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  1. Hey Bossman, how's things in the great white north? Haven't talked with you in about a year, good to see you.

    To answer your first question, no, not the most stacked team, I'd take my dynasty team over yours any day:


    Question #2:

    Do you have any idea on the SP's that will be tossed into the pool? and what the other teams are likely to throw back as far as bats go? That'd help is deciding on who to keep here, could you realistically get Verlander back if you threw him into the pool?

    In a vacuum, Sanchez and Bregman are the 2 I'd keep, especially with how deep SP is these days, lots of good/great arms out there, both known and the sleepers.

    Good luck.

    1. bigbossman


      Yo Fish!  Yeah long time, hope you've been having a great offseason....nice team you are sporting there...the great white north is....WHITE!  we just got hit with the biggest snowfall of the season...but nothing compared to what New York state is seeing...


      It's hard to know for sure who will be tossed back in...I do think with my 4th overall pick in the draft that I can nab a solid starter...maybe verlander again if I don't deal him for an upgraded pick...I'd say in general teams will keep most decent starters...I'll be looking at maybe being able to get a SP1 with the early pick, but most likely getting a SP2 and a few SP3s in the early rounds...


      Thanks for your insight as usual, looking forward to another season sharing commentary!

    2. FISH ON

      FISH ON

      Sorry to hear about the weather, but ya gotta expect it living where snow is prevalent, no? lol, sunny 82 here in California.

      Don't you hate it when you ask a question only to receive posts that tell you your leagues sucks? Or that your league-mates are a bunch of news? Never do they give credit for shrewd trades or patience while working the wire, or even for your efforts with prospects? Main reason I don't ask these boards for much. Congrats for all your hard work.

      I took over this team at the start of 2013, was a cellar dweller, WW ads, and some savvy trading, as well as depleting my farm.

      I think that's the right path for your keepers, you seem to have a plan in place, remember to bob when they weave.


      Good luck

  2. Melvin loves to play matchups with his bats, Healy is said to be the DH with right handers on the mound, with the plan of a platoon with Alonzo against lefties at 1b, and will get time at 3b when Trevor needs day(s) off, he should get 500+ abs hitting 4th or 5th.
  3. As a teenager during the amazing A's run in the early 70's, as a lefty, Ken Holtzman and Vida Blue where who I tried to emulate, , as a 10-16 yr old, had a nasty give up curve, along with a sinking curve, screwball, even a Mussina knuckle curve. Then at age 16 was throwing 92ish, had a scholarship until I blew out my elbow just before I turned 17, needless to say, I had to follow a different path as my elbow was destroyed and in '77 they weren't performing tj on hs kids. anyway, nice piece, great thread
  4. I'm not so sure about this inning caps at an early age being fully responsible for future arm issues, I believe the root of the issue is the type of pitches these kids are throwing at too early an age, way before their bodies are fully developed. They're putting too much torque on elbow/shoulder ligaments with the curves/sliders, knuckleballs. Think back to when you were a kid growing up, we played baseball EVERY DAY, for hours upon hours as well as little league. Our arms were well worked, but we were throwing everything from curves, sliders, screwballs, knuckle-curves, sinking curves, everything we could do to make the ball dance like a whiffle ball, everything that is detrimental to our still not fully developed arm and shoulder ligaments. As a coach, I stressed the importance of allowing arms to develop before incorporating curves/sliders and everything not a fastball/change up related. I taught kids finger position and pressure while throwing fastballs to get movement without the torque on the elbow or extra strain on the shoulder that's involved by throwing curves/sliders. Sound mechanics are intrinsic to a healthy career, but never underestimate the damage done at an early age while trying to do more than the body can handle. I ran into a lot of resistance in this approach, especially from the older kids who had been throwing those type of pitches for a few years, but their long term health was my objective. Just one mans opinion/experience
  5. I really like what you and a few others post here, you dig deep, unfortunately, so do I, as well as a few of my dynasty league-mates who frequent this forum, which brings me to my post. You keep outing my deep sleepers before I can clear room for them, forcing me to drop others that I'm high on, dagnabit!! cost me Luis Castillo to make room, but I'm higher on Welker than Castillo, especially after the move to Cinn. Seriously though, great posts, I always look forward to these deep names.
  6. I could see them turning to Brock Stewart instead of Urias early if the need arises in an effort to limit Urias' innings. Have to keep in mind that Urias is their future, even with them going all in now, he'd be a bigger impact contributor later in the season with his limits than he would be starting right out of the gate. They're going to protect his arm, whether we like it or not, but he will have an impact, it's simply a matter of when.
  7. A little copy and paste: Important dates for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball {TKN_PRODUCT_YAHOO_NAME) Yahoo Fantasy Baseball follows the same schedule as the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season. This year's season runs from April 2, 2017 through October 1, 2017. In Head-to-Head leagues, all Game Weeks follow a 7-day, Monday through Sunday format. Registration dates and deadlines Team and league registration is open from January 26, 2017 until July 9, 2017.
  8. 4 starts at 1b, means he won't carry 1b elig into 2017
  9. Paddack was also traded to San Diego - fwiw
  10. Hmmm, your only post in this thread, I sure missed you, thanks for the troll.
  11. Look above my post, bluejaysin2030 posted this: Only 415PA... But seriously. I still can't believe some people doubt him. The kid has wheels and power. What more do you want? Even if he hits .240, would you be upset when it comes with 10-15SB and 25+HRs? At SS? Damn. That's what I was replying to, he asked if anyone would be upset at these numbers, so I replied that Semien put up those numbers last season, man,m I knew someone would get their panties in a wad... I was quoting bluejaysin2030, he posted those numbers, and asked if anyone would be upset, my post about Semien was in reply. because Semien DID put up those numbers. sheesh, reading 101,
  12. Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I am NOT saying he's Semien, but these numbers are, Semien went 238, 27 and 10, would you really be happy if Story does this?
  13. People also forget that he lost his son in July of 2014. Hard to focus on a game when you lose a family member mid season, might, just might have an impact on career numbers when there's only a small sample to go from to start with. 2015 he started to show what he brings to the table, I'm going to assume he gathered himself as much as one can after a loss like he went through, takes time if ever to focus again on a game. To me, he gets a pass for 2014's numbers as well as his career numbers, I'm going off of 2015 to present when evaluating Villar. (rubs hand together ala Mr. Burns, "excellent" thinking about my 2b in 2017). my edit: Did I just confuse Villar with Segura? I may have, if so, disregard. Homer says, "DOH"
  14. A possibility, but looking at his total ip since 2012, 170ish or so, give or take a few innings, this is the most he's pitched. Realistically, seeing the recent babying trend with SP's returning from TJ, could see them cap him around 120ish next season, with a late season call, bp perhaps? would hate to see that, but he'd get a cup at least in that scenario. Call him up around May/June '18 to play the control game,and let him rip from then on, this is if everything goes accordingly or as hoped..dynasty gold so far, fingers crossed he stays healthy.
  15. Not seeing him fast tracked next season since this is his first season back from surgery. Today's start puts him at 90.1 ip for the season. Late late 2017? perhaps, but I believe they'll bring him along slowly with eyes on '18, could be wrong, but I'd personally like to see them allow him to build up arm strength and innings for the long haul. Minn doesn't look like they'll contend in 17, just my 2 cents.
  16. Very efficient too, 87 pitches through 7, with 60 strikes. Also encouraging was a 7-1 gb/fb ratio. Would love to see him move up to face some tougher competition, but gotta love what we're seeing so far.
  17. Locked into a great duel tonight. Trading zero's through 3. Here's a link for those who like to follow game day.:
  18. Brault is getting the call. As much as we all want to see Glasnow, he still needs a bit more honing/work on his secondary stuff as well as his command and control, soon grasshopper, soon.
  19. FISH ON

