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#4655792 2014-15 Worst Trade Proposals

Posted by owenmills on 11 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

My wife said she'd double the amount of sex we have if I gave up fantasy football this year. DECLINE!
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#6042158 Christine Michael 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by Sine_cera on 18 November 2015 - 01:31 PM

CMike to the Pats in the Deion Lewis role???

 

Can you envision Michael trying to learn the Pats playbook?

 

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#6032919 There's a difference between Fantasy Basketball Talk and Assistant Coach...

Posted by tongs on 16 November 2015 - 02:48 PM

Progressively seeing more and more "help me, who should I drop", "Pick him up?!", "who's better..." posts in this part of the forums.

 

I'd just like to say welcome to the forums, and

 

If you have a question regarding your fantasy team, post here:

Assistant Coach Help Forumhttp://forums.rotowo...hp?showforum=20

This forum is for all questions regarding your particular team and/or league settings. Such questions include but not limited to, "Do I make this trade?", "Who do I start?", "Who do I pickup?", "Who should I keep?" and "Rate my team".

 

If you would like to discuss individual players and their fantasy outlook, continue to post here:

Fantasy Basketball Talkhttp://forums.rotowo...php?showforum=6

This forum is reserved for sharing NBA news and fantasy basketball general strategy discussion.

 

I'm sorry if I've stepped on any mod's toes but I just had to get it out there.


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#5958815 Week 9 Waiver Wire Touts

Posted by noles1983 on 01 November 2015 - 06:11 PM

geno smith

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#5416924 Edwin Encarnacion 2015 Outlook

Posted by kimchi_chigae on 09 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

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#5401909 Cool Story Bro 2015 Edition

Posted by The Czar on 01 April 2015 - 06:00 PM

With the money I won in my leagues last year I got my old man and my brother playoff tickets to game 5 of the NLCS where Ishikawa hit the game winning homerun.

 

I thought my Dad was going to cry.  It was his first playoff game.

 

One of my favorite stories (probably for the rest of my life)...thought it was pretty cool.


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#4571668 POSTING RULES & HELPFUL LINKS - BASEBALL FORUMS 2008 - PRESENT

Posted by The Harsh on 26 May 2014 - 12:36 AM

With baseball season in full swing, and an ever growing Forum population, we'd like to remind the posters that the Main Forum (Fantasy Baseball Talk) is for discussion for general purposes. This means team-specific issues, rosterbating, cool-story-bro moments - while they mean a lot to the poster posting - they don't fit the bill. There are threads for celebration, venting, cool-story-bro posts - and there is a separate Forum to post roster or team/league-specific issues - the Bench Coach (BC) Help Forum.

As RW Forums posting volume has increased, so has the number of these types of posts. While it's understandable if it's happened unintentionally, it's also becoming clear Fantasy Baseball Talk is becoming overrun with BC posts, and the other aforementioned posts which are hijacking player discussion. Again, if it's someone learning for the first time, or if it's done inadvertently, we get that - but too many veterans are contributing to the problem. We cannot stress this enough: this problem tends to grow exponentially because too many people see others doing it and think it's okay, but this only worsens the issue. Lead by example and use the appropriate threads!

Fantasy Baseball Talk is to help promote general fantasy discussion that's usable for the entire community. To keep this focus, for those who can't stop - harsher penalties, including temporary disabling of posting privileges (or longer in the case of repeat offenders following prior penalties) will be applied. Hopefully, this won't be necessary - but as all posters agree to abide by the CoC and Posting Rules when they join, notice that BC posting will need to be done in the BC Forum is clearly necessary.

Given that the rules are well-known to returning members, we trust this reminder will help returning members keep Main Forum discussion for the community at large and away from AC/team content, and help new members avoid future problems as well.

Also, for the newest members:

PROBATIONARY MEMBERS - for those of you who have just joined, welcome! While you are in a probationary status, please note two important differences from other members. First, you can't send PM's or receive PM's until you move up to regular member (10+ posts). Secondly, as of 2013, Probationary Members can reply to existing threads, but can't create new threads in the following Forums:

Main Baseball Forum (Fantasy Baseball Talk)
MILB Baseball Forum (MILB Forum)

Main Football Forum (Fantasy Football Talk)
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Please note that probationary members can still create threads in the other Forums, and can reply to existing threads in the above Forums. This will allow probationary members to get their feet wet in the Main Forums, and also help new members avoid posting Assistant Coach / Bench Coach threads in the wrong Forum.

