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PhillyPhanatic85 235 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM Member since: Jun 23, 2008
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    #1 pick traded

    by Jason Mar 11, 2014 11:09 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    I have MUCH more of a problem with the recommendation of taking Billy Hamilton in the 5th round than I do of taking Stanton. Granted, we know NOTHING about this particular league because of the OP's lack of information, but I just can't justify using a pick that high on a single-faceted guy like Hamilton (which is also why I'm not owning Andrus on any of my teams). If you want steals, wait 15+ rounds and grab Ben Revere instead. Except unlike Hamilton, Revere will actually HELP, not hurt, your AVG.

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    6 player trade ,,,need help

    by King David Mar 10, 2014 10:10 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:58 AM Flag

    Completely agree. This year ALWAYS future. If you can win now, go for it. You should only play for the future when you aren't a contender.

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    Pick Final Keeper

    by Jose Reyes Mar 12, 2014 8:16 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:56 AM Flag

    Wrong. Pujols will NEVER be a top 5 player again. Look at the kind of lines that hitters in the top 5 had last year:

    Trout (27 HRs, 33 SB, 97 RBI, 109 runs, .323 AVG)
    Miggy (44 HRs, 137 RBI, 103 runs, .348 AVG)
    Goldschmidt (36 HRs, 15 SB, 125 RBI)
    Davis (53 HRs, 138 RBI)

    Pujols may not be as bad as he was in 2013, but you can take it to the bank that Pujols WILL NOT put up the kind of stat line necessary to land in the top 5. He has been trending downward consistently for too many years in too many stats/peripherals to believe that the MVP-caliber Pujols still exists.

    Frankly, I think Pujols is the WORST of your remaining options. I would go with Wainwright.

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    Need a 4th Keeper

    by J. LeSuer Mar 12, 2014 9:11 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:50 AM Flag

    Without knowing anything else whatsoever about your league, I agree that I would keep Gio. However, I reserve the right to change my answer based on knowing the specifics of the league (size/scoring settings/keeper settings/etc).

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    Jose Reyes Vs Jean Segura

    by John Lewis Mar 11, 2014 1:47 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    The following comments are made without any information whatsoever about your league. That missing information COULD change the result of my answer, so take my answer at face value. For example, I once responded to a thread for a points league where Mike Trout was only the 8th-best HITTER in that league because the points were skewed so ridiculously. So without knowing more about your league, the best I can do is provide an answer based on a "typical" league.

    Reyes is a bigger injury risk, no denying that. But which Segura is the real one: the guy who hit .325 with 11 HRs and a .363 OBP pre-ASB, or the guy who hit .241 with 1 HR and a .268 OBP post-ASB?

    The point is, both are significant risks. Personally, I prefer the known risk (Reyes staying healthy) vs. the unknown risk (who is the REAL Segura?). So I would go with Reyes.

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    Keeper dilemma

    by Ariel Mar 12, 2014 10:23 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:35 AM Flag

    Assuming it's gonna cost you the same draft pick/auction value/etc. to keep them, I would rather have Darvish out of this group. Highest upside of your options. I just don't see enough of a difference between Pedroia and guys like Kinsler to justify seeing Pedroia going 1-2 rounds earlier. Frankly, I'd rather draft a more statistically valuable player and use Carpenter as my 2B than draft Pedroia early/keep him.

    But I digress. Simply, I like Darvish best of your final options.

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    Sale or Bumgarner

    by nelly Mar 12, 2014 11:29 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:30 AM Flag

    Assuming it's gonna cost you the same draft pick/auction price/whatever to own either one, I'd rather have Bumgarner.

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    Keeper Question

    by Jeff B Mar 12, 2014 10:59 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Mar 12, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    Based on your last statement ("AVG and OBP are both stats"), I'm assuming this is a categories league and not a points league. I'm also assuming that you can play Santana at another position in your starting lineup. Playing Santana somewhere other than C reduces his value, but I still believe he's a more valuable player than Teheran. Therefore, I would rather keep him and play him at 1B (or 3B if/when he eventually gains that eligibility) rather than Teheran. And you could always try to use one of your Cs as trade bait for a team need at a later date.