    AJ Reed - 1B HOU

    Pulled hammy = biggest bust of the year Only on rotoworld.....
  20. Probably done for the night, looked like he's a bit rusty: 5 ip, 2 hits, 1 bb with 8 k's. 88 pitches, 53 for strikes
  21. Watching on, no pitch speed, but kid is dealin, 5 k's through 2 ip, 1 hit allowed.
  22. He's been on the dl, ankle injury.
  23. 34 errors in 84 games as a SS have some wondering where he'll eventually end up playing. His bat will play though
  24. lets take a closer look at Straily's last 10 starts: 7/20: @LAA..7ip, 8h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 4k 97 pitches 7/25: LAA..4.1ip, 7h, 5r, 5er, 2bb, 5k 84 pitches... would you leave him in? didn't think so 7/30 Tor 4.2ip, 6h, 5r, 2er, 2bb, 2k 96 pitches, again, he was done 8/6 @Cinn 4ip, 6h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 3k, 75 pitches this is the only game I agree he was pulled a tad early 8/12 @Tor 7.1ip, 6h, 1r, 1er, 3bb, 5k, 94 pitches 8/17 Cle 5.2ip, 6h, 3r,3er, 4bb, 7k 103 pitches 8/23 @Balt 3.1ip, 4h, 6r, 6er, 4bb, 2k 79 pitches. zero command, zero control, got lit up 8/28 @ Det 6ip, 8h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 4k, 103 pitches, went as deep as he could 9/2 Tex 5ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 4k 91 pitches todays game 7ip, 2h, 0r, 1bb, 7k 103 pitches point is, Melvin is managing this kid, as well as his team, Straily is still only 24, why burn him out when his stuff isn't there? At times, Melvin actually has left him in a bit too long when he just didn't have it. I watch almost every A's game, whether it be on TV or in person, I do not box-score watch then try to evaluate like is done way too much here, not just for Straily, but for many players. I hope Straily can remain healthy and continues to mature, overuse when it's not needed is counter productive, for any pitcher. I always read where posters are screaming for the pitcher to be removed time and time again when they're ineffective, but not for superman Straily, (sarcasm button pushes) But this Straily thread has been one of the most volitile threads on this forum all season, when he does great, silence, when he doesn't, all the haters show up..Take the good with the bad, micro manage your team and be thankful for the good starts, vent after the bad, but don't wish punishment for the whole team when you don't agree with a managers decisions. Armchair managing is the easiest job in the world, you're never wrong Peace out
  25. 7ip, 2h with only 1bb, oh, add in 7 K's too boot. Dominate performance today. Reason he gets pulled early at times is he doesn't always have the control and or command. Doesn't matter what his pitch count is, without those 2 facets of the game, Melvin has made the correct choice in almost every instance. I can understand being frustrated when things don't go according to our wishes regarding our fantasy teams, but Melvin gets paid big bucks to run a professional team, not ours. 99% of baseball fans will agree that Melvin is doing a great job running the A's, potentially 2 playoff trips in a row after missing them for 5 years....I think he does know a little about how to run a team.