Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 28, 2016 12:05 PM Flag
A nice #2 waiver priority in any league is only worth 1/10,000,000th of 1 cent.
A waiver priority ONLY has a meaningful value when you actually use it. It is like an option contract. The only time and option contract has value to the purchaser is when they exercise the contract. Otherwise it is useless. Unfortunately, most option contacts...much like most waiver priorities...expire unexercised.
You attempting to assign some type of value to something that has no tangible value simply because you hold it is known as "positional good".
As Sheldon Cooper explains:
"There’s an economic concept known as a positional good in which an object is only valued by the possessor because it’s not possessed by others. The term was coined in 1976 by economist Fred Hirsch to replace the more colloquial, but less precise neener-neener."
You're on the clock, Skippy.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 28, 2016 11:16 AM Flag
Which would you rather have moving forward?
A player that you have determined will help your fantasy baseball team be more competitive/relevant? (priceless)
A nice #2 waiver priority? (actual retail value 1/10,000,000th of 1 cent)
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 28, 2016 10:57 AM Flag
A fantasy baseball league full of 3rd grade girls wouldn't trade Cabrera for Lester/Gardner. Please tell me you are in a private league (full of 3rd grade girls).
- Reply to Nelson Apr 25, 2016 8:37 PMDick Strong Dick Strong Apr 28, 2016 10:51 AM Flag
Correct me if I am wrong...but you said the league is being led by an inactive manager...and you are complaining about inactive managers.
Again...it seems like inactive managers are kicking your #$%$. Thus, your management skills suck.
Yahoo has recently upgraded the transactions page in your league to show waiver transactions.
Now, not only can you see who won a waiver claim, you can also see the winning priority number and the losing team name(s) and priority number(s).
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 27, 2016 12:38 PM Flag
I am going to borrow this one at some point in the future:
"It's definitely always a smart fantasy strategy to bank on guys with injury problems to get healthy and then give you numbers near their career highs."
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 27, 2016 11:56 AM Flag
Combined between minor league baseball and the Arizona Fall League he has played in 163 games (essentially a full MLB season). Over those games he put up the following line:
79 R, 18 HR, 76 RBI, 13 SB, .276 BA (with 44 BB and 101 K; he was younger than the league average at all stops)
Take that information and make the appropriate adjustment for MLB competition.
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