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  1. The two-way player issue...

    Seems to me, he should have SP/OF (or Utility) eligibility. If you start him in a pitching roster spot, then he's the same as an NL SP. He accrues pitching stats, but not hitting stats. If you start him at UT, or OF, he accrues hitting stats, even if he pitches that day. No different than if you had Bethancourt starting at C, and he happened to pitch in a blowout. The real interesting dilemma would be if he becomes Anaheim's closer. He might play 8 innings at DH, then come in and close the 9th. You'd have to really strategically start him in that scenario.
  2. 8/27 - GAME DAY THREAD

    How is Yelich hitting a triple and scoring on a throwing error an earned run for Richard?
  3. Josh Donaldson 2017 Outlook

    Goodness, at this pace, he might hit 30 bombs this year.
  4. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    There aren't really keepers on the wire. Buxton would be the closest thing, but even he would be a longshot. It's a 14 team league, but you can keep UP TO 3, meaning you can keep fewer. So, this year, 28 players were kept. I'd venture to guess that's about average. I have a hard time seeing Buxton doing enough to warrant essentially a top 30 pick next year. But, he's certainly worth the pick up at the cost of basically nothing. So really, the guy is still making moves either for the fun of it (which is fine), or to F with the rest of the league (which is kind of chump, but nothing I can really do about it).
  5. Miguel Cabrera 2017 Outlook

    Yeesh. If Hanley were my starting 1B, I'd probably just take the gamble on Miggy and hope he turns back into Miggy for a month. Even with as awful as Miggy has been, Hanley has barely been better. I've got Josh Bell starting over Miggy right now. Was looking at matchups this week and realized, at the moment, there's almost no scenario I'd start Miggy over Bell. I mean, outside of Bell facing Scherzer or Chris Sale or something, I guess.
  6. 8/23 - GAME DAY THREAD

    I'm the same way. I'm terrible at fantasy football. I think it's a combination of the fact I'm usually in the fantasy baseball playoffs when football drafts are, so I go in having done little research; and I also feel like I have a hard time adjusting to the pace of fantasy football. Feels weird not really having much to a couple days each week during football season.
  7. Robinson Cano 2017 Outlook

    Yea, his last month has been blah, which has left his entire season looking pretty blah. .788 OPS, 64, 19 & 78. Meh. Looks kinda Scooter Gennett/Jedd Gyorko'ish.
  8. 8/23 - GAME DAY THREAD

    I actually do a 19 week regular season, so we're in the first round of the playoffs right now. Works out well if you have guys who tend to start checking out right about now due to football.
  9. Josh Donaldson 2017 Outlook

    This is crazy. Wasn't even considering him as a keeper 3 weeks ago. Now, he's looking like almost a no brainer, ESPECIALLY if he gets SS eligibility.
  10. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    And if you read my subsequent posts, I actually agree with you. If he wants to keep managing his team, fine. I was just curious if others somehow lock eliminated rosters.
  11. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    I was simply clarifying in response to this part of Big Bat's post, "And if it is H2H you damn well want them to play and not ghost their team especially if some of your opponents who are making the playoffs are playing against them". We're not talking about an owner "ghosting" their team once they figure they're out of it, which impacts regular season records.
  12. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    To clarify, we're in the playoffs, this isn't the regular season.
  13. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    In our league, the non playoff teams go into a lottery for next year's draft. So the consolation bracket means nothing. I guess you're right though; if he wants to keep managing his team, I shouldn't stop him. Better than a guy checking out a month ago cause his team was out of it.
  14. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    No, not a big deal. Straily had a nice start today though. I wasn't going to stream him, but not sure about the other active teams.
  15. 2017 Commissioner / League Rules / League Drama

    I don't think there's even a way for me to lock a specific team from making transactions. I would have to go in and manually drop anyone he picked up, which I don't particularly want to spend my time doing.