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- Crasstastic Crasstastic 13 hours ago Flag
That's not my logic. You yourself have said that you would take "balanced player A" over "MVP-level player B" in this forum, repeatedly. I would never have made that assumption if I had not witnessed you employing it yourself.
Ok, then, who are you taking, Marte or Donaldson? If you like, we can substitute Arenado for Donaldson in the example.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic 16 hours ago Flag
The logic only works if you don't look at it too deeply. Looking at 2015 as a for instance, would you really choose (as a for instance) Marte over Donaldson? Using DS' logic, and only looking at HR/SB, perhaps you would... but what about the 38 Run gap between them? Or the 42 RBI gap? AND a .010 BA gap? All three? What is the potential for injuries worth to you? It can't possibly be that high.
Let's examine your claim that one can find a 15/15 guy with relative ease. There's one guy available in my league right now that confirms that: Leonys Martin. That's 53-14-38-16-.248 Leonys Martin, for you fans scoring at home. Yuck. Meanwhile, Carter is available with his 63-30-71-5-.223. So not exactly impossible to replace a power guy lost due to injury. The power replacement may have major warts, but then so does the power/speed injury replacement.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 1, 2016 11:27 PM Flag
Why would I want to read into it, when I can just ask the originator of the statement to clarify? And why would that originator prevaricate?
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 14, 2016 9:24 PM Flag
Of course there are examples of players who didn't do well at [fill in the blank] in the minors, but then excelled at it in MLB. Problem is, there is a far longer list of players who sucked at [fill in the blank], and continued to stink at it when called up.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 14, 2016 9:21 PM Flag
You misunderstand. Not long term, but rather for the rest of the season, which I assume was what Justin was alluding too, as well.
Abreu hit 18 HRs pre-derby in 2005 (the year he won). 6 post-derby.
Hamilton hit 22 HRs pre-derby in 2008 (the year he won)... he was really killing it that season up to the ASG. 11 post-derby.
I'm surprised you don't remember that. There was a lot of ink spilled opining that in both cases, the players altered their swings for the derby and then had trouble thereafter regaining their "groove". Al Melchior references Abreu's 2005 and Todd Frazier's 2015 in his recent article "Fantasy Baseball: Do we need to fear the Home Run Derby?" It also lists Nelson Cruz and Adrian Gonzalez as believers that the derby affects a player's swing. Possibly bs (and the article goes on to "debunk" the belief/myth), but this can't possibly be the first time you've heard of this?
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 9:16 PM Flag
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the point in our program where Strong had his precious baby howler monkey feelings bruised.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 8:30 PM Flag
Talk about broth. That what you're going with? Literalizing? I'm thinking back, honestly struggling to think of an instance where I've seen (read) an adult attempt that tactic... but I'm drawing a blank. And yet, here we are.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 5:53 PM Flag
teh idea that someone could make teh same typographical error twice in the same post is simply impossible to conceive of!
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 3:57 PM Flag
I know, right! And lord knows, no one has ever made a typographical error twice... that would be like two pitchers from the same team both having bone chips in their elbows!
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 30, 2016 2:57 PM Flag
The fact of the matter is that you're about as credible as Hillary Clinton re. Benghazi... DRINK! (Fox News Benghazi drinking game).
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 11:08 PM Flag
Personally, I have always found that people who make repeated and unsolicited claims, in an online forum, about their personal wealth are sure to be 100% reliable.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 10:53 PM Flag
I have always scratched my head at the common trope "don't feed the troll." It's usually meant well, intended by others who understand (or think that they do) that trolls crave attention, and will disappear if you ignore them. In a sense, the argument is that trolls seek the rush of the power they feel in causing agitation, and ignoring them takes back this power. This is a fallacy, because it ignores the basic truth that ignoring a troll (or pretending to) simply takes one power away from them and substitutes another: the power to silence you.
And this doesn't even get into the practical impossibility of getting an entire forum community to universally ignore, including all new member unfamiliar with the troll. Remember the last time you saw a forum troll effectively dealt with in this manner? Anywhere, at any time? Yeah, me neither. There is only one effective way to deal with a troll, to empower strong moderators (fat chance of that), or bringing back the ignore button. Short of that, any "don't feed the troll" strategy is a fantasy. So, based on that, I'll do what I like, thank you very much.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 7:47 PM Flag
Yes, I totally believe you. You copied me on purpose, of course. The integrity you've shown in this forum just oozes credibility.
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