values until that ROW (category) reaches or exceeds my magic number. Obviously it's easier to predict hitting than pitching, but it works none the less. 18 of 20 years getting paid is proof enough for me! 


    I will usually put my top target at a given position in bold, then 3-4 other similar players after his name... (then the trick is I put BARGAIN/SLEEPER players that hide in a pop up box when I hover my curser over the targeted players cell. This is important for flexibilities sake, so when a player you didn't expect to be a massive bargain is there to be bought cheaply, or much more than you were willing to spend, (yet still a huge discount) you can just grab a "bargain" guy on your secret list later. The $260 active salary row is constantly showing you how plus/minus you are as the auction is ongoing, so it's not a meltdown scenario if you reach for an expensive guy you didn't plan on getting, and conversely, if you get a sweet bargain mid draft you can quickly see you have a surplus and reach for a stud you didn't plan on getting. 


    Not sure this is worded so you guys can understand my madness, but personally I don't waste brain power trying to write down or keep track of other owners current monies, positions available/filled, none of that ****! I focus %100 on my team... I've got ALL my backup plans in place laid out right in front of me, and while the stress and chaos of the live auction seems to consume most other owners to the point of paralysis by analysis... I simply keep a cold beer in front of me and keep my cool. 😎 

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  11. Acuna NL MVP and solidifies #1 pick status for next 8 years...

    Judge AL MVP... edging out Tyler Glasnow, barely.

    Chris Paddack NL CY Young... Y. Darvish runner up, M. Soroka 3'rd

    Tyler Glasnow AL CY Young... L. Severino runner up, F. Montas 3'rd

    Ohtani gets 20 Wins/ Steals/ Hr's/ Girlfriends

    Mackenzie Gore NL ROY, Forrest Whitley 2'nd

    Luis Robert AL ROY in landslide, Nate Pearson takes distant 2'nd

    Will Smith leads MLB in Saves

    Ozzie Albies gets arrested for domestic abuse 😪

    (Cheaters) Altuve < 10HR, Bregman & Springer <20 HR's... Altuve has a meltdown due to media pressure after early struggles and hits under .260 too boot! 


    Marco Luciano becomes #1 prospect in baseball, and its not even close! 






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    I love this guy, he such a baller and real life good dude. Really sucks that he's missed 2/3'rd's of the season, as that's easily a win or two along the way. Would be in playoffs already if he wouldn't have rushed back the first go around, but whatevs. (If you've ever pulled/ slightly torn a hammy, no explanation needed. It's Sniper status, game over, limping sucks.)


    Silver lining here is this was kinda flukey, he's been a legit #1 for years and will fall in next years drafts for savvy owners! (Granted, when Bell Cow RB's went extinct, rules became a joke, etc... it all became luck driven more or less, but AT is a bad mofo!)


  13. Ok, now I've seen some bad QB play in my time... but THIS was an entirely new level of ****e. I mean wtf actually happened out there? 

    It wasn't the (4) picks, it's that he resembled a drunk bride throwing a bouquet of flowers to the crowd of scorned single women. A "fart in your general direction", mockery of throwing (if you can even call it that) wafting a pigskin juuuuust hard enough that gravity didn't win the moment it left his scared lil hand. Quite frankly, MANY of us could have set our beer down, jumped out of the recliner, and done better tonight w/out a single warmup toss or understanding of the nomenclature... just old fashioned "bottle cap, stick, rock" and finger in the dirt preparation. 


    My wife is a Jets fan from NY, I've had the unfortunate reality of watching them for about 17 years now, and I'm speechless. Butt Fumble is officially second place in Jets lore... congrats Sam, you've made The Sanchize sleep soundly tonight my man... my girly man. 

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