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- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 10, 2015 9:38 AM Flag
One more HR, a few more rbi, 2 more stolen bases... lol BIG DEAL! That's not what matters when you analyze players; that's all circumstantial. Besides, they are both utility guys who played sparingly during the season, so like who cares. Holt, though, did have a much better batting average, OBP and SLG ratios, which is what you should be observing instead of going by a mere home run or a couple more steals. Rios still has the potential to turn things around but chances are he won't. That is why people are fed up of him and would rather try luck with Holt or other younger players at the same level. But Holt will probably stink the place too given the chance.
Like I said, you can go ahead and roster any one of them. I don't plan to give any of those two a spot on my roster unless the pool completely dries out.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 10, 2015 9:19 AM Flag
All of your cursing and the personal insults clearly let's everyone know you have some serious personal issues and absolutely no respect for others. Hey its all right. You can go ahead and call me all you want. I've probably played this game much longer than you and I'm confident I can beat you on any league and any level. Just tell me when and where and I'll be there. Or you can come and join me in one of my leagues if you are not too afraid. It's your call. Give this "myopic fool" a chance to show you who really is the myopic fool.
Oh wait a minute... actually I am myopic now that I come to think of it! :D I've had that problem for years and now at age 49 it is even more evident I have eyesight problems. In fact I've got a cataract in my left eye! Do you have a pair of pliers you could spare me to pull it out?? I tell you one thing, though, this myopic right here holds a 90%-plus winning ratio in fantasy baseball for the past 19 years of playing the game to be exact. Come on over and show me how much my myopia is an impairment to playing a cool-silly game that should be for fun, not to insult others with a lack of self esteem like the one you just displayed here. Grow up, friend. Send me an invite to your league. I can't wait to show you some real "logic" and square you out in your own turf. Have a good day... and chill, friend cuz you'll have a heart attack playing all hyped up like that.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 10, 2015 8:07 AM Flag
For a 10 team league it is above average but not a killer. I would add steals, a couple of position players on your bench, and one more closer (cheap one late in the draft if you can get one) depending on Doolittle's chances on being completely healthy at some point during the first half. I would trade away one or two starters to accommodate other needs.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 10, 2015 7:51 AM Flag
Bautista, Encarnacion, Beltre, Desmond, Pujols, Mesoraco, *Richards.
*I would seriously consider keeping Harrison over SP Richards depending on league settings. Starting pitching is very deep, though. You should be able to put together a decent rotation without much effort. But 2B will not be too deep in your redraft if you guys keep seven players. So, yeah, I like Richards over Shields but Harrison is keystone and hot corner eligible, while SP's will be dime a dozen. Value is everything.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 10, 2015 6:29 AM Flag
Lol chill bill take a pill and don't be such a lil' punk. Anyway just for your info I've played this game prob since before you reached over and wiped your wrinkly brown one for the first time. So please save for yourself that #$%$ about 11 yrs playing. Big deal! What are you... 20-something? Lol Kid. I've played this game twice that long here on Yahoo, Espn, Cbs, MLB, Fox sports, even friggin Sandbox, the former gathering place of cheaters.. no wonder I left that rat hole. You should go play over there if they still exist. Dude, I've basically played all over the place, so save yourself your conceited sermon. In Yahoo alone my overall winning % exceeds 90%... and I'm not speaking of just 11 years. I played here since before the turn of the century, dude. And I haven't yet found one manager that beats that winning ratio. If you want to prove you are that good then come on over and join one of my roto or H2H leagues. All my leagues are custom prize pro leagues, not the free casual public leagues you are most likely accustomed to play in. That means you will really need to step it up several notches to beat your stiff competition day in day out. I dare you to bring your funky lil' #$%$ over and give us true gamers the pleasure of taking you down and suting you up the way you deserve. Btw you can bring your boyfriend over there so that you don't feel too lonely among the pros. Have a great day.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 3:09 PM Flag
Rookies game??? Maybe because you don't know how to play it. If you can't win a H2H league let alone a roto. You have to be able to win in all formats before pretending to be a pro. Find a public league so you can practice before jumping in with the lions. and take that Denniss dude with you. He seems to be pretty good at chickening out of leagues once he sees competition approaching around him... Lol
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 6:53 AM Flag
Well, "Skippy", for starters, Holt did start more games than Aviles last year. Aviles appeared in 113 games all right, but 12 of those were as a pinch hitter. Holt only pinch hit once all year. Therefore, do the math. Holt winded up with more starts. Besides, I don't know why you are counting games played. That doesn't have a whole lot of weight in fantasy baseball if you are constantly being used as a pinch hitter late in games. What counts most for position players (in fantasy) is the at-bats the player has had; and once again the "utility player" Holt beats out the "utility player" Aviles (make no mistake both are utility players) and by quite a stretch: in 2014, 449 at-bats for Holt to merely 344 for Aviles. Again simple math reveals Holt had over 100 more at-bats than Aviles... and more starts too, period. But please let's not stop the analysis there. Holt is only 26 years old, an age we all knowledgeable fantasy baseball gamers know very well is about the age when players reach their max potential.. well, at least more often than not. As for Aviles, fast approaching age 34 (March), his MLB numbers have left a lot to be desired, at least for fantasy purposes. I'm not speaking of the real game with its many variables and intangibles. Obviously he's worthy of a MLB spot. But in 8 MLB seasons he's only been able to surpass the hideous .300 mark 3 times; and has been a sub .300 OBP guy for the last 4 years in a row. What's more, his SLG% hasn't even touched .400 in the last three years. That is why he is a utility guy and will be a utility guy for a good time unless he changes his approach and does what he hasn't been able to do in 8 long years in the majors. The max steals he's had in any given season in MLB is 14 so don't expect a whole lot of speed either, and if you're hoping for a little more power from him than what you'd get from Holt, realize that his highest OPS in those last four years doesn't even approach .700. Holt, in his first year did much better.
