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  1. Speed. Coors. Very seductive. I've dropped him though. They didn't want to play him before he looked like Chris Davis. They aren't going to want to play him after. Sure, he could go bananas in the next few days before his window closes. But you're banking on positive variance in a short window at this point.
  2. In deeper and 2 catcher formats... Blake Swihart: Non-carcass?
  3. You're right. It's all idle chatter at this point. I have him in a bunch of best ball leagues. As was pointed out, you won't get anything in leagues with trades. Can only hope for the best. Another HR! That makes me happy.
  4. Hope to get him on at least one team. If for no other reason, because I loved him on Trailer Park Boys.
  5. IDK. The problem is, he would be traded to a WS contender and all of those teams are loaded. Yanks, Phils, Dodgers, Sawx... he is a part timer. Hello Cleveland?
  6. Some podcast guy said he is hitting the ball harder. But also, not to put too much stock into it. The guy is STILL 29, amazingly. Something odd must have happened behind the scenes. Maybe he used PEDs earlier and then stopped once he got paid. Or, maybe he's battled depression or was drinking too much or stuck in a terrible, soul draining relationship. And mayb he's out of that situation now. This is the sort of guy where, if you heard he got lasik or something, he'd be pretty pumped up. But one of the other things above, we probably wouldn't hear about. I'm bidding on him in a deeper format, though I have other people above him.
  7. One of my heavier investments. In spots like this, I kind of wish they'd just give him a few days off just in case. He wasn't getting an MRI because he felt perfectly fine. Let the dude have 2-3 more days to let the Wolverine healing powers of being in one's 20s do their work, rather than risk a season plagued by a nagging injury. Obviously, they know far more than I. But at the same time, it's not uncommon for a guy to have a crappy year and then we learn he was playing hurt for months instead of taking a week or two to heal up.
  8. One thing we've learned in recent years is that MLB teams are not really interested in mediocre fielders at 1st who have good but not great pop. He also is a bellow average walker, which we don't really care about in average leagues, for the most part. Point being, his being stuck at AAA might be a case of a guy who has nice fantasy value but so-so MLB value and of course being behind Chris Davis when he was good, then Goldy.
  9. I've got a few drafts left and might have get him in all of them. There aren't many super yoots who will see serious playing time this year. They are really underrated STILL, I think because so much "expert" commentary is based on weekly leagues. If you have daily moves, these guys are worth a lot because they allow you to either 1) hang onto that injured guy, or that guy who hasn't been called up yet. Or 2) churn a little bit more easily and land this year's Aguillar. A guy who can cover OF, MI, CI and 2 IF positions is interesting to me even if he is kinda so-so. If he might actually be good, I want him.
  10. To the above, use the fangraphs auto calculator. One thing I'm seeing that strikes me as irrational is these guys like Paddack and Jesus being pushed up over the shiny new toys from a couple years ago. From what I can gather, Paddock is going to have about the same usage as Urias and Reyes. Similar profiles. Except that Urias was an elite prospect and I think Reyes was pretty high up there too. They've also both proven that they can handle and, for Reyes, dominate MLB hitters. They're all going to be babied with innings, perhaps some middle relief, perhaps some shorter starts. I know Reyes and Urias were injured, but my take on that is 1) they are pitchers. 2) Paddack is also a pitcher so it's probably just a question of when. 3) Getting Reyes and Urias at pick 300ish, it's no big deal if they get hurt.
  11. Please. I beg you! Throw a wrinkle in your league to make it unique. It almost doesn't matter what it is. I'm doing some of the online best ball leagues this year and the scoring is quite different. I heard an "expert" give his strat for these leagues on a podcast and it was the exact opposite of mine. But I'm still convinced I'm right. Excited to find out if my strat works. My home league is 6x6 with the extra cats being OBP (we kept Ave. as well) and Holds. We have 4 keepers, with unique rules. We added a minor leaguer last year. It is SO much more fun having to come up with a strategy, not knowing if it is best, and not knowing what the other players' strat is. AND, not being able to blindly follow expert opinions because there are no rankings or podcasts pertaining to a league quite like yours. You figure Scwarber will be worth 100 picks over ADP. But has anyone else figured this out? If they have, now you have a game of chicken. But you don't even know if the game of chicken is being played or not because it's possible that nobody agrees with you. So when do you make your reach? One thing I'd suggest is gearing changes to make more players relevant. In particular, middle relievers. Dozens more players to learn about and follow. Alternatively, you can use a standard format where everybody can pretty much follow ADPs and expert rankings and a totally autodrafted team is likely to do just fine.
  12. Christin Stewart had a 12.8% BB rate at AAA last year, and a 13.9 rate in 17 MLB games. His BA is projected to be in the .230-.240 range, but he could certainly pull off a Carlos Santana type season. Omar Narvaez played 90+ games for the White Sox the last two seasons posting OBPs of .373 and .366. He'll be Seattle's primary catcher.
  13. I think he meant don't react to the inconsiderate person offering the trade. I used to just ignore them but i doubt tjat registers with these self absorbed people. It's time to take a stand and tell them to cram it! Who is with me!?
  14. I glanced at fantasy pros. They have goldy at 6 and cueto at 141, which is maybe low so let's call it 100. 94 spots apart. Goldy is a consensus top 10 player and 5 category contributor and has been for years. And he's playing well. Your argument is that Cueto is good in 2 categories only, as he has been for years. Like, i guess if you are high on him you could argue he is a top 15 sp and top 60 player. You'd better believe that broke the camel's back! This would be one of the worst trades I've ever seen just because it is so cut and dry. If someone else made it i would definitely suspect collusion.
  15. Someone offered me Cueto for Goldy. I used to just ignore these but, no more. Someone wants to take time out of my day to insult my intelligence? F that. Plus, this is a money league with a bunch of strangers. If i did accept, others would justifiably doubt the integrity of the league. From now on, when someone sends me an absurd offer I am telling them to stop wasting other people's time and to go to hell.