Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 25, 2015 12:16 PM Flag
I would have taken Iglesias simply for his K rate and the fact that he is in the National League. However, Medlen is the better option if you want Ws.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 25, 2015 12:17 PM Flag
He's a rookie. What did you expect would happen? The league has figured him out and he hasn't made adjustments. He is a "three true outcomes" player anyway.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 26, 2015 4:36 AM Flag
So...trading without a brain...
How has trading away Schwarber, Sano, and Cespedes worked out for you over the past two weeks?
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 28, 2015 2:01 AM Flag
LMAO! Not hardly.
Taylor is a 20/20 player. Always has been (check the major league and minor league stats)
Span is a 5/25 player. Always has been.
This is not close at all.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 29, 2015 12:07 PM Flag
This is why you are not in first place in your league.
Drop him. He has not helped you at all this season. Michael Taylor has been more valuable than Puig in a part time role for the Nationals.
Stupid people. Stupid questions.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 29, 2015 12:20 PM Flag
You don't have DL problems.
Puig and Franco should have been dropped immediately upon hitting the DL.
Duda should have only been kept if you had both standard DL spots open.
Pence is the only one that you would clear a DL spot for to keep.
Serious mismanagement on your part.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 29, 2015 12:47 PM Flag
Matt Williams and Don Mattingly continually find ways to mismanage their teams. Both are as frustratingly "old school" as Scioscia and we know how that failed experiment worked out. Veterans are find if they perform but at a certain point you defer to talent, not veteran status. The Red Sox are falling into this trap too. The Orioles have been overpaying for (underperforming) veterans for years.
Imagine the Red Sox this season if they would have started Castillo in left, Bradley in center (yes...he is better in center than Betts) and Betts in right. Opponents wouldn't have gotten an OF hit all season unless they hit it off the Green Monster. The Pirates got it right going with talented youth...look at their pitcher's numbers due to talented defense (and hitting) backing them. Similarly, the Cardinals have opted for talented youth and it has served them very well.
At the end of the day you go for the best player(s)...period. Taylor is better than Span both at the plate and in the field.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 29, 2015 11:41 PM Flag
Unless you are in a 25 team league with 30 man rosters...I am sure that neither Piscotty nor Revere are the best available FAs.
Additionally, I am sure that you are an idiot as you still own Puig.
Congratulations...you're a loser AND an idiot.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 31, 2015 12:47 PM Flag
I think he is done. He is a solid bat but Mattingly can't really play him 5 days a week. He can't move him to 1B for 2-3 games a week (Gonzalez). He doesn't have the skill to play OF. He can't play catcher 7 days a week and even if he could...some pitchers prefer Ellis and Ellis has to get some playing time.
The best catchers to have in the fantasy game are catcher eligible players that don't play catcher (Gattis and Santana; or Napoli a few years back).
If you are in H2H, I wouldn't go without a catcher. However, if he is your second catcher feel free to drop him for any readily available bat that you believe will help your cause.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Aug 31, 2015 1:22 PM Flag
I don't have time to slow walk you through basic decision making skills.
You may continue to be willfully ignorant at your own peril.
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