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07:05 PM on 03/20/12 
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SgtSmegma
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Yeah I think you went a little too pitcher heavy early on
07:21 PM on 03/20/12 
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David87
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It's only my 3rd fantasy year this yearbut I still don't understand the 'hate' for lack of a better word for pitching...i mean, those 5 catagories count just as much, no?....not that you can't stream obviously, but I prefer having a bunch of studs to rely on instead of spot starting some 5th pitcher pitching in SD only to have him blow up in 2 innings and destroy any chance you have to win ERA or WHIP.

But in my two years of playing now I made it to the championship game with two completely different teams...my championship team 2 years ago was all offense and awful pitching, last year I lost in the chip with the best pitching in the league...so I've been successful with both philosophies so far. I guess the other argument is that you can find a good or hot pitcher on the waiver wire a bit easier (Like Vogelsong for example last year) which I agree with.
07:50 PM on 03/20/12 
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SgtSmegma
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It's only my 3rd fantasy year this yearbut I still don't understand the 'hate' for lack of a better word for pitching...i mean, those 5 catagories count just as much, no?....not that you can't stream obviously, but I prefer having a bunch of studs to rely on instead of spot starting some 5th pitcher pitching in SD only to have him blow up in 2 innings and destroy any chance you have to win ERA or WHIP.

But in my two years of playing now I made it to the championship game with two completely different teams...my championship team 2 years ago was all offense and awful pitching, last year I lost in the chip with the best pitching in the league...so I've been successful with both philosophies so far. I guess the other argument is that you can find a good or hot pitcher on the waiver wire a bit easier (Like Vogelsong for example last year) which I agree with.

The thing with starting pitchers is that they can only possibly help you in 4 of 5 pitching categories in traditional leagues; they can't get you saves. A great offensive player (for example, Ellsbury last year) can help you in all 5 hitting categories.
08:06 PM on 03/20/12 
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The thing with starting pitchers is that they can only possibly help you in 4 of 5 pitching categories in traditional leagues; they can't get you saves. A great offensive player (for example, Ellsbury last year) can help you in all 5 hitting categories.

I see what you're saying there. But I think that's why you'll see most of the top 20ish or so offensive guys (the guys that are true 5 category helpers) go off the board before you start to really see pitchers go (besides guys like Halladay and Kershaw of course who seem to go earlier then the rest of the pitchers)
10:34 AM on 03/21/12 
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Broken Parachute
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Alright, here's the actual team I drafted. 10 teams/head-to-head, two Utility spots, I had 8th pick:

C: Miguel Montero
1B: Joey Votto, Billy Butler
2B: Dan Uggla, Dustin Ackley
3B: Adrian Beltre, Mike Moustakas
SS: Erick Aybar
OF: Nelson Cruz, Alex Gordon, Shin-Soo Choo, Nick Swisher, Jason Heyward, Peter Bourjos
SP: Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Madison Bumgarner, Jordan Zimmerman, Brandon McCarthy, Tim Hudson, Jhoulys Chacin, Scott Baker, Ted Lilly
RP: Drew Storen, Joakim Soria, Javy Guerra
11:47 AM on 03/21/12 
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SgtSmegma
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Real solid team. I'd prepare to drop Soria though. Everything I'm reading says he's going to need TJ
01:32 PM on 03/21/12 
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Looking to get in a league. Since none of my friends like fantasy baseball I was wondering if its possible to be in a money league with strangers. Maybe use paypal or a similar system? Anybody have any information on this?
09:04 PM on 03/21/12 
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Real solid team. I'd prepare to drop Soria though. Everything I'm reading says he's going to need TJ

Matthew Berry keeps dropping Aaron Crow's name as a possible closer, but I thought they were moving him to starter?
10:26 PM on 03/21/12 
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Looking to get in a league. Since none of my friends like fantasy baseball I was wondering if its possible to be in a money league with strangers. Maybe use paypal or a similar system? Anybody have any information on this?

Theres a sitecalled LeagueSafe that will do that

Matthew Berry keeps dropping Aaron Crow's name as a possible closer, but I thought they were moving him to starter?

They announced that they're moving him back to the pen
10:28 PM on 03/21/12 
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Real solid team. I'd prepare to drop Soria though. Everything I'm reading says he's going to need TJ
Yeah, that's why I grabbed Guerra too. I wasn't sure. I think it has some nice balance to it. I waited until really late for a SS but I think Aybar is a good option for how late I got him. Outfield has the potential to either be ridiculously good or a huge fail, haha. I think my pitching overall is pretty solid though.
08:26 PM on 03/22/12 
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Just drafted tonight. I've been in this league for years as a bottom feeder, but made playoffs last year. What are thoughts on my team (10 team, head to head, used Mathew Berry's love/hate list for a lot of it):

