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  1. I think this is pretty accurate but I would move Trout and Felix down a tier and Braun up one.
  2. Is it an integrity of the game thing? Rock is one of the best lead off hitters of all time. If Rickey had never existed Raines would have been in years ago.
  3. There is no doubt that Ozzie Smith was a better player than Vizquel and I think Trammel deserves to be in. Is the gap between them big enough that one is a 91% first ballot and the other one doesn't deserve in at all? Was there really that much of a gap in Ozzie and Omar's offensive game though? I mean isn't WAR affected by comparison to the average hitter at the time? Omar's prime was smack dab in the middle of the steroid era which really suppresses his offensive numbers. He stole less than Ozzie but had a slightly better triple slash line.
  4. I mentioned him back on page one! In my opinion he should definitely be in. Vizquel is somewhere between Davey Concepcion who is a borderline veteran committee case and Ozzie Smith who was a slam dunk first ballot guy. Maybe he should have done more back flips or been given more token all star bids in his twilight.
  5. There is a 10 year minimum to be eligible. The most notable victim of this that comes to mind is Thurman Munson.
  6. No doubt Posey has the award resume locked down but I was only mentioning players 10+ years in. He still needs to stay healthy and productive. I love Posey but don't forget after the 2013 season there was a 30 year old franchise catcher with 5 Silver Sluggers, 3 Gold Gloves, 6 All Star games, 3 batting titles and an MVP trophy... the playoff success is definitely a big bonus to his individual sucess but I'm not jumping to conclusions when I refer to a player as a HoF lock. Regarding Beltran he is a no doubter in my book but it seems like the sub and right around 500 HR guys are ha
  7. Miggy, Pujols, Ichiro, Beltre and Kershaw are the only locks in my opinion The near or a ways to go HoF case players with over 10 years under the belt for me are Beltran, Braun, Votto, Holliday, Cano, Utley, Pedroia, Scherzer, Sabathia, Felix, Greinke and Verlander. I don't think there's much of a point in projecting Hall of Fame possibilities for guys still in their 20's. On a side note I am a supporter of elite defensive players with well above average offense like Utley and Rolen getting in but the one up coming defensive specialist I am really interested in seeing t
  8. Not really pleased with this usage. Hopefully it has more to do with his being pretty fresh because of the rain delay than a permanent move back to the pen. It was fun having him every 5 days while it lasted though. Might vulture a win at least.
  9. After looking at it, of the 23 Hall of Fame First Basemen only 10 were above Votto in WAR7. So really he is in the top half of that list and the only reason that the total average is so high is because of the absolutely ridiculous prime years of Gehrig, Pujols and Foxx whose WAR7 are 11 points higher than Mize at #4.
  10. Agreed, they should just make anyone who plays their rookie season at age 24 or later ineligible for the Hall right away.
  11. So I never said he is a lock for the Hall of Fame since he definitely has quite a bit of career to go but unless he is on steroids or plays his home games at Coors, Joey Votto is pretty much the definition of a legendary hitter. Which is why I said "Hall of Fame level"
  12. Everybody slumps and I'm not saying Votto has never had a bad half but I generally don't bet against completely healthy Hall of Fame level players. The best approach in my experience is to try and take out personal optimism/pessimism and just look at player history and health. Predicting month long slumps is something only a complete pessimist would do in this case.
  13. I'm not worried about the recent slump and not expecting the torrid start to reoccur. Here on out I more or less just expect the .280/.350/.475 that is the average not injured Ryan Zimmerman. In that lineup just playing to his career averages is money in the bank for his draft price.
  14. He has always been a pretty good hitter against righties, his value there has been long overlooked. I remember drafting him a couple years ago in hopes that the Brewers would implement him properly but their unwillingness to bench him against lefties really dragged down his overall value and they eventually gave up on him. 272 PA is not an insignificant sample size and it's every year too. He has shown zero improvement against LHP. Just like some great pitchers can't start and end up as studs in specialized roles, some hitters are just really good platoon players. The problem comes
  15. Well I don't know about you but .190/.238/.274 is a bad enough showing to make me think improvement is futile. Might as well put someone in who shows even a little bit of effectiveness vs LHP
  16. Gennett is definitely the best option at 2B for the team and after Cozart gets traded he will probably be sitting far less. That said he still needs to be platooned vs lefties.
  17. Bad luck? It happens. A long track record should usually be trusted. Is there is some sort of underlying peripheral that indicates something is wrong I'm all ears. I haven't watched him pitch all that much this year so I can't really say I have a super strong opinion on how he looks compared to last season.
  18. My guess would be his career numbers, pitcher friendly park and lack of injury.
  19. As long as no one is on base for Harper it might be ok. He completely owns Teheran. It's at the point where I wonder why they just don't automatically IBB every time when Julio's on the mound.
  20. I wouldn't jump to conclusions on that. He has clearly been dealing with nagging injuries all season and although this is his age 34 season we should never forget back in 2009 with everyone thought Big Papi in his age 33 season had fallen off the cliff. This might just be the year that makes him a great value in next years draft.
  21. To be fair he is facing the heart of a great offense. But yeah, not looking too amazing out there.
  22. Yeah I am getting this in one custom roto league I am in. My public leagues seem to be working just fine.
  23. Yahoo has suspended paid fantasy contests in Indiana due to legislation requiring a license to operate in the state. Contests already registered and already underway will be allowed to finish. Hopefully Yahoo will deem their profits vs the cost of license to be worth paying up. I always enter in a couple public leagues but the money leagues are the only ones that promise actual roto competition the entire season. I really don't want to start using another site to find public leagues next year. Screw you Indiana.
  24. Statistics and player value algorithms? Just more FAKE NEWS.
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