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  1. Shin-Soo Choo 2018 Outlook

    Not sure what there is to be fooled on. We know what he is. He has been a great hitter for a decade and is very low cost. Sure, hes not exciting but he appears to be aging quite well. In OBP leagues he is even better. Ride the wave as long as it lasts and have a backup ready.
  2. My fault. I didn't mean to jump on you but by the tone of your post, it seemed like you were just wanting to rip on the site (which is fine if you want to) but finding a really lame way (in my opinion) to do so. Basically, if you're going to rip on a site at least have some good reasons other than I couldn't figure out how to do something that is actually really quite easy to figure out. If you hate the mobile site/app then that's fair and it seems a pretty common complaint so no argument here from a guy who rarely uses the app. To be clear, I wasn't timing myself and I was just estimating that it took 15 seconds in total to do all the things you were trying to do (which I've never tried to do before). The site seems very responsive to me and provides a lot of great features that the other sites don't. Full disclosure, I play on FanTrax, ESPN, and Yahoo and if the app is a priority then I suppose it's not as good, although I have used the ESPN and Yahoo apps and honestly don't have any issues with the Fantrax mobile site other than I consider all the "apps" a sub-par way to utilize a site.
  3. You're talking to a guy who gets happy because someone criticized a fantasy website. Don't waste your time.
  4. I agree that FanTrax is better suited to desktop but I just went on my phone and it took me 15 seconds to do all the things you mentioned....come on man.
  5. Commissioners'Corner 2018

    I struggle with this every year. There is always a guy (or two) that pays up and then effectively just flushes his money down the toilet. I send out an e-mail every off-season giving people every opportunity to drop out of the league, and I stress that it's nothing personal and all I want is people to be committed to the league barring understandable real-life happenings. But the guys who should drop rarely do. My brother in law was the worst at this. He'd do the draft and pick a bunch of guys from his favorite team and then abandon his team by the 3rd week. Every year I'd give him multiple chances to leave and he'd say "I'm in. Where do I send my money?" The way I see it, if you only have one or two of these guys then it's probably not worth worrying about. Every league seems to have a garbage team or two so might as well be this guy if he's paying and at least setting lineups here and there. Otherwise, you just have to boot him. I've run a lot of leagues and I've rarely seen owners get better at managing their teams over time. The people who are truly competitive and into fantasy sports will hit the ground running from day one and their commitment is obvious. The guys who just putz around and treat is as a fun activity when convenient aren't all the sudden going to change into obsessive people like us.
  6. 3/31 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Twisted ankle. Didn't say when or how but hopefully nothing major.
  7. 3/31 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Hit a home run and then didn't come up for his next AB. Must have hurt himself in the dugout or something.
  8. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    Especially when managers use them in non-save situations (Rivero).
  9. Patrick Corbin 2018 Outlook

    Only 2 HR's is pretty good these days!
  10. Off-season Closer Thread 2017/18

    Anyone have any insight on Rivero - PIT? I didn't really get a chance to watch him last season but he's high up the rankings for a guy who came pretty much out of nowhere. Seems to be getting rocked in ST as well and wasn't great in the 2nd half. Anyone worried?
  11. Charlie Morton 2018 Outlook

    Nothing to do with it. He had significant velo gains (apparently from just trying to throw harder) that played up all his other stuff including his hard sinker. Astros were smart enough to pounce when he flashed it late in 2016.
  12. Felix Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Lived in Seattle and certainly agree with that. They seemed pretty content to live off the memories of the 1995 and 2001 teams and throw darts at washed up players and youngsters who always seemed to underwhelm while Felix was carrying the whole team. Also remember when Jack Z drafted Hultzen over Rendon thinking what a stupid pick that was. I wonder what might have been if they had traded Felix to the Yankees and tanked for a couple years. Maybe they would be the Astros but more likely they would have whiffed on all their picks. I do think Dipoto and whoever the new owner is (I think Lincoln and Armstrong are out?) are trying to change the culture but I don't think they ever had an opportunity to trade Felix since he declined at the absolute worst time when they finally got guys who could actually hit and were trying to win. And we all know if you are tradeable Dipoto will make the deal. Either way, I don't see a Verlander-esque rebound for Felix at this point but he can still blank the A's in Oakland over 6 innings a couple times a year and provide some value if you can play the matchups.
  13. Felix Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Not disagreeing with your assessment of the Mariners overall philosophy but they were in full blown contender mode when Felix started declining. They never really had a window to trade him other than when he was 27 and they sucked (and could have gotten a king's ransom for him). They can't trade him now so what else can they do other than trot him out there and hope he figures something out? At worst he's still a back end rotation guy or injured.
  14. Yeah. He was in Alabama I believe. Him and his wife ran it. They ran a lot of leagues and did a real good job. I just googled it and it looks like it's still operational (maybe?). A lot of the links on the site are not working so hard to tell. I'm sure when the Internet rolled around his business took a beating, unfortunately.
  15. Felix Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Based upon the recent comments from Dipoto his innings are going to be carefully monitored and I could even see a scenario where he is given a break at some point. The Mariners probably are just hoping to keep him intact for a full year and get a bit of ROI on the tail-end of his contract -- a Felix start probably still sells a few extra tickets as well. I'd venture that he'll be capped at 150 innings or so with a 4.15 ERA which makes him useful as a back-end guy for most fantasy teams where you have the capability to roster him and play favorable match-ups. Can't believe I'm saying all this though.