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    NL Only Keeper Help!

    by Dan Feb 26, 2014 1:10 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:37 PM Flag

    It's a no-brainer even to those without a brain. Puig. As BTM already mentioned, Eaton's in the AL now, so he almost certainly won't be eligible for you this year. He'd be a wasted keeper. Don't get cute. Take Puig.

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    Craig or Hanley?

    by BTM Feb 26, 2014 1:29 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:35 PM Flag

    You go with the best pair of players. Craig + 5th round pick Hanley + 22nd round pick.

  • Reply to

    Thoughts on trade

    by Damon Feb 26, 2014 9:53 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    Without knowing your league/scoring/keeper settings, as well as the player you'll have to drop to make the trade work, it's impossible to give a fully informed answer. On its face, it appears like a great trade for you. But further information could change that.

  • Reply to

    Rank these Outfielders

    by DAHVINMAN Feb 26, 2014 11:47 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:33 PM Flag


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    Is McCutchen a potential 30/30 Player?

    by MBV Feb 26, 2014 12:52 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:33 PM Flag

    Agree with Pascal. He's done each individually, so the potential is there. Whether he does it is a different story, but your question was about potential.

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    Who to take 1st?

    by American Dreams Feb 26, 2014 12:11 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:32 PM Flag

    @American Dreams: Please indicate each round that each of your 7 keepers are being kept in. For example, I may or may not agree with you on keeping Teheran, but without knowing what round it costs to keep him (or any of your other options), it's hard to know if you're making the right choices on your keepers.

    As to the 3 available, I LOVE Bumgarner in a keeper league. I think it's very possible that Cliff has the best year of them all, but Bumgarner is 11 years younger. That's impossible to ignore. Cliff may be the better pitcher now, but Bumgarner is close enough that the age difference swings things in his favor.

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    should I set a RP who gets holds as one of my keepers?

    by Max Feb 26, 2014 10:50 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:29 PM Flag

    I'll go one step further than Pascal. In a 12-team, 4-keeper league (aka 48 players are kept), I wouldn't keep ANY RP. Period.

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    by george green Feb 26, 2014 11:27 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:28 PM Flag

    I'm not set to give up on Pujols just yet. He won't be an MVP again, but I think he'll bounce back somewhat from last year.

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    Reyes for Ryan Zimmerman straight up?

    by BJD Feb 26, 2014 10:07 AM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    On this rare instance, #$%$ and I agree. I would rather have Reyes than Zimmerman, especially since FPCT is a category. If Zimmerman continues his high-error ways, it could widen the gap even more between the two.

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    Who to draft?

    by Jack Feb 25, 2014 7:47 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:25 PM Flag

    In other words, you haven't used up all of your OF roster slots. Therefore, I'd draft Jones. If he's not available, go Kershaw.

  • PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 26, 2014 1:23 PM Flag

    I don't see an ethical issue with it so long as 2 things happen:

    1) You pose the question to EVERY owner, providing a specific number that you are requesting to be compensated for your time and efforts; AND
    2) They UNANIMOUSLY approve it

    Without unanimous, advance approval from the entire league, you cannot ethically do this.

    As a fellow commish myself, I understand that there is a TON of time that you invest into the league. For example, I've researched and purchased a league trophy, keep everyone up-to-date on all rules/deadlines/etc., maintain a Facebook group page as another avenue of interaction for the owners, and have organized a "banquet" where the trophy presentation occurs. Sometimes, the other owners take for granted how much work goes into doing more than simply having a title next to my name. That being said, I take no cut of the fees. All fees are paid out, either for league-related purchases (like the trophy) or for league prize money. Only if I had unanimous authorization from the league would I take any sort of cut.

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    Which One to draft?

    by Jack Feb 25, 2014 6:58 PM
    PhillyPhanatic85 PhillyPhanatic85 Feb 25, 2014 8:39 PM Flag

    As I said on the other message board, I would like to know who the rest of your keepers are before being able to give a definitive answer. That being said, out of that list, I like Adam Jones the most.

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