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  1. RIP Roy Halladay?

    I doubt it was drugs or effects from anything. Remember, this was an elite athlete who lived off of the adrenaline. Like many before him, these guys often retire and feel lost, looking for something to replace that “high.” My guess, this was just his attempt at filling that missing void.
  2. Mookie Betts 2018 Outlook

    Heading into his age 25 season. I think it’s fair to look at his 162 game average after 3 1/2 season. .292/111/25/99/26 If you’re worried about him hitting those counting stats because of a worse lineup, it’s important to point out that last season he exceeded those RBI, while fell short in runs. 210 runs + RBI seems fair.
  3. The two-way player issue...

    If you use free platforms like ESPN or Yahoo, sure.
  4. The two-way player issue...

    Yeah good luck to those of you in Yahoo or ESPN who will wait and hope. @parrotheadI use onroto as well and emailed the guys who run it. We’re in a keeper so we would likely need an answer earlier than the draft. Here’s the response: “We assume that we'll get requests to treat Ohtani in every manner possible, so we're planning to program him that way. The options would be: hitter only; pitcher only; hitter or pitcher, but only position at a time; hitter and pitcher at the same time (but then he'd take both roster slots; two distinct Ohtani's, one a hitter and one a pitcher. The only requirement we're going to impose is that a league pick one option and stay with it all season.” I appreciate the fact that they’ll let each league decide what’s best. Just another example of why the ~$10/team per season is well worth the money. Our league will discuss further at our Winter Meetings, but I’m fairly certain I will just allow owner to decide how he’s used, knowing he’ll have to stick that way all year.
  5. 2018 First Rounders Discussion

    Well I only listed 9 names there. That leaves room for 3 SP in the 1st round, if people choose. To me they’re definitely part of that next tier, any of which could go 10-12.
  6. 2018 First Rounders Discussion

    Lol *saved for posterity Picking a career minor leaguer who will be 30 next season to finish ahead of Mookie again is bold. Looking forward to revisiting this one. As for 1st rounders, seems Trout Altuve Goldy is a pretty safe top tier. Then it seems there’s a *consensus next ~5/6 with Arenado Bryce Mookie Blackmon Votto Stanton Then I think there’s literally about 15 guys I’d consider in the next tier and could see going in any number of directions. You always want the top picks anyway, but getting one of those top 3, plus possibly 2 of these guys in “tier 3” is pretty sexy in standard snake drafts.
  7. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    Why lie? Show me where I called them superior to Mike Trout. I said they finished ahead of him on ESPN Player Rater. That’s a fact.
  8. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    ESPN player Rater disagrees with you. How about Whit Merrifield? Have you realized how pointless this exercise is yet, or nah? Every year guys come out of nowhere and finish top 25. That’s what wins you leagues. Your 1st round pick finishing 27th doesn’t kill you. This has been explained ad nauseam.
  9. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    Elvis Andrus outperformed Trout this year. Fact! This is fun. Should we do some more??
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  11. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    It appears there are guys on the board who play in roto 1 x 1 leagues where just OPS counts. I guess I see where you’re coming from if the 24 HR/26 SB didn’t help you. Maybe consider updating your categories? 😂😂
  12. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    We all know Mookie had a power outage. You hang onto that OPS. We’ll check back in at the end of next season. 👍🏼
  13. 2018 Keeper/Dynasty League Offseason Trade Targets

    @tonycpsu brought up some aged veterans who could be solid targets, what about young guys who might be able to be had below market value? What is Buxton? .255/16/28 as a 23 year-old. If you’ve got a guy who has held for years, he may be tired of waiting. Might be able to pounce if the price is right. What about Corey Seager or Andrew Benintendi? Might seem odd, but they appear to be getting a “better in real life than fantasy” tag. I’d have to hear from owners, but I wonder if these guys could be had. Not necessarily at a discount, but the fact they’re tradeable when at one point they probably weren’t.
  14. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    In ESPN they’re fairly close on overall value. I think ESPN appropriately values SBs, considering they’re down quite a bit this season. Just different weighting I suppose.
  15. Mookie Betts 2017 Outlook

    Mookie is 29th overall, Rizzo 33rd in ESPN Player Rater for 5 x 5. Judge was exposed and has hit .216 since the break. He will not go before Mookie in any competitive league. The last part I won’t even touch. No idea who hurt you in your life to make you so angry and defensive on every post on a fantasy baseball message board. You think your opinion is right and mine is wrong, and those couple spots different in our opinions is a “terrible take.” Time to re-evaluate some things in your life, brother. ✌🏼