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  1. 2018 "Deep" Sleepers

    Nice tout, 6'5, 230 power hitting 1b prospect that was promoted to AA after hitting 304 at the launching pad known as Lancaster. Sported a doable 25% K rate, which is around his ave k rate, with an increase in his BB rate, up to 11% from his sub 9%. Now this is where it gets interesting,, I'll admit that I'm not a saber-metric guy but would like to hear what the community though was under the hood here. I know Lancaster is a launching pad, but his power numbers have followed him to AA, along with his ISO, went up to 472 while his k rate soared to 39+ %. I just got him along with Heliot Ramos for Caven Biggio in a dynasty. I'm certain my trade partner though my target was Heliot, but he'd be mistaken, having Gleyber, Hampson and Urias, I felt that Biggio was expendable and am trying to assess his long term value without crossing into bench coach territory....thanks.
  2. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    The bold pertains to about 95% of all discussions here, this site is geared towards redrafts, not so much dynasty leagues, been down that path here more times than I can count, you'd think they'd want everyone involved here 100%, but you'd be mistaken, it's too bad too, had a lengthy discussion with a few posters and mods about the redraft vs dynastys, asking for a subsection for dynasty talks, but the re-drafters won, they won't give us a platform here for strictly dynasty talks....there are some awesome posters in the milb sections that are an asset to this community, too bad this site won't expand and welcome dynasty talk, but alas, if we want to talk minor rosters, we have to go to the milb section, where we have to abide by their guidelines, no roster chat, have to go to the bench coach section, where we can't talk about ml players, have to go to that section for those talks....imagine if you will, a place where you can get all your questions answered in one place....a pipe dream around here, and yes, I expect this to be deleted soon as I'm criticizing things here, happens every time I talk dynasty...., you'll get a few helpful posts for dynasty issues here, but mostly redrafters want to argue about values in re drafts that have zero value to dynastys. deletion in 3, 2,1.....
  3. Hard to give you targets without knowing your settings and entire rosters, both ml and farm, (I'm assuming you have a farm team since you're a dynasty)....Edelman speaks wise words, have to echo a lot of what he posted...that said: Sometimes in leagues this deep, it's better to whether the storm than to panic and make hasty trades trying to keep your head above water, especially given your standings. If this were my team, and this team was sitting where it is standings wise, I'd try to ride it out. I mean, Stripling looks to have put something together, enough to be successful, and with an opportunity, small sample be damned.....,sometimes there's gold in them thar hills, I'd hold Ross to see if he's the real deal or fools gold......hard pass from me on Reddick, I understand that waiver wire diving is difficult in leagues this deep, it's more like, dumpster diving, but there can be hidden gems to be found, so I look there first if I have a need, and revert to look at making trades as a last resort.( but I have to admit that I can be rather difficult in trade negotiations), so you'll have to rely on your better judgement... Jiminez is expected to take the closer role, if/when Greene leaves, are you set with closers? Do you have holds? K9? knowing these are important for us to give advise about a Jiminez type deal, his value will only go up if/when he starts closing, no? Might want to wait and see how things shake out, (that's only if you're confident enough with where you are standings wise), as a closer, Jiminez would hold more value, but as a holds rm, not so much, you'd be selling him early in my opinion...but again, settings matter here......... Braun, I agree with Edelman, find something that gives you an upgrade or improvement any where you can, (STARTING PITCHING) that's where you need improvements, but like you mentioned, every other team is in the same boat. If you have to pair Braun with Jiminez to get what you need? I wouldn't think twice...... All in all, seeing the names floating here, I'd at least, explore the market for pitching, and try moving Braun for an arm. Hope this helped at least a little....good luck
  4. Xander Bogaerts 2018 Outlook

    Keep in mind that during the 2014 season, they shuffled him back and forth between SS and 3b, as a 21 yr old rookie. He was basically learning how to play 3b at the ML level, a ton on his mind, much less hitting, It shouldn't be surprising that his numbers suffered during the 14 season. Once he settled in as the full time SS in '15, you could see he was confident and relaxed at the plate, and the numbers jumped close to, if not exceeding, early expectations, he was highly touted with power to come. In 16, he had another nice season, with the 21 hrs showing that he did have the pop. In 17 he was hampered with a wrist injury that he never seemed to get over. not enough to warrant a dl stint, but enough to impact his swing. There was discussions in his 17 thread about the lingering wrist issue, so here we are in 18 and he's healthy again, who do you really think he is? Me? something between '15 and '16, 290-310, 23+.. with counting stats lu spot dependent. Enjoy the ride, it's going to be a good one for a long time, health permitting...
  5. Nathan Eovaldi 2018 Outlook

    Had a lot of side movement on his FB last night. He's always had the mph, but in the past, if memory serves me, it was kinda flat. If this movement is here to stay, he could be fantasy relevant in shallower leagues, have to think ( or at least hope) that the K's will come. Too bad he's in the AL beast now......Nice lotto ticket, if he stays healthy, could be nice come playoff time, (yup, already thinking about potential stashes for the playoffs, snooze you lose). In any case, it was a nice showing.
  6. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B TOR

