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  1. In a keep forever, I was offered: Kris Bryant + Bryce Harper FOR MY Ronald Acuna + Royce Lewis + Brent Honeywell I could use a third baseman and right fielder. Would you guys take it?
  2. The funny thing is the peripherals all screamed "small sample size" while that was happening. His BABIP was terrible and his strike zone judgement actually seemed better than last year. You could only mistake that for a slump if you looked at batting average and absolutely nothing else.
  3. I'd think you're either keeping Yelich or taking that deal; Soto in a keeper has a ton of value. I don't know how much better you'd do.
  4. On Yahoo, it's three starts and five relief appearances to qualify at those positions.
  5. We use holds and I'm always surprised by the outings that qualify. I've seen guys give up four runs in an inning and still get one. Jalen Beeks at least once last year came in with a lead and pitched multiple strong innings and got neither a win or a hold. Really, wins, quality starts, holds, and saves are all terribly flawed but we sort of have to deal with them. IP K WHIP and ERA are the best measures of a pitching staff, in my book.
  6. Very small sample size but it's interesting that his O-swing% is down around league average and his contact rate has skyrocketed. There's not many walks to show for what he's doing so far, but those will always be hard to come by when your contact rate is up near 90%.
  7. Fangraphs released ZiPS 3-year projections today; it has Soto overtaking Trout in OPS starting next year. Soto .959-1.042-1.081 (2019-2020-2021) Trout 1.023-1.020-1.009 https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=20123&position=OF
  8. Yup, you can go to Players -> Position Eligibility and do a search for him; he needs two more games started or seven more games played (at least on Yahoo).
  9. Garcia was also significantly better than Mondesi by almost any measure in their age 18 High-A year. He struck out at a far better clip and put up a significantly better OPS. Fangraphs has his A+ wRC+ at 112 whereas Mondesi's was 69. He absolutely has the tools to be a top prospect, which is why most every site considers him a top prospect. The hit tool is expected to be at least plus with a chance for more, and then there's speed, a solid arm, and the ability to play middle infield.
  10. Oscar Taveras, for one. I get it; he PROBABLY could have made more money waiting. I also understand not taking the chance.
  11. Our H2H league has a transaction limit on the season and we lock rosters during playoff matchups. There are ways to stop streaming in a H2H.
  12. Lol he would've needed roughly a 22.5 SO9 for that in his 71.1 innings.
  13. Yeah, I was more bouncing off of your comment than agreeing or disagreeing with you, myself. I don't know if he's a huge power guy or gets a ton of stolen bases, which may limit his value in some leagues. I'd still estimate 15-20 HR's with a good number of doubles and triples and a high batting average.
  14. He definitely wasn't hyped but this is a textbook "launch angle breakout" in my book. He had a career K-rate in the minors under 10% and busted out in 2018 after two years of health issues and a swing change. I'm super-optimistic and think people are really late on him.
  15. A drop in spring velocity doesn't concern me here. He's 36 and as established of an ace as exists in baseball; he doesn't need to show that he can throw 100 in March. Sure, the age will catch up to him eventually, but he has room to decline and still be an excellent starter. His spring results look fine and there's a report that he's improved his changeup. I'm not anywhere remotely close to worried at this point. https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/03/12/justin-verlander-houston-astros-changeup
  16. Yes... unless it's different than hockey, and I don't know why it would be. I'd anticipate roster changes on each Monday. You can actually check by moving the calendar ahead to each Monday in question and seeing if the roster is editable. Edit: Um, I may have misunderstood what "roster moves" was referring to. I think the add/drop limits reset after the matchup and not every Monday.
  17. I believe it's the opposite, actually. At least in Yahoo! hockey, where we have a weekly league, you can change rosters on Mondays during extended weeks. I double-checked.
  18. If we could say with certainty you'd get first half Severino, he'd be going much much higher.
  19. Is this the new flagship thread for over-reacting to spring training stats? I like the guy, too, but he hasn't proven he's ready yet and you don't rush a guy just because the guy holding his position in the majors isn't a world-beater.
  20. It's based on schedules; if the Angles have 5 games in a week, Mike Trout gets 5 games.
  21. It's also less a confession than a joke getting lost in translation.
  22. League's been going 12 years; the team being taken over needs some work. We're looking to start our Major and Minor League drafts within a week. Please let me know if you're interested and I'll fill you in on any more details, but this is a free league with active owners that's been running for ten years. See below a link to the team: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BdqrTD9_RV9PoPV0OAXMcUn3j2MqV93oNPieMOuGId4/edit?usp=sharing
  23. When I took over as commish in our league, we had a little-used rules document. I started updating it diligently and making clear to everybody that we have a couple documents that ARE a reflection of their roster. If I make an error and they don't notify me, anybody else acting on that information is within their rights. Mind you, if it's discovered quickly after an incident before much damage is done, we'll try to accommodate both. Missing a name on a document is an easy mistake; not noticing that you are missing a valuable player for months is not.
  24. You really have to reach to think that a Quality Start can be applied to somebody following an opener. In case there is any other confusion, Jalen Beeks, a regular second pitcher on opener days last year, had 1 "Games Started" in 2018 out of 15 "Games" per Fangraphs. That 1 "Games Started" was with the Red Sox. They most definitely need to start the game.
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