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  • bobknightfan bobknightfan Mar 4, 2013 6:27 PM Flag

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    • Goodby Yahoo, it was a great run....16 years. Lights are out.

    • OK, to whomever it might concern. I'm checking out of this thread. You can reach me on the WF OG boards. Will the last poster to leave please turn out the lights?

    • I got some kind of message in pink about using links in a post, but it faded away before I could read it....but I think I've emailed you that link, too.

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      • Now they evidently deleted my entire post with that link in it. I had posted the link to the register page for the OG boards and mentioned that that board would be almost like our old Yahoo board...only much more secure. Our Fantrax thread has already slipped to the 2nd page on the sports board, because only the two of us have posted on it. Almost nobody else over there is even going to pay any attention to it. We might get an occasional comment...but they will be few and far between. If it is a sincere one, we can respond....but if it happens to be a smart-aleck one (and you can get a few of those over there on occasion....particularly to me, because I have rubbed some of them the wrong way at times...LOL), we just ignore it. Finally, if we decide we don't like that situation, we can just log out and stop posting there. I've already stopped posting on everything over there except this one thread. If you decided to register, you can send me a PM (private message) with any questions you have about the site. Also, I'm pretty sure they don't ask for any personal information in the registration process. There may be a place for listing a referrer...which you could put bobknightfan or DiegoTiger. Anyway, I think that might work out well for us...as a vehicle for having our own more secure thread.

    • Here is another thought about the relative merits of using this board and/or the WF board: If security is a concern, the WF board is about a thousand times more secure than this one. Hundreds of thousands...maybe millions...of people have complete access to this board. Only a couple thousand or so have access to the WF board...with probably no other Fantrax players. And other Fantrax players cannot just "stumble" across the WF board, either, because you can't even read the posts on it unless you are registered.

    • By the way, great win for the Hoosiers today. I saw an interesting comment somewhere in an article on that game. I guess it's true. A guy said that every team not name "Indiana" is 1-50 in games at Michigan, Nichigan State & Ohio State this year. Indiana is 3-0.

      And another interesting comment from Roy Williams after Carolina's shocking (to me at least....they had been playing really well during the last few weeks) loss at home to Duke, This is Williams 35th year in coaching....10 years as Dean Smith's assistant, then as head coach at Kansas & UNC. Last night's loss was his 1st loss on "Senior Night" in the entire 35 years. (And remember, for all those years at Carolina, every other year the game was against Duke.)

    • Ace, we also have our Fantrax thread up & running over on the WF Old Gold & Black boards, if you are ever interested in checking that out. It's pretty easy to register and, as I said, you don't have to be connected to WF in any way to register. I have a feeling that that thread is going to be almost like the Yahoo thread.....nobody paying any attention to it but us. Yes, there are a lot of other people posting on that board, but they don't pay any attention to the Fantrax thread. After Jesse bumped it back up to the first page (no posts on it in almost a year)...there are 40 threads per page, and when a new post is made on a thread it goes to the top of the list...I made a post & he made a reply. This was this afternoon, and the last time I checked, nobody else had even posted there. I wouldn't be surprised to see it drop off the front page by sometime tomorrow unless one of us submits a post. I haven't posted on any other thread on the WF boards in 10 days now....and my plan is to only post on that one thread going forward. So we're basically just using their board for a "free ride". As I said, there are so many threads on those three boards (sports, general & politics) that this one on Fantrax is just going to be ignorred by everyone who does not have a Fantrax team.

    • Reyes is going to score a lot more runs leading off in that Toronto lineup than he did last year in that last-place Miami Marlins lineup. I agree with you that he is very expensive, but I think he could go something like 110-15-70-45-.300 ....and, to me, that's worth 1330K at the shortstop position. I don't see how you can say that is too expensive and have no problem with Cano's 1530K price. For comparison, I think those numbers...if he can produce them...are worth more than a 1530K Cano going 100-28-100-5-.310 at 2nd Base....particularly when there are more options at 2nd Base and Reyes is going to a stronger lineup in a better park while Cano is hitting in a weaker lineup than in the past. Those extra 40 SBs are huge. Kipnis is a bigger question mark. As I said, I went back & forth with him and Brandon Phillips....but I don't think Kipnis is as weak a hitting prospect as you do. I think he could go 90-15-75-25-.270 or so...which would be decent. He's going to be batting 3rd in a beefed up Indian lineup, too....behind Bourn & Cabrera for RBIs and ahead of Swisher & Santana for runs scored. I still might go back to Phillips, though. That would be an extra 160K.

