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  1. 2 minutes ago, kidtwentytwo said:

    I’ve played long enough to roster Ellis Burks, andres gallagraga and those early Rockies hitters.  
    Scott Posednik and Tony Womack

    Catcher Joe Mauer


    Alfonso Soriano

    Brandon Webb

    My league was AL Only, so we had zero Rockies, no Bonds, Sosa, McGwire. Feel like we missed out on the whole era!

    Podsednik a great one. Forgotten SB stud.

    Two I thought about were Melvin Mora and Hank Blalock. Stud 3B for a few years.

    How about Nomar and Tejada? Both were equal or better than Jeter in fantasy for a few seasons.

  2. There are so many players who dominated in fantasy, and maybe even baseball, for 4-5 years (or more). It wasn’t enough to make the MLB HOF, but it was enough to make our FBHOF. 

    Jose Reyes, Albert Belle, Mo Vaughn, Lincecum, Johan...just a short list to get the brain going. Share with us your nominee and some stats to back it up. 

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  3. 29 minutes ago, STONECOLDGREEK said:

    Hey guys, I've been going back and forth on this. Who would be your 5 keepers. Standard Yahoo 5x5 cats.head to head league

    Gerrit Cole/Buehler/Contreras/Alonso/Altuve/Trout/Acuna/Tatis Jr.

    Obviously trout and acuna are my 2 for sure, who should be my other 3????

    Acuña, Trout, Buehler, Tatis Jr., G.Cole

    Pretty easily for me. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, Rotocious said:

    Right now the 2020 MLB All-Star game is scheduled for July 14th at Dodger Stadium.


    With covid-19 stalling out the start of the season do you guys think they may push the date back depending on when the season starts?  Or do they just keep it where it is and whoever gets voted in gets voted in?  They couldn't just cancel it all together just to get more games in right?  I'm just wondering if we don't start games up until roughly June how is 6 or 8 weeks of stats really going to determine who is an All-Star?

    Wrong. This is likely exactly what they’d do.

  5. 19 minutes ago, sngehl01 said:

    If any grade out PSA 10 you may have a few bucks there. 


    I was heavily into collecting for years. Really faded out around the time I was graduating high school (~2005ish). The way the card market got just made me sad, memorabilia or autos just jammed in everywhere. The cool inserts and what not really didn't mean much anymore. It seems to have gotten better, though. 


    I'm a fan of Bowman and Topps Chrome. Paper bowman or bowman chrome. Some of the subsets like Platinum or Sterling etc are ok, Sapphire too, but I prefer the plain jane chrome. 


    Heritage is a super nice set. My favorite card I ever owned was from Heritage, a Willie Mays Heritage Auto Red Ink #'d/52. Was an error card, wasn't #'d like it should have been, topps offered to buy it back (sent me an official letter/offer for it). I posted it on eBay with the letter from tops and got about $750 for it. 

    Playoff had a "piece of the game" series with different series (bat, jersey, bat + jersey, gold, silver, etc) and I have 5 of the 10 Lance Berkman bat/jersey gold combos #'d/10. I was trying to get all 10 at one point. Haven't looked for them in years. I have a ton of Berkman autos still. 

    I got back into cards for a minute, a couple of years ago Harpers bowman autos were way down. I was buying them for like 140-150 each. Speculating he'd turn his career "around" and did, ended up selling them for about 25 each (had about 20-25 of them). Haven't done much with cards since. 

    Have since ramped up my collection a bit. Have a lot of Soto and Acuña. 
    The card game is weird, and I definitely wouldn’t do it to try to make loads of cash. The Trout cards have held great value, but a lot of other stars don’t. The demand for what’s hot drives the prices.  
    There are also worries of another “bubble.” Not like the over production in the 80s and 90s, but bad nonetheless. Part of the key to value is getting the numbered cards, even over the autos sometimes. Because they’re limited, it keeps a certain amount of demand. 

  6. 36 minutes ago, F@ndemonium said:

    Whitley battled shoulder and mechanical issues, but still possesses some of the most tantalizing stuff in the minors.  He looked back to form in the AFL where he lead the league in strikeouts.  Mid 90's heater, devastating change, power slider, and 12-6 curve.  Its a pretty dominant arsenal, which is near major league ready (once the command catches up).    Odorizzi also established himself as a top 35 arm a season ago thanks to 2 mph added to his fastball, and is on a team that will provide plenty of run support (should the league reward team based stats; wins) 


    Scherzer will be 36 by the time the season begins.  His WHIP in 2019 was the highest since 2014.  The average exit velocity was his highest since its data tracking began in 2015.  He battled a bursa sac and rhomboid strain last season, and was already slowed by injury this spring.  The red flags are pretty real.  Maybe the return could have been greater, however not entirely sure how this deal is being viewed so lopsidedly in a dynasty format.


