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Tom 25 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 27, 2016 5:39 PM Member since: Feb 6, 2008
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  • Reply to

    Sonny Gray Trade Value

    by MBV Jul 16, 2016 5:18 PM

    You don't have any leverage with how well he's performed lately. Either someone is gonna take a chance on him bouncing back or they won't.

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    Sonny Gray Trade Value

    by MBV Jul 16, 2016 5:18 PM

    don't target a specific pitcher, post that he's available, see whose interested and then pick somebody off their team.

    Targeting a specific pitcher is stupid. Because whoever anyone on here tells you to target is almost always going to be unavailable.

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    Drew Pomeranz traded to Boston

    by ec2tc3 Jul 14, 2016 9:16 PM

    and also this is coming from a guy who targeted and traded for Pomeranz in his 20 team dynasty league before he won the rotation spot this spring and has already sold high on him. It's not that I dislike the player, he just has zero chance to be dominate late in the season

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    Drew Pomeranz traded to Boston

    by ec2tc3 Jul 14, 2016 9:16 PM

    Park effects don't change year to year. That's called variance. San Diego is still a pitchers park. Boston is still a hitters park. Unless they move/change walls to effect the size of the field or the seating in the stadium to effect airflow the stadium is going to play exactly the same year to year.

    Second, I'm not referring to an innings limit or cap. I'm referring to the fact this his career high in innings is 146 and that was in 2012. He also hasn't had more than 20 starts since that year. His body isn't used to the innings he's pitching, fatigue will set in, and he's gonna get rocked at the end of the season. It doesn't matter if he's pitching during the fantasy playoffs if he isn't pitching well.

  • Reply to

    Drew Pomeranz traded to Boston

    by ec2tc3 Jul 14, 2016 9:16 PM

    Half a season of park effects is irrelevant, that's not a factor that should change significantly season to season. The past decade of park effect numbers is a lot more meaningful than the last 80 games.

    Besides, him moving to the AL East, facing the DH, and the innings concerns are more than enough reason to sell.

    on a side note I actually like his long term outlook. Could definitely see him holding a 3.25-3.60 era with goon win and K totals pitching for Boston the next few seasons. He's just gonna have a bad final 2 months this year.

  • Reply to

    Drew Pomeranz traded to Boston

    by ec2tc3 Jul 14, 2016 9:16 PM

    should have sold already, his career high in innings is like 140, he was never going to pitch well down the stretch anyway.

  • Reply to

    Best Team Ever!?

    by HHH Jul 5, 2016 10:58 PM

    this team doesn't deserve props. Extra positions don't change the difficulty that much. Get a life.

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    Trea Turner

    by Justin Jul 8, 2016 12:44 PM

    He had a career .840 OPS and .144 isolated power in the minors. He isn't a singles hitter with speed, he has legitimate gap power and some of those doubles will turn into HR as he matures as a hitter.

    still don't agree with #$%$ assessment, but he should be in the 10-15 HR range right away and will hit 20 a few times in his career.

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    Trea Turner

    by Justin Jul 8, 2016 12:44 PM

    not that I want to be agreeing with #$%$ here but there are loads of players who never hit for power in the minors and then did in the majors. Ellsbury, Gomez and Gardner are some recent examples. Turner doesn't have a ton of power but saying he'll never hit double digits is just stupid. He has 15 in his last 800 AB which puts him well over that pace. I'd project him as about a 12-18 HR guy with a few seasons in his prime in the mid 20's.

    I don't really get that Mookie Betts comp though. The power won't be there yet and Turner has a ton more speed. If you're looking for a high end comp for what Turner is capable of I think the 2014-2015 version of Jose Altuve that averaged .317, 11 HR and 47 SB is a lot more accurate.

    But as long as Dusty is manager he'll never get the playing time to put up those numbers so the point is moot.

  • Reply to

    Trout trade offer

    by Dave Jul 14, 2016 6:44 PM

    You can get more for Trout. If you are considering trading him just say so in your league and what you want and someone will offer more.

