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  1. Bryce Harper 2017 Outlook

    I saw a report yesterday about a potential weekend return. I'm not getting my hopes up. 9/21:Bryce Harper flew with the team to New York for their upcoming series and may be activated this weekend. The all-star outfielder has been out with a bruised knee but has ramped up his baseball activities this past week. He'll hit on the field on Saturday and the team will make a determination after. With only one week left in some fantasy playoffs, a thumbs up or down for Harper in the final week could make the difference for some owners.--Mario Hernandez - RotoBaller
  2. Max Scherzer 2017 Outlook

    Just to add some clarification here. I just Tweeted at Mark Zuckerman (Nats beat) and he said the Nats announced the Weekend series to be Jackson/Stras/Max. Booya!
  3. Max Scherzer 2017 Outlook

    I know, that's why I posted that lol. Problem is, they don't have him scheduled Sunday, just a note about it (which could easily been incorrect given the confusing 6 man rotation situation). They have AJ Cole as the PP. I have a feeling Cole will get the start. Rest Max another day in preparation for the playoffs. Fingers crossed.
  4. Max Scherzer 2017 Outlook

    Not sure what to think. ESPN's note on him says: " Scherzer will look to build on his shiny 2.59 ERA in his upcoming Sunday start against the Phillies. " Are they sticking with a 6 man rotation with AJ Cole (who is scheduled Sunday on multiple websites) or are they actually pitching Max on 4 days rest?
  5. Sounds good in theory, right? Can't expect millions of people to do that though, if you're ESPN. If you're a commish, you can only manually do it, which is a pain.
  6. It's not a commish problem. What it is, is a commish headache. As a commissioner myself, I've had this loophole in my league for a decade. There's nothing we can do to police this, unless you expect a commissioner to spend all of his time babysitting league members and making sure nobody goes over the limit. As someone mentioned, it's a software issue. It's not easy to LOCK your SP at it's limit in a given day if TWO games/SP start at the same time and someone has them both in (whether it be on purpose or mistake). How can you expect a computer or a human to fix this issue? The obvious, yet inconvenient answer is the honor system. Your league needs to be in agreement that nobody goes over, and if they do, the Commish has to have a hard and fast rule that either disqualifies both starts, or auto-chooses one of the multiple in question. In the end, your league needs to accept it as an awkward loophole, or the commish needs to do some serious work.
  7. ESPN has used this start limit loophole since the beginning of ESPN fantasy. If you go INTO a day having had one start less than your limit, then, on the day you go over, you are allowed to fill up on as many starts as possible on your "over-day" .It's a bit weird, and your commish should have definitely informed the league of this before the season. But seriously, you didn't run into this until the playoffs? You and other owners missed out on some serious points this year in that case. Time to join a new league. Your commish sucks.
  8. Nope. The My Team page isn't working. Great time to screw the pooch, ESPN.
  9. Ronald Acuna - OF ATL

    Shocked that nobody has posted this yet; Per ESPN/Rotowire: Acuna has been assigned to the Arizona Fall League, MLB.com reports. Spin: While it's certainly not unheard of for a player to be called up after being named to a preliminary Arizona Fall League roster -- Yoan Moncada was promoted last year after being assigned to the AFL -- Acuna figures to simply rest for a bit after the minor-league season concludes before he heads to baseball's "graduate school" for prospects. It only makes good business sense for the Braves to hold off on promoting Acuna, as he's an elite talent and the team will gain an extra year of control by keeping him down until mid-April of 2018.
  10. Ronald Acuna - OF ATL

    Actually the biggest difference is about 55 lbs (and 2").
  11. Dominic Smith - 1B NYM

    Agreed. I just thought it was ridiculous how he contradicted himself.
  12. Dominic Smith - 1B NYM

    Per Roto (piggybacking off of this^^^): Alderson addressed Smith's status when discussing Amed Rosario's promotion to the majors. "I think it's important for guys like Rosario and Smith to get more than just playing time in September," said Alderson. "I think to really make it meaningful, it needs to be a little bit longer than that." After the Mets traded Lucas Duda last week, it's just a matter of time. Smith has been on a tear with Triple-A Las Vegas of late and is batting .340/.394/.534 with 16 homers and 72 RBI over 106 games on the year. There's some question about the power, but he should be worth owning in deeper mixed leagues as soon as he gets the call. Can someone please explain to me how in one breathe he says it's important to get more than just September playing time...and then somehow STILL leaves Smith in Vegas? Why not just call them both up to get the adequate amount of playing time? To say you value that end of season experience, and then go ahead and push back his callup further, resulting in LESS experience...simply makes no sense. I can't imagine the 40 man being a primary factor in holding him back? They have a fairly decent hole (despite Walker and Rivera moving all around the diamond) at first and the perfect player to slot in there. Why delay the inevitable?
  13. Amed Rosario - SS NYM

    This horse has been beaten enough.