Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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I can't believe all the people I missed.

But even LVW's team isn't going to win this thing. The team that wins has punted saves.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 2 '20

Runs 1689

HR 519

RBI 1608

SB 373

W 154

Sv 100

K 2010

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 2 '20

LVW, that's a strong team.  What are your totals?  Too lazy to total it up.  Arrieta over Kershaw (both 15) and you have Hoffman over my 17 Kluber.  Interesting differences.  You must edge me in ERA/Ratio and you win saves, while I win Ks and Wins on the pitching side.

Not sure how I missed Kemp's year.  I looked at Braun, but forgot Kemp. Damn.  NL blindspot strikes again.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 2 '20

I don't subscribe so I don't have an official entry....my team I put together from 2AM to 4 AM this morning

C Mauer 2009 Twins .365 94 28 96 4

C Rodriguez 1999 Rangers .332 116 35 113 25

1b Pujols 2005 Cards .330 129 41 117 16

2b Utley 2006 Phillies .309 131 32 102 15

SS Yount 1982 Brewers .331 129 29 114 14

3b Brett 1980 Royals .390 87 24 118 15

Cor Cabrera  2013 Tigers .348 103 44 137 3

Mid AROD 1996 Mariners .358 141 36 123 15

OF Eric Davis 1987 Reds .293 120 37 100 50

OF Larry Walker 1997 Rockies .366 143 49 130 33

OF Kemp 2011 Dodgers .324 115 38 126 40

OF Raines 1983 Expos .298 133 11 71 90

OF Bonds 2001 Giants .328 128 73 137 13

Util Canseco 1988 A's .307 120 42 124 40

P Gooden 1985 Mets 24 0 268 1.53 0.965

P Johnson 2002 DBacks 24 0 334 2.32 1.031

P Snell 2018 Rays 21 0 221 1.89 0.974

P Pedro 2000 Red Sox 18 0 284 1.74 0.737

P Maddux 1995 Braves 19 0 181 1.63 0.811

P Cole 2019 Astros 20 0 326 2.50 0.895

P Arrieta 2015 Cubs 22 0 236 1.77 0.865

P Hoffman 1998 Padres 4 53 86 1.48 0.849

P Britton 2016 Orioles 2 47 74 0.54 0.836


van wilhoite LVW
Apr 2 '20

Lamentation of Their Women

Piazza 97

Pudge 99

McGwire 98

Donaldson 15

Miggy 13

Juan Samuel 83

Hanley Ramirez 07

Soriano 03

Bonds 01

Canseco 88

Ellis Burks 96

Eric Davis 87

Trout 12

DH Albert Belle 95

Gooden 85

Saberhagen 89

Randy Johnson 02

Johan Santana 04

Pedro 00

Cole 19

Scherzer 16

Elias Diaz 18

Thigpen 90

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Apr 2 '20

I just put a challenge out to my league, which began in 1994.  One player per year, but two per franchise.  That gives us 26 years and 32 teams to populate 23 roster spots. (Brewers only for their AL period and Astros for their AL period).

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 2 '20

Howard Johnson?

I forgot I checked him out at 3B and SS.  Just couldn't let Doc's season go.  24 wins, sub 1.00 WHIP, 268 Ks, 1.53 ERA with big innings.  There's no other season like it.  It's the greatest pitching season of my lifetime.  Carlton's 27 win year was two years before I was born.  Pedro's season in 2000 was just a touch worse IMO.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 1 '20

Raines tried out for the Tanks as an outfielder. He would have made the team if I had known he qualified at second.

I took Brett over Schmidt in 1980.

No question the Tanks' GM let sentiment cloud his judgement more than a few times. He spent a good hour trying to get Willie Hernandez onto the team. Barry Bonds was allowed into the clubhouse but not Sammy Sosa.

Let's hope when they announce the winner next week, they show all the rosters.

Can you guess who my Met was? Not Doc.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 1 '20

Freedman's Bureau

C Mauer 2009 365 w/ 28 HR; Ivan Rodriguez 1999 35/25 332 116/113 (had also considered a couple Piazza seasons, Victor Martinez 2007, Javy Lopez 2003, a couple of Gary Carter seasons in the 80s).

1B Albert Pujols 2003 .359 43 137/124; Miguel Cabrera 2013 .348 44 103/137 (I love high average high HR) - (Considered McGwire 98, Chris Davis, Ryan Howard, Bagwell)

3B Mike Schmidt 1980 48 104/121 12 SB (originally had Brett 1980, but went with the power, considered a bunch of ARod seasons)

2B Tim Raines 1983 133 Runs and 90 SB (he qualifies) Didn't really consider anyone else, although I considered a few Sandberg, Roberto Alomar seasons, and one from Alfonso Soriano for MI.  

SS ARod 96.  Hanley Ramirez 07. It's not ARod's best season, but he hit .358 and had 36 HR and 141/123 15 SB.  Wanted the extra average and wanted to free up his better years for other players.  Hanley .332 29/51 125 Runs (considered Yount 1st MVP, Trammell 87)

OF Eric Davis 87 (I think he had a large report in Alex's first book 37/50 120 Runs) Sosa 01 (.328 64 146/160) Bonds 93 (not his best year .336 46/29 129/123) Larry Walker 97 couldn't avoid it. .366 49/33 143/130  Just crazy. Rickey 86.  87 SB and 28 HR,  130 Runs. (Considered Trout, Canseco 40-40, Gwynn .370 w 56 SB was on my original team)

DH Albert Belle White Sox! 98 .328 49 113/152 went with the HR/RBI with high Avg.  I loved Belle.  Other better players were blocked, including Griffey b/c of ARod and Manny Ramirez for Pedro.

Pitchers -

Doc 85 24 W 1.53 .97 268 K

Pedro 00 18 1.74 .74 284

Maddux 05 19 1.63 .81 181

Big Unit 02 24 2.32 1.03 334

Kershaw 15 16 2.13 .88 301

Britton 16 2/47 0.54 .84 74

Kluber 17 18 2.25 .87 265

Snell 18 21 1.89 .97 221

Cole 19 20 2.50 .89 326

Considered Verlander 19 and Scott 86, but went with Cole for the Ks over Verlander and the Ratio over Scott.  Carlton 1980.  Clemens 2002.  Eckersley 1990.  I think pitching was easier for me.  I didn't consider too many choices.  Never considered Edwin Diaz b/c I knew I was using ARod, Griffey, or Ichiro from the Mariners.


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 1 '20

Patton's Tanks


BA .324

Runs 1619

RBI 1637

HR 563

SB 306

ERA 2.39

WHIP .950

Wins 161

Saves 37

K 2287

Already beaten handily by Gene and Eugene's. But it does have the distinction of having 1994 and 1995 (hoping 2020 won't be shorter). Also has more ribbies than runs, as befits an old goat who still plays 4x4.

It was a fun trip down memory lane.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 1 '20