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  1. During his career, Schilling won both the Roberto Clemente award: “The Roberto Clemente Award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.” As well as the Lou Gehrig Memorial award: “The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exhibits the character and integrity of Lou Gehrig, both on the field and off it.”
  2. Appears to be for players, not if they hurt someone’s feelings on the internet after retiring. Either way, I love those who vote for Clemens, not Schilling. Kinda telling on themselves when they won’t vote for scumbag Curt, but will vote for Roger, who had an affair with a 15 year-old when he was 28. Statutory rape- ok. Yikes.
  3. He swore?!? On national TV, no less?!? Youre right, AB to the Pack! They don’t even care!
  4. Tough. Can see a number of possibilities here. I think I’d go Breida based on matchup and hope for the best.
  5. I think I’d roll with the two Cowboys and Hardman. McLaurin and Hollywood may have QB/no passing issues. Really like Mecole this week, as he should get more looks/snaps with Watkins out.
  6. I like James Robinson a lot this week. I’d roll with him.
  7. Lamar @PHI Cam home v. DEN Will Lamar still be hobbled by the knee and be cautious again? Cam just back from COVID list. Cam is averaging more PPG, do I give him the nod this week? Or is Lamar a must-start? Thanks!
  8. Agreed. I don’t think he’s Aquino. Aquino isn’t good. I was simply stating the reasoning wasn’t great. Arozarena has a chance to be a very solid bat. I’m guessing he’ll go somewhere around round 10, and could provide solid value.
  9. “No way you hit .320 with 14 HRs in a month and it’s just a fluke.” -Aquino owners in 2019, probably
  10. They were pretending they were elite pitching hitters. Trying to fit in.
  11. Yeah, there’s some upside there. But he’s a .245/33/7 guy per 162 ( a bump in SB w/TOR is possible), but in general I’d simply say he’s the same guy he was in June. And if he was an undrafted free agent in many leagues this past season, I have a hard time moving him into the 4th round.
  12. Is this the first vast overreaction to the 60 game sample size?
  13. This isn’t a push just in fantasy. Most people don’t want to watch the “best” of hitting pitchers hit .177 with a .500 OPS. Also allows me to enjoy great starting pitchers more because they’re not being pinch hit for in a tight game because they can’t hit.
  14. I’m guessing it’s because no one hit the innings limit. Might have to reset and then see if it refreshes the standings.
  15. He’s been a 115 wRC+ hitter (15% above average) as a 20 and 21 year-old. He seems to be holding his own very well, and I’m really not sure what the expectations are. Yes, he is not Juan Soto or Mike Trout. But those are the exceptions to the rule. No one is. Based on his MiLB batting profile, I still expect some .310+/40+ HR in his future. Will that happen at 22? Not sure. But I’m fairly confident he will be a 140+ wRC+ hitter before long.
  16. Team construction matters. I am generally hesitant to draft such a bad real life hitter early. That said, he’d be a nice compliment to Soto or Arenado. A high floor, AVG/OBP/HR type player.
  17. Also 3rd win in 5 season for me in my keeper. While the championship counts, there is definitely an * in my point total. I finished with 87 total points, with second and 3rd finishing at 59.5 and 58, respectively. That is the highest point total to end a season ever but just like if someone had hit .400 in a 60 game “season,” it can’t be viewed as the same. So not the grind we’re used to, but a lot of fun maneuvering the bizarre road. Looking forward to what is hopefully back to “normal” next year.
  18. Bellinger’s average was a fluke last season, but his 162 game average through this, his age 24 season, is .273/39 HR/14 SB (and 200+ RBI/runs). And as that lineup is currently constructed, he’s an easy top 10 pick. As a bonus, getting 10+ SBs out of your 1B is super valuable.
  19. Yes I think both go 7-12. Both great talents. While Yelich may feel a little safer, I think the Dodgers lineup makes up for it.
  20. This is the type of overreaction to a 60 game sample size I was hoping to see. Hoping my leaguemates do the same. Can’t wait to capitalize!
  21. Oh, I’m well aware there were many other irrational owners last year as well. Not just you. Truth is, I bet there’s many who took Mookie this year at 4 and are disappointed and losing their league because he’s not even top 5. What a bum.
  22. I appreciate you coming back, but you’re still way off base. Mookie was 14th on the ESPN player rater last season, and is currently 6th. This isn’t a perfect measure, but point: He was great both seasons. And certainly you realize that small gap wasn’t what cost you the league last year, at least alone. There were probably plenty of players/decisions made that ultimately made the difference. Saying you lost solely because of Mookie’s “down year” is still laughable.
  23. What are you getting at here? Is this your evidence for “luck”? People didnt predict the drop offs, particularly in a short season. But good, successful owners draft well, identify free agents well, and make shrewd, “buy low” trades that can help alleviate some of the pain of a bust first round pick. One single bust or injury can be bad luck. That doesn’t mean all of the results are based on luck.
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