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    Yasmani Grandal?

    by Matthew 15 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 2 minutes 18 seconds ago Flag

    Matthew...reading IS fundamental.

    Go back...read what I wrote...and try again...D U M B A Z Z ! ! ! !

    "Grandal is just another over hyped Cuban"?

    Yeah...avoid Abreu, Puig, Cespedes, and Alexei Ramirez...and that Aroldis Chapman sucks!!!

    You are a mouth breathing idiot.

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    Back of rotation SP

    by Bob 6 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 5 minutes ago Flag

    How is Keuchel a "back of rotation" SP? Keuchel is the #1 SP for the Astros.

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    Ian Desmond for Cespedes

    by Rob 19 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 14 minutes ago Flag

    Desmond is the only player to go 20-20 each of the past 3 seasons.

    Name of guys who didn't go 20-20 each of the past 3 seasons:

    Mike Trout
    Andrew McCutchen
    Carlos Gomez
    Yasiel Puig

    Yoenis Cespedes

  • Reply to

    Cespedes or Kemp - who do you draft?

    by j wishbone 23 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 17 minutes ago Flag

    "he's only gotten better each year"?

    Um...no...he had more games played, more playing time, and accumulated more counting stats (R and RBI). Your logic is the same fallacy that has folks believing that Robinson Cano is better than Chase Utley. When Utley is on the field he is undeniably better than Cano. Similarly, any one of about forty OF are better performers when they are on the field than Cespedes.

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    Yasmani Grandal?

    by Matthew 15 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 22 minutes ago Flag

    Only two catchers last year hit 15 or more HR in fewer than 400 AB...Evan Gattis and Yasmani Grandal.

    Grandal is projected to start and bat 5th for a loaded Dodgers lineup. Apparently he has the confidence of Dodgers management as he caught Kershaw the other day instead of Kershaw having his "preferred" backstop. Basically...Dodgers leadership has told Kershaw, #$%$ what you want...having Grandal out there nearly every day is best for the team".

    If you don't understand what that first paragraph (yeah...a one sentence paragraph) and the second paragraph mean then you are an idiot.

  • Reply to

    Vargas or Cron?

    by Scott 5 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 25 minutes ago Flag

    In a 10 team league? Yeah...if you have 55 man rosters.

    Really dude...those two...in a 10 team league? Do you start Lawrie and Andrus too?

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    Do I trade kershaw?

    by Scotty Mac 18 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 27 minutes ago Flag

    I would certainly rid myself of Kershaw, Springer, and Jensen...but not for Upton, Gomez, and Kluber.

    Gomez and Kluber are fine but I would want someone other than Upton. You should get two top 50 bats (one infield; one outfield) when trading a top tier pitcher. Never trade for two OF when the leverage you have is Kershaw.

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    Ian Desmond for Cespedes

    by Rob 19 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    Desmond for Cespedes? LMAO!

    Who are these people!?!?!?!

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    Just post his Yahoo! username and password in here and someone in here will take care of it. Also, if it is a money league post his credit card number (and yours too just in case he cannot pay).

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    Bryant is a keeper?

    by Eddie 16 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    Why do you have two keeper P in a H2H league if you are only required to have one?

  • Reply to

    please rate my team

    by Davor M Mar 26, 2015 7:15 AM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 3 hours ago Flag

    Your team will tank in SB and BA.

    Your team will struggle with R.

    Your team will tank in K and SV.

    Your team will struggle with W.

    Long story, short...your team is easily sub-standard in at least 6 out of 10 standard scoring categories and really isn't good in at least 3 out of 4 of the other standard scoring categories.

  • Reply to

    Rate Draft

    by Jay Dubbs Mar 26, 2015 12:26 AM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 21 hours ago Flag

    Jake Arrieta?

    5 MLB seasons:

    34W - 32 L
    4.48 ERA
    1.307 WHIP
    7.6 K/9
    2.15 SO/W

    That Jake Arrieta? Oops...my bad...you are one of the legions of fools blinded by ONE YEAR. Go ahead...continue with your stupidity undeterred.

