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#1 LegendInMySpareTime

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

http://forums.rotowo...howtopic=363775

When I was new here I was surprised to read these words but as soon as I did, I knew they were true:

No one cares about your team.

When the urge crops up to discuss your past or current drafts, your roster, the steal you got, the worry you had that was assayed by the fact that as soon as you took this guy, the other guy you were targeting got hurt, fell to you, bought you a drink and took you to a strip club . . . well, I guess we would be interested if he bought you a drink and took you to a strip club but MY GOD!

What the hell is going on!?!?

Every thread is RUNNING FAT WITH COOL STORIES BROS!!!

Post em here.

For the love of God.




This is the draft of our first dynasty league minor league draft from 2008. It's pretty cool to go back and look at when players were taken and who you missed on and who you passed up.

1st Round

1. Klee - Jay Bruce (OF, Cincinnati)
2. Legend In My Spare Time - Evan Longoria (3B, Tampa Bay)
3. The Boys Of Summer - Colby Rasmus (OF, St. Louis)
4. Tony G - Kosuke Fukudome (OF, Chicago NL)
5. Billy Ripken - Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles NL)
6. Joe Buck Nuts - Hiroki Kuroda (SP, Los Angeles NL)
7. Web Gems - Andrew McCutchen (OF, Pittsburgh)
8. Manny Being Manny - Travis Snider (OF, Toronto)
9. Isotopes - David Price (SP, Tampa Bay)
10. Dirt Dogs - Matt Weiters (C, Baltimore)
11. The Dynasty - Michael Moutsakas (SS, Kansas City)
12. The Homos of Winter - Jake McGee (SP, Tampa Bay)
13. Funky Cold Mussina - Wade Davis (SP, Tampa Bay)
14. All Star Junkies - Fernando Martinez (OF, New York NL)

2nd Round

15. All Star Junkies - Angel Villalona (3B San Fancisco)
16. Funky Cold Mussina - Gio Gonzalez (SP Oakland)
17. The Homos of Winter - Elvis Andrus (SS Rangers)
18. The Dynasty - Reid Brignac (SS Tampa Bay)
19. Dirtdogs - Carlos Triunfel (SS Seattle)
20. Isotopes - Rick Porcello (SP Detroit)
21. Manny being Manny - Justin Masterson (SP, Boston)
22. Web Gems - Chris Marrero (1B/OF, Washington)
23. Joe Buck Nuts - Carlos Gonzalez (OF, Oakland)
24. Billy Ripken - Jordan Schafer (OF, Atlanta)
25. Tony G - Johnny Cueto (SP, Cincinnati)
26. The Boys of Summer - Matt LaPorta (1B/OF, Milwaukee)
27. Legend In My Spare Time - Michael Bowden (SP, Boston)
28. Klee - Nick Adenhart (SP, Los Angeles AL)

3rd Round


29. Klee - Jason Heyward (OF, Atlanta)
30. LegendInMySpareTime - Jose Tabata (OF, New York AL)
31. The Boys Of Summer - Jarrod Parker (SP, Arizona)
32. Tony G - Hyun Conger (C, Los Angeles AL)
33. Billy Ripken - Desmond Jennings (OF, Tampa Bay)
34. Joe Buck Nuts - Carlos Carrasco (SP, Philadelphia)
35. Web Gems - Adam Miller (P, Cleveland)
36. Manny Being Manny - Matt Antonelli (2B, San Diego)
37. Isotopes - Josh Vitters (3B, Chicago NL)
38. Dirt Dogs - Ben Revere (OF, Minnesota)
39. The Dynasty - Austin Jackson (OF, New York AL)
40. The Homos of Winter - Deolis Guerra (RP Minnesota)
41. Funky Cold Mussina - Lars Anderson (1B, Boston)
42. All Star Junkies - Jordan Walden (RP, Los Angeles AL)

4th Round

43. All Star Junkies - Eric Hurley (RP, Texas)
44. Funky Cold Mussina - Billy Rovell (3B, Baltimore)
45. The Homos of Winter - Jeff Niemann (SP, Tampa Bay)
46. The Dynasty - Neftali Feliz (SP, Texas)
47. Dirtdogs - Brent Lillibridge (SS, Atlanta)
48. Isotopes - Max Scherzer (SP/RP, Arizona)
49. Manny being Manny - Chris Volstad (SP, Florida)
50. Web Gems - Chris Perez (SP, St. Louis)
51. Joe Buck Nuts - Chris Davis (1B/3B, Texas)
52. Billy Ripken - Chris Tillman (SP, Seattle)
53. Tony G - Sean Rodriguez (SS, Los Angeles AL)
54. The Boys of Summer - Scott Elbert (SP, Los Angeles NL)
55. Legend In My Spare Time - Ivan DeJesus Jr. (SS, Los Angeles NL)
56. Klee - Michael Main (SP, Texas)

