Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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Can you believe I built a team without the greatest rotisserie player of all-time?  No Rickey Henderson.  I thought about 3 different seasons for him, but couldn't fit him on under the rules; there was a player that year that I needed more (e.g. Couldn't pass up Gooden from 85 to roster Rickey from the same year).

I probably tilted too much toward my favored categories - average and steals and underbought HR as usual.  I just couldn't pass up guys with 50 steals and some other major category stats to add a guy with 60 HR who hit merely .285 or I couldn't pass up the .350 Avg with 45 HR to roster a guy with 55+ HR with an average below .300.  My team hits .337!

On the pitching side I probably did overkill with ratio and ERA.  1.90 and 0.87.  For that reason I may be light on Ks or Wins and definitely lighter than most will be in saves.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 30 '20

Gene, thanks for sharing.  Very cool.  I've emailed for the spreadsheet to enter.  They should have done a google sheets for ease of entry, but what can you do.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 30 '20

Gene M....I'm in the process of doing an all time team progression alphabetically. With one at each position, 5 starters, and a closer I create an all time team of Players with the last name starting with A. Then I go to the Letter B and replace any Letter A player with a Player B I think is better. Then I do the same thing with C and so forth.

van wilhoite LVW
Mar 29 '20

Don't know where else to post this, but here is a great diversion for maniacs like us. The Greatest Of All Time Challenge, in which you create a standard 23-man, 5x5 roto roster of the best seasons since 1980. Here are the catches: 1) you can only use one player from a franchise, 2) you can only use a player once, 3) you can only have one player from any one season, 4) you can't use more than six players from each of the four decades. The deadline is 4/1. https://theathletic.com/1703090/2020/03/27/the-goat-challenge-and-why-certain-years-have-hogged-great-player-production/

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 29 '20

I half agree with you, Peter, but that's because life is more vivid at 18 than 38, and more vivid at 8 than 18.

The actors who played the little girls in the first two episodes were spectacular.

If Ferrante was unmasked, Howard, she still is very much under wraps. There was a documentary called Ferrante Fever that came out last year. Everyone from Emma Goldstein (the translator) to Elizabeth Strout to Jonathan Franzen was interviewed. Except the author.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 26 '20

I half agree with you on the Neopolitan novels. The first two are spectacularly good. No. 3 is tolerable, but all the gas is out of No. 4. We watched episode one of the HBO series last week, and it was fine, beautifully shot with fine performances, but mostly it reminded me how good the novel is and didn't add much to that.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 26 '20

If you've been watching My Brilliant Friend on HBO and enjoying it, here's a recommendation: all four Ferrante novels. You'll know after 50 pages if they work for you, and if they do you'll be taken out of this world into another (Italy after the war) for a very long time.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 26 '20

Totally agree.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25 '20

I find the mewling in some quarters about whether they can have a "representative" season with only 100-110 games amusing.   Give me games.  We can debate whether the season was "representative" for years thereafter.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 25 '20