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  1. Eduardo Rodriguez 2018 Outlook

    Well that sucks. He was inconsistent but putting up some good numbers overall and seemed to potentially be hitting his stride with a powerful offense behind him. This is just craptastic.
  2. Kyle Gibson 2018 Outlook

    So what are the expectations for Gibson post ASB? Last year, he had a bad first half...solid second half. In 2016, he sucked equally both halves. In 2015, he was very good in the first half before sucking in the second half. Looks like he's a total crapshoot after the break. Is there any reason to believe he can keep up what he's doing thru the final 2.5 months?
  3. Jesus Aguilar 2018 Outlook

    Not including whatever he does today, over 2017-18, Aguilar is hitting .282-88-40-122-0 across 549 AB.
  4. Fantasy Strategy Thread

    It works both ways really. I went offense-heavy, as I always do, and am doing well so far. I picked up FA SPs like Stripling, Peralta, Pivetta, CSmith and super-late round SPs like EdRod, Heaney. I paired them up with Nola, and I used my excess offense to buy low on Paxton (right after his blowup on 4/21 @Texas) and Carrasco (when he hit the DL). That combined with FAs like Aguilar, Muncy, Nimmo, and JHicks, and I'm doing well to this point. But that's long been my strategy in 12-teamers, and it seems to work well for me. I go heavy on the offense, and then try to carefully piece together a pitching staff through good draft picks and timely FA pickups. People usually look at my staff and think little of it...but cumulatively, I usually end up with a staff that finishes in the top 3 in pitching points (5x5 roto). That said, I tried this strategy in a 14-team weekly keeper league with 28-man rosters (my first year in this league)...doesn't work nearly as well, lol. I'm going to have to come up with a different strategy for that league next year.
  5. Lourdes Gurriel 2018 Outlook

    I think he has decent speed, but he probably is going to be a 8-12 SB type of guy for the most part. I'm curiously watching him this year. I had him during his first call-up but dropped him when he went ice cold. He has 2B/SS/OF eligibility on Yahoo, so there should be some intrigue for 12+ teamers.
  6. Kyle Tucker 2018 Outlook

    Just depends on the league and the state of a team.
  7. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    My assumption was that he made the move in his lineup, starting Gurriel and benching Rizzo. Dropping Rizzo for Gurriel wouldn't be a wise choice, imho.
  8. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    Oh, I'm not waiting for him to bail me out. I have healthy lead, and I also have Aguilar at 1B and Olson at CI. But I'm not cutting the guy...that was crazy talk by Dalton. If his owners are frustrated and can't take him in their lineup anymore, they need to put him on the bench and not cut him loose. And as I mentioned earlier, his dreadful season is still pacing him for 110 or so RBI. The BA and power will come around, I believe.
  9. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    Nope...wouldn't discuss it. Texted him on May 17. He's probably as big a Bregman fan as I am.
  10. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    I tried in May. As a huge LSU fan and a Bregman fan, I asked his owner what it would take to get him. Dude wouldn't even discuss it. He's feeling pretty smart these days...and I have the sads. LOL.
  11. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    Crazy? No. It's not crazy to hang onto him, and it's not because of his name...it's because of his previous production. Rizzo hasn't been easing down a cliff or been on a steady decline. He's been the model of consistency over the last three seasons, providing ample evidence over the course of his career that a bounce-back should be coming, assuming there isn't something physically wrong. And we're talking about a guy who is 28. What would be crazy is to drop him because he had a poor 80 games. Do you realize you're proposing that it's crazy to hang onto a guy who is on a 160-game pace to hit .236-72-24-118-6...a pace that is poor by his standards? Sorry, but I think it's crazy to do anything but hold tight and see how the ROS goes. Bench him if you must, but I wouldn't drop a guy who has produced a minimum of 94 runs, 31 HR, 101 RBI, .273 BA, .385 OBP over the last three seasons.
  12. July Closer Thread 2018

    Interesting concept, but the negative for me would be that I wouldn't want to be relegated to owning RPs from one team. I don't like that at all. Takes away strategy and putting together the right combo of Closers and RPs. I would be willing to try it in a redraft league that has no buy-in, but my initial reaction is...no thanks. For all the fussing and cussing and whining and complaining that occurs in the pursuit of saves, it is BY FAR the most exciting part of the game for me. I love chasing saves, and I have several leaguemates that do as well. It's a fun part of fantasy baseball, even if it's maddening at times. It's like a marriage in that respect...you love it and will always love it, but some days you don't like it. And does it continue past that? Will we move to Team Rotations...Team Outfields...Team Infields...Team Catchers? If you're going to go with Team Bullpens, then you may as well go the rest of the way, as well. The biggest problem I see in it is the question of what platform can fulfill this concept for a league. You'd be asking platforms to add this customization, and I don't believe Yahoo, CBS, nor ESPN would do it...and they are the big 3. Like I said...interesting. And it definitely seems unique to me. But I wouldn't really want to play in a league with this. That said...all you need are 10, 12, or 14 to buy into it, right? Form one league and see how it goes if you can find a platform that will customize to this.
  13. July Closer Thread 2018

    Part of me agrees with you. The other part of me gets a thrill out of hunting and chasing saves. I could be wrong because I've never played in a S+H league, but it would seem to take some of the strategy out of the game, too. In my daily 5x5 roto league, we have a 1600 IP limit. This makes stud MRs like Miller and Hader very important because they provide high k/9 with tiny ratios. So for me, I try to strategize how many closers to carry and how many of these MRs I want to carry (alongside my starters) to get to my 1600 innings without going drastically over. So for me, there's a game within the game in which I try to balance the number of "closers" I have with the number of stud MRs I have to best help my team. And frankly, I've gotten quite good at it over the 8 years of our league's existence. It would seem to take that game-within-a-game away if our league went to S+H and wouldn't make it as fun or challenging. I could be wrong...like I said, I've never played a S+H league, so maybe I'm off base.
  14. J.A. Happ 2018 Outlook

    Anyone watching the game? Outside of that BAWMB by Betts, it seems that Happ had a lot of bad luck in the 4th. Travis commits an error with one out, making all 5 runs unearned. Nunez follows that error by reaching on a 50ft infield single...then a Leon FC to SS...wildpitch...walk...and Betts launched one. If Travis makes a play, Happ gets out of the 4th unscathed, but bad things happen when you offer a free pass and then leave one over the plate to Mookie.
  15. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    That's what I like about Shandler's preseason book...his 1st-2nd halves are actual 1st-2nd halves. And I like going to the splits on Yahoo's player pages and looking at April-June vs July-Sept during the season and over the winter before Shandler's book comes out each spring.