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      • Reyes is going to score a lot more runs leading off in that Toronto lineup than he did last year in that last-place Miami Marlins lineup. I agree with you that he is very expensive, but I think he could go something like 110-15-70-45-.300 ....and, to me, that's worth 1330K at the shortstop position. I don't see how you can say that is too expensive and have no problem with Cano's 1530K price. For comparison, I think those numbers...if he can produce them...are worth more than a 1530K Cano going 100-28-100-5-.310 at 2nd Base...

    • Reyes is expensive, I'll admit. I'm trying to cover all the hitting categories, though. Simmons is still an unknown. I think you are fairly sure to get 100+ runs, 40+ SBs & around a .300 average from Reyes. And that is a great hitters' park. He might even hit 15 HRs. I love leadoff hitters. They can do so many different things. There aren't that many players who are reasonably sure to get 40 SBs....with 100 runs & a .300 average. Of course, it took a lot of maneuvering to come up with that extra 780K to make that switch...which concerns me. Basically, it came from replacing Romo with Rondon (300K) & replacing Kemp with Cespedes (460K). I had concerns with both Romo & Kemp. The Giants have switched closers about three times in the last couple of years, and we've talked about Kemp. I now have a bunch of outfielders (Harper, Cespedes, Heyward & Upton) who should give me something around 100-25-100-25-290 numbers.....with power numbers from Stanton & Bruce, and everything from Trout.

      My cheap unknowns are now at 3rd base (Machado & Middlebrooks), to offset the cost of Cabrera.

      My two cheap outfielders (Eaton & Marte...two more leadoff guys) are guys who I am beginning to think are "must have" players on your roster.

      I think I have the 3 best catchers in the game. I was picking from 5 guys at 2nd base, and right now have old standbys Pedroia & Kinsler, along with the up & coming Kipnis (in a much-improved Cleveland lineup). The other two were Cano, of course, and Phillips...who I feel is going to have a really good year in Cincinnati. I kept going back & forth with Phillips, Kinsler & Kipnis for the two to go along with Pedroia after I decided to drop Cano. (And this could still change in the next three weeks.)

      I have three cheap SPs & Darvish at an even one million. After Sale at 1080K, my other 7 SPs are 1240K & higher (Gio Gonzalez, Strasburg, Felix, Cain, Price, Kershaw & Verlander)....so I have plenty of quality at SP. And this roster checks in at 43.07M, which is under my neutral number of 43.08 (made higher by the cheaper closer, Rondon). Of course, if Rondon doesn't get the job, I will have to revamp everything.

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      • I am seriously thinking about taking a chance on Brandon Belt. For the first time he is not in a battle for opening roster or everyday player. He is a huge talent and this could be his breakout year. Of course you could say the same for Brown with Philly. Although, we can't take too many chances with the opening day roster.

      • Kipnis is another guy who I feel is a waste of money. He was great last year at 530k. He is over a mil this year, and his projections are not even as good as his last year's stats. He is never going to be a star player. He has a spot because he is a great infielder. He will always be average with the bat in his hands.

      • I was shocked at the price tag they put on Reyes. Even if he makes the numbers you suggested he is too expensive. In 642 at bats last year he had 87 runs scored. That is a lot of at bats. The 40 SB is the high end, imo. He's older and has had hamstring issues so he is not going to run as much. He is going to a new team...sometimes thats good. He is the best SS right now. I just don't think his numbers warrant that kind of price tag. But hey, if you can afford him he will surely help your team.

    • I've had a major "do-over" on my team. Dropped back to 12 SPs and added a 9th outfielder. Dropped the following players: Madison Bumgarner, Kris Medlen, Sergio Romo, Robinson Cano, Brandon Phillips, Andrelton Simmons & Matt Kemp. Picked up the following players: Justin Verlander, Bruce Rondon, Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis, Jose Reyes, Giancarlo Stanton & Yoenis Cespedes.

    • So far, the only rookie league teams are Tan The Man in #1 and me in #3. When I signed up, you could only pick between 1 & 5. That's all they had in rookie last year: 5. They wound up with 12 leagues in gold.

      I looked at Gyorko....but I was wanting him to be listed at 2nd base, and I found him at 3rd base....and I thought that 700Kwas too high. Anyway, I think I read where he is going to start the season in the minors..though I'm not completely sure about that. It said that he "signed a minor league contract", whatever that meant. We've got a San Diego guy here....maybe he knows.

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