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  1. Will be interested to see if there is any philosophical change with regards to the C slot - not breaking any news here but Hedges is a defensive first guy, Mejia is bat first catcher - Padres if they are gonna do anything need to get their pitching going, so with that being a priority and C being a part of that equation, my hunch is that the split we saw last year in terms of starts, despite Hedges struggles at the plate will remain the same.
  2. Pretty limted appeal unless Dodgers commit not only to him in the rotation but also to letting him go. The problem with the yo yo from pen to rotation is that he is not stretched out to go that deep. If you are in a straight QS league where SP needs to go 6? Its tough as I think he only went 6+ like 2 or 3 times and most of those were early in the year. I remember a day game at Cubbies, they yanked him up like 5-0 after 4 and 2/3 and it was at that point that I knew in standard sized leagues probably needed to cut bait.
  3. Not sure if it speaks to their immense talent, the lack of impact prospects or just a trend "ranking correction" for this type of player, but to me it seems like more of the first year picks from last June are higher than they would typically be. Rutschman, Witt and Vaughn in most rankings are very high, I mean MLB Rutschman is average like top 4-6
  4. Here are a few: Ohtani wins AL MVP Bryce Harper is NL MVP (hits 45+HR) Blake Treinan ends up leading Dodgers in saves David Dahl plays 150 games Andrew McCutchen tops 130 runs scored Kyle Tucker puts up season to land himself as top 25 pick in 2021 Brandon Belt has the out of nowhere 30HR season for 2020
  5. Catcher is probably one of the settings lineup configuration swings when it comes to value. If its a straight head to head league, I think some of the "volume" disparity you might see in Runs/RBI heck even SB for some of those guys that might get 6+ SB's just doesnt play out week to week day to day - but in a season long? I really focus on Runs and RBI volume especially in 2 Catcher leagues, which is the other huge factor. I actually dont think people value Realmuto enough, especially in 2 Catcher Roto settings, I caught some guff in the Mock we did in the fall, I think I took him near the 2-3 turn which many thought way too early, but to me, his value gap especially in Runs and RBI's I think gives you a great advantage and his average, especially for catcher who will probably lead C in at-bats the runs RBI combo gap between Realmuto and even a good C like Contreras last year is the equivalent of the gap last year between Nolan Arenado and Yuli Gurriel. Time and time - in my season long roto, which is 2 catchers, the teams who finish high and cash often will not be weak at C. Last year team who won had Realmuto, I was second had Sanchez.
  6. Hopefully he starts and Flores is there to be the backup at the 3 IF spots - Crawford is owed $30 Million over next two seasons
  7. 2B is kind of interesting because so many of the say 2b1 guys having multiple position eligibility - I think I counted 14 of my top 20 can be slotted elsewhere so its one of those things in an auction or draft where its hard sometimes to find the "baseline" or what I call the $1 line or the Do Not Draft line I dont think there is a top tier, I actually have about 7-8 guys in a top tier that depending on your needs I can see people going with.
  8. Our league has had the discussion several times, and the thought was in our league which is typically 13 teams, sometimes 12 that having Saves + Holds would essentially turn relief pitchers into kickers - just would flood the market and in an auction keeper league, to change value of players (which we thought it would) would need to be at least a year out. So it will always lessen the value, I think the depth of the league will determine how much. If your talking like a 12- team "only" league (AL or NL only). I think though in like a standard sized mixed league, probably has bigger impact on lessening the value. We ended up going with Save + Hold/2 So essentially a Save is worth 1 and a Hold is worth .5
  9. One of my all timers - HOF Goose Gossage - ended his career with the M's and earned the final save of his career, the 3-inning blowout game variety on the last day before the strike in 1994 - final batter he faced in his career Jose Canseco.
  10. Jeter is Paul Molitor (who was first ballot with like 85%)- I kind of agree with some that he is for sure a HOF but nobody says when you have to go and if Willie Mays and Hank Aaron are not unanimous, than I can give a hoot who else is not. When I looked at some of the votes, one guy down on the bottom that I think could of gotten a little more love was Cliff Lee, who got only 2 votes. Won a Cy and actually had a couple more seasons that were statistically better than that Cy year. Had really strong ratios in the 7 post seasons he pitched in.
  11. One of the things I think this might be telling you, in that its a keeper league and your best value is in pitching is that individual leagues the value can vary (sometimes quite a bit) depending on how the league tends to spend its resources, I would be a little cautious about the 9 pitchers and while they might be value in some generator are they really a value in the actual league draft/auction?
  12. [...] Much of the issue seemed to revolve around command and control. In his first 13 starts, he walked 3 or more 10 of 13 games. In 6 of his first 9 it was like 4 walks or more, often times was near a walk per inning. Then the command script flipped - he went a 10 game stretch starting July 3rd where he walked a total of 3 batters in those 10 games, including a 5 game stretch where he walked 0. I had read a couple things, blisters and also didnt have a good command/grip on ball in the colder weather, perhaps the new ball also was a factor.
