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- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 28, 2015 10:31 AM Flag
Not at all.
I don't care to respond, thus I did not respond to the original poster's whiny rant. Rather, I chided the whiny #$%$ on being a whiny #$%$. Huge difference.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 28, 2015 10:39 AM Flag
Having Miguel Cabrera on your team does factor into the pick for H2H. Generally speaking, in H2H you do not want more than two hitters on the same MLB team on your fantasy baseball team. And whenever possible you do not want those two players to bat next to each other in the lineup.
The reason you only want two players on the same MLB on your team is due to days off. Having 3 or more players on the same MLB team ensures that you will have 3 or more players with the same off days on a regular basis and this makes it hard for roster management.
The reason you would prefer that any two players on your fantasy baseball team not bat next to each other in the same lineup is due to an item I call "cannabalism of opportunities". If the MLB team has a particularly good hitting day usually only one of the two players acculates good counting stats because the other hitter right next to them in the lineup eats their RBI opportunities. However, if they are separated in the lineup by one or more other batters then cannablism is less likely to happen. This all goes out the window if you have two verifiable HOF players like Cal Ripken, Jr. and Eddie Murray batting next to each other but for the average players on the average MLB lineup there will be cannablism if they get too close.
All that being said...your trade is #$%$ for #$%$. Chris Davis is useless and his career is on the Josh Hamilton trajectory and Victor Martinez is injured.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 28, 2015 10:44 AM Flag
First off...if the potential is "impossible" then there is no potential. Did you mean to say "improbale" or "plausible" or even "impending"?
Anyway...you keep Gonzalez. He is the only one that offers 5 category contributions. Always take the bats over the arm. And Santana's position eligibility would make your roster management much easier but his contributions with the bat aren't going to next you much more (if any more) than Yasmani Grandal or a FA pool catcher. Santana's value comes from his catcher eligibility as he has middle tier value as a 1B and lower tier value as a 3B. If you get 120 games from Gonzalez he will be way more valuable than Wainwright or Santana.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 28, 2015 10:49 AM Flag
Roto? Ouch. Your team looks much better for H2H.
You are very light in the HR, RBI, and BA/OPS categories.
Your pitching is okay but you need a lot more relievers. I assume your league has an innings cap. In any innings cap league relievers are way more valueable than starters. You should have 6-7 relievers as they can all accumulate holds for you and they will nibble at your innings while loading you up on Ks (as K is really K/9 with any innings cap). Think about it...how many SP have a K/9 of 9.0+? How many RP have a K/9 of 9.0+? Trade your SP for better bats and RP.
- Reply to KYLE Mar 1, 2015 9:01 AMDick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 9:04 AM Flag
He is still the same player. His value drops with 1B only eligibility.
Hell...change the name to Posey and the same thing happens. Posey is a lot less valuable as a 1B only.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 9:08 AM Flag
I would own Calhoun over Eaton. Eaton just doesn't have any power.
However, your team is really hurting if that is your OF and it is not a 20 team league.
Please tell me that you are the stupid H2H manager that loads up on pitching.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 9:15 AM Flag
Yes...you can have too much pitching.
Yes...you probably do have too much pitching.
In roto, RP have more value than SP if there is an innings limit of any sort.
I personally would not trade a bat for a SP.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 11:11 AM Flag
"beginning to have a reputation for injury"? Understatement of the year right there. That phrase tells me that you are 2-3 years behind in your player evaluations.
For 2012-2014 Gonzalez averaged 124 games played. However, he put up 20/20 in each of those years never playing more than 135 games or fewer than 110 games. Again...you keep Gonzalez. You don't get that kind of performance in Santana unless he plays 200 games a season and learns to triple his stolen base rate.
You keep the most well rounded 5 category contributor...and that is Gonzalez.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 11:19 AM Flag
Yes. 3-4 high K/9 RPs will outperform any ace. If you have guys like Giles, Gregerson, and Holland they will throw 120-150 innings but will average 10.0+ K/9 and get 12-15 wins. To get that from an "ace" the ace would have to pitch 200 innings. Thus, the "ace" would eat up a lot more of your innings pitch (which are capped in most roto leagues). As such, RP have a lot more value in roto and high K/9 RP regardless of whether they hold the closer title are of great value in roto.
Most folks hold the wrong believe that if they are trailing in pitching categories that they need to add high powered SP. That is wholly incorrect using rational mathematical analysis. A high powered SP might have great ERA and WHIP ratios but they will eat up your innings and have a lower K/9 (which is really what the K category is in roto). Thus, it is better to add high powered RP to slow down the rate at which you eat up your innings and to increase your K/9 rate to catch up in K...just make sure that they have decent ERA and WHIP ratios as not to blow that up.
All that being said...I think the SP/RP numbers for an optimized fantasy baseball team in standard Yahoo! leagues are as follows:
H2H - 7 SP (5 SP set as your anchors; 2 SP are fungible and can be dropped for stream opportunities at any time); 3 RP (all closers)
roto - 5 SP; 5 RP (3 closers; 2 high K/9 guys regardless of whether they are closers or not)
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 11:22 AM Flag
Why are you obviously picking Trout first? There are 3-4 others that offer similar value.
In H2H I want no part of Tulowitzki, nor Beltre, nor any catcher before round 8.
You take Desmond or Rendon over Tulowitzki or Beltre.
No catcher or SP should be taken until all 4 or 5 category contributing bats are off the board.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 1, 2015 11:27 AM Flag
I think it is stupid to have 7 players that are only eligible to play OF when you can only play 5 of them on any single day.
I think it is stupid not to have backups for all of your hitters.
I think your pitching is just as weak as your roster management skills.
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