As always, take a moment to read the RW Baseball Forum Posting Rules, RW Football Forum Posting Guidelines and RW Basketball Forum Posting Guidelines as this will cover all the areas of posting for RW members. Welcome aboard!
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#5890751 Joseph Randle 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by RJRJRJ on 19 October 2015 - 08:22 PM

Christine Michael is complete garbage. Anyone thinking he's going to get the majority of carries on any team should be drug tested.

In case anyone doesn't know, Michael is one of the dumbest players in the league. They literally have to right his playbook in crayon for him to understand it.

 

 

LOL


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#5765168 Arian Foster 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by zigfreid on 23 September 2015 - 01:10 PM

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#5596379 2015 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

Posted by Mikewastaken on 29 July 2015 - 10:06 PM

Maybe he was told he wasn't leaving.
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#5672976 Travis Kelce 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by BxBOMBERs28 on 01 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

Analyzing the semantics of dodging a bullet... only in these forums.lol
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#4613892 RIP Tony Gwynn

Posted by Golden Spikes on 16 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

my personal Tony story from the UTsandiego forum discussion on his passing

My fondest moment on a personal level of Tony Gwynn would have to have come in 1993.

I was playing JUCO at Grossmont, and was working for the San Diego School of Baseball at the time as an assistant (shag balls, set up, clean up, basically do whatever they ask). One afternoon after one of the hitting clinics was over, there were 2 of us assistants hanging around getting things cleaned up. Tony stayed late to sign autographs for every kid in attendance (well over 1000). I had spoken quite a bit to Tony over the year, he knew me, he addressed me by name, he never made me feel like just a random person, anyways as he was walking out one day, he asked me how my season was going. I was doing pretty good, and had been working on taking the ball the other way (as a lefty) so I brought up my approach to him.

He put down his stuff and went into the cage with me, asking me to show him rather than tell him. For about 15 mins he sat and watched as I attempted to replicate his 5.5 approach. I was a pretty good "slappy" type hitter, your prototypical 80's 90's style no 2 hitter. Anyways he didnt say anything for 15 mins, which I thought was odd. I always was used to a mouth in my ear every time I hit. From my Dad, to my high school coach, up to Eddie Olsen at GC.

After I was done he took a few swings, and showed me a couple tips. It was amazing. When he hit in the cage, he wasnt that 5.5 guy, and he explained to me that when he is at the plate his approach is always to hit it through the pitchers legs, cause there is nobody there to get you out. So while hitting he proceeded to hit 10 consecutive pitches right back through the hole in the net where the ball came out (roughly the size of a softball) I was in shock. He told me also that if you work on hitting the ball the other way in the cages, when you get in the game that pitch is going to be coming a little faster, and you are going to foul alot of pitches off, which made sense.

To wrap up, I thanked Tony and started about my cleanup, he said goodbye and was walking to his car, when I saw that 32-30 still leaned against the cage with a pair of brand new Franklin batting gloves on it (the ones he wore that day at the camp) I grabbed them and chased him to his car, saying Tony you forgot your stuff, to which he replied.

"Those aren't mine D."

That summer I played in a wood bat league and stupidly although successfully used Tony's bat to the tune of a .432 BA, but broke it during the last game of the season. I kept it in shards for a couple years, but after a few moves it disappeared.

I will always have that memory of Tony. What a man, what a hitter, what a human being
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#5709237 Arian Foster 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by burninglegs on 10 September 2015 - 09:10 PM

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#5294713 Ty Lawson 2014-2015 Season Outlook

Posted by markdash on 23 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

When I prayed for Ty Lawson to drain some shots, this is not what I had in mind
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#3764943 ROTOWORLD'S FOOTBALL FORUM'S POSTING GUIDELINES

Posted by Tarheels_2433 on 11 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

With football season in full swing, and an ever growing Forum population, we'd like to remind the posters that the Main Forum is for posting on discussion for general purposes. This means team-specific issues, rosterbating, cool-story-bro moments - while they mean a lot to the poster posting - they don't fit the bill. There are threads for celebration, venting, cool-story-bro posts - and there is a separate Forum to post roster or team/league-specific issues - the Assistant Coach (AC) Forum.

