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    Cy Young and MVP

    by Max Jul 20, 2014 5:35 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 22, 2014 7:45 PM Flag

    Harry... I'm not flipping out... and you are wrong.. STOP TROLLING!!!

  • Reply to

    Cy Young and MVP

    by Max Jul 20, 2014 5:35 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 22, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    No I did not forget to mention Trout... if you had read Max's original post rather than looking to reply directly to me... you would have seen that Trout is who Max picked and he's asking for alternative possibilities.

  • Reply to

    Cy Young and MVP

    by Max Jul 20, 2014 5:35 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 22, 2014 10:47 AM Flag

    The first, most obvious was Andre Dawson, winner of the 1987 NL MVP with the last place Chicago Cubs.

    MVPs voted by the BBWAA (starting in 1931) from a non-winning team:

    1952 NL -- Hank Sauer, Chicago Cubs, 77-77, 5th place (of 8).
    1958 NL -- Ernie Banks, Cubs, 74-80, 5th place (of 8).
    1959 NL -- Ernie Banks, Cubs, 72-82, 6th place (of 8).
    1987 NL -- Andre Dawson, Cubs, 76-85, 6th place (of 6).
    1989 AL -- Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers, 81-81, 4th place (of 7).
    1991 AL -- Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore Orioles, 67-95, 6th place (of 7).
    2003 AL -- Alex Rodriguez, Texas Rangers, 71-91, 4th place (of 4).

  • Reply to

    Cy Young and MVP

    by Max Jul 20, 2014 5:35 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 20, 2014 9:33 PM Flag

    I would think Stanton, Tulo, Cueto, and Wainwright have to be in the NL conversation ...and when it's all said and done in the AL... I would expect Miggy, Abreu, Cruz, and Brantley to be in the mix for MVP as well.

    AL Cy Young is clearly the easiest mark with Felix... but if I had to throw a few Dark Horses out there I'd look at Kazmir, Price, and dare I breathe the name Garret Richards?

    Whoa I can't believe I said Richards, but dude has really been a revelation this year... I don;t think anybody saw him putting up the kind of numbers he has this season at all and he just went round for round with Felix the other night!!)

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    Which NL pitcher would be equal value for Scherzer?

    by Drew Jul 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 20, 2014 9:05 PM Flag

    When trading a top-tier SP that has hit some bumps as Scherzer has... it makes no sense that another owner will deal you an SP that is doing well for them, and I think it would also be a mistake to unload him for another SP of lower pedigree like Lohse when Scherzer could very easily out-perform him the rest of the year. That's not maximizing the return value of your asset. The best way to get max value on Scherzer's name and pedigree in spite of his occasional struggles is to deal him for a hitter. I would look to make a package deal including him that brings back a lesser hyped SP with a better hitter for your Scherzer and a lesser hitter. That would give you a better play at maximizing your return value rather than trying to deal for another SP one for one.

  • Reply to

    Star trade!

    by Patrick Jul 20, 2014 12:14 AM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 20, 2014 8:57 PM Flag

    in H2H - Cutch ... in Roto - Kershaw

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    Coghlan, Alcantara, or Gillaspie?

    by Azian Invazion Jul 17, 2014 9:06 AM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 17, 2014 11:17 PM Flag

    At this point... I think I'd drop Mauer outright for Cogs. Mauer just isn't that useful in fantasy anymore and you would still have strong Catching depth with Posey and Ramos. You can slot Cogs in a number of places. I would also look to upgrade at 1B somehow through trade, not with Gillespie though because singles hitting corner infielders don't really cut it when push comes to shove in fantasy. You could deal some speed by packing Yelich, Gennet and maybe Mauer too to get say Brandon Moss who you could then move to your OF when Votto returns, plus you could pick up Alcantara who I do like a lot, but your team is really crowded at 2B.

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    Edwin for harper

    by gator Jul 17, 2014 4:43 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 17, 2014 11:08 PM Flag

    I generally agree with both dudes below... all I might add is that perhaps you sniff around and see if you can do better than Harper (I know... sounds crazy right.. but I think this is going to be a lost year for the kid as far as being a productive threat at the plate... by the time he gets his rhythm and swing completely back the season will be over).. I might see if you could land Polanco or Dickerson first as I think both will out-perform Harper the rest of the way.

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    Should I do this? Please advise!

    by JOE Jul 17, 2014 10:23 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 17, 2014 10:58 PM Flag

    Hell Yes Joe... I would do this without a second thought.

