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9 minutes ago, MoonyGray said:

 

Here he is again. The most bitter Dr. I’ve ever witnessed. Sorry it didn’t work out for you on draft day when you selected him, but I’m confident he will close again!

Haha...my league doesn’t count “opens” as a category...yet

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Daniel Vogelbach ate his soul.

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Because then they win because you’re limiting the number of ABs your best players get. Funny thought though.

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19 minutes ago, Fantasy_Goat said:

 

I know but thanks, I was just ranting because of the mess Leclerc has made of my relievers. I’m only to blame as I’ve held onto him far to long.

 

right there with you.

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41 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

 

One advantage of the strategy is that the opener, who is often a hard-throwing specialist, can be called in to face the most dangerous hitters, who are usually near the top of the batting order, the first time they come to bat.[20] If the opener is successful, the job of the next pitcher is easier since they will start with less-dangerous hitters.[27][28] The strategy also throws off the timing of the top-of-the-order hitters, who are not used to seeing different pitchers each time they come to bat, and allows the starting pitcher to face the top of the lineup two times rather than three.[20]

From a financial perspective, the strategy allows teams to make more use of relief pitchers who are still under low-paying contracts, potentially reducing the salaries paid to starting pitchers because the latter are used less.[15]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opener_(baseball)

 

Wonder if a counter strategy of sorts would work:  When a team uses an opener, why not put your normal #7, 8, and 9 guys at the top of batting order to face the opener and the regular 1, 2, 3 guys can face the bulk reliever :) 

 

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27 minutes ago, SpartyinFoCo said:

 

Wonder if a counter strategy of sorts would work:  When a team uses an opener, why not put your normal #7, 8, and 9 guys at the top of batting order to face the opener and the regular 1, 2, 3 guys can face the bulk reliever :) 

 

 

love it...PLEASE let's see a team do it!!

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47 minutes ago, SpartyinFoCo said:

 

Wonder if a counter strategy of sorts would work:  When a team uses an opener, why not put your normal #7, 8, and 9 guys at the top of batting order to face the opener and the regular 1, 2, 3 guys can face the bulk reliever :) 

 

Because then they win because you’re limiting the number of ABs your best players get.

Funny thought though.

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1 hour ago, SpartyinFoCo said:

 

Wonder if a counter strategy of sorts would work:  When a team uses an opener, why not put your normal #7, 8, and 9 guys at the top of batting order to face the opener and the regular 1, 2, 3 guys can face the bulk reliever :) 

 

 

Then you're giving your weakest 3 batters an additional AB every game.  Even more incentive to use an opener.

 

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10 minutes ago, hangin n wangin said:

People are still dealing with this guy? Lol

 

The save in baseball is pretty elusive this year. I've got him firmly planted on my bench (actually stashed in an IL spot), but with the stuff he possesses... if he can find last year's form. It's a lot easier for the likes of a closer to find themselves than it is for a hitter in a lost year. Or at least I feel this way. Not to mention, closers are just so interchangeable now. And Kelley does not really do much for me. Their patchwork bullpen has been pretty bad as a whole. So yeah, I'm not dealing with him per se, but he's still flopping on my roster. I think he will get a chance to close again if he can continue to string together solid outings.

 

FWIW he has pitched better lately. He gave up a 2 run shot the other day before being removed, but that outing aside, he had been avoiding blowups.

He also made a small tweak in his delivery, evidently. Not saying it means much, but it's something:

 

Evan Grant, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights:

Leclerc seems back together, were his issues on the mound purely in his own head?

Grant: Based on what Leclerc has said, there were no real major issues on the mound. The Rangers did make a little bit of a tweak to keep his head from drifting off, which could have had an impact on the fastball command. But I do think he needed to break the cycle of pressure of high leverage situations. That was a big relief for him mentally. It’s made a big change. I think he’s fixed. Well, it doesn’t take me to do much thinking: He’s retired 16 straight hitters, 11 of them on strikeouts.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, hangin n wangin said:

People are still dealing with this guy? Lol

Yes. If you believed in LeClerc on draft day and drafted him I assume we all are still dealing with this toxic situation 

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1 hour ago, shakestreet said:

Yes. If you believed in LeClerc on draft day and drafted him I assume we all are still dealing with this toxic situation 

 

Or we were wrong on draft day.  

 

I get it if you're in some blood for saves league where every third in line guy is rostered.  But, for most leagues, he was dropable weeks ago.

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1 hour ago, MoonyGray said:

 

When does he get SP eligibility on Yahoo? How many times does he have to open?

 

For my dynasty league it’s 2, and that’ll qualify him there next year too. He’s a lot more valuable in a dynasty format which includes a holds category. Pardon my enthusiasm. 

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2 minutes ago, Josean Pelota said:

Today it went Lynn --> Leclerc --> Martin --> Kelley. 

Well at least he will be closer before Lynn although still behind Martin and Kelley. Manager does not trust this choke artist in the 9th

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1 hour ago, Dr. Whom said:

Well at least he will be closer before Lynn although still behind Martin and Kelley. Manager does not trust this choke artist in the 9th

 

Never seen someone so concerned about and more bitter towards a player he supposedly doesn’t own lmao 

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