5th Round


57. Klee - Faustino de los Santos (P, Oakland)
58. LegendInMySpareTime - Jose Ortegano (SP, Atlanta)
59. The Boys Of Summer - Nolan Reimold (OF Baltimore)
60. Tony G - Alexei Ramirez (OF, Chicago AL)
61. Billy Ripken - Chris Carter (1B, Oakland)
62. Joe Buck Nuts - Jed Lowrie (SS Boston)
63. Web Gems - Hector Gomez (SS Colorado)
64. Manny Being Manny - Dexter Fowler (OF, Colorado)
65. Isotopes - Beau Mills (3B, Cleveland)
66. Dirt Dogs - Chuck Lofgren (SP, Cleveland)
67. The Dynasty - Michael Burgess (OF, Washington)
68. The Homos of Winter - Gerardo Parra (OF, Arizona)
69. Funky Cold Mussina - Alan Horne (P, New York AL)
70. All Star Junkies - Tyler Colvin (OF Chicago NL)

6th Round

71. All Star Junkies - Mat Latos (SP, San Diego)
72. Funky Cold Mussina - Will Inman (SP, San Diego)
73. The Homos of Winter - Anthony Swarzak (SP, Minnesota)
74. The Dynasty - Ryan Kalish (OF, Boston)
75. Dirtdogs - Adam Ottavino (SP, St. Louis)
76. Isotopes - Brett Anderson (SP, Oakland)
77. Manny being Manny - Jeremy Jeffress (SP, Milwaukee)
78. Web Gems - Cale Iorg (SS, Detroit)
79. Joe Buck Nuts - Brett Sinkbeil (SP, Florida)
80. Billy Ripken - Trevor Cahill (SP, Oakland)
81. Tony G - Jeff Samardzija (SP, Chicago NL)
82. The Boys of Summer - Chris Parmelee (1B, Minnesota)
83. LegendInMySpareTime - Andrew Brackman (SP, New York AL)
84. Klee - Matt Dominguez (3B, Florida)

Edited by RotoRaysfan, 23 January 2014 - 08:11 PM.
We all understand the urge to share our own stories - but as the added OP & link reference, the Main Forum is for general discussion. HOWEVER, having one Cool Story Bro thread for people to share CSB's has worked - so let's kick off the 2014 t

14 Team Dynasty League 6X6 H2H League (AVG,R,HR,RBI,SB,BB)(W,S,H,K,WHIP,ERA)

MLB Roster -
C- Salvador Perez
1B - Justin Morneau, Ryan Howard
2B - Dustin Pedroia, Emilio Bonifacio, Brian Dozier
SS -Alexei Ramirez, Chris Owings, Marcus Semien
3B - Will Middlebrooks, Chris Johnson
OF - Giancarlo Stanton, Yoenis Cespedes, Darin Ruf
SP - Jose Fernandez, Jonathan Niese, Patrick Corbin, Jered Weaver, Danny Salazar, Ivan Nova
RP - Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook, Joakim Soria, Joel Peralta, Brian Wilson

MiLB Roster -
3B Miguel Sano
SS Corey Seager, Dorssys Paulino
OF Mason Williams, Avisail Garcia
P - Danny Hultzen, Luis Heredia, Yordany Ventura

#2 countseth

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Anyone else tired of waiting for teams to put guys on the DL? Especially when they've publicly stated those players will start the season on the DL. It's like, "Hello, I got guys I wanna pick up!" It's like the managers don't even care about fantasy baseball...

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

Not really.

10 Team Yahoo! H2H

 

C - W. Ramos

1B - E. Encarnacion

2B - I. Kinsler, N. Walker

3B - M. Moustakas

SS - J. Segura

OF - M. Trout

OF - N. Cruz

OF - R. Braun

Util - A. Jones

Util - H. Pence

 

SP - N. Syndergaard, M. Tanaka, F. Liriano, K. Maeda, J. Quintana, M. Pineda, M. Fiers, J. Lackey, E. Santana

RP - F. Rodriguez, S. Tolleson, A. Vizcaino

 

DL - Y. Darvish, J. Kang


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

http://forums.rotowo...howtopic=363775

When I was new here I was surprised to read these words but as soon as I did, I knew they were true:

No one cares about your team.