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    Time to Trade Papelbon?

    by Scott Jul 16, 2014 10:45 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 17, 2014 10:30 PM Flag

    I think you're getting a lot of bad advice dude... I believe Papelbon will Close wherever he goes even including the Dodgers as they would likely only deal for him if Kenley's dead arm becomes an urgent issue.... however my money would be on Detroit. The likelihood of Papelbon actually "losing" value is very slim if he goes to contender as his SVOPS would increase even if he shared the load... odds are the way he's pitched this year he would lock up the role pretty quick anyway... furthermore whoever told you Ryu was overrated is a flaming moron, lol. ...Good Luck!!!

  • 2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 8:30 PM Flag

    Well that's fine... not sure what source that's from, but it's possible, however frankly, I don't view Gwynn as anything close to important to the game as Williams or Clemente... and being the "best" hitter since WWII is highly highly highly debatable... certainly he was one of the best hitters for average, I agree... however there are several players that would be in the discussion in my opinion. Frank Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr., George Brett, Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, and Rod Carew,all come to mind off the top of my head for various hitting achievements as Hitting is not solely an average-based concept... it's important, it's remarkable, but it's not the end-all be-all of what makes a hitter. There are dozens of Hall of Famers that were better than Gwynn as an all-around player and a lot that were better all-around hitters... I don't know if Gwynn's family nixing a theoretical tribute is legit or not, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least that the MLB looked towards doing something cheesey... I, for one, am really glad that in the end they didn't for whatever their reasons were or weren't.. I don't care for that stuff and didn't blink twice at the lack of a tribute.

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    All-Star Game Stats

    by IU JIGGA Jul 15, 2014 11:03 AM
    2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 4:25 PM Flag

    Agreed... the ASG should determine which league gets to use steroids the following year, lol.

  • Thoughts on this:

    Team A gives: Harper, Arenado, Segura, LMorrison, Nathan, CMartinez

    Team B gives: Polanco, Votto, DRobertson, TWalker, CTorres

  • 2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 4:10 PM Flag

    Anyway, it's really really rare... and I, personally, think it should stay that way....that's the point I'm making.

  • 2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 4:09 PM Flag

    Maybe Williams was, I don't recall now.

  • 2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 4:08 PM Flag

    True... however Clemente was also the only player ever inducted immediately into the Hall of Fame without a waiting period... he was a transcendent humanitarian beyond the game of baseball.

    Gwynn is obviously universally loved, but so was Zimmer, so was Ralph Kiner, Bob Welch, all these guys died this year. sure they could have done something, but then it becomes this expectation and circus and to me it sort of minimizes their deaths rather than respecting their lives. People die, it's a fact of life. Great players die every single year. Hall of Famers, and well-loved players all die each and every year. Nobody acknowledged Jackie Robinson at the all-star game, Roger Maris, Willie Stargell, or that guy you mentioned Ted williams. None of those guys were ever acknowledged at the All-Star game... it's just not what it's for.

  • 2C%L 2C%L Jul 16, 2014 2:11 PM Flag

    How bout Don Zimmer? You can't turn the all-star game into a wake for every guy that passes away... it's really not the appropriate platform to make these acknowledgements and personally I have no problem at all with it. It doesn't mean Gwynn was disrespected, it just means that the even focuses on respecting the players on the field, which is what it's for. The all-star game is not intended as a retrospective... it a celebration of the present. Too much is made of stuff like this. Great players die all the time, you can't acknowledge them all at every major event just because the media thinks it would make for good sentimental timing. The media are not the arbitrators of how Baseball has conducted itself. I do not recall any deceased player ever being acknowledged during an all-star game... ever!!!

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    Who to drop for Harper?

    by Max Jun 30, 2014 5:37 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jun 30, 2014 8:15 PM Flag

    you're probably better off letting Harper sit on your DL for a little while and see if one player or another makes your choices any easier... I can never figure out why people think they need to activate players right away. If daily add/drop streams are not pressing... why not allow a little time to pass and see what happens... you can still adjust your roster as normal... just no ad/drops while an active player is on the DL. It's not like Harper is going to hit 10 HRs in 3 games, lol.

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    mookie betts or oscar taveras?

    by Alexa Jun 30, 2014 5:08 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jun 30, 2014 8:10 PM Flag

    Betts appears to be in line for more playing time... so I'd go with the player who will actually get at-bats :-)

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    Best 2nd Half for these Underperformers

    by thomas f Jun 30, 2014 7:38 PM
    2C%L 2C%L Jun 30, 2014 8:08 PM Flag

    I'm betting Verlander rights the ship. Kipnis should not qualify as "underperformer" being that he was hurt. He's played well since his return from the DL and I like his chances to outperform Segura the rest of the way.