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@CollegeWolf  Thanks! And I concur with that statement...

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/uncategorized/shit-i-do-solarte-eclipse.html

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@TreyThompson  I agree that PEDs don't turn independent-league players into MVPs, but your "reasonable drop off" projection seems pretty optimistic. I think that's a best-case scenario for Braun. Neither of us knows how long Braun did PEDs or how it impacted his stats. For all we know, dude was just Jay Bruce on roids for his all-pro years (not a bad comp by any means, but not on the level of Braun's best days either). If he hits those projections you set forth, then yeah, he'll be a early second round-caliber player. I think he'll fall short enough of that mark to make him a distinct overpay, but we will have to see.


As for the Adams/Andrus deal, if you have a capable SS filling in for Andrus, it's not a bad move (though I'm an admitted Adams fan).

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/

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@TreyThompson  He's a bad investment because he was a first or second round pick in every league. He can't steal bases anymore either, so he's basically Jay Bruce (and that's only if his power sustains). For all we know, this dude was PED'ing it up his entire big league career. 


Here's another thing, while the thumb may be something no one saw coming, fatigue (which donnypump referred to) and a "weaker" body may mean more injuries. 


I just think that a second round pick was way too high for Braun. Which is the reason for the comments about him being a terrible investment. We'll see what's up...

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/

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@TreyThompson  One big game does not a worthy-investment make.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://sonsofroto.com/

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@Yaomiiiing

Thanks for the catch. Fixed.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball 2014 Cheat Sheet

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@donnypump

Surprised you like Strasburg. I love the talent, but his violent delivery scares me (Mark Prior 2.0). Harper I like, but I think 25/15 your best bet (and that's if he finally plays a full season). Third round is a fair spot for him I think.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball 2014 Cheat Sheet

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@Yaomiiiing I would honestly put him in the second tier, just behind Reyes. He has difference-making power and is also eligible at 2B. 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball Shortstops 2014: Tiers, Not Fears

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@Yaomiiiing

MDS is predisposed, but I definitely think Salvador Perez will wind up on a lot of my squads because the price is so damn reasonable. 

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball Catchers 2014: Tiers, Not Fears

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@CollegeWolf

I don't think Lucroy will come cheap (he'll be ceiling-price or right around there). Ramos is a good deal, but requires a caddy

5 months ago on Fantasy Baseball Catchers 2014: Tiers, Not Fears

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@andrewakamds

The game done changed!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers 2014: Tiers, Not Fears

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@donnypump @CollegeWolf Ridley is still their RB most resembling a starting NFL back. His injury doesn't seem like it was that serious (already back at practice) and I think if his health allows, he'll lead the NE backfield in fantasy value. That said, he could also bust (NE has shuffled around RBs in the past), but I think since he can be had for very cheap, it's not a bad buy

9 months, 3 weeks ago on NFL Real Talk: Week Six

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@donnypump I think he's a solid buy-low. RBs are hard to come by, and though NE could always do the RB merry-go-round, I think he's worth a shot.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on NFL Real Talk: Week Six

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@CollegeWolf Yeah I got him in one league and now he's starting over my boy Russell Wilson

9 months, 3 weeks ago on NFL Real Talk: Week Six

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@CollegeWolf Yes. I couldn't put him on my list because he's owned in over 30percent of Yahoo! leagues.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Stream Pies (8/23-8/26/13)

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@ECBFBL Who else does Kapernick have to throw to? VD and Kaep have had a great chemistry and their rapport is tight according to all camp reports. He'll be the featured weapon and can get it done in the red zone. I'm expecting him to clear 1,000 yards and double-digit TDs

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: TE Ranks

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@CollegeWolf Brady only loves his TEs when it makes sense. Pats were NEVER a TE-heavy team until Gronk/Hern came into the picture. They just maximize the talent on their roster. Sudfield will probably get some involvement, but I don't think he's gonna put up anywhere near A-Hern's numbers and I think he'll be at best a bye-week fill-in

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: TE "Tiers, Not Fears"

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@ECBFBL

42. Shane Vereen

43. Kendall Hunter

44. Bernard Pierce

45. Vick Ballard

46. Knowshon Moreno

47. Bryce Brown

48. Rashad Jennings

Hope that helps

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB "Tiers, Not Fears"

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@CollegeWolf Thanks man. Yeah I think you do have some gems in that 15-26 tier, but it's obviously where things start getting dicey (though I love Richardson and Mendy in that tier just based on the value---they are going in later in drafts than they should)