    Manny Machado?

    3 MLB seasons:
    162 game averages of...
    .278 BA, 84 R, 18 HR, 72 RBI, 6 SB

    That is not much...especially considering you should only expect that if he plays an entire 162 games (which isn't very likely).

    For frame of reference...

    Neil Walker: 6 MLB seasons...162 game averages of:
    .273 BA, 79 R, 18 HR, 82 RBI, 5 SB

    Brett Lawrie: 4 MLB seasons...162 game averages of:
    .265 BA, 78 R, 20 HR, 74 RBI, 14 SB

    Statistically speaking...you have Brett Lawrie manning 3B for you. Congratulations...D U M B A Z Z !!!!

  • Reply to

    Altuve / Kluber Trade

    by Colin 23 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 22 hours ago Flag

    I would rather have Kluber and Harrison.

  • Reply to

    Cespedes or Kemp - who do you draft?

    by j wishbone 23 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    Thank you, Captain Obvious. You have been promoted to Major Pain.

    I believe that was sufficiently addressed in my initial post, D U M B A Z Z !

  • Reply to

    Which player for 2015?

    by David Vest Mar 26, 2015 1:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    Skippy,

    You are in a 10 team league.

    There is more offense in the FA pool right now than you can possibly shake a stick at.

  • Reply to

    Rate Draft

    by Jay Dubbs Mar 26, 2015 12:26 AM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    You have a lot of Orioles and too many 1B.

    I don't see any reason to roster Báez or Jackson.

    Laroche is expendable.

    Machado probably should not be owned.

    Arrieta should not be owned.

    If innings pitched and quality starts are truly categories and there are no negative categories like L or HBP then you might want to consider 11 pitchers (9 SP; 2 RP) and use 3 of the SP positions each week for "streaming" by adding 3 starters that are going to be double dipping pitchers the following week.

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    Kershaw or Stanton

    by Jeff Mar 26, 2015 2:48 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    Counter offer your Kershaw for his Rizzo.

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    Trade away McCutchen?

    by Aaron Mar 26, 2015 2:56 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    Before I trade away McCutchen I would look for 2 types of players in this league.

    1) The guys that owns all the prospects, buys into hype, and lives for a player's ceiling. He has Stanton, Bryant, Rodon, and Russell on his team. A sucker like that might also take Baez and a fluffer SP for Rollins because he values youth and ceiling over actual performance.

    2) The guy that has no idea how to properly value his players and makes insanely ridiculous drops and adds. This is the guy that drops Rollins and adds Bogaerts. Or drops Verlander and adds Fernandez because he is looking for a hot "stash". A sucker like this will want to "stash" Baez for when he gets hot (which will probably never happen).

    If all that fails then I would trade McCutchen for two top 50 bats...one infield and one outfield. Reyes and Dickerson is fine. Rollins and Dickerson (or similar) is better.

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    Cespedes or Kemp - who do you draft?

    by j wishbone 23 hours ago
    Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    Unless Cespedes is suddenly going to steal 20 bases...I am taking Kemp.

    Kemp might not steal 20 bases but he is a lot more likely than Cespedes to steal 20 bases.

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong 23 hours ago Flag

    John,

    If I managed my team based off a player's ceiling then my team would be:

    C - Swihart
    1B - Carter
    2B - Lawrie
    3B - Lawrie (because he is just that good)
    SS - Segura
    OF - Buxton
    OF - Souza
    OF - Harper
    UTIL - Betts
    UTIL - Rizzo

    But yeah...I get your point...NOT!

    You play to win today, not tomorrow...and unless you are in a 20 team league with 35 player rosters there is no need to take a gamble that a player hits their ceiling in the year in which you own them.

    Baseball is about numbers...specifically statistical probability. More specifically...objective empirical quantifiable statistical probability. Basing your rationale for ownership beyond that is a fools play.

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