As RW Forums posting volume has increased, so has the # of these types of posts. While it's understandable if it's happened unintentionally - it's also becoming clear the Main Forum is becoming overrun with AC posts, and the above types of posts which are hijacking player discussion. Again, if it's someone learning for the first time, or inadvertent, we get that - but too many veterans are contributing to the problem. We cannot stress this enough, this problem tends to grow exponentially because too many people see others doing it and think it's okay, but this only worsens the issue. Lead by example and use the appropriate threads!

The Main Forum is to help promote general fantasy discussion that's usable for the entire community. To keep this focus, for those who can't stop - harsher penalties, including temporary disabling of posting privileges (or longer in the case of repeat offenders following prior penalties) . Hopefully, this won't be necessary - but as all posters agree to abide by the CoC and Posting Rules when they join, notice that AC posting will need to be done in the AC Forum is clearly necessary.

Given that the rules are well-known to returning members, we trust this reminder will help returning members keep Main Forum discussion for the community at large and away from AC/team content, and help new members avoid future problems as well.

Also, for the newest members:

PROBATIONARY MEMBERS - for those of you who have just joined, welcome! While you are in a probationary status, please note two important differences from other members. First, you can't send PM's or receive PM's until you move up to regular member (10+ posts). Secondly, as of 2013, Probationary Members can reply to exisiting threads, but can't create new threads in the following Forums:

Main Football Forum (Fantasy Football Talk)
IDP Football Forum (IDP Forum)
Main Baseball Forum (Fantasy Baseball Talk)
MILB Baseball Forum (MILB Forum)
Main Basketball Forum (Fantasy Basketball Talk)

Please note that probationary members can still create threads in the other Forums, and can reply to existing threads in the above Forums. This will allow probationary members to get their feet wet in the Main Forums, and also help new members avoid posting Assistant Coach / Bench Coach threads in the wrong Forum.

As always, take a moment to read the RW Baseball Forum Posting Rules, RW Football Forum Posting Guidelines and RW Basketball Forum Posting Guidelines as this will cover all the areas of posting for RW members. Welcome aboard!
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#5829584 Christine Michael 2015 Season Outlook

Posted by Gandalfthecat on 07 October 2015 - 08:10 AM

Heh heh, my wife Christine actually thinks I got HER name tattooed on me heh heh


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#5340139 2015 Bold Predictions

Posted by kidtwentytwo on 21 February 2015 - 10:08 AM

Giancarlo Stanton knocks a baseball into orbit around Bartolo Colon
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#6308689 Socrates Brito 2016 Outlook

Posted by soccerperson on 02 April 2016 - 02:28 AM

5 posts in and in and no mention of how absurd this guy's name is.  Your parents really have to hope you're one bad hombre to give you the name Socrates.

 

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#6352670 Michael Conforto 2016 Outlook

Posted by My Dinner With Andre on 26 April 2016 - 08:35 AM

Conforto's metrics are already elite.

 

As brock as others have mentioned, Conforto is among the leaders in hard-hit rate. Indeed, since the start of 2015 Conforto is second in the league in hard-hit rate behind only Giancarlo Stanton. The list of players he ranks ahead of is equally impressive (see below). Note: I use a 250 plate appearance minimum, so as to be able to include Conforto.

 

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So he's a young guy who hits the ball hard / has good power, you say? He must be swinging at everything and have awful plate discipline. Not quite: Among players with at least a 36% hard-hit rate, Conforto is among the lowest in O-Swing%; he rarely chases pitches outside the zone. Once again he's among elite company.

 

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Ok, so he's exhibited notable pop and plate discipline. He must have spotty contact rates. Still no: Conforto is among the leaders in both contact % and swinging strike % among players with at least a hard-hit rate of 36%. Moreover, if you adjust the criteria to only include those with a hard-hit rate of at least 40%, then Conforto is second in contact % (to Mike Trout) and third in swing strike % (to Trout and Goldy).

 

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The lone qualification for these metrics is that Conforto has been a quasi-platoon player so far; thus, these metrics more or less reflect his performance against righties only. Needless to say, this usage also constrains Conforto's ability to accumulate counting stats. So, while he's mentioned in this post alongside the class of the baseball -- both in real life and fantasy -- he's got a ways to go. But the early indications are incredibly promising. 


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#5790743 NBA Art

Posted by sytadel on 29 September 2015 - 04:14 AM

Thought i'd post this to kill some time, reply with any NBA Art you've created. Here's mine, all hand made oil paintings. Anthony Davis, and John Wall both liked theirs on my Instagram. Larry Sanders actually shared my portrait of him which was really cool.

 

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