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      04-21-2008 10:01 PM #141
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      My team in this league turned out way better than I expected. I think I should auto draft more often.

      My fantasy team's batting average is about 30 points lower than the 2008 Red Sox team batting average.


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      04-21-2008 10:09 PM #142
      As proud owner of LAST PLACE, I don't want to hear anyone complain in here.......at least more than me.

      My team sux. Let me give the Cliff Notes version......

      Chapter 1 - The Pain

      Sabathia - WTF is wrong with this fat bastard? He's KILLING me!!

      Maine - What happened to spring training?

      Chapter 2 - The Questionables

      Dan Uggla - I think he came back over the .200 mark tonight

      Garland - Hope the contract years proves to be a motivator.

      Griffey Jr - God....please keep him healthy.....I need a few HR's.

      Blanton - Can he do better than a 4.16 ERA? He's gotta be able to do a littel more.....

      Chapter 3 - The Injuries.....what can ya do...

      Kazmir - I hope he comes back in full force.....should be solid if he does.

      Putz - Anither injury I could have done without.


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      04-22-2008 12:41 AM #143
      GS Audio, check your page. I sent a trade offer along. Let me know your thoughts

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      04-22-2008 01:20 PM #144
      Here's the Cliff Notes version of my team...

      Chapter 1:
      Kick everyone else's ass

      I'm sure the baseball gods will smite me as they normally do, but for right now, I'm enjoying 1st place.

      NY Amazins offense is SICK btw.

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      04-22-2008 01:58 PM #145
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Here's the Cliff Notes version of my team...

      Chapter 1:
      Kick everyone else's ass

      I'm sure the baseball gods will smite me as they normally do, but for right now, I'm enjoying 1st place.

      NY Amazins offense is SICK btw.

      Beng…..I'm in the middle of giving your team the "mal'occhio".


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      04-22-2008 02:02 PM #146
      Quote, originally posted by pofe333 »
      GS Audio, check your page. I sent a trade offer along. Let me know your thoughts

      Can't do it dude........once Fielder comes to my team, he'd probably break a leg and be out the season. I've been on a bad streak myself.


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      04-24-2008 10:27 AM #147
      So you do guys think my hitting will ever come around?

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      04-24-2008 10:56 AM #148
      No

      ...I'm getting a little worried that Kouzmanoff is a bit overrated.

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      04-24-2008 11:30 AM #149
      Quote, originally posted by JohnnieWalker85 »
      So you do guys think my hitting will ever come around?

      Tulo will come around, Brandon Phillips will hit for some more power. You're on the right end of that Atkins deal. I think you'll be ok.

      Then again, I also think I'll be ok now that Hunter Pence is starting to hit, Beltran is coming around and Ryan Howard is getting over his typical slow start. So maybe I'm just delusional...


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      04-24-2008 11:35 AM #150
      Prince Fielder is finally hitting home runs, so Im sure that is helping someone.
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      04-24-2008 11:23 PM #151
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Prince Fielder is finally hitting home runs, so Im sure that is helping someone.

      Doesn't matter. I'm f'ed in this league anyway. Liriano and Buehrle have both gone 2/3 of an inning while giving up 6+ runs. Hoffman and Gagne seem to enjoy serving up BP fastballs to their opponents with 2 outs in the 9th. And while my team is hitting for a great average, my other offensive stats are just average.

      Anybody want to trade me some good pitching? I could also use a good OF and some SB.


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      04-25-2008 08:22 AM #152
      pofe.......I'm still owner of last place, so it can't be that bad.

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      04-25-2008 10:10 AM #153
      Who are the NY Amazins... they have a 10 in pretty much every offensive category.
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      04-26-2008 12:14 PM #154
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Who are the NY Amazins... they have a 10 in pretty much every offensive category.

      No idea but they have Utley, which is a big reason they're been so good offensively. He is on a tear. Whoever he is he also has a decent crop of players who have gotten off to good starts. His pitching isn't so hot though.


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      04-28-2008 11:49 AM #155
      Wilkins Subaru team is pretty damn good too.
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      04-28-2008 12:47 PM #156
      I think I am destined to hold down 7th place forever.

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      04-28-2008 06:58 PM #157
      Wilkins subaru is my roommate. Its a reference to family guy.

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      04-29-2008 11:19 AM #158
      I've almost got a 10 point lead on you bunch of slackers.
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      04-29-2008 11:57 AM #159
      Don't worry. When my team starts to hit I'll be coming for you.

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      04-30-2008 11:24 PM #160
      Don't worry guys, I'll continue to hold down 7th place while benching Soto with his 2 HRs and 6 RBIs and Willy Taveras 3 SB. I didn't need those anyway

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      05-06-2008 12:06 PM #161
      B12'n'Lido is inactive. I talked to him and he said he probably isn't going to follow the league at all. We have two options...

      Option 1.
      What I can do is adjust his roster so his "best" players are active/

      Option 2.
      I can do a draft sort of thing where I use the league manager tools to drop players from his roster and add them to our rosters. I can do this in a manner that won't affect anyone's waiver order, but you would have to tell me who you want from him and who to drop from your team.

      I figure if we do the second option we would do it in reverse draft order.

      Let me know.

      I guess a third option would be to find another owner to take over his team.


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      05-06-2008 12:25 PM #162
      Meh, I think you play his best players and leave it at that. Redrafting his whole roster would get messy.

      Edit to add... He's still beating GS


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      05-06-2008 12:36 PM #163
      I just looked at his roster.

      It's mostly crap players (Reyes, Ortiz, Figgins, Lee, and Ramirez are about the only offensive players with any fantasy value).