When the urge crops up to discuss your past or current drafts, your roster, the steal you got, the worry you had that was assayed by the fact that as soon as you took this guy, the other guy you were targeting got hurt, fell to you, bought you a drink and took you to a strip club . . . well, I guess we would be interested if he bought you a drink and took you to a strip club but MY GOD!

What the hell is going on!?!?

Every thread is RUNNING FAT WITH COOL STORIES BROS!!!

Post em here.

For the love of God.




This is the draft of our first dynasty league minor league draft from 2008. It's pretty cool to go back and look at when players were taken and who you missed on and who you passed up.

1st Round

1. Klee - Jay Bruce (OF, Cincinnati)
2. Legend In My Spare Time - Evan Longoria (3B, Tampa Bay)
3. The Boys Of Summer - Colby Rasmus (OF, St. Louis)
4. Tony G - Kosuke Fukudome (OF, Chicago NL)
5. Billy Ripken - Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles NL)
6. Joe Buck Nuts - Hiroki Kuroda (SP, Los Angeles NL)
7. Web Gems - Andrew McCutchen (OF, Pittsburgh)
8. Manny Being Manny - Travis Snider (OF, Toronto)
9. Isotopes - David Price (SP, Tampa Bay)
10. Dirt Dogs - Matt Weiters (C, Baltimore)
11. The Dynasty - Michael Moutsakas (SS, Kansas City)
12. The Homos of Winter - Jake McGee (SP, Tampa Bay)
13. Funky Cold Mussina - Wade Davis (SP, Tampa Bay)
14. All Star Junkies - Fernando Martinez (OF, New York NL)

2nd Round

15. All Star Junkies - Angel Villalona (3B San Fancisco)
16. Funky Cold Mussina - Gio Gonzalez (SP Oakland)
17. The Homos of Winter - Elvis Andrus (SS Rangers)
18. The Dynasty - Reid Brignac (SS Tampa Bay)
19. Dirtdogs - Carlos Triunfel (SS Seattle)
20. Isotopes - Rick Porcello (SP Detroit)
21. Manny being Manny - Justin Masterson (SP, Boston)
22. Web Gems - Chris Marrero (1B/OF, Washington)
23. Joe Buck Nuts - Carlos Gonzalez (OF, Oakland)
24. Billy Ripken - Jordan Schafer (OF, Atlanta)
25. Tony G - Johnny Cueto (SP, Cincinnati)
26. The Boys of Summer - Matt LaPorta (1B/OF, Milwaukee)
27. Legend In My Spare Time - Michael Bowden (SP, Boston)
28. Klee - Nick Adenhart (SP, Los Angeles AL)

3rd Round


29. Klee - Jason Heyward (OF, Atlanta)
30. LegendInMySpareTime - Jose Tabata (OF, New York AL)
31. The Boys Of Summer - Jarrod Parker (SP, Arizona)
32. Tony G - Hyun Conger (C, Los Angeles AL)
33. Billy Ripken - Desmond Jennings (OF, Tampa Bay)
34. Joe Buck Nuts - Carlos Carrasco (SP, Philadelphia)
35. Web Gems - Adam Miller (P, Cleveland)
36. Manny Being Manny - Matt Antonelli (2B, San Diego)
37. Isotopes - Josh Vitters (3B, Chicago NL)
38. Dirt Dogs - Ben Revere (OF, Minnesota)
39. The Dynasty - Austin Jackson (OF, New York AL)
40. The Homos of Winter - Deolis Guerra (RP Minnesota)
41. Funky Cold Mussina - Lars Anderson (1B, Boston)
42. All Star Junkies - Jordan Walden (RP, Los Angeles AL)

4th Round

43. All Star Junkies - Eric Hurley (RP, Texas)
44. Funky Cold Mussina - Billy Rovell (3B, Baltimore)
45. The Homos of Winter - Jeff Niemann (SP, Tampa Bay)
46. The Dynasty - Neftali Feliz (SP, Texas)
47. Dirtdogs - Brent Lillibridge (SS, Atlanta)
48. Isotopes - Max Scherzer (SP/RP, Arizona)
49. Manny being Manny - Chris Volstad (SP, Florida)
50. Web Gems - Chris Perez (SP, St. Louis)
51. Joe Buck Nuts - Chris Davis (1B/3B, Texas)
52. Billy Ripken - Chris Tillman (SP, Seattle)
53. Tony G - Sean Rodriguez (SS, Los Angeles AL)
54. The Boys of Summer - Scott Elbert (SP, Los Angeles NL)
55. Legend In My Spare Time - Ivan DeJesus Jr. (SS, Los Angeles NL)
56. Klee - Michael Main (SP, Texas)

