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Surely this will go as badly as every other decision I've made this year, but Yamamoto was a lowball bid just to show we were in the game. In Tout NL's 1000 FAAB he went for 146, about the equivalent of $15 in our $100 budget.

But of interest here is how the dynamic is different. In this league we're building our teams over years and we get paid for finishing in the top four. In Tout the so-called experts have first place in mind, for this year only. Why not go Joey Gallo and go for the fences? Second doesn't matter, nor does seventh. Fifteenth might.

Anyway, worked out for me at least until Yamamoto pitches the next time. Good luck all. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

Tonight's FAAB results ...

Original Oracles: rel ADickerson SF, prr JYamamoto Mia 7
Original Oracles: rel WSuero Was, prr BMiller Phi 1
Choes Balin: rel JHammer Phi, prr TFlowers Atl 3
Choes Balin: rel CSpangenberg Mil, prr SBrault Pit 3
Brubaker's Yeasts: rel JFamilia NYM, prr CFlexen NYM 4
Lynch Mob: rel JWebb Atl, prr AMinter Atl 11
Lynch Mob: rel LChisenhall Pit, prr YHirano Ari 4
Garry Oaks: rel LGohara Atl, prr EHernandez Mia 2
Lords of Flatbush: rel MAndriese Ari, prr JBrebbia StL 2

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Brandon Lowe Tampa Bay Rays

Peter Golenbock offered up his scouting report to the American Dream League the other day: "This guy is the new Mike Trout, or if not the new Trout the new Tim Salmon." 

I'll take either for my $6 buy.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Juan Then Seattle Mariners

What?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Tyler White Houston Astros

Called on to pitch the ninth against the Blue Jays, he showed them his best sliders. Some timed at 65, some at 67, some at 72, some at 73, some at 75, some at 78, some at 80, some at 81. His last pitch, to Grichuk, which he grounded to third, was timed at 82.

Seventeen sliders in all, ten for strikes. Two were struck for hits, one over the fence. Five were hit fair, three were fouled off or pulled foul, one was called a strike, one was swung at and missed.

I have to think his arm is going to feel it tomorrow.

Alex Patton Alex
Ian Kennedy Kansas City Royals

Masterful job on Nelson Cruz to get the save. Maybe Cruz did check his swing with two outs and the tying runs on and maybe he didn't, but after taking two called strikes he couldn't sit with his bat on his shoulder on the next pitch; Kennedy placed the third straight cutter just enough outside to get it started.

Alex Patton Alex
Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays

Will we ever see Juan Then face Wander. 

van wilhoite LVW
Juan Then Seattle Mariners

For a power hitter they wanted one now so they traded Juan Then. 

van wilhoite LVW

I can see Juan Then being thrown into the “Who’s on first” routine.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Cody Allen Los Angeles Angels

What happened to Allen was the fastball. Drop in speed and movement. Until last year Allen could rare back and throw at the corners, and just when you had him timed here came a fine curve. And another. Curve still good. Fastball not so much.  If you hear in next couple of years that the fastball is back, might want to take a chance on him.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Juan Then Seattle Mariners

It's official: the Mariners, dealing with their home run surplus, have traded Edwin Encarnacion for Juan Then.

Alex Patton Alex
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

Increase in walks...….Possibly weaker pitchers avoiding the strike zone with him?

van wilhoite LVW
Hector Neris Philadelphia Phillies

One day later the Phils rally for two in the ninth and Neris nails it down, retiring Acuna, Swanson and Freeman on seven pitches.

Alex Patton Alex
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

With another ofer last night, he's now batting .260.

In the lead-off spot, so you could at least run, Mookie, when you get on.

Alex Patton Alex

With Hendricks on the shelf looks like Power Hungry will be sellers. Need some power, Ozuna is available. 

joel schreier jschri
Cody Allen Los Angeles Angels

DFA'ed. With the Angels writing the checks, someone else will likely claim him. But what happened?

Line drives don't seem to have been the issue. Fly balls were another matter.

Alex Patton Alex
Mike Yastrzemski San Francisco Giants
Alex Patton Alex
Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals
Taylor Rogers Minnesota Twins

Locked down his 8th save tonight.  I am now tied for 3rd with 9.5 points in saves in my second league.  My bullpen is Rogers, Ian Kennedy, Hansel Robles, and Brandon Workman.  If I had only made such good moves with some of my other pickups.  Still in 7th, 10 points out of 3rd.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Franmil Reyes San Diego Padres

Wish they counted!

joel schreier jschri

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