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On the Roto bookkeeping point... one year I made similar calculations in my home keeper league where Texpope and DropDeadFred also participate.  Then I redid them post draft, both times using AP4 values versus keeper salary or draft price, since we were 4x4 at the time. 

Sure enough, the team that entered an exited the with the most stored value, north of $100 excess value if I recall correctly, was very strong, and finished 2nd overall.  And the eventual winner, who had about $80 excess value exiting the draft, won via some savvy and lucky FA acquisitions and trades that year.

Other than in Doubt Wars, you cannot often win on draft day.  But you CAN lose on draft day.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

I didn't see it as a slur, I just hope Paul Simon hasn't been forgotten to the point where he needs to be identified!

Alex Patton Alex

Per Poz rankings: I follow him on twitter and he has said the top 50 rankings are not in order and should not be perceived as being in order. Hence Jackie at #42.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift

Not everything is a slur Eugene. LMFAO

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift

Singer/songwriter to me always was code for a white man who couldn't sing very well, plays acoustic guitar, but is not a virtuoso, and writes his own material to make up for the less than stellar musical ability.

This is as opposed to artists like Prince, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder who wrote, arranged, played all of the instruments on their songs, and sang the songs.  They aren't singer/songwriters.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

A fair solution. Emily Watson in The Athletic:

On March 19, Major League Baseball announced interim support to be paid to minor-league players in a lump sum equal to the spring training allowances paid through April 8.

Alex Patton Alex
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

Nice writing by Joe Poz. Definitely. But here's a question. Does he really have to say "singer/songwriter" Paul Simon? Am I that outdated?

Alex Patton Alex

Yes, #15.

G Man DoctorG

So I guess this is the year to get my formulas perfect. I mean, it's not like I don't have time.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

Has he done Josh Gibson?

Alex Patton Alex

They've all been great, although some have been greater than others.  With the top 10 remaining, it appears he's gone to real rankings, rather than rankings by numbers than mean something.  My guess for the rankings are:

10. Stan Musial

9. Oscar Charleston

8. Hank Aaron

7. Ty Cobb

6. Satchel Paige

5. Ted Williams (extra credit for lost years due to war)

4. Walter Johnson

3. Barry Bonds

2. Willie Mays

1. Babe Ruth


I know I'm doing a reach on Ted Williams to move up ahead of Cobb and Aaron, but I just have feeling that Poz will rank him that high.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 22
Max Muncy Los Angeles Dodgers

The comment below seems a million years ago.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 21
Carlos Correa Houston Astros

Something AndyPro would have said....Good one!

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Mar 21
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates

Thank-you for that link, MG ... FANTASTIC!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 21
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

The Athletic is indeed fantastic!  And the Mickey Mantle article is stunning.... and stunningly sad. 

G Man DoctorG
Mar 21
Carlos Correa Houston Astros

No members of the Houston Astros have tested positive for COVID-19. They saw the signs coming.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 21
Bucky Dent Kansas City Royals

At 12:30 Pacific Time, the 1978 AL East playoff game is on MLB Network. I remember a few of us camping out in a San Francisco bar (Sutter Street Station for locals) to be sure we had seats to watch the game.

mike fenger mike
Mar 21
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates

Talking about Cabrera's hit in 1992... a few of us witnessed what Maz did in 1960.

Actually, I listened to it on a radio that somebody brought out to soccer practice.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 21

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