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Oh, for crying out loud, auction league purchase prices cannot be "renegotiated." Are you really this dumb or just pretending for entertainment purposes?
I got Goldy and Teheran in 2 separate deals.
In the first, I dealt Rizzo and Miller for Goldschmidt. Earlier that morning, I spent $14 to pick up Piscotty.
I then dealt Piscotty to get Teheran. I activated Ryan Zimmerman from the DL to man the CI spot once the 2-1 Goldschmidt deal went through.
I therefore went from Rizzo, Miller, Piscotty to Goldschmidt, Teheran, R. Zimmerman.
This league is brutally tough. I am in 2nd place with 97.5 points. 1st place has 101 points, 3rd place has 96, 4th has 93, 5th has 86.5. First 3 spots pay at end of season.
Correa is a 5-category SS who will play the next 50 games. Tulo is a 4-category guy who is not likely to last 50 games on Toronto's concrete turf. Further, Syndergaard is simply filthy. He will generate tremendous production in ERA, WHIP, K's and win a few. The better side is Correa/Syndergaard, and it's not close.
Why? Why punish active managers who find value on the FA wire? Don't you want managers to compete and make the league difficult to win, and thereby worthwhile? If a free agent is out there and he has value, and you pass on him, that is on you, not the guy who picks him up, right?
Very. There are no MI'ers available - at all. I am playing Ruben freaking Tejeda because Harrison got hurt and I lost my MI'er. The Tulo owner is hosed ... but so is the Hamels owner, and that guy is me.
1. As occurs in real leagues, players have initial keeper price, that increases year-to-year.
2. When a player is traded, his keeper price remains the same.
3. Goldy was initially drafted at $28 before his breakout year, and has been a keeper since.
4. Due to his value, he is a great trade piece and thus has now been traded 3 times, keeping his keeper value at $28.
5. Rizzo's keeper value went from $20 to $25 to $30 this year.
You know nothing about auction, or keeper, or roto. Stay busy with your 1 public, non-auction, H2H league. Let the adults talk about keeper value and auction value, Strong.
Team A gets Paul Goldschmidt, Julio Teheran
Team B gets Anthony Rizzo, Shelby Miller and Steve Piscotty
NL only, Roto auction league, keeper league, 10 teams, 25-man rosters, 2 DL spots.
Goldy's keeper price is $28, Rizzo's is $30, and Piscotty's is $14.
- Reply to Dick Strong Apr 2, 2015 7:10 PMTK from LA TK from LA Jun 6, 2015 1:35 PM Flag
This Yahoo User is a Loser, and a complete #$%$. Yeah, Rizzo sucks ... now batting a mere .328, with 11 HR's, 35 RBI, 32 R's, and 10 SB's one-third of the way through the season. Greak freaking call, #$%$. Oh, you were also right about Harper - he sucks as well.
Yahoo Loser, indeed.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 24, 2015 8:54 PM Flag
UPDATE: Anthony Rizzo has posted the following freaking stats going into today's game
27 Runs (tied for 17th best in the major leagues)
9 HR (tied for 18th best in major leagues)
29 RBI's (tied for 16th best in the major leagues)
9 SB's (tied for 6th best in the major leagues)
.322 BA (15th best in the majors)
.444 OBP (3rd best in the majors)
.586 Slugging (9th best in the majors)
Guess who is the only player in the major leagues who rank top-20 in all 7 categories?
Mike Trout? Nope, his BA is .307, ranking 37th. Justin Upton? Nope, his .278 BA does not crack the top 50. Bryce Harper? Nope, his 2 SB rate tied for 63rd best.
The only player in the major leagues - the ONLY FREAKING PLAYER - who rates in every relevant offensive category is Anthony Rizzo.
Only a complete dumb#$%$ failed to see how good a player he is, dating back several years. Only a freaking moron would base rankings on "162 game averages," which by its very nature drastically undervalues players who made the majors at age 21, and vastly overvalues declining veterans.
Rizzo haters? Game, set, match. If this argument were a Little League game, it would be freaking mercy-ruled in the 4th inning.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 24, 2015 8:34 PM Flag
H2H or Roto? It matters because elite starting pitching is more valuable in H2H. Nonetheless, even if you are in H2H ... get a 5-category hitter for a pitcher? YES, every day, and twice on Sundays. (See, today is Sunday, so ... okay, you get it.)
Any competitive pitching staff will have 6 starting pitchers and 4 really good relievers. What FA starting pitchers are available? I recommend picking up guys like Rubby De la Rosa, whose stuff is filthy, or James Paxton (filthy), or Kyle Gibson (filthy) or worst case, David Phelps (good stuff, very good command).
Do the deal.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 19, 2015 11:52 PM Flag
Who would you trade Storen for? Why? What does the rest of your team look like? H2H or Roto? If Roto, then #$%$ were you thinking?
Your question as phrased is pretty much, "Should I sell my car for $5,000?" What kind of car? What would you do to replace the car? Etc.
If your league is Roto - keep Storen, McGee gets save opportunities, and look for a 3rd closer on FA wire. I recommend going after Ziegler of Arizona, though he is long gone in any legit league by now.
I think his name is Rizzo? And we were assured that Rizzo provided no better value than Adam Laroche or Lucas Duda. Let's see how that prediction looks so far:
Player A: 24 R, 7 HR's, 20 RBI, 7 SB, .336 BA, .470 (!!) OBP, Ranked 8th best player
Player B: 19 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB, .296 BA, .378 OBP, Ranked 172nd best player
Player C: 14 R, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB, ..235 BA, ..364 OBP, Ranked 329th best player
Guess which one is Rizzo. Good call, #$%$ ... good call.
- TK from LA TK from LA Apr 12, 2015 10:34 PM Flag
Billy Hamilton will post his usual .250 BA and .300 OBP, with 4 HR and 40 RBI. Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass. I would never deal the better baseball player (Martinez or Marte) for the worse player (Hamilton).
- TK from LA TK from LA Mar 2, 2015 12:19 AM Flag
Chisenhall is superior to the others. Fangraphs projects him to give 15 HR, decent BA, and reasonable R and RBI totals. As to the others, Howard is the best #2 pick. He will give counting stats, probably to the tune of 25 HR, 90 RBI. His BA was very low last year in large part due to an unusually low BABIP of .288, which was 30 points below his career average. He is likely to wind up at his usual .260 BA this year, which together with his counting stats gives him more value than the others.
- TK from LA TK from LA Feb 25, 2015 11:37 PM Flag
"I need a backup catcher in roto."
No, you don't. Get a relief pitcher like Giles from Philly who dominates K, ERA, WHIP and gives saves. He actually helps your team. Catchers in roto are on the team only because they are required. Backup catcher? Jim Mora voice needed ...
- TK from LA TK from LA Feb 25, 2015 11:30 PM Flag
Arenado's problem is that he is just a HORRIBLE hitter away from Coors. His .269/.310/403 line away from Coors is terrible. Look, he is young, he is a decent hitter, and he plays 81 games at the joke known as Coors, but the simple fact is this: For half the season, he hits like Juan Lagares or David Freese. Fact ...
- TK from LA TK from LA Feb 23, 2015 11:26 PM Flag
Hey, I have a keen interest in a SP'er whose 162 game average shows 17 W's, 196 K's, 3.63 ERA. Good choice, right?
- TK from LA TK from LA Feb 23, 2015 11:08 PM Flag
Rizzo is not a 2-category player. He is a 4-category producer who throws in a few stolen bases. Your 162 game average approach undervalues young hitters on the rise, and overvalues declining veterans. You are the George Allen of fantasy owners.
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