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17 minutes ago, loro1991 said:

is there anyone on earth who didn't bench that hr?

 

I started him because some of my other OFs also took the night off. Had to gamble on who had the best chance to get a pinch hit opportunity and Maddon being Maddon I went with Happ.

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On 4/10/2018 at 9:55 AM, MugsyBogues said:

If this kid ends up at the top of the Cubs lineup all summer long, a lot of people are going to look foolish.

 

Including the Cubs.

 

I keed.

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8 hours ago, 89Topps said:

 

Including the Cubs.

 

I keed.

Well played. And doesn’t help when he’s on the bench in a daily and goes yard! Ugh

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Just now, PhD Gator said:

2 for 4 with a 2b and NO STRIKEOUTS so far today. Progress.....

 

I am just betting that as he makes progress he is in a solidified platoon/part time role. Which would make him barely relevant, even with the improvement. 

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18 hours ago, loro1991 said:

is there anyone on earth who didn't bench that hr?

 

Yes, actual deep fantasy leagues do exist.  i.e. NL Only and 15+ team mixed.

 

In those leagues you would not bench Happ just due to a slump for 8 or 10 games, any more than you'd bench Trout in a 10 team league.

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1 hour ago, kenag122002 said:

 

Yes, actual deep fantasy leagues do exist.  i.e. NL Only and 15+ team mixed.

 

In those leagues you would not bench Happ just due to a slump for 8 or 10 games, any more than you'd bench Trout in a 10 team league.

 

You won't have to if Maddon is benching him for you, that's the thing. The slump hurting his value vs. being platooned hard hurting his value. Yes he carries more value in deeper leagues and depending on the context of your team. Trout though? Nah. He is not far from being borderline in 12 team leagues with MI slots if he's not playing everyday.

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No Ks today is awesome!

 

But just feel the need to say his double today was a check swing that somehow blooped over the third basemen's head haha but hey it's a start

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13 minutes ago, Michael Bluth said:

On the bench vs a righty. Goodnight sweet prince. 

Are you serious, wow. 

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2 hours ago, Michael Bluth said:

On the bench vs a righty. Goodnight sweet prince. 

He was not in the starting lineup when it was first announced? 

 

 possible delay or postponed 

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11 minutes ago, shakestreet said:

He was not in the starting lineup when it was first announced? 

 

 possible delay or postponed 

 

Almora was set to start today, scratched due to illness.

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21 hours ago, loro1991 said:

 

You won't have to if Maddon is benching him for you, that's the thing. The slump hurting his value vs. being platooned hard hurting his value. Yes he carries more value in deeper leagues and depending on the context of your team. Trout though? Nah. He is not far from being borderline in 12 team leagues with MI slots if he's not playing everyday.

 

Based on usage so far he's on pace for 500 ABs, so honestly that doesn't make much sense to complain about.

 

Also he's hitting .292/.346/.458 in April.

 

Small sample sizes are killing your narrative unfortunately.

 

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Turning a corner?  He had a rough week in March/April.  Outside of that he was a fantasy asset last year, he was huge in spring, and he's been exactly what we expected in 2018 (outside those few games).

 

It's amazing how much some buy into small sample sizes and arbitrary endpoints in April.

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