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- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 11, 2015 11:53 AM Flag
No one can provide a useful answer to this question unless you list your 11 offensive scoring categories and 10 pitching scoring categories.
Also, just a cursory review would dictate that you keep 4 hitters over any one pitcher for two main reasons:
1) Hitters have the ability to affect 11 categories. However, the best pitcher(s) can only affect 9 categories (assuming saves or holds are a scoring category).
2) Hitters are more valuable than pitchers (unless it is a points league that wildly favors pitching).
Go back and list your 21 scoring categories and learn how to copy & paste or learn your catcher's name.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 10, 2015 4:49 PM Flag
First off...why the #$%$ are relief wins and pickoffs scoring categories? Didn't like complete games and wild pitches?
Second...why are BB a scoring category along with AVG? Why not just use OBP and if you want an additional stupid category to go with your ridiculous pitching categories then why not add with caught stealing or inside-the-park HR?
Finally...here are your suggested changes...
1) You need another bat (preferably one that is 1B eligible and walks a lot).
2) Blackmon should be starting over Cano.
3) You are better off with a 7th starting pitcher than a 4th closer.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 10, 2015 11:19 AM Flag
Wrong, as usual, my ignorant friend.
Switching leagues has little or no affect (see Max Scherzer).
At the end of the day all that really matters (at least for fantasy baseball purposes) is the difference between his team's run scoring support (runs scored) and team defense integrated with pitching (runs allowed) which is also known as runs scored differential.
You may continue to be willfully ignorant at your own peril.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 10, 2015 1:53 AM Flag
Including this season (and at this time) there are exactly 314 player seasons of 40 or more HR. Exactly NONE of those seasons have been completed by Nolan Arenado (nor Giancarlo Stanton).
The prospect of hitting 40 HR in a single season is rare.
Barry Bonds did it eight times.
Hank Aaron did it eight times.
George Ruth did it eleven times.
Alex Rodriguez has done it eight times.
Willie Mays did it six times.
Jim Thome did it six times.
Mickey Mantle did it four times.
Albert Belle did it three times.
Reggie Jackson did it twice.
Todd Helton did it twice.
Larry Walker did it once.
Ellis Burks did it once.
Stan Musial NEVER did it.
Eddie Murray NEVER did it.
That being said...Nolan Arenado is not Giancarlo Stanton...nor is he Eddie Murray, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson, nor Micky Mantle...he is not even Todd Helton, nor Larry Walker, nor Ellis Burks and those last three had the help of the thin air in Colorado to accomplish their feat(s).
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 10, 2015 1:40 AM Flag
You have missed out of four weeks of historic production from Cespedes and Sano.
Not only did you NOT "get younger"...the mantra of those in dynasty/keeper leagues...you also DID NOT get better.
You are hoping that Posey doesn't get injured and miss and entire season like he has in the past. You are hoping that Tulowitzki stays healthy for an entire season...something he hasn't done since 2009. And you are hoping that Burns somehow maintains a MLB starting gig AND remains productive.
I believe the prevailing sentiment is that you "screwed the pooch".
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 9, 2015 6:42 PM Flag
It took you 31 hours to come back into these forums and reply to me...when I don't give two #$%$ about you and I replied to the original post? Gee...what a surprise. You only choose to comment on my commentary. What a loser.
As I stated, if having bad performances for one month is a reason not to own a pitcher then Max Scherzer, Carlos Martinez, and Lance Lynn probably shouldn't be owned either.
However, as long as Martinez and Lynn pitcher for the MLB team with the fewest runs allowed (438) and second highest runs scored differential (+122) AND are in the National League...then I will roll with them. Similarly, if Cueto still pitches for the MLB team with the sixth fewest runs allowed (531) and fifth best runs scored differential (+83) then I would keep him...but that Scherzer #$%$ isn't worth owning.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 8, 2015 1:02 PM Flag
The mythological "Fantasy MVP" is whoever comes up big for you in the semi-finals or the finals.
There is no "Fantasy MVP" in roto as it is a season long thing with many players contributing similarly across various categories (unless you had Rickey Henderson in 1983, 1986, or 1990).
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 8, 2015 12:57 PM Flag
There is never any hostility.
I despise fools, idiots, and those that lack logic. That makes up a majority of those that come into these forums. However, there is no hostility.
The hostility comes from the fools that challenge my objective empirical numerical data.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 8, 2015 11:11 AM Flag
Well...I don't like Cueto...never have...but if having bad starts for a month makes him not worth owning then Max Scherzer is not worth owning either.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 6, 2015 1:54 PM Flag
181 posts in nearly five years, Jeff? What a useful and productive member of these forums you are NOT.
I have owned both Gomez and Betts both this year and last year. Additionally, I have owned Gomez for 3 out of the past 4 seasons...I can assure you that this is not even close. Gomez has contact issues, skates on his athletic ability, and does not really understand the game or make adjustments. Betts has the highest baseball IQ I have witnessed with the possible exceptions of Joe Torre, Earl Weaver, and Bruce Bochy...AND he does not have contact issues and has at least as much athletic ability as Gomez.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 6, 2015 12:50 PM Flag
Abreu, Rendon, Frazier, Correa, McCutchen, Betts
That gives you viable starters across all the important hitting slots and allows you to draft the best bats available regardless of position next year. This also gives you four bats with .280/20/20/80/80 potential. Doing it any other way is foolish.
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