    Waiting for his man-muscles to develop..
  7. lol, yup, forgot that there are other places besides where I live.....
  8. Yahoo is set up where after midnight, you can drop a player but his stats will still count for that day, kinda how streamers get the jump on starters for the next day, so the drop of Wheeler is well within the confines of yahoo settings.
  9. Josh Reddick 2018 Outlook

    They've been using the DTD tag for injuries as well as illnesses for a while now, that's all, he's feeling under the weather, sick, so he's day to day...could potentially pinch hit if needed though.....
  10. Yonny Chirinos 2018 Outlook

    He was named their minor league pitcher of the year after his 2017 season, with the arms they have down there, was all I needed to hear for a dynasty add. He's poised on the mound, commands the strike zone quite well with good movement. Lots to like from what we've seen, this is the type of arm that if you put him on your watch list, you'll probably be watching him all season, on someone else's roster. Still a small sample, but results are promising.
  11. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    To the bolded, this is a rare occasion to be sure, but I had to share this story because, well, it did happen. In Feb. 1991, Mark McGuire signed a 1 year 2.85 million dollar contract with the Oakland A's. He was coming off his 1990 season that saw him put up these numbers: .235ba, 39hrs 108rbis, with an all star appearance. He went on to hit .201 during the 1991 season, after the season, he went to Mr Finley's office and gave him $1 million dollars back from his 2.85 million dollar salary saying he didn't earn it. It was a pretty big deal here in the Bay Area at the time, as you said, you don't see multi-millionaire athletes giving money back to the owners, ever, until Big Mac came to town, nor have I heard of another instance since, but it did happen, just this once. Despite all the hate he generated later in his career, he will forever be considered a class act for that action alone here in the Bay Area.
  12. 5th season 12 tm full dynasty on yahoo, with 20 man milb rosters on proboards, needs 2 dedicated and active owners. #1:, milb : #2:, milb: league settings: we've had issues in the past with trades, but have worked hard addressing them. Any questions, just ask
  13. How is it a commish problem? Since when is it ok for us to not be accountable for our actions? That's what you're saying by putting the blame or responsibility on the commish. A limit is a limit, not open for interpretation, it's clear, in black and white, 12 starts is 12 starts, not 15, not 18, it's frickin 12, so is a 25 ip limit, it's clear, 25 ip, not 30, not 50, but 25, where is the confusion? Why is it ok to exceed a limit and then blame a commish? Isn't his main function is to ensure the league is run smoothly and by the league rules? Just because a move limit can be enforced by the hosting site, which enforces YOUR settings when you implement a limit, it's still a clear number, and if you elect to use their numbers, it's still a black and white number, not grey, or gray, it's simply someone using a loop hole to usurp the league rules, not the commish's doing, he can un do those, but it's not his fault for changing the wording to something that the hosting site can not enforce, but it doesn't make it ok to do. Cheating the rules is cheating the rules, doesn't matter how you spin it, or where you place the blame, when you make the move despite what the rules states, you're cheating.
  14. This is a hosting site issue though, they simply don't have the software to enforce start limits like this, so people exploit that inability by the hosting sites, totally disregarding the league rule in place. Your league rules "should" supersede hosting site settings period, that's why you have league rules, not site rules that you can't alter or adjust to your liking., so, by definition, your cap should be a hard cap, ( where in the world is there another situation where we sit around and try to find a loophole to usurp the laws? Prison? that or come tax time are about the only times I can see this type of behavior) but some people have to see it in writing that the cap in your rules is in fact a hard cap and not a soft cap to be ignored( my question then is why the F is there a cap if we don't have to abide by it? ), because everyone knows that if it isn't stated that a cap is a hard cap, it isn't a cap at all due to the hosting site's lack of enforceable software, right? I mean, we're now a society that has to have every single item listed and expanded upon so as to curb the inclination for humans to find each and every loophole in order to gain an edge, it's what we've become, no longer are there gentlemen's agreements, no longer are there handshake deals, or your word being your honor, your situation is a prime example. Weekly add limits do, to some degree, curb this, but not totally, and I find it comical how those that do use the loophole will try to justify their actions by saying that the hosting site allows it, so forget our rule that is in place, or the ever popular, "everyone does it", yea right, that's why we have league rules, right? so we can all ignore them due to the hosting sites lack of enforceable software, right? smh, the sad thing is the most do this in a FREE game, those people and their lives must really suck if they have to cheat at a free game like that, AND try to justify their actions.......keep your redraft leagues, I'll stick to the private dynasty formats where we don't have those issues. Good luck
  15. Wrong forum, but I have a question...

    I don't know what the number is but I do know there is a number. Just post where you can until you're able to post anywhere. or you could message a moderator and ask them. Best I can do for you. Welcome to the forums