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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:31 am

if you can stand to hold onto and wait him and he's available, grab Al Albuquerque from Detroit.

He'll likely take over as Detroit's closer and K's almost 14 batters per nine innings.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Kraftster on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:34 am

Much rather Jansen than Albuquerque. Detroit is going to be a mess for saves. Villareal has as good a shot as Albuquerque, I think.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:56 am

Agree. Love the al Albuquerque name tho.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:59 am

Kraftster wrote:Much rather Jansen than Albuquerque. Detroit is going to be a mess for saves. Villareal has as good a shot as Albuquerque, I think.

You're just anti-New Mexico.

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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
itissteeltime wrote:Everyone go add Jose Fernandez, especially those of you in keeper/dynasty leagues.


Thumbs up


My waiver claim went through.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Kraftster on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:53 pm

Kraftster wrote:Just drafted in my other (non-LGP) league tonight. 12 team mixed. 5x5. I had the 4th overall pick

C: Carlos Santana (1B)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
2B: Danny Espinosa (SS)
3B: Todd Frazier (OF)
SS: Jose Reyes
1B/3B: Chris Davis (OF)
2B/SS: Jean Segura
OF: Andrew McCutcheon
OF: Shin-Soo Choo
OF: Michael Morse
OF: Michael Cuddyer (1B)
OF: Adam Eaton
UTIL: Kyle Seager (3B)
BN: Michael Saunders
BN: Dee Gordon

P: Gio Gonzalez
P: Matt Moore
P: James Shields
P: Jarrod Parker
P: A.J. Burnett
P: Matt Garza
P: Rafael Soriano
P: Jason Grilli
P: Jose Veras
BN: Brandon Beachy

I'll IR Beachy and probably add McCann or a Span, Bourjos, Brantley type.

I am very happy overall. My hitters, without taking my bench slots into account, are almost completely dead on with my target totals in each category (to finish 3rd in each category). Most lacking in batting average. Pitching sets up to be 1st in Ks, 4th in wins, trouble in saves, and who knows on ratios. had my pick sniped a couple times and didn't make the best picks when I was thrown off.


lawl - this team:

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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:23 pm

Can someone convince me to keep Josh Beckett as a 6th starter, because I'm already tired of his routine.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 pm

Drafting Kris Medlen is seeming like a smart move, at this juncture.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:19 pm

It was auto-drafted :lol:
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:33 pm

Thoughts on the number of DL slots?

I have Weaver, Cueto and Jeter on the DL right now.
Sure, I knew there was a risk with Jeter, but he'll be a great addition for one of the generic IF spots this summer.

But...we only have two allowed DL slots in our league. I've complained to the commish (who has been running this league since 2001) and he wasn't interested in changing things.

What's the standard argument for having such a small DL list?
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:35 pm

I would think the first is "Don't draft people who are on the DL" :lol:
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:36 pm

Well, there is that. :slug:

However, I'm 2-0 so far, so it hasn't hurt me too badly.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Kraftster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:01 pm

I don't understand the point of limited DL/IR spots in fantasy.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Nor do I.
I can't think of a rational reason to have them.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:30 pm

We don't get any in my league, so be happy I guess
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Kraftster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:37 pm

columbia wrote:Nor do I.
I can't think of a rational reason to have them.

Right. It's not like teams are forced to play a man down over a stretch of time if they have X players hurt, in any sport.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MWB on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:59 pm

columbia wrote:Thoughts on the number of DL slots?

I have Weaver, Cueto and Jeter on the DL right now.
Sure, I knew there was a risk with Jeter, but he'll be a great addition for one of the generic IF spots this summer.

But...we only have two allowed DL slots in our league. I've complained to the commish (who has been running this league since 2001) and he wasn't interested in changing things.

What's the standard argument for having such a small DL list?


I think one slot is standard at ESPN. I know the old-school way is to be very limited in DL slots and roster movement at all. I think the reasoning is that your draft is what makes your team, and you should be judged on that, not just picking up different players through the year. But I agree, I like having flexibility. In all the leagues I'm in we have at least 3 DL slots.

That said, I'd drop Jeter most likely. How big is the league? In a 10 team mixed, he would be replaceable and I don't think he'll have a very good year. In a 12 team league it's closer... maybe just hold onto him on your bench.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:01 pm

12 team mixed.....I think it's worth holding on to him, for now.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MWB on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:09 pm

I think a lot of the no DL goes back to the early times, like I said above. Guys had a big party to draft, but then all the stats were done manually and the rosters couldn't really be fluid, due to lack of computer programs and email. Think about all the extra work that would have created to do add-drops. My guess is that some people have stuck to that as "tradition." Seems like newer players like having things that are a little more realistic.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MWB on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:11 pm

columbia wrote:12 team mixed.....I think it's worth holding on to him, for now.


Yeah, if you've got the bench, might as well. I'm guessing early May is when he comes back.
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby MWB on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:48 pm

Might want to reconsider holding onto him. Expected to be out until after the AS break:
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_ ... star-break
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:49 pm

Duly noted.

- thanks
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:56 pm

DL spots should be unlimited. We have 5 in the LGP league, thats the max on yahoo
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:43 pm

I've gotten some good performances out of Hisashi Iwakuma.
Maybe worth a look as waiver pickup.

1.82 ERA
17/1 K/BB
WHIP < .5
2-0
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Re: 2013 Fantasy Baseball Talk

Postby columbia on Sat May 04, 2013 2:32 pm

Iwakuma is now:

8th in ERA
1st in WHIP
3rd in BAA
20th in K/9
4th in K/BB
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