  13. Taillon is a guy I will likely target in my auction keeper league although he will be 29 when he returns hopefully in 2021
  14. They just signed another guy too, John Ryan Murphy - at one time was a decently regarded prospect with the Yankees, has a little bit of pop nothing to draft, but could cloud the Maile as the for sure backup
  15. I say this as someone who does not own him in any league Im in, but I equate catchers, especially if its a 2-C league a bit to tight end in football and I just think Realmuto and the value he provides and the difference he provides in the counting stats, HR and batting average comped to pretty much the entire position might be one of the bigger gaps in the game which is why (and it was one of the more unpopular picks) that I took him late 2nd round/early third turn in the Way too early Mock. The batting avg for most especially in a season long roto because catchers tend to have the least at-bats of your players is something I tend to not factor as much as some others, I mean sure you dont was a .192 guy if you can avoid it, but if someone is hitting .240 and popping you 20HR thats fine.
  16. There are a few ugly situations - Pittsburgh C possibilities from a fantasy standpoint kind of stink. Cant see McCann being a 1-2 day a week backup on the South side, perhaps a trade there? Or maybe a signing of Beef Wellington Castillo who at least has some fantasy upside. Another one who is somewhat intriguing as possibly a deeper dive is Eric Haase, he was recently traded to Detroit, which has a decent pathway to some PT. Haase has hit 20HR three straight seasons in the minors, so there is some power upside there.
  17. Agree, by the time March roles around, especially in 2 Catcher leagues, the Milwaukee narrative will boost him up
  18. Some C thoughts - Travis D'Arnaud had an amazing breakout after being on 3 teams last year - signed in ATL I see on Roster Resrouce they currently have him slotted to hit 4th? Buster Posey - will be interested to see any report on hips - he was so bad last year and had hip surgery offseason before - is he Mauer 2.0 or can he bounceback, his playing time and role with current ADP and where he seems to go makes him pretty appealing. Vasquez and Perez both were 20HR guys I dont want much of this season. Milwaukee is a great landing spot for Navarez. Some deeper guys: Dom Nunez is one of the better hitting C in Colorado org - he came up end of last year - his 17HR in 250MiLB at bats Austin Allen in Oakland could be in for bigger role than some may realize - same age has Murphy similar minor league stats and on the better side of the platoon - acq for profar
  19. Do we see Murphy as a Full time guy? Ending last year I thought for sure job was his like 5 days a week, but watch out for a platoon with Austin Allen, who bats lefty, was the guy they got from the Pads for Profar. They are both 25 both coming off big seasons where they lit up PCL pitching - this week I am doing my catcher dive as part of my two positions per week ramping up towards draft season and watching the A's use the platoon and the type of deals they have made, I just feel like Allen is a guy they like a lot. He has had three straight 20HR seasons in the minors with avg going up each of those three years 280-290 then 330 in the PCL.
  20. So with 25-1 odds to win the Super Bowl this year they go 8-8 and fire the coach (thankfully) but then replace him with a Coach who was 4-7-1 last season of a team that was 12-1 odds to win the Super Bowl? How exactly does this generate a lot of excitement that they will actually meet expectations? Jason Garrett was a horrible hire, evident by the fact that in his first season Cowboys blew more 12+ point 4th quarter leads than the Franchise had in the entire 50 previous years of them playing football combined, but hey everyone lets replace him with a guy who blew a 12 point lead with 3 minutes left in the NFC title game? As the song Wont Get Fooled Again says "meet the new boss, same as the old boss".... Jerry Jones is a fraud, guy talks about wanting to win a Super Bowl and doing all he can, but one essential component to doing that in the modern NFL is the head coach, and his judgement on this is ridiculous.
  21. curious what your tie breakers are? Our championship game ended in a tie, its not a league I commissioner, so I know what I would do, which is first and foremost have decimal scoring. Our tie breaker in my main league, if by some miracle teams tie in playoffs with decimal scoring is the higher seed moves on or wins the Championship in the case of a tie.
  22. IF the league is truly over with nothing to play for, there should be no transactions once everyone is locked going into your last week and blind bid should be done the week before unless its common place to buy lottery tickets week 17. This is where as commish you need to set rules, even if the "system" lets people process because you forgot to set.
  23. One of my secondary leagues, I made the Championship game - kind of lucky to do so as a result of Julio and Philly D last week - but alas there I was and was looking good until 2nd half aaron jones, where we end up tied. I have been telling this league for years they need to do decimal scoring, and we had two ties, one in the semis involving another team and now one in the ship where I was involved. As the No.1 Seed in the playoffs I assumed that this was either a tie co-championship which I was fine with OR I would win. But the tie breaker of a game in the playoffs is to go back to head to head weekly matchup,
  24. Although I will say Julio probably catches the ball for a TD and the yards and the catch that ended up PI and setting up the 1-yard fullback plunge 75% of the time, so Julio owners were a little unfortunate on that one.
  25. My opponent should be ranting somewhere - I beat him by 4 - we had a classic shootout with 160+ meanwhile the other game was a tie in the 120's - but to beat him by 4 I received the ridiculous Philadelphia D touchdown and then Julio Jones, so many things led up to that TD, if Kittle doesnt fumble out of bounds, he might get first and ATL never gets the ball back, then the Hooper TD looked pretty good but gets overturned to no TD setting up the opp that Julio got that by inches scored. Crazy....