      ...his staff aside from Nathan... is pretty bad...

      You redraft that team, and you'll get half the league getting guys with value and the other half getting crap.

      Just my .02

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      05-06-2008 02:53 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      Meh, I think you play his best players and leave it at that. Redrafting his whole roster would get messy.

      Edit to add... He's still beating GS


      Modified by beng at 12:26 PM 5-6-2008

      Sure….coming from the man sitting atop the league.

      To be honest, considering I have been in last place pretty much every day except from the start, I would like to have a chance to add some folks to my team. I haven't moved from lat place at all and it’s a pretty sizeable margin too, so I'd be happy to take a few guys on my team.

      Oh….and Beng….your welcome for Damon. The very SECOND I dropped him, he started hitting again.


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      05-06-2008 03:25 PM #165
      You were the first pick, which means you'll get the 12th pick... by the 12th pick, you'd be lucky to get Wainwright or Jason Bay... Is that really going to help you?

      We drafted the way we drafted... I dont think it's the best idea to flood the market with a bunch of FA's 5 weeks into the season.

      Edit to add... 2 of the top 5 in standings will have the 1st two picks and be able to add players like Joe Nathan or Jose Reyes. If Im in 1st, and Wilkins (who no doubt would take Carlos Lee, Ortiz, or Nathan with the second pick)...do you blame me for not wanting there to be a draft? He's going to get to add an A level player... and he's already at the top of the standings.


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      05-06-2008 03:41 PM #166
      Being mired in 5th place and having the 1st pick in the potential draft, I'm in favor of it for completely selfish reasons. Replacing Jeff Keppinger with Jose Reyes would be a really nice upgrade.

      That said, I understand beng's position completely. It would certainly change the competitive balance of the league. Whatever everyone else thinks is best is fine with me.


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      05-06-2008 05:25 PM #167
      Beng wants to retain 1st place the rest of the way I see……..

      I don't care……I've gotten comfy in last, so if I am able to get a guy or two to at least be a "little" competitive, it'd be nice…..but don't care either way.

      I'd rather not have a draft though. JW….if you want to use some other means to break up that team, go ahead as long as its not a draft.

      The teams that I think should get first dibs are the bottom 5. Just taking my team as an example, all are healthy and playing at their general levels of performance, so its pretty obvious even 2 or 3 of the FA's won't bring me to first. Maybe a few notches up? But in no way a 1st place team.

      Anyone else…….?


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      05-06-2008 06:42 PM #168
      There is no way everyone is going to be satisfied. The most competitive way in my opinion would be to start from last place and go up, but then we would be forgiving anyone who had a bad draft and forgetting there was originally a waiver order. Then as Beng said, if you go by original waiver order he may get ousted from 1st though. The only way that would avoid either of the above would be to draw names from a hat so it is totally random or just leave things as they are.
      Looking at his roster overall there are at least 10 or11 decent players, not all superstars of course. Some would be beneficial to many teams though. As a side note, is his the only team not playing?

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      05-06-2008 07:17 PM #169
      As far as I know his is the only team not playing.

      I guess I was just trying to think of some fair option rather than accepting the trade he sent me. Reyes and Papi for Weeks and Francoeur with the note "Merry Christmas".

      haha.

      Keep the ideas coming on what you think I should do. I could draw names out of a hat. Me and Wilkins hyundia are roommates so there would be two people here to make sure there was no funny business.


    30. 05-06-2008 08:15 PM #170
      got a Q... my team on another league is second to last in HR's and i have someone proposing a straight up trade i get Howard and he get Rollins... do you think it's worth the risk of howard having an off year with the problems he's been having in philly?

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      05-06-2008 10:04 PM #171
      I wouldn't do it. Unless you have a really bad 1b I would keep rollins. Who would your SS be if you trade Rollins?

    32. 05-07-2008 08:10 AM #172
      for SS now, while rollins has been on the DL i'm back and forth between crosby and cedeno. 1st base now i have huff.

      my pitching is hot and i'm leading in SB, but i have next to nothing in power, HR & RBI's.


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      05-07-2008 10:44 AM #173
      I wouldnt do that trade.

      ...and as far as the inactive team. Pofe makes some good points.

      My preference would be (in the following order):
      1.) Set his players to Active (if it was a head to head league, then I'd say we should break the team up).
      2.) Random draft of players
      3.) Draft of players with draft order determined by standing (last goes first).
      4.) Draft of players using reverse draft order (this is the only one I actually hate).

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      05-07-2008 10:48 AM #174
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      I wouldnt do that trade.

      ...and as far as the inactive team. Pofe makes some good points.

      My preference would be (in the following order):
      1.) Set his players to Active (if it was a head to head league, then I'd say we should break the team up).
      2.) Random draft of players
      3.) Draft of players with draft order determined by standing (last goes first).
      4.) Draft of players using reverse draft order (this is the only one I actually hate).

      I'll take option 3 for $200 Alex.


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      05-07-2008 11:39 AM #175
      Quote, originally posted by beng »
      4.) Draft of players using reverse draft order (this is the only one I actually hate).

      But it is the one option that actually works within the rules of the league. If you broke the team up and put everyone on the wire, the "draft" would essentially consist of teams using their waiver priority to take the best available player. I've been holding onto my number 1 priority all season waiting for the right player to come along, and lo and behold it's Jose Reyes.

      Teams should not be rewarded for crappy drafts and poor management. Team Victory took a closer in the 3rd round - of course he's in last place. I waited forever to take a closer, and I'm 2nd in saves.


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