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  1. 2 hours ago, High&Inside said:

    Matchup. Getting squeezed. Evil curse. I don't care what you say. That's a horrible performance. With no control. And doesn't give me any confidence in him going forward.


    It does matter a lot actually- he got squeezed really badly. That's the difference between looking at a stat line, and actually watching a baseball game. He had at least 4-5 pitches called balls in the first inning along they were all strikes.  Gibbons and Sanchez were both very frustrated and it's his first start off the DL, against the #1 offense in baseball. He was definitely rusty, not saying he would have dominated with proper strikes called- but anybody actually watching saw that it wasn't as bad as the box score. One of the best ways to win fantasy leagues- watch the actual games. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Dr. Whom said:

    I have him on my bench since I know he sucks now...unfortunately I had to play him today and get an O-fer to start the week. He is a .240 hitter and was just on an extended hot streak. His swing is terrible and he cannot adjust to anything. Hopefully owners have another 1B to ride before the drop Zimm in a month when his average drops below .250


    Actually he's a career .280 hitter over 6000+ plate appearances. But hey, if you are using the small 2 injured year sample, you have a point. Now I remember why I don't read these forums anymore- people blindy posting with nothing to back it up. 

  3. 1 hour ago, WaKe21334 said:


    I agree but lets be real here people, Michael Conforto is not a very good hitter vs LH pitchers and on top of it, he was facing the best lefty in the game (and agreed the best pitcher in the game.) How people quickly forget that he had a pretty decent game just 2 days ago.


    I think the bigger issue here is people have seen how massive his slumps have been- and we have no track record to see just what it takes for him to snap out of these.  Basically, we have never seen him adjust OUT of a slump fully just yet- last year he never did it, so now we have to sit back and see how long this takes.  He is hitting .176 w 1 hr 4rbi and a 658 ops in the month of June in 16 games- that is quite ugly.  For a normal proven hitter, not as big of a deal.  For an unproven hitter with no real track record except also struggling through huge slumps- a much bigger deal.  Everybody knows he has a sweet swing and the talent is there- but we still need to see it consistently.  

  4. At this point- it's basically very dangerous to start anybody vs Judge and the Yankees. Guy is on pace for almost 60 home runs and just not slumping at all right now. Maybe if/when he hits a slump along with a few other Yankees it will be easier to use pitchers vs them- until then you're playing with fire. 

  5. 3 hours ago, Mickey Donovan said:

    With over a third of the fantasy season over, There is almost no way this guy returns 1st or 2nd round value in H2H leagues at this point. What a complete disaster he is right now. He obviously needs to see a sports psychologist or come out that he is physically injured. At his age you just don't fall off a cliff like this without something being wrong. Maybe he is having personal issues, who knows, but something is up. 


    Go visit the Joey Votto thread last year, was hitting ~.210 last year when June started with all the similar reactions as to here- "this isn't a normal slump, I'm watching and something is wrong, etc" 


    He then finished the season hitting .325.  I'm not saying Machado will finish at .325 and go on that exact steak- but is there really this many people who don't realize how streaky baseball is?  He has PLENTY of time to still finish with 1st-2nd round value.  Buy low everywhere you can, end of story. 

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    All money held through leaguesafe, majority approval for payout at end of season. 100% legit and people in my league can speak for that as they are returning members. 

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