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    Time to Stop, Plop and Flush Matz?

    by Jamie Jun 27, 2016 9:07 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 1 hour 16 minutes ago Flag

    LMAO! Right...because I am doing nothing while replying to you.

    Dude...I make more money on a daily basis while in these forums than you do on purpose outside these forums.

  • Reply to

    A Joey Votto special

    by Dick Strong 4 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 1 hour 22 minutes ago Flag

    Crass,

    I recycled your line ON PURPOSE the same way you purposely looked up my post(s) from YEARS AGO and took a phrase VERBATIM regarding grain, eggs, and chicken parmesan.

    Seriously, Skippy...would you like to discuss academic dishonesty in more detail?

    Intellectually I am teaching the class and you are sitting in the back lighting farts.

    Game, set, match...Skippy.

  • Reply to

    Time to Stop, Plop and Flush Matz?

    by Jamie Jun 27, 2016 9:07 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 1 hour 58 minutes ago Flag

    Crass,

    Everything about you is both trite and pedantic.

  • Reply to

    A Joey Votto special

    by Dick Strong 4 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 2 hours 0 minutes ago Flag

    Really, Crass?

    Junior College? You mean the place where they give out the double high school diplomas?

    What next? You recycle a story about some grain and eggs and you call it chicken parmesan?

    Tell me more about this academic dishonesty and where you took your big sip from the cup of academic dishonesty in these forums. I'm listening.

    How's that for a coup d'etat? Correction...that is a coup d'grace! (FINISH HIM!!!)

    Game, set, match...Skippy.

  • Reply to

    Time to Stop, Plop and Flush Matz?

    by Jamie Jun 27, 2016 9:07 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    People that talk about the weather bore me and I generally find them to be somewhat less entertaining (and intelligent) than a gnat.

    Seriously, Crass...you have now made a wholly ignorant statement about "Crazy that both Syndergaard and Matz have spurs" and drawn parallels to the weather. Congratulations. You're a moron.

    Seriously...being surprised by having two young pitchers on a pitching staff of 5 starting pitchers (and several other young bullpen arms) having bone spurs at the same time is like being surprised by having two members of a spring relay team (that consists of just 4 people) having pulled hamstrings. Crazy. Just plain CRAZY I tell ya!!!

  • Reply to

    A Joey Votto special

    by Dick Strong 4 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    Really, Crass?

    Is that the best you can do?

    Your sauce is so weak we had to call it broth on the menu.

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    I'm good, noah.

    I dropped Phillips...and now own Baez.

  • Reply to

    Giolito for Chapman

    by DarrenG Jun 27, 2016 4:06 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 4 hours ago Flag

    All closers are the same. A SP is more likely to have a greater impact (good or bad) on standard pitching categories than a closer.

  • Reply to

    Cleveland Indians

    by Tam 13 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 4 hours ago Flag

    Put the crack pipe down and step away from the stove (and grandma's fish grease).

  • Reply to

    I'm 38.5 Games Out of First Place [12 Team Roto]

    by MBV Jun 28, 2016 6:23 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 4 hours ago Flag

    Jeff P,

    You must be mathematically ignorant, foolish, stupid, or all of the above.

    It is very difficult to be 38.5 out of first place less than halfway through the season IF YOU TRIED to tank. It is even more difficult to do if you simply leave your team unattended. It is damned near impossible to do if you made a half dozen roster moves (even the WRONG roster moves).

  • Reply to

    Time to Stop, Plop and Flush Matz?

    by Jamie Jun 27, 2016 9:07 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 4 hours ago Flag

    Weak? Like you!

    Right...because young pitchers never have similar injuries. Golly gee, Wally.

  • 1 hit...3 walks...0 runs scored...0 RBIs

    Over the course of the season some of those walks convert into plenty of runs...but I wonder how many runs and RBIs he would have if he were in Colorado (poor offensive team; great hitting environment) or Boston (great offensive team; great hitting environment).

    What is Boston could afford (or paid for) Votto? Betts/Votto 1/2.

  • Reply to

    Time to Stop, Plop and Flush Matz?

    by Jamie Jun 27, 2016 9:07 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 7 hours ago Flag

    I know, right? That is like two sprinters getting hamstring injuries or two running backs having turf toe...that NEVER happens!

