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rando last won the day on December 13 2011

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  1. Picked him up cheap a couple weeks ago as insurance for my swing and miss Stanton/Judge OF. This is the kind of player who, if he does really well in such a short season, could propel you from maybe a contender to a real contender. Or be cut after 1-2 bad weeks. Dart throw mostly.
  2. Easy, just like a few weeks ago when they rejected numbers bigger than 70, the MLBPA is rejecting 60 now so they can propose 60 when MLB says 50-55. This is one of the dumbest games of chicken we have ever witnessed. I and probably most of us are firmly on the players sides, but I'd happily tell them both to take a hike if they cancel the season, making them both culpable in a MLB season suicide.
  3. This is the key to the Price situation IMO. To drive your point further, once they win a WS with him on roster (make of his role what you will) if anything he has now served his intended purpose and it's much easier to move on rather than risk him doing more damage to clubhouse/chemistry/himself by getting injured. As a RS fan I was not a fan of the trade, hoped like heck it would bear the kind of fruit it thankfully did, and beyond that, whatever. Bloom was wise to move on considering he found a dance partner and would risk losing Betts for zippo. As for Yorke, I am not a fan. AT ALL. A guy at 139 depending on your preferred list would have been a good risk to come back to them in the third. It never feels right to me to take such a reach, you're destroying the value you get. Maybe they are hoping he enrolls in college so they can just roll over the money to other players. In that light it makes a bit more sense. But if you're at that point, explore trading pick.
  4. So many anagrams to choose from. Crash Isle, Chair Less... Chris Sale has lots of problems and many of them can be expressed in an anagram of his name. It was a good ride buddy.
  5. The sooner this virus is officially declared by WHO to be a pandemic, the better it will be for our everyday lives. It will end large quarantines and isolation. Staying clean and social distancing will become the norm. The longer we are in non-pandemic limbo, the more inconvenient it will be for everyone since we'll still be trying to stop a global outbreak (let's not kid ourselves we're there). People can take this lightly all they want, but there are a lot of fat Americans with bad lymph systems and other major pulmonary and heart issues, and lots of them sitting in stands for games. It might be best for people with elevated risk to keep themselves away from the most crowded places like mass transit, theaters, and stadiums for a while. But to each their own. I'd rather take it too seriously and be mocked, than not seriously enough and suffer meaningful medical consequences.
  6. All aboard the big man stat train. Hello to the new flavor of the week or perhaps few weeks. I'm expecting a few more great games, a dud or two thrown in for good measure, and a cut candidate before March is out. Good enough.
  7. He is DND for me unless I can get him under $10 at auction which ain't gonna happen. Something resting on his bone that they 'don't have to remove' yet is contributing to discomfort. Sounds like eventual multi-month absence to me.
  8. This is the way It Was Written All aboard the Nazty train
  9. Some guys make their own good luck, Kyrie makes his own terrible luck. As of today I'm building a voodoo doll and that's the only share of Irving I ever expect to have again.
  10. NBA season is a MaraThon, don't give up on him after one bad game. We don't know what coach is up to, but I always pay attention when players with some skill fall into a productive role, regardless of duration. Dieng is a good example - nobody knew how long KAT would be out, but just pounce and ride the gravy train until it crashes hard. Last roster spots aren't expected to do anything for you, it's all juice.
  11. I'm not sure how well House plays in H2H as I'm a roto guy - he's probably roster-worthy there but not as useful as in roto. In roto, this is a classic sneaky valuable guy kind of like a Theis or Mikal Bridges, guys who get you some nice out of position and hustle/1-1-1 stats, despite unsexy popcorn numbers. If you play 9-cat and aren't wise to this kind of valuable player, you need to dig deeper or you're likely in a 10 or fewer team league/too good for your competition and don't need to go all out. In four games he's getting me 2&2 3s and steals, but only 10-5-2 in popcorn. Most see the latter and just move on. Don't be that guy.
  12. All together now: "I hate Scott Brooks."
  13. Instascoop in category leagues IMO for those chasing assists.
  14. For teams with lots of stat stuffers, those players usually fill the popcorn categories but not the hustle/1-1-1 cats, and are usually high in TOs. For roto teams, Bridges is the kind of guy who can help balance out multiple categories with his efficient play. He adds very few TOs, doesn't help your Pts/Rebs/Asts, but can contribute in the hustle stats and shoots just fine. So he helps in the unsexy categories. I've profited for years off guys like him, Grant Hill, Matt Barnes, there are 3-6 guys every year that can be good glue in roto leagues. He's ranked around 100 on unsexy stats for a reason. My kind of sexy.