Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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So just off the top of your head, which NL players who started the season in the minors have generated the most earnings YTD (feel free to point me at a website where it's not a guess).
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Sep 19 '12
I watch a lot of games on extra innings, watch MLB tonight, follow the comments here and inane ones on rotoworld. Read espns site and MLB trade rumors.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 30 '12
If you're not watching enough Baseball Tonight, then you're probably also not watching enough games!

I think for consistent roto success, you need to be a good roto player *and* watch a lot of games ... at least that's my excuse, anyway :-)

The comments here sure help ... as does a subscription to BP ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 30 '12
I use 4-5 different sites and watch a pile of games but always end up on the transactions page at MLB.com. It gives you sortable transactions by day, month, and by team.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 30 '12
How do people keep track of all the information once the season gets going? Am I simply not watching enough Baseball Tonight?

I have a couple of websites that give me specific information, but tracking all of the players (even though I'm an NL only guy) just seems difficult.

Any favorite websites?
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 30 '12
What does "the best way to win" mean to you?
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 25 '12
Still looking back on the draft a bit now that we have six weeks of perspective since then (and two months of the season), I'm reminded that:

a) You can't get everyone you want and you can either cry over not getting Lombardozzi in both leagues or rejoice in getting AJ Ellis and being in the money.

b) "Having to get someone" does not mean they will be good and so there is no point in being disappointed over people that I "had to get" but didn't. See: Billingsley, Minor, JD Martinez, etc.

c) Sometimes grudgingly kept players turn out good: see Pagan, Ethier.

d) Sometimes players you "had to get" and did turn out poorly: Cuddyer (at 32, not overall) and Gee.

e) Don't carry over 8th inning guys unless they have a good chance of becoming the closer (i.e. the Bastardo rule).

f) The best way to win is to keep the low end players with a lot of value and the high players that are at or close to value and then wait for players to come to you in the auction.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 25 '12
Seadogs; If you can FAAB people for less than you'd pay for them, and then get to keep them, that's Job 1. The fact that such players exists devalues the value of the reserve list. I love the reserve rounds because you get to fix the things that didn't go so good in the draft, and find some long shot talent, which is beautiful when it pays off. (Thank you Buster Posey!)
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 5 '12
What would you guys say is worth more in 5x5-only league:

125Ks plus associated wins from a league average starter

or

20 saves plus associated peripherals from a league average closer who inherits a job from a deposed closer?
JK Zucchiniboy JKZ
May 5 '12
So for a lot of us, we are in leagues with 10 men reserve lists.

The struggle I have is how many of those spots to devote to the majors vs minors in the reserve draft AND then after the reserve draft is over, especially in a league where you can FAAB people for less than you have to pay them if you get them in the reserve draft.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 4 '12