- Reply to Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 1:46 AMPokerface Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 1:49 AM Flag
So many others posting their league announcements, even with camouflaged email addresses in them, and yet they don't get deleted. But mine do Have to wonder why.
- Pokerface by Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 1:46 AM Flag
You seem to have crossed the line now because my last few posts do not have any email in them in any way or any form, and yet you keep deleting them all. Way to treat a user that has been faithfully using your service for 20 years. I will give some serious consideration about taking my game elsewhere where I get treated with a little more respect. Have a good day.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 1:38 AM Flag
How is it that Yahoo let's other people post email-camouflaged addresses and yet not one of my posts seems to go through. They keep deleting them on the spot. Those basta^$!
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 9, 2015 1:17 AM Flag
Cat-20 Rotisserie, the roto league has 8 of 14 now, need 6 more; while the Buck-A-Win H2H league has 7 of 16, need 9 more owners. LSaf
Invite URL to Buck-A-Win H2H (head-to-head one-win league):
Invite URL to Cat-20 Rotisserie (roto league):
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 8, 2015 1:59 PM Flag
You meant to say Aviles played in less games than Holt, not more.
Both Aviles and Holt won't be more than waiver fodder this year. They could help with a little speed in the infield positions but that is it. Unless injuries strike they won't be starting too many games. Maybe people are adding Holt more because he is younger and maybe they think he can offer more than Aviles, who's been around for a while and has never been able to stick as a regular. Folks just don't see Aviles as anything more of what he's been thus far, while Holt is perhaps a bit more intriguing (to them) given his newer status at the major league level. Oh, and btw, don't forget Holt did have a much better BA than Aviles last year and his OPS was close to 100 points higher. Let's say this, if both had regular playing time who would you go with? I used to pursue Aviles late in drafts but not anymore. I'd go with the newer kid. That doesn't mean I will take either of them. Chances are my roster will have all regular starters despite 30 man rosters.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 8, 2015 1:36 PM Flag
I'd go with:
Andrew McCutchen Pit - OF
Ian Kinsler Det - 2B
Kyle Seager Sea - 3B
Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
Max Scherzer Was - SP
Madison Bumgarner SF - SP
Corey Kluber Cle - SP
Julio Teherán Atl - SP
I hate Santana's low batting average but C is shallow so you need to keep him in a 12 team league with 8 keepers. Fielder's health is still a concern. Those herniated disk neck surgeries take time to heal and they can linger. I do like Ventura too but would rather have those other four. Lester..? Uhgg...That guy can be a killer or a corpse any given year. You just can't leave out Teheran or Kluber. You have some very tough decisions to make. That's why I avoid keeper leagues with less than 12 players to keep.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 7, 2015 12:58 AM Flag
On my book that's an even argument so it is fair. But I'd take a flyer on Polanco first on draft day, not forgetting Sano has a chance to break through too in 2015. The reason I'd go with Polanco is merely because I see him a little closer to full MLB action. As potential goes it's anyone's best guess.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 7, 2015 12:53 AM Flag
Prior to this year I woul've said CarGo hands down but given how injury-prone he's been I'd have to go with an up and coming Machado. Machado hasn't completely avoided the injury bug either but he does play a harder to fill position, and his home ballpark is appealing too just as CarGo's. But frankly any one of them will serve you well in keeper formats.
- Pokerface Pokerface Feb 7, 2015 12:46 AM Flag
Okay, Yahoo hasn't deleted this league announcement... at least not yet! Lol
I have seven owners already in the Cat-20 Rotisserie league. Need seven more for that one. This is the only roto league I intend to bring this season, so join up. I also have five owners for the Buck-A-Win H2H league despite the fact that Yahoo has been deleting my league announcements because I put the full email in them. That league is a 16 team league so I need 11 more. This H2H league, along with the other H2H leagues - including a keeper league I have which is full - will be displayed online at some point during the current season. I designed some awesome Excel templates and plan to put them online for all to follow with league stats and finances. You guys will be amazed at how much stuff you will be able to see online. The templates will pretty much update instantly as we enter weekly W-L-T match scores at the end of each week.
Just heads up that these leagues are worth the while if you've been looking for something like this. I do not have the roto templates that update instantly yet but I always keep track of the data in the background using spreadsheets and send it to my league owners when I run roto leagues. When the site is up will do all I can to every now and then put up the roto stats too for people to see. The H2H templates, however, will be up 24-7 for public viewing because I already have them done. All I need is to put them online. It's a lot of work and I can only do this late in the afternoon and evenings but it's coming along well. Join up. My email is posted above. If Yahoo doesn't start deleting my messages again these league should fill up in no time. I will only Commish a maximum of four leagues this year. I used to run six leagues years ago but it's too much work running and being Commish and manager in that many leagues without a little help. That's why I decided to lay back and design the league templates, and plan to put the stuff online eventually.
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