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  1. Yeah but it has been that way for years and they do put a big notice up the week before on the League page to remind all managers. You can play the whole thing to your advantage in many ways since the other managers are in the same boat and they didn't plan ahead for this.
  2. New York Mets 2018 Outlook

    Especially when the guy is basically saying he wants to go have a foot operation and chill the rest of the season.
  3. Michael Fulmer 2018 Outlook

    Well they would have if he was pitching well this season. Now they can't flip him by the deadline and are stuck with him the rest of the year unless they go the waivers route. But by then the contenders will have gotten other pitchers.
  4. Garrett Hampson 2018 Outlook

    Huh. In Yahoo format he was in the database to start the spring so was available fair and square during drafts etc. If he wasn't in the database he would get added after his first game via waivers exactly like ESPN does. It is just that Yahoo has a much bigger database of prospects so someone like him was available in time for the yearly drafts this spring and is long long gone in my leagues. But I had just as much chance to draft him as the next person so there was no unfairness about the process. I don't know where you are getting that in all other platforms he suddenly magically appears out of thin air ready to be grabbed immediately.
  5. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Rotoworld blurb says several teams are focused on Mike Fiers including the Red Sox who got an up close and personal view of him tonight. He made mincemeat of their hard hitting line-up with soft curves and high fastballs. He had them mixed up all night long.
  6. J.D. Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Yeah maybe is tummy isn't as strong as is chin.
  7. July Closer Thread 2018

    What happened? I saw the Yankees won but did he give up any runs?
  8. J.D. Martinez 2018 Outlook

    He didn't dive. He ran into the right field wall last night catching a ball. He didn't look so much that he tweaked something as he did a very solid face plant into the padding on the wall. He even left a chin impression behind in it. He stayed in the rest of the game so maybe he woke up today with his face all swollen and bruised up or something. Here is hoping for the best.
  9. New York Mets 2018 Outlook

    In what year exactly? This year they will finish 4th. Next year the Marlins will have improved because they actually are rebuilding so 4th isn't even guaranteed. Everyone that says that the Mets are just a couple of players away needs to get out more as in visiting the other 4 teams in the division's rosters, farm sites etc. None of them are frozen in time waiting for the Mets to get a couple of players. They are busy improving too. The Braves and Phillies will both be World Series contenders next year and for the next half decade at least thanks to their carefully constructed rebuilds. And the Nats probably are a year or two away from their next rebuild so they can hang in ahead of the Mets given the fact they have the best pitcher in the NL heading a good rotation. And Wildcard? Have you seen what Milwaukee has been doing and without Jimmy Nelson even pitching for them this season? Cubs, Dodgers both heavy favorites to be in the playoff too. Then there is the Padres of all teams who have one of the deepest farms in all of baseball for down the road. Arizona and Colorado only need those "couple of players" to be in the playoffs. In other words, the Mets don't exist in a some magic vacuum. There are lots of teams with far better and dynamic front offices that are leaps and bounds ahead of them in tooling up their teams. Also these days it is pretty hard to build a good bullpen. Every single team wants bullpen arms and you better have a boatload of prospects if you want to trade for a decent reliever or two these days. The Mets have one of the worse farms in all of baseball right now. Not as bad as Boston's but then the Red Sox used their farm to get Sale and Kimbrell so they got a good return on those two and struck out with Thornburg and Carson Smith. Pomeranz it is all about his health so 50-50 wit an excellent year last year. And those two relievers mentioned above just show you that there are no guarantees while trading for bullpen arms. Both were excellent relievers at the time of their trades. Meanwhile the Mets need a whole bullpen overhaul which will take a long time plus they have no hitting and their rotation is no longer deep. Even deGrom can't win games when his team gets him zero runs.
  10. Francisco Mejia 2018 Outlook

    Wow you got the weirdest of all Yahoo glitches. And I thought Yahoo didn't like me, heh. Yeah definitely contact them and good luck.
  11. Francisco Mejia 2018 Outlook

    Haha, good ol' Yahoo. When I type Mej h shows up but then if I type teh i next he disappears. That is directly down in the fine print below the search slot. If I type the whole name he disappears there but hit SEARCH and he is on the search list so maybe I didn't explain it clearly since there are two places to see the searched player pop up. Anyway if the original poster can still not find him via search then look in the PLAYERS listings and go to #1971 under the original pre-season rankings.
  12. Jesus Aguilar 2018 Outlook

    Number 25 tonight. Thank the baseball gods he went out in the first round of the derby.
  13. Stephen Strasburg 2018 Outlook

    Well he stayed in my DL slot because I expected a lot of rust on his return. Pitchers usually have bad games the first time back from an injury. The real test will be his next outing.
  14. Francisco Mejia 2018 Outlook

    Mej should show him just fine. Just don't type the letter "i" next. It's the accent problem yet again with Yahoo. The "i" has an accent mark so if you type the standard English "i" as the fourth letter he disappears. Stop with the first three letters and then hit the blue SEARCH button. There he is below clear as rain among the few players on the list the SEARCH pulls up. And all gone in all my leagues since last year. (Yes he was in the pool last year too). This Yahoo accent mark snafu has got to stop. Make the search work with both an English and a Spanish letter. It is infuriating because there is no reason not to make it work with both. Also some of the real life accented letters only work with the English letter and the others only work with the Spanish form. The search should recognize both easily as one letter in a search engine. Stop the madness!
  15. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    I can't see any AL team picking him up period. If he can't play a position he better be named Ortiz or Cruz. And prime is about age, not number of games played. Moose will be traded first because he is really cheap being a rentel and because both the Yankees and Red Sox could use some 3B support what with Devers on the DL and Andujar fading some. Meanwhile this guy can't play 1B let alone 3B. And rebuilding teams don't need a 30 year old. And they need to get prospects, not give them away.