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    Dynasty Trade

    by Paul Jul 13, 2016 12:28 PM

    If you can't get two top 100 players straight up for him I'd try and get one top 50 guy with 2-4 prospects thrown in. 20 team leagues are deep and teams with a lot of good players generally beat teams with a few great players.

    I would give this advice though, when choosing which prospects to target. Avoid anyone likely to be called up in the next month. The contending team is probably counting on them for a boost and will be overvaluing them. Target high ceiling hitters, if they don't have a plus power or hit tool they aren't likely to be a starter on your fantasy team. Also you should discount anyone whose noted as having elite level defense as they generally overvalued on prospect lists for fantasy purposes. With pitchers I'd only look at guys in High A or further along (unless they have elite stuff). Too much stuff can happen with a pitcher's arm in the minors.

    I've seen a team win my 20 team dynasty league with only one ace and a bulk of 9 or 10 nothing special 22-25 year old pitchers. Most teams only are going to have 7 SP, acquiring extra pitching prospects to give you an edge in shear numbers is an easy way.

    So basically focus on elite bats and then bulk pitching in the upper minors when trading.

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    Dynasty Team Advice

    by Tom Jul 10, 2016 1:53 PM

    There isn't anyone better than Sandoval I can use that DL slot on. I explored trading Cabrera last season and he's worth more to me than the value that was offered.

    How is the OF level 3 the worst? It's a 20 team league. Polanco is a top 50 player. Filling in Joyce and Freese on Braun's off days gives you top top 50 production. Choo has been a top 50 player since he got healthy. I still have Reddick who will end up traded to a better lineup and more hitter friendly park and Werth who is a decent utility/backup in a league this big. Plus Trea Turner is supposed to get some starts in CF and I got Andrew Toles off waivers.

    While I do have some risk in my OF as a unit it's likely the in the 5th to 8th best in a 20 team league, and the only available players above 1% ownership to fill in are Joey Rickard and Eduardo Escobar who are garbage. And my infield should finish as best in the league to carry me.

    Just wondering how exactly you'd improve the OF? I honestly don't see an area I could subtract from without creating a bigger hole somewhere else.

  • Reply to

    Dynasty Trade

    by Paul Jul 13, 2016 12:28 PM

    the initial 2 for 1 was ok (not great but doable). You can do way better than that though if you have to throw in another player. You don't sell low on a stud to make room for a prospect.

  • Reply to

    Dynasty Team Advice

    by Tom Jul 10, 2016 1:53 PM

    why not try this again with a bump

  • Reply to

    Best Team Ever!?

    by HHH Jul 5, 2016 10:58 PM

    Not even close. I thought these threads died out years ago.

  • Reply to

    Dynasty Team Advice

    by Tom Jul 10, 2016 1:53 PM

    And a trade for John Lackey was accepted with me giving up Bret Anderson, Steven Brault and Kohl Stewart. I actually had one empty roster spot and this will free up an NA and DL spot for me.

  • Reply to

    Rather have in Dynasty??

    by Patrick Jul 10, 2016 6:32 PM

    Whats the scoring and league size?

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    Madson

    by WestSide Irish Jul 10, 2016 5:25 PM

    and with Doolittle likely being traded Ryan Dull looks like the guy to keep an eye on.

    2.01 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, 9.61 K/9, 5.88 K/BB. And he was just as dominant in the minors.

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    Dynasty Team Advice

    by Tom Jul 10, 2016 1:53 PM

    After looking through all the contending rosters it looks like my options for an old cheap useful arm would be Lackey and Rich Hill. I don't trust Rich Hill at all and would rather not target him. Justin Verlander might be available as well, but I think his name value, and the fact the guy has had him for 5-7 years might drive him up out of my price range.

    Not sure if it's going to be possible to get a useful starter without subtracting from my current roster.

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    Dee Gordon

    by David Vest Jul 8, 2016 5:41 PM

    In NL only I'm surprised Dee Gordon wasn't stashed. I'd absolutely drop Revere for Gordon. You have 5 OF better than him and he is going to be losing starts to both Taylor and Trae Turner down the stretch. Gordon should return to the front of a lineup that includes Stanton, Ozuna and Yelich. Has way more value even if he doesn't come close to what he did last year.

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