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB "Tiers, Not Fears"

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@donnypump That will be hard cuz MDS is in the woods right now with no power (probably until winter), but you can peep my tiers to get more of a breakdown on specific players. I hate Dwayne Bowe (poor QB, part of offensive system that shares the ball, struggles with drops)

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: QB Ranks

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@donnypump I can't answer for MDS, who has already moved back into the woods until winter (and won't have much internet service until then). As for my Lacy hate, it's strictly for the below reasons:

1) He's fat and out of shape (GB has put out reports saying that isn't the case, but they have to)

2) GB has a slew of RBs they can trot out there, so if he isn't very successful, they have other hands to go to (like they did last year)

3) I don't buy that he's the bona fide GL back over Kuhn. He has to prove it to me.

4) GB is a pass-first offense. There really is no reason for them to lean on the run

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB Ranks

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@CollegeWolf As you'll see in the tiers, Foster got the low placement due to injury concern. He was supposed to be at full strength by now, but his back injury has reportedly "spread into his legs" and even coach Kubiak has said some cryptic things about it (making it sound like Foster may not even be able to play at the start of the season). That kind of potentially limiting injury scares me enough to put some of the really gifted backs ahead of him. As for Richardson, dude is the truth. I really think he's going to be one of the better draft-day bargains at RB this year.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: RB Ranks

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@CollegeWolf No doubt!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: WR "Tiers, Not Fears"

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@CollegeWolf Re: Ross... run with him while on a roll, but I don't think there's long-term potential there.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Stream Pies (8/16-8/19/13)

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@CollegeWolf Me too, but as you'll see in my tiers, Green/Bryant are virtually neck-n-neck

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: QB Ranks

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@CollegeWolf Good points. I will say that Rodgers put up his best numbers ever with no Cobb, a wack J-Fin (he looks ready to finally breakout) and a crappy James Jones. His weapons are better than they were then, so I'm expecting a huge season (somehow, even bigger than Brees)

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Fantasy Football 2013: QB "Tiers, Not Fears"

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@CollegeWolf Norris for sure

1 year ago on Stream Pies (8/2-8/5/13)

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@CollegeWolf I wouldn't make that move personally, but if you are out of two-start options, it's not a terrible move.

1 year ago on Stream Pies (7/9-7/11/13)

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@CollegeWolf Eh, don't really trust him. You're better off with Marcum/Danks

1 year, 1 month ago on Stream Pies (6/14-6/17/13)

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@CollegeWolf I actually forgot that Thursday's SP recommendations are up on the last Stream Pies (it's Kevin Correia). Friday and beyond will be up by Thursday AM

1 year, 1 month ago on Star's Shares: 6/10/13

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@CollegeWolf Nah, I wouldn't cut either Hosmer or Cain for Carp (and I HATE Hosmer). 

1 year, 1 month ago on Star's Shares: 6/10/13

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@CollegeWolf Mike Carp is not legit unless you have the roster space and free time to pitch him against RHP (it's the only time he starts). Otherwise, he doesn't get enough playing time. With those MI options you list, I'd pick up Drew (hot hand). Thursdays SPs will be up Tuesday night or Wednesday AM. Thanks for commenting dawg

1 year, 1 month ago on Star's Shares: 6/10/13

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Word up!

1 year, 3 months ago on Stubbed Hamel-Toe

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But I said they're my favorite!

1 year, 3 months ago on Star's Shares: 4/10/13

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 @Traveller23  Frank Francisco if he's out there. Threw a bullpen session, should be back in about two weeks, and I'd be surprised if he didn't get his closing job back (Parnell kinda sucks). Otherwise, I'd pick up Santos. Janssen is coming off shoulder surgery, so even though he's healthy now, I can't see him staying on the field all season. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Closers)

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 @CollegeWolf We're talking standard 5x5 league. I agree, for K/BB Lee is a better play, but I'm taking the more dominant arm (Dickey and his elite SwStr%) in a battle that's this close.

