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  1. 1 hour ago, midlip said:

    Heading into the fantasy playoffs next week and considering dropping this turd.  Anyone with insight care to suggest why we shouldn't? 


    I would suggest dropping him. I already have Daniel Murphy and Gleybar Torres, Dozier has been complete garbage and shows no signs of turning it around soon.

  2. 1 hour ago, Backdoor Slider said:

    Take out Trout and where are the Angels?

    Mookie and JRam (and Lindor, & JD, etc.), despite being better players, are punished in your voting because they happen to have better teammates. Got it.

    In general, that’s not how the voting will go.


    The angels aren't even in contention this year and he's been injure, so he's not going to win the MVP this year. I'm not punishing Betts and Ramirez, because I know it's unlikely that davis gets the MVP, but I am making the argument that he could be considered the MVP. I actually would give Just Dongs Martinez the MVP because he is putting up huge numbers and elivated Boston to new heights this year.

  3. 46 minutes ago, Backdoor Slider said:

    *WAR isn’t everything qualifier as an “of course,” but...


    -28th in fWAR in the AL

    -4th on his own team in fWAR

    -JRam and Mookie are having all-time great seasons, JRam potentially having the greatest season for a 3B ever. 


    I like KD a lot, but you’re letting your fantasy man crush cloud reality. Very possible he could slip into the top 10, maybe even 6ish. But he is not making a “legit case for AL MVP.” 



    WAR is not everything. My point is that he is making a legit case for MVP. He is on pace for roughly 49 homers and already has over 100 rbi. Take his bat out of that lineup, and would the A's still be in the pennant chase? I would guess not.

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  4. 1 minute ago, Ratso1022 said:

    I think Russell will start a few days a week.   I hope Murphy can play 5 days a week, but I’m not so sure.  We knew he was getting everyday PT in Washington.   I think it’s overly optimistic that he plays everyday.  


    fair point, he was already sitting at least once a week in WSH, and still very productive. I like his chances to put up some good numbers in a better lineup and better ballpark. even if he only goes 4-5 times a week.

  5. 1 minute ago, Ratso1022 said:

    I never said he will sit on the bench.  He will play most of the time.  Just not everyday 


    so I don't understand, he is being overly optimistic about his playing time and here you say that he will play most of the time. I'm not really following you.

  6. 6 minutes ago, Ratso1022 said:

    I think you’re being a bit over optimistic about his playing time


    Why? They wouldn't of traded for him just to sit on the bench. They needed an upgrade from Russell and Baez can just slide over to SS. Murphy is perfect to get this offense moving again.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Baseball Jonze said:

    Where does he play?  Baez to SS, Russell to the bench?  Or does he play 1B with Rizzo to the OF? Any chance he could play 3B?  How is his arm?  I know he's losing his athleticism to play middle infield...


    If he can't play 2nd base very well, he would be even worse at the hot corner. He will likely get the bulk of his starts at 2nd base. I bet he sits at least once or twice a week, but I am willing to put they plug him 4th in the lineup more than not because they want to score more runs.

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  8. 1 minute ago, jahweedum said:

    Did the order of topics just change on the main forum page??? I suddenly have to scroll down below football & basketball topics to get no baseball ..... BOO!!!


    Yes unfortunately, as if other sports matter :angry:. Baseball is life, and life is baseball. everything else is just worthless.

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  9. 1 hour ago, BigPapi44 said:

    Claimed off revocable waivers.  Will be interesting to see what mystery team put in a Claim and if they can get a deal done.  He would look good at 2B or 1B for the Yanks, nice short porch in right!


    Take it with a grain of salt because its a rumor from the twittersphere, but people are saying it might be the cubs that claimed him and I don't know if that would be a good fit since they have so many positional players as it is.

  10. 10 minutes ago, BlueJaysIn2030 said:

    Yeah but I'm wondering some people will look at his BA, RBI/r total (which might end up being under 100 if this team keeps crapping the bed) and make a pass. I'd imagine some people will shy away from him.


    Just based on him missing the last month and a half of the season last year dinged his rankings, because if he finished the year last year healthy he was gonna surpass his 2015 mvp season.

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