    Why be stuck "holding the bag" if one doesn't believe in "Mad Max".  If the counterpart refuses to send more, is the league basically saying "you cannot acquire Whitley/Odorizzi since we don't think its enough?".   



    Agree with much of that. FWIW, I’m commish of my league and we’ve NEVER vetoed a trade in over 20 years. So I don’t ever like the idea of not letting someone manage their team.

    I just think the bigger problem here is a noob manager. I think Scherzer could fetch much more on the open market. Newish leagues need to wade through this stuff and make sure owners are of similar knowledge for it to work, particularly in a dynasty.

  7. Forrest Whitley has had two bad seasons in a row, due to suspension and just sucking. Apparently retooling his pitching this spring. He is no longer the top SP prospect it should take to get Max.

    Vetoes suck, but so does uninformed owners. This is not a good trade for the competitive balance of the league, which should be taken into account. The whole “no veto unless collusion” is dumb because you can’t prove it unless you subpoena text records lol. Just a dumb argument.

    This deal should be reworked, or the other owner should let everyone know Max is available and let everyone make an offer. Then he can take the best and no one can complain.

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  8. This is an all-time fantasy team in the fantasy era. Rule was can’t use same player, team, or season more than once. So requires some decision making. More in the link if interested:

    C Ivan Rodriguez , Tex, 1999 - 116 R, 35 HR, 113 RBI, 25 SB, .332 AVG

    C Joe Mauer , Min, 2009 - 94 R, 28 HR, 96 RBI, 4 SB, .365 AVG


    1B Mark McGwire , STL, 1998 - 130 R, 70 HR, 147 RBI, 1 SB, .299 AVG

    3B Alex Rodriguez , NYY, 2007 - 143 R, 54 HR, 156 RBI, 24 SB, .314 AVG

    CI Ryan Howard , Phi, 2006 - 104 R, 58 HR, 149 RBI, 0 SB, .313 AVG


    2B Tim Raines , Mon, 1983 - 133 R, 11 HR, 70 RBI, 90 SB, .298 AVG

    SS Robin Yount , Mil, 1982 - 129 R, 29 HR, 114 RBI, 14 SB, .331 AVG

    MI Roberto Alomar , Tor, 1993 - 109 R, 17 HR, 93 RBI, 55 SB, .326 AVG


    OF Eric Davis , Cin, 1987 - 120 R, 37 HR, 100 RBI, 50 SB, .293 AVG

    OF Jose Canseco , Oak, 1988 - 120 R, 42 HR, 124 RBI, 40 SB, .307 AVG

    OF Barry Bonds , SF, 1996 - 122 R, 42 HR, 129 RBI, 40 SB, .308 AVG

    OF Sammy Sosa , CHC, 2001 - 146 R, 64 HR, 160 RBI, 0 SB, .328 AVG

    OF Mike Trout , LAA, 2012 - 129 R, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 49 SB, .326 AVG

    UT Larry Walker , Col, 1997 - 143 R, 49 HR, 130 RBI, 33 SB, .366 AVG


    P Dwight Gooden , NYM, 1985 - 24 W, 268 Ks, 0 SV, 1.53 ERA, 0.97 WHIP

    P Mike Scott , Hou, 1986 - 18 W, 306 Ks, 0 SV, 2.22 ERA, 0.92 WHIP

    P Greg Maddux , Atl, 1995 - 19 W, 181 Ks, 0 SV, 1.63 ERA, 0.81 WHIP

    P Pedro Martinez , Bos, 2000 - 18 W, 284 Ks, 0 SV, 1.74 ERA, 0.74 WHIP

    P Randy Johnson , Ari, 2002 - 24 W, 334 Ks, 0 SV, 2.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP

    P Justin Verlander , Det, 2011 - 24 W, 250 Ks, 0 SV, 2.40 ERA, 0.92 WHIP

    P Clayton Kershaw , LAD, 2014 - 21 W, 239 Ks, 0 SV, 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP

    P Corey Kluber , Cle, 2017 - 18 W, 265 Ks, 0 SV, 2.25 ERA, 0.87 WHIP

    P Blake Snell , TB, 2018 - 21 W, 221 Ks, 0 SV, 1.89 ERA, 0.97 WHIP


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  9. 7 minutes ago, bluefrogguy said:

    I will still submit the death rate is a head fake in some ways. The number that matters is the to total number of critically ill patients at risk of death. If we find out that there are lots of asymptomatic patients (that decreases the death rate) that could make the situation worse as there are more people spreading the disease (increasing the prevalence) and overwhelming our system. 

    Probably shouldn’t have used irrelevant (which you since admitted), but I get exactly what you’re saying. Incubation period and overwhelming the system has always been the big threat here and what makes this virus unique. 
    Of course death rate matters. Lives matter. But overwhelming the system is what can/will turn this into a much greater disaster.

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