1. (5) Miguel Cabrera 1B
2. (16) Jacoby Ellsbury OF
3. (25) Carlos Gonzalez OF
4. (36) Zack Greinke SP
5. (45) Elvis Andrus SS
6. (56) Kevin Youkilis 1B,3B
7. (65) Jon Lester SP
8. (76) Madison Bumgarner SP
9. (85) Jayson Werth OF
10. (96) Howie Kendrick 1B,2B,OF
11. (105) Miguel Montero C
12. (116) Andrew Bailey RP
13. (125) Freddie Freeman 1B
14. (136) J.J. Hardy SS
15. (145) Neftali Feliz RP
16. (156) Cameron Maybin OF
17. (165) Brandon McCarthy SP
18. (176) Paul Goldschmidt 1B
19. (185) Logan Morrison OF
20. (196) Kenley Jansen RP
21. (205) Danny Espinosa 2B
22. (216) Daniel Bard RP
23. (225) Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
06:48 AM on 03/23/12 
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Chiodo
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Just drafted- 10 team, 5x5 h2h league. I picked 10th. here's what I got:

C: Brian McCann
1B: Paul Konerko
2B: Ryan Roberts
SS: Alexei Ramirez
3B: Alex Rodriguez
OF: Carlos Gonzalez
OF: Justin Upton
OF: Jason Heyward
UTIL: Corey Hart
UTIL: Chris Young
BN: Danny Espinosa
BN: Peter Bourjos
BN: Neil Walker

SP: Tim Lincecum
SP: CC Sabathia
RP: John Axford
RP: Jason Motte
P: Sergio Santos
P: Brandon League
P: Madison Bumgarner
P: Chris Carpenter
BN: Derek Holland
BN: Tim Stauffer (Just dropped Stauffer for Brandon McCarthy) after I wrote this


Guys on FA who I think I should maybe pick up: Brandon McCarthy, Clay Bucholtz, John Danks, Ryan Vogelsong, Alexi Ogando, Jim Johnson, Whoever the KC Closer is, Sean Marshall, Brett Myers, Ryan Raburn, Yunel Escobar, Rafael Furcal, Zack Cozart, Stephen Drew, Kelly Johnson, Allen Craig, Chipper , Polanco, Chisenhall.

I fucked up my middle infield badly because I took Holland instead of Chase Utley or Jason Kipnis in the 20th round

Should I grab any of those guys?
06:50 AM on 03/23/12 
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Chiodo
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Just drafted tonight. I've been in this league for years as a bottom feeder, but made playoffs last year. What are thoughts on my team (10 team, head to head, used Mathew Berry's love/hate list for a lot of it):

1. (5) Miguel Cabrera 1B
2. (16) Jacoby Ellsbury OF
3. (25) Carlos Gonzalez OF
4. (36) Zack Greinke SP
5. (45) Elvis Andrus SS
6. (56) Kevin Youkilis 1B,3B
7. (65) Jon Lester SP
8. (76) Madison Bumgarner SP
9. (85) Jayson Werth OF
10. (96) Howie Kendrick 1B,2B,OF
11. (105) Miguel Montero C
12. (116) Andrew Bailey RP
13. (125) Freddie Freeman 1B
14. (136) J.J. Hardy SS
15. (145) Neftali Feliz RP
16. (156) Cameron Maybin OF
17. (165) Brandon McCarthy SP
18. (176) Paul Goldschmidt 1B
19. (185) Logan Morrison OF
20. (196) Kenley Jansen RP
21. (205) Danny Espinosa 2B
22. (216) Daniel Bard RP
23. (225) Jarrod Saltalamacchia C


Sick team how the fuck did u get cargo in the 3rd? lots of pitching but you only have one true closer so keep your eye on the wire.
02:00 PM on 03/23/12 
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I missed my draft cause of a non functioning computer. Any help with my team and what I have to work with would be appreciated. 10 teams, and no one's done fantasy baseball before

C Yadier Molina, StL C
1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B
2B Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B
3B Mark Reynolds, Bal 3B, 1B
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
2B/SS Jose Reyes, Mia SS
1B/3B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF
OF Jay Bruce, Cin OF
OF Alex Gordon, KC OF
OF Cameron Maybin, SD OF
UTIL Rickie Weeks, Mil 2B
Bench Mike Moustakas, KC 3B
P Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP
P C.J. Wilson, LAA SP
P Daniel Hudson, Ari SP
P Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP
P Ryan Madson, Cin RP
P Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP
P Rafael Betancourt, Col RP
P Brandon Beachy, Atl SP
P Cory Luebke, SD SP, RP
Bench Jason Motte, StL RP
Bench Brandon League, Sea RP
02:02 PM on 03/23/12 
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I missed my draft cause of a non functioning computer. Any help with my team and what I have to work with would be appreciated. 10 teams, and no one's done fantasy baseball before

C Yadier Molina, StL C
1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B
2B Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B
3B Mark Reynolds, Bal 3B, 1B
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
2B/SS Jose Reyes, Mia SS
1B/3B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
OF Michael Bourn, Atl OF
OF Jay Bruce, Cin OF
OF Alex Gordon, KC OF
OF Cameron Maybin, SD OF
UTIL Rickie Weeks, Mil 2B
Bench Mike Moustakas, KC 3B
P Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP
P C.J. Wilson, LAA SP
P Daniel Hudson, Ari SP
P Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP
P Ryan Madson, Cin RP
P Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP
P Rafael Betancourt, Col RP
P Brandon Beachy, Atl SP
P Cory Luebke, SD SP, RP
Bench Jason Motte, StL RP
Bench Brandon League, Sea RP
to put it bluntly, your pitching is horrible



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