El Guapo

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  1. Sano? SaYES! Solo HR. I love this guy. I don't care that he strikes out more than I do at a singles bar.
  2. Yep, Machado's spiking and now this haven't helped. Part of the disappointment is the general lack of production by the Sox offense. Pedey's OBP is still .358, not bad. If the guys after him were raking, he'd at least still contribute R and AVG over your garden variety MI. I'm holding b/c the MI options aren't much better and I still have a Homer's hope that the offense will heat up post-ASB.
  3. Maybe they pull a Dodgers and keep rotating a guy through the 10-day DL. I just hope they at least make up cool excuses for it. McCullers lands on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 18, with amoebic dysentery. Keuchel goes back on the DL with lexical-gustatory synesthesia (a taste is experienced when hearing words, e.g., hearing the words "Craig Biggio" taste like waffles).
  4. My poor, poor missing RBIs BECAUSE THEY ARE BATTING HIM LEAD OFF. I know I shouldn't complain, but I still will.
  5. Lol, whatever buddy. To each his own. I've never advocated anyone else sitting him or dropping him, just commented on how I've been using him (or not) in a way that's comfortable for me. All the pro-Vargas points being made are totally valid. My hesitancy is rooted in pure risk avoidance (I am extremely conservative when it comes to SPs; I don't feel irrationally about other positions). If I had drafted Vargas, I might feel differently, but he was a waiver wire pick (as he probably was for 95% of us) -- that probably accounts for the different view of him versus other top 12 pitchers (well that plus the pitches that look like he's throwing BP). I always feel like it's 11:59 and he's about to turn back into a pumpkin. I get that the stats and his showings so far don't prove that, but there it is. So why hold him? Two reasons: to start him when I'm comfortable doing so, and to prevent another owner with more cojones than me from using him But thanks for being so concerned about my fantasy managing skills.
  6. This is feeling that I can't shake with Vargas, that the Ratio Apocalypse is just around the corner. And that's crazy for a Top 12 pitcher! Honestly, do you look at a tough Strasburg start and say, "Hm, playing @ MIL, better sit him." No way. But I find myself doing that with Vargas. I did start him for the CGSO b/c it was at home and against a CLE team he'd beaten already. I sat him for both NYY games, one of which worked out in my favor but neither of which I regretted. And I feel the same way against a HOU lineup that can hit top to bottom. There's a good chance he goes 6 innings with 3 or 4 Ks and 1 ER. There's also a chance he goes 4.1 with 6 ER and no Ks. With Vargas, the possibility of the latter occupies an outsized part of my brain right now. ::shrugs::
  7. It matters more in roto leagues with IP caps. Since you have only a set number of innings (i am in leagues with a 1450 IP limit and 1300 IP) you want to maximize the good K/9 and win oppos. Not blowing up your ratios is also important. As i said above, he's just a guy that I don't have a lot of confidence in despite the early success. I just use him for good matchups.
  8. Over his last 5 starts, he has only 19 Ks in 32 IP. If he's not striking people out, I worry about what they will do to those 85 mph pitches. I feel like it's not a matter of if, but when, he gets shelled. I didn't advise anyone to sit him, just noted that I am not starting him. Since I play in roto leagues with IP limits, I can be choosy with whom I start. To me, despite how well he has done, he's not someone who screams set it and forget it like other guys. I play the matchups. I know I've left some good starts on the table, but I care less about missing out on those than dealing with a potential blow up to my ratios (it took a while to get past the effect that Gausman's early starts had on my ratios).
  9. On my bench as well. The potential to get rocked is too big, and the likelihood for a win vs Keuchel is too low. Finding it hard lately to confidently put him out there, even if he's not pitching terribly.
  10. Curious what he ranks in a league like that? Do the rest of the counting stats make up for it, and will they when his avg drops into the .250-.260 range?
  11. Man, they're just making stuff up now. Roberts: Uh, Alex hurt his, uh, anterior posterior cruciatus. uh, medial covfefe nerve. He should be back once Hill gets another blister. Uh, I mean, once he's cleared by doctors.
  13. Yes. I picked up Cozart and Owings early on and they've been awesome value for practically nothing. Only worry with Cozart is that he gets dealt to a bad situation, sapping his value. Apparently he's high on the Reds' trade list.