1 year, 4 months ago on Beef: The Series- Lee vs. Dickey

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 @CollegeWolf I put Axford in the tier because of job security and great swing-and-miss ability. Romo worries me because he throws a ton of sliders and Bochy has already indicated he may sit him more often than one would a closer in order to keep his arm fresh. I thought about Castilla, but I think the other dudes all stand a better chance of getting saves.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Closers)

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 @Ziptown Seager is in my 2B ranks (look on the sidebar of this page and you'll see it under 2013 draft kit). That's where he holds the most value, so I chose to omit him from the 3B ranks since he holds way more value as a two-bagger.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Third Base)

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 @donnypump I'd say Panda is more injury-prone than A-Ram just solely based on the conditioning of the two athletes (Sandoval is a fat mess). Plus, his power has been somewhat inconsistent (he's shown 25-plus HR power, and high-teens power at other times). I just think he carries more risk than the guys mentioned (due to power/injury concerns). Trumbo? I'd rank him fifth on this list.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Third Base)

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 @donnypump I have ZERO qualms with that strategy. I sometimes end up with a top 10 SS if the league I'm in similarly views shortstops (and I have the money to blow and the position to fill), but usually I don't like to spend decent coin a dude who could play below-starter level

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Shortstop)

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 @CollegeWolf Prado is a SS in Yahoo! I could probably mention it more, but my eligibility always goes by Yahoo! standards (10 games played at a position the previous year to qualify at it)

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Shortstop)

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 @bfffff  @donnypump You wouldn't want to start Carpenter in most leagues as anything more than a 2B, so the position versatility is a moot point. Plus, he's not even guaranteed a starting job at this point. The fact that he's even in a position battle with the likes of Daniel Descalso tells you how "good" Carpenter is. I think if everything breaks right, yeah, Carpenter can be a usable fantasy option. More likely, however, is that he's waiver wire fodder.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Second Base)

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 @CollegeWolf @donnypump Right now, you could argue taking him second or third overall. He's that nice. I've had him on most of my teams for the last three years and I've never regretted spending the coin it takes to land him. Like Donny said, he's consistent and durable (and I STILL think there is actually more power to his bat than we've seen... scary).

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Second Base)

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 @donnypump He might, but we are realistically talking about maybe 15 HRs and decent-enough counting stats (and that's if he wins the job, keeps it, and plays to peak performance). It's possible, but I'd rather go with a Beckham or Scutaro.

 

I have Utley as a Top 12 2B, which I think is fair. This list is based on how these players will finish, which is why I have Utley 10th. I agree that the early season returns might be very good, but like you said, the long haul of the season will tell us who Chase Utley really is.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Second Base)

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 @donnypump I agree AGon is consistent, but his lack of thump bothers me (I like to get boppers at 1B, especially with power down league-wide). I think Ike and Trumbo will hit at least 10 more HRs each than AGon.

 

Papi is probably using PEDs and those foot injuries scare me a bit, but DAMN he's been diesel when healthy. I just can't pass up a chance at .300-plus BA plus premiere power (even at his age/health).

 

I think 20 is fair for Tex. I agree the wrist is a big red flag, but hitting in yankee stadium should still help him sock 19 or more HRs over four months of play. I think if you couple a fill-in 1B with Tex (once he's healthy), you should get close to 30 HRs and 100 RBIs.

 

As for Trumbo... obviously I love the big lug (pause). He still has more power in his bat than he's shown and the RBIs should shoot up now with Hamilton/Pujols hitting in front of him. Love that price too. It's an optimistic ranking at no. 7, but none of the guys below him look like they'll put up better numbers this year.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (First Base)

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Yup. He blows. The "power" numbers he put up in the minors only came at AA (KC has the most notorious HR happy park in that league) and AAA (PCL league, where dudes like Dallas McPherson rock 40 HRs a season). You aren't getting more than 16-18 HRs, and that's with a shitty BA too thanks to his terrible batted ball profile (too few line drives and way too many grounders). I don't get the obsession with Hosmer. Nothing in his statistical profile suggests he will be a quality fantasy option this year. Everyone who likes him is basing their opinion on "potential," but I don't see how his power numbers are suddenly going to spike in one of the league's premier pitching parks.

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (First Base)

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 @andrewakamds ...what donny said

1 year, 4 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (Catcher)

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 @CollegeWolf Word up thanks C-dub.

 

1 year, 5 months ago on Fantasy Baseball 2013: Tiers, Not Fears (OF)

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 @AaronMurrrrrrrr Word up I will. Although I would still encourage you to tweak it to make it your own. As I said, this list makes auctions a breeze.

1 year, 6 months ago on Fantasy Baseball: Auction Strategy

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 @Reno 911 Yeah, you really do have to know your league when you are playing friends. it's a good way to drive up the price on some players.

1 year, 6 months ago on Fantasy Baseball: Auction Strategy

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 @CollegeWolf No doubt. Glad to help.

1 year, 7 months ago on Stream Pies: Season Recap

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