Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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I haven't heard anything about that. Maybe there is a Stage Four.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25 '20

With talk of expanded rosters to accommodate more pitchers and 8 or 9 games a week, if there is baseball I imagine there will need to be significant rethinking of player values. 

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 25 '20

The bottom of the hitters list is now much better than it's been in past years thanks to the extra roster spot which is going almost exclusively to hitters. Using roster resource projected rosters and building out my list, I've got at least three guys off the list who I like as players. Usually I had three guys on the list that I hated at this point.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 24 '20

All of you are as great now, maybe even greater, than before this came down. I especially like references to your favorite books. Keep 'em coming. 

I am thinking of starting a fun, non-keeper draft-style league, small money. I dont want to pay any fees to the site that hosts. Suggestions are very welcome as to sites you like for hosting fantasy sports in general. If anyone wants to join pls let me know, though that isnt the purpose of this comment. Thinking a $20 entry, winner takes all. 

Many thanks and the usual-be well, take it easy.

carter carter GypsySoul
Mar 24 '20

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
Mar 22 '20

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
Mar 22 '20

When the Dodgers moved out west I switched to being a Cardinals fan, so the two seasons I would pick would be 1964 and 1967.

If you are looking for a recently published book to read that immerses you completely in someone else's troubles and offers hope, I'd suggest Writers and Artists by Lily King.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 21 '20

Loving Baseball In The Time of Coronavirus

Too soon I’m fully engaged with E.B. White in his One Man’s Meat, written when he was staring into the abyss, yet was too old to serve while the World around him marched into WWII. Being unable to move to a salt water farm in Maine like E.B., more's the pity, and in lieu of my go-to palliative for all these years past I’ve decided to occasionally play a game of APBA dice baseball at the end of the most trying days. I know. I know. Fiddling while Rome burns. Still, how to lift my spirits?

I was all set to pull the trigger on a used set of all 916 MLB players for the 1980 season, the summer when my first son was born, when I hesitated. I was in short pants the last time I played the board game. Slim chance of making another purchase any time soon and surprisingly there are so many different seasons to choose from. Looks like any and every season is out there. Maybe I should pick the cards that contain the first season I played fantasy baseball or go further back in my memories, some fuzzy, some not so much- Ted Williams bidding adieu in 1960 or Mickey Mantle’s 1956 Triple Crown season or Yastrzemski’s in 1967 or Koufaz striking out 382 in 1965 or Gibson’s subsequent mound lowering domination of the 1968 season? Which season? I’m frozen with indecision. To pick one and only one till June or probably longer. Uhhhhhh. Anyone care to suggest a worthy candidate? And why?


James Morgan jem1776
Mar 21 '20

Being able to replace a piece that breaks is as valuable as adding a new piece. Only one keeps you out of the basement, the other raises you up to the top. If duplicated enough times the same year.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 20 '20

To Alex's point:  my winning team scratched $50 in draft profit, plus reserves Shawn Kelley and Brian Goodwin, plus free loot claims Yordan Alvarez, Urshela, and Liam Hendriks, though the last was replacing Treinen, so maybe a wash.

Mike Landau ML-
Mar 20 '20