5th Round


57. Klee - Faustino de los Santos (P, Oakland)
58. LegendInMySpareTime - Jose Ortegano (SP, Atlanta)
59. The Boys Of Summer - Nolan Reimold (OF Baltimore)
60. Tony G - Alexei Ramirez (OF, Chicago AL)
61. Billy Ripken - Chris Carter (1B, Oakland)
62. Joe Buck Nuts - Jed Lowrie (SS Boston)
63. Web Gems - Hector Gomez (SS Colorado)
64. Manny Being Manny - Dexter Fowler (OF, Colorado)
65. Isotopes - Beau Mills (3B, Cleveland)
66. Dirt Dogs - Chuck Lofgren (SP, Cleveland)
67. The Dynasty - Michael Burgess (OF, Washington)
68. The Homos of Winter - Gerardo Parra (OF, Arizona)
69. Funky Cold Mussina - Alan Horne (P, New York AL)
70. All Star Junkies - Tyler Colvin (OF Chicago NL)

6th Round

71. All Star Junkies - Mat Latos (SP, San Diego)
72. Funky Cold Mussina - Will Inman (SP, San Diego)
73. The Homos of Winter - Anthony Swarzak (SP, Minnesota)
74. The Dynasty - Ryan Kalish (OF, Boston)
75. Dirtdogs - Adam Ottavino (SP, St. Louis)
76. Isotopes - Brett Anderson (SP, Oakland)
77. Manny being Manny - Jeremy Jeffress (SP, Milwaukee)
78. Web Gems - Cale Iorg (SS, Detroit)
79. Joe Buck Nuts - Brett Sinkbeil (SP, Florida)
80. Billy Ripken - Trevor Cahill (SP, Oakland)
81. Tony G - Jeff Samardzija (SP, Chicago NL)
82. The Boys of Summer - Chris Parmelee (1B, Minnesota)
83. LegendInMySpareTime - Andrew Brackman (SP, New York AL)
84. Klee - Matt Dominguez (3B, Florida)


I actually do think that is cool story, bro. Some great picks and some holy hell picks.
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Was in a 5 OF league yesterday and had pick 7. Was debating hard between Cargo/Braun, ultimately went Cargo. Next pick, Braun fell to me. Freeman who I like to target in late round 2 fell to me in round 3.

Top 5 pitchers Bumgarner, Cain, Jordan Zim, Teheran, Cashner.

Cole and Abreu were snagged right before I could get em though

13 teamer too

#coolstorybro

-Buy high, sell low, keep em guessing.

 

Gausman, Conforto, Reed....

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Joe Bucks Nuts had the best draft out of those 6 rounds. Top 5 all still in the league, 2 are first rounders this year. Kuroda and Lowrie solid.

-Buy high, sell low, keep em guessing.

 

Gausman, Conforto, Reed....

 

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#7 Bash Bros

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

Matt LaPorta makes me shudder.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

Reasons I love/hate fantasy baseball. Been following Grady Sizemore last three weeks or so thinking no one will make a move, someone picks him up the day before opening day.

Cool story

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Go Rays ! Go Orioles! Go Alex Cobb!
12 Team H2H Standard 5 Keepers
C: Posey

1B: Goldy

2B: Rendon

3B: Donaldson

SS: Desmond

OF: Marte

OF: Pence

OF: Calhoun

UTL: Kemp

Bench: Aroid, Cesar Hernandez

SP: Price, Archer, Syndergaard, Tanaka, Darvish, Fiers, Odorizi, Gio, Rodon, Greene

RP: Rodney, Perkins

 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

Two days ago, I was debating whether to add Josh Fields or Sergio Santos. I went with Fields. Today, Santos is the hottest add on the market and is already snatched.

Cool story, bro.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Mat Latos in Round 6 was a pretty good pick there.

Reading the name "Joe Bucks Nuts" almost made me spit out my drink.
Adam Brown (Fearless)=Hero. May you never be forgotten.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:07 PM

Two days ago, I was debating whether to add Josh Fields or Sergio Santos. I went with Fields. Today, Santos is the hottest add on the market and is already snatched.

Cool story, bro.


I actually owned Santos, dropped him for Hutchinson when I could have dropped Brian Wilson for him. Santos clears waivers and it was always my plan to pick him up when my DL guys got listed. Turns out Machado and Darvish were just about the last guys assigned to the DL. In the meantime, before Santos becomes closer, he gets picked up (it is a holds league).

Cool story, bro.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

Funny story, but I go to pick up Lindstrom, but apparently, the add limit carried over to this week, and as a result, I was unable to pick up Lindstrom. Wonderful.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

I traded Cano, Cobb, Werth and Grilli for Trout, Chapman, Strasburg and Phillips right after Chappy's noggin got split.

