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- 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.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong 1 hour 22 minutes ago Flag
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.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong 2 hours 0 minutes ago Flag
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.
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!!!
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).
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.
I know, right? That is like two sprinters getting hamstring injuries or two running backs having turf toe...that NEVER happens!
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.
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.
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.
- Reply to Dick Strong Jun 16, 2016 2:48 PMDick 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.
- 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.
- Reply to Jacob Jun 21, 2016 2:14 PMDick Strong Dick Strong Jun 24, 2016 8:39 PM Flag
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.
- 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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