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  1. Yeah but Roethlisberger is a tank, Bryce Harper probably gets pedicures
  2. As frustrating as Donaldson has been to own, I wouldn't, for a moment, consider dropping him in any format. If he never gets it going this year, then oh well. His track record is such that you have to bank on a strong finish or go down with the ship. In 34 games since I've traded for Donaldson, he has 1 home run. Still I am more hopeful for a strong finish out of him than the other bozo I traded for -- Miguel Cabrera. In a keeper league, I would try to get him at a discount. I doubt we've seen the last of good Donaldson.
  3. This guy has been a straight bust.
  4. In trading for this guy, I vindicated a dubious decision, as always, with advanced metrics. Miggy, like V Mart (another guy I traded for), have great Hard Hit % but yet neither has done much. Of course this means they have both been unlucky and good things are to come, right? I think sometimes we (well at least I do) put too much stock in the Fangraphs stuff in the face of the obvious. Miggy has lousy surface numbers and, by his own admission, is playing hurt. What more is there to be said? I hope he gets a nice rest this ASB and comes back strong for the second "half".
  5. I've never been a fan of playing match-ups with pitchers (with the one exception being Coors). If you don't have enough confidence in a pitcher to start him all the time, he shouldn't be on your roster. There's really no telling when his good and bad starts will come. Likewise, I never sit stud bats while they're scuffling.
  6. Nice to see the power, although it's not like he has failed to show it in the big leagues this year. His striking out 9 times in the 5 games down there is disconcerting. Nonetheless, I have been holding in a 12-team OBP league with deep rosters.
  7. This is why I cannot fathom how people have repeated success playing DFS. Seemingly so many pitchers are a crap shoot start to start -- match-ups so often seem to matter little.
  8. I don't fully get it, and any good stretch he has you cannot, in your mind, dismiss the success he had in 2015. As a consequence, it becomes a challenge to offer him out as forcefully as you can during those optimal selling windows.
  9. Never seen a more tragic debut. He seemed to be crying upon being carted off.
  10. I've had this guy for 12 games now and he has been awful. Nary a home run, crappy OBP. Mea Culpa to his owners.
  11. I scooped him up and will deploy in his first start back. Pirates have the third worst OPS in the MLB against left handed pitching. Plus, he gets to see the pitcher (hopefully not 3 or 4 times through the first 5 innings). Snell's control is bothersome but I've always liked big prospects upon being recalled after scuffling earlier. Many times the second go-round is redemptive. Though, I did drop Buxton for him. The ill portent of highly touted prospects?
  12. At first blush it seems that way, but I feel this is one of those perception vs. reality things. Like I said, Lindor is undoubtedly the better player in real life but is he really going to help my team win more than Broxton from now until the end of this season? Broxton is higher on the player rater: 101st to Lindor's 157th.
  13. I just fancied the idea of proposing piping hot Keon Broxton for Francisco Lindor and astoundingly I have to think about this one. Lindor is, without question, the better real life player but Broxton is perhaps the more dynamic fantasy option. Lindor is the more staid ratio guy, right? Umm...no. Even with all of Broxton's strikeouts, he still edges Lindor in OBP (which my league uses). Obviously position comes into play and, in my league, we start two SS, two of everything for that matter, and currently my SS are Correa and Galvis. I am just shy of middle of the pack in Stolen Bases (5 of 12 points). I consider Broxton the better speed option. Do you think I should propose this trade?
  14. First at bat as an Iowa Cub resulted in (not surprisingly) a strikeout.
  15. It's an interesting offer and, as much as I love Freeman, wrist injuries are notorious for sapping power. Who knows if he'll return to form right away or need an extended period of time to get back to being Freddie. I wouldn't be averse to moving Bellinger though, but, as someone else said, perhaps seek a healthy, proven asset. Disregard those who say Reed doesn't carry much value on account of the Mets play. He's an above average reliever and has good job security, the only two things that matter for a closer. Once this criteria is met, saves will follow. Bad teams win fewer games but are more likely to win games by smaller margins. The Mets aren't exactly historically bad. I would stick with what you have.