I already wish I had Cobb back instead of Stras. GET YOUR $h!t together Strasburg! A. Brown? Who in the blue hell is A. Brown.

True stories, and cool too. Bro.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

H2H league, my opponent has Cliff Lee. Jimmy Rollins hits a grand slam to give him a 6-0. Proceeds to then give up 7 ER's through over the next 2 innings. 7-6 Rangers through 3.

Cool story, broski!

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

I lived in Boston the year Mike Trout had his fabulous rookie season (I am originally from California and am a Halos fan). He was called up at like 1 a.m. local time (several hours after I had gone to bed). I woke up unexpectedly in the middle of the night (extremely unusual for me) and had a weird feeling that I needed to check my fantasy baseball league. Was able to grab Mike Trout within 5 minutes of his call-up. My Miguel Cabrera / Mike Trout fueled juggernaut handily won the league that year. Still think it was more than coincidence.

Cool story, broski.

10 Team League

C: Jonathan Lucroy / 1B: Anthony Rizzo / 2B: Ian Kinsler / 3B: Nick Castellanos / SS: Carlos Correa / MI:  Ben Zobrist / CI: Travis Shaw / OF: Justin Upton, Dexter Fowler, Jason Heyward, Marcell Ozuna, Odubel Herrera / UTIL: Victor Martinez, Michael Conforto / RIP: Kyle Schwarber

 

SP: Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Odorizzi, Ian Kennedy, Bartolo Colon, Nathan Karns, Julio Urias, Jameson Taillon / RP: Zach Britton, Jeurys Familia, Andrew Miller / DL: Raisel Iglesias, Zack Wheeler, Alex Cobb


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

Traded RA Dickey/Bautista for Cargo/Goldschmidt at the beginning of 2013. Should have stopped there. Then I traded Golschmidt+rd 2 for Strassburg +rd 4. Still kicking myself in the baseball nuts.

Cool story bro.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

I have Yan Gomes in one league as my catcher. The Indians aren't playing today. Picked up Josmil Pinto last night, hoping that he would play today instead of Kurt Suzuki. He is and just went yard!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:03 AM

I lived in Boston the year Mike Trout had his fabulous rookie season (I am originally from California and am a Halos fan). He was called up at like 1 a.m. local time (several hours after I had gone to bed). I woke up unexpectedly in the middle of the night (extremely unusual for me) and had a weird feeling that I needed to check my fantasy baseball league. Was able to grab Mike Trout within 5 minutes of his call-up. My Miguel Cabrera / Mike Trout fueled juggernaut handily won the league that year. Still think it was more than coincidence.

Cool story, broski.


I had the exact same combo and also won it all that year.

Was a good year.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:16 AM

Last year I had the pitching staff to end all pitching staffs.

1. Wainwright (rd 4, 2nd year back from TJ and had many doubters)
2. Scherzer (rd 16 from keeper league. AL Cy Young)
3. Matt Harvey (traded for him using J-Zimm and two closers... so worth it).
4. David Price (traded for him while he was injured. came back and had an epic 2nd half.)
5. Jose Fernandez (picked him up midseason. rest is history).

Oddly enough I didn't win (that's H2H for you). Sadly, it's hard to imagine I'll ever have a pitching staff as epic. Sigh.
12 TEAM 5x5C - Trevor Brown1B - Chris Davis2B - Anthony RendonSS - Xander Bogaerts3B - Kris BryantOF - Giancarlo StantonOF - Yoenis CespedesOF - Hanley RamirezUtil - Adam EatonUtil - Odubel HerreraBench: Danny Valencia, Leonys Martin  DL -ChooSP - Adam WainwrightSP - Hisashi IwakumaRP - Hector Rondon, Andrew Miller, Brad ZeiglerBench: Kazmir, Corbin, Rich Hill, Aaron Nola, Adam Conley<p>DL - Homer Bailey

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:24 AM

Last year I had the pitching staff to end all pitching staffs.

1. Wainwright (rd 4, 2nd year back from TJ and had many doubters)
2. Scherzer (rd 16 from keeper league. AL Cy Young)
3. Matt Harvey (traded for him using J-Zimm and two closers... so worth it).
4. David Price (traded for him while he was injured. came back and had an epic 2nd half.)
5. Jose Fernandez (picked him up midseason. rest is history).

Oddly enough I didn't win (that's H2H for you). Sadly, it's hard to imagine I'll ever have a pitching staff as epic. Sigh.


I had the same staff minus Price/Harvey but plus Stras/Shelby. Didn't even make the playoffs.