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Backdoor Slider

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  1. 1) Universal DH is a long time coming. Pitchers are awful hitters. That’s a great move. 
    2) I’m old enough to remember examples like 1985, when the Yankees were the second best team in the AL and didn’t make the playoffs. But “purists” didn’t want to expand. 
    Expanding playoffs will include more teams and fan bases in the playoff chase and the playoffs. That’s a good thing. And it won’t render the regular season meaningless. There will be many teams with a couple games of each other. 

     

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  2. 14 minutes ago, Rotofan24 said:

     

    159 ABs isn't an extremely small sample size. When you pair his performance this year with his injury at the end of 2019, it is not unreasonable to think he drops out of the first round. 

    I look at the current top 40-50 hitters in fantasy baseball and none of them jump out to me as being fluky performances. 

    I quoted a guy who gave the stats for the past 7 days. He also only spoke of him being on the can’t drop list. Nothing about first round.

    If you’d like to have a different conversation, we can. But you quoted me, yet this has nothing to do with what I was talking about.

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  3. 37 minutes ago, MonsterMan said:

    Second pick of the first round and he is way below the Mendoza line.

    In a Yahoo league, I cannot drop him and would like to free up the space to go after someone that doesn't have 13ks and a .160 avg, 1 RBI, Zero dingers in last 7 days. 

    [...]

    FANTASY BASEBALL 101

    Chapter 1- How to Lose 

    -Use extremely small sample sizes that already happened to justify moves instead of using talent/ability and/or predictive metrics to best predict future gains.

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  4. 6 hours ago, CORTEz said:

    I don't understand how he gave up 5 runs....but only got credited with 2 ER....

    There was only 1 Error in the inning and a fielders choice, in which they had no chance to get the runner at home...

    Did i miss something?

    Yes. The fielder’s choice should’ve been the 3rd out. 

  5. 1 minute ago, aapox said:

     

    Oh man, I totally did not realize he pitched on 8/29. That's my bad. Don't mean to spread misinformation.

    All good. Montas has been a mess, and continues to get pushed back. Maybe extra rest? Maybe he pitches better in day games and they’re willing to try anything? Not sure. 

  6. 34 minutes ago, aapox said:


    Bassitt hasn't pitched in forever. Montas will pitch tomorrow.

    Both Bassitt and Montas both last pitched on 8/29. 
    Montas will now pitch tomorrow even though he was listed as the SP today, but “Bassitt hasn’t pitched in forever,” isn’t the reason. 
    They’re saying it’s not injury related, but last time this happened with Montas it was. 

  7. 1 hour ago, papasmurf said:

    Aight who gonna roll him out there vs hou?

    Vs. SD definitely no, but those cheaters in TX presumably aren't cheating anymore. They are beatable IF Montas regains some command.

    Last outing was against HOU and he was awful. He’s firmly on my bench until I see some positives. 

  8. On 8/26/2020 at 10:46 PM, Backdoor Slider said:

    Gregory Soto could be the guy for the Tigers. Two blow ups has his era at 3.77, but no runs in his other 8 outings. His FIP and xFIP are under 3.77, and has a 11.93 K/9 and 2.51 BB/9. High Ks, low walks. A lot of things you like to see in a closer.

    Is it worth speculating on the Tigers closer? That’s up for debate. But I think Soto could get the next opportunity. 

    Got it done. Save #1 in the books. 

  9. 6 hours ago, fawkes_mulder said:

    All relievers eat a** sometimes. Taylor's still the closer on this loser, pathetic, franchise. Maybe if he has more blowups, you can mine the reliever turd pile for guys like Magill and Altavilla.

    Is Christian Yelich closing now?

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  10. 10 minutes ago, Wytchclt55 said:

    I don’t have a dog (Tiger?) in the fight but why wouldn’t it be Cisnero next? I don’t see how it wouldn’t be unless they’re trying to increase other RP’s trade value. I could easily see him not be available tonight because of usage

     

    Edit: I know he pitched but was thinking they don’t want him to finish the game do to over use but knowing he’s the best RP to get them out of the jam tonight. 

    It could be. But Soto has come out of nowhere and is 25. Cisnero is like 31? I’d assume they’d like to see if they have a closer in Soto.

    EDIT: FWIW Fangraphs and Closer Monkey have Jimenez/Farmer/Soto as the depth chart.

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  11. Gregory Soto could be the guy for the Tigers. Two blow ups has his era at 3.77, but no runs in his other 8 outings. His FIP and xFIP are under 3.77, and has a 11.93 K/9 and 2.51 BB/9. High Ks, low walks. A lot of things you like to see in a closer.

    Is it worth speculating on the Tigers closer? That’s up for debate. But I think Soto could get the next opportunity. 

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  12. 7 minutes ago, gbill2004 said:

    There's a way to manage this. Postpone a couple series now and make it up later on with a couple double headers. Marlins might need to play all their games on the road this season or find another home Park like the Jays. 

    The only way to manage this was a bubble city or a few, like the NBA is doing. MLB players refused and thought traveling around was a good idea. This can’t work this way.

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