Who to Start Message Board
- Goondal Goondal Sep 13, 2013 9:31 PM Flag
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Should I start him. I need all the help I can get, down close in H, HR, and RBI but leading close in AVG and OPS and NSB. The other option is Eric Young who likely will not help in HR but with Encarn's wrist he could be more likely to help in other areas.
Why is he not playing. I have seen nothing saying he is hurt but he keeps sitting out. Do I need to bench him? This is the wrong time of year for Yahoo! not to update a player's notes when he misses time.
Why is it stupid? It comes down to the last week of the season which gives great favoritism to a team with a weaker final opponent. Playoffs use H2H, which is right. Why would Yahoo! use a regular season tiebreak that is worse some college football conferences?
- Goondal Goondal Aug 27, 2013 12:47 PM Flag
I think it mostly depends on how long you can keep a person. In my league we keep three players, one has to be a pitcher, and each year we can only extend one player (with a limit of three consecutive keeps per player). Since I have Trout with one more year of eligibility I would not be re-keeping Harvey so keeping him would be a waste. Luckily, my team is competing for the postseason and I have Scherzer so I traded Harvey for a package around Price with plans to keeps Scherzer and try to win this year even if it meant a lower SP for next year. The trade went down Saturday, talk about lucky timing.
If you are in a league where you can keep him long term then it might be worth the risk, knowing you will not get anything until 2015. Otherwise do not. I would likely keep Iwakuma either way.
Keeper league. We keep three guys. I am keeping two hitters and one pitchers. I currently have Kershaw (whose out of eligibility on my team), Harvey and Scherzer. With Harvey getting shut down I am afraid that it could really hurt my chances this year, and my team is a definite contender. I could hold Harvey, which would waste a roster spot in the semi-finals and finals, or I could trade him to try to win this year and keep Scherzer.
I was just offered Price, Rosario and a 2nd Round pick for Harvey, Sal Perez, and a ninth.
Perez is my only glaring weakness on offense and there are twelve teams in the league so with keepers forty-eight guys are off the board before the second round and this owner's pick will be in the second half of the round.
The trade would definitely make my team better for those finals two weeks so is it worth it to try and win this year? I would rather have Harvey next year but Scherzer is still really good and I would have the extra high pick as well.
I am in a keeper league where we keep three (1 pitcher, 1 hitter, 1 our choice). I currently have a sick rotation with Kershaw, Harvey, Scherzer, and Corbin. I cannot keep Kershaw, his contract is up. I also have Trout (still has keeper eligibility) and Goldschmidt who is in his first year on my team so I am keeping them.
So I can only keep on SP. I thought about trading Kershaw since I cannot keep him but I do not want anybody else to have him and he can help me through the season. I heard before his last start that Harvey has only ten more starts left (now nine). He is the least likely to help me in that final week should I make it that far. I could trade him and still have the best rotation in the league. Obviously I would only do it for something huge, but is it something I should consider?
One guy has Votto/Cargo/Myers and no real keeper SP. He LOVES Wil Myers but cannot keep him if he keeps the other two. I am thinking about trying to figure out how to get Cargo.
Verlander v. Oakland
Medlen @ Miami
Anderson @ Detroit
The only thing that concerns me is ERA/WHIP and my opponents stats are such that if I start one that gets blown up then my season is basically over.
I drafted Goldschmidt expecting a good Util player and what I got was garbage. The problem is that my 1B has been terrible as I also have Pujols. I do not want to give up on Goldschmidt too early especially with Pujols being so awful, but I am thinking it is time. I did just get Kyle Seagar though so I could slot him at 3B and move Michael Young to 1B until Pujols gets his head out of his ass.
My OF is currently Cargo, Heyward, and Stubbs.
- Goondal Goondal May 6, 2012 1:43 PM Flag
I would not ask either to leave, she said year's end so she has time to get over it and you will have time to replace her if in the offseason should she jet. If she leaves on her own you may only have to replace one owner instead of two. If she starts to purposely lose you can always lock the team from what you say I do not think it will come to that.
My brother and I run a league in its fifth season. We had owners leaves after Year I and III. Your story reminds me of the guy that left after Year I. We simply did not invite him back and gave the spot to someone else. We have some other owners that we are prepared to invite should others leave.
If you want to change your draft procedure for the future here is what we do. The Consolation tournament is the battle for the #1 pick. So whoever finishes 7th picks 1st, 8th picks 2nd and so on to 12th. Then the final six picks go to those that finish 5th, 6th, 3rd, 4th, 2nd and 1st. We use a snake draft and what happens is the order from the previous season is not the draft order, but the order in which the owners select their draft position. Obviously the top 3-4 always take those picks but later on owners will take the 11th-12th picks so they get higher second round picks. Not only does this take the randomness out of it and give the owners more control, it also gives owners of losing teams something to play for still so that owners stay active.
- Goondal Goondal May 1, 2012 9:55 PM Flag
I have both him and Pujols, not what I signed up for. He is my only SS and the waiver wire is barren so I have no choice in the matter. If you have a better option then I would probably start benching him depending on matchups.
Obviously I am not happy with what Pujols has done so far, although obviously he will turn it around. I am very happy with Heyward however and believe this will be his breakout season.
On the other end, obviously Kemp is great but at the same point I am not a fan of Hosmer. Will Hosmer do enough for me to win this deal or should I stick with what I have and wait for Pujols to erupt?
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