  • Reply to

    Rookie Pitchers

    by Slappytheclown Jun 28, 2016 3:59 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 7 hours ago Flag

    Who doesn't already know this?

    There is a reason why I go for boring veterans with proven MLB performance. There has to be something well above average for me to jump on a rookie (Mookie Betts).

    FYI...the K/9 and BB/9 are quite useful for nearly all of the players you listed and W are a team stat. ERA is a product of innings pitched so a moderately poor ERA will not adversely affect the overall performance of your entire team.

  • Reply to

    I'm 38.5 Games Out of First Place [12 Team Roto]

    by MBV Jun 28, 2016 6:23 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 7 hours ago Flag

    Other than pitching concerns and perhaps being light in HR...I don't see how that team is 38.5 out of first place with less than half the season completed.

  • Reply to

    Acquiring Arrieta forever

    by Alex 11 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 7 hours ago Flag

    Your misgivings should be more than "slight". Arrieta reminds me of Denny Neagle from 1997-1998. Not very good...right team...right place...right time.

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong Jun 24, 2016 8:45 PM Flag

    I believe that I upgraded from Phillips when I drafted Carpenter in round 4, Kinsler in round 8, and Murpy in round 9. I grabbed Phillips in round 20.

    Thanks for playing, Skippy.

    You're on the clock.

  • Reply to

    Arrietta for Stanton

    by Jack Jun 21, 2016 7:23 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Jun 24, 2016 8:41 PM Flag

    There is no such thing as an "elite" SP in fantasy baseball.

    Unless there is some SP that magically helps in 5 standard scoring categories 5 or more times a week there is not "elite" SP in fantasy baseball.

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong Jun 24, 2016 8:39 PM Flag

    Slappy,

    Kirk Gibson's MLB 162 game averages are:
    98 R, 25 HR, 86 RBI, 28 SB, .268 BA

    Gibson was a stud...and the reason that team won so often in the early 80s. From 1983 to 1987 he only played in fewer than 128 games ONCE. The man had 6 consecutive season of All-star worthy numbers and never got the nod. Chew on that...the man averaged 20/20 for his career.

    Alan Trammell's MLB 162 game averages are:
    87 R, 13 HR, 71 RBI, 17 SB, .285 BA

    Trammell was one of the better offensive SS of his generation (and all-time) but he was not and offensive stud by any means and his 4 gold gloves are mostly hype (and he received none of those gold gloves after 1984 and his age 26 season). Just because he was well liked doesn't mean he was a great ball player (good...yes; great...no). He is Detroit's version of Darrell Evans. Fans loves him...and made him out to be greater than he truly was.

    Just for frame of reference...

    Jimmy Rollin's MLB 162 game averages are:
    101 R, 16 HR, 67 RBI, 33 SB, .264 BA

    Rollins too has 4 gold gloves and 1 world series championship (similar to Trammell). However, Rollins also has 1 MVP award and played on a Phillies team that won more often than the Tigers. At different points in his career Rollins led the league in runs, triples, and stolen bases. Trammell NEVER LED THE LEAGUE in any of those categories. Again..the only primarily bases SS player with a career power/speed number higher than Rollins is Alex Rodriguez. Not only was Rollins a better offensive SS than Trammell...he was dominant enough to lead the league in multiple categories...AND was Trammell's equal defensively (doing so much later in his career by acquiring all his gold gloves after age 28).

    Simply put...Rollins is a better offensive SS than Trammell...more dominant offensively than Trammell...equal defensively to Trammell...but maintained superior defensive with greater longevity than Trammell...has equivalent championships to Trammell...but more MVP hardware.

    Match!

  • Reply to

    Michael Taylor

    by Dick Strong Jun 22, 2016 2:48 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Jun 24, 2016 8:21 PM Flag

    If Michael Taylor played every day (like Rajai Davis is now)...Taylor would put up 20/25 while scoring 75+ runs and knocking in 60+ runs (even if he only batted .220).

    Davis is having a useful season...but he is no Michael Taylor.

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