Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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Me, too, Eugene. Found myself today doing some endgame strategies -- in mid-March. 

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Mar 16

It's been rare in recent years that I finished pricing so early.  Boo on me.  This is the one year I could have used something to do these next couple weeks.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 15

At first glance, details on the Ax appear invisible behind the dreaded paywall.  But with the free "basic" subscription, the article magically becomes viewable. The trouble is that probably very few people are willing to even go to the trouble of finding this out.

My free advice to Mike G. and others at BP is to not set the damn paywall blocker up to block your "pitch" on products like this, which looks very interesting to us dynasty league owners.

As I've said here before, I don't mind paying for useful online content or tools (I pay for the Guide, Patton&Co, the Athletic, Fantistics, etc.) but it is just too annoying to deal with a paywall or even a signup process at EVERY site I may want to visit now and then.  Baseball America is officially dead to me ever since they put their Top 100 prospects list behind a paywall.  The list, not the analysis.  I still don't understand that decision - I have to be in their prime customer subscription demographic, but one dumb decision on their part has turned me completely off to them.

OK, I'll get off my soap box.  There are some kids on my lawn that I need to chase off.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Mar 1

A new tool at BP ... The Ax

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Feb 29

That's our move -- and every time someone nominates a guy who's off our board, we're thrilled.  Except when it turns out they're right, and we're wrong.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 29

It feels good to winnow down the list of players to a auctionable 168 hitters and 108 pitchers this early.  I haven't done that in a long time.

I've found a bunch who I know I won't pay market prices for, because my calculated price is way below what I expect the league to pay, but Stage 4 feels more like identifying the players you would pay a lot more than the market, but only have to pay one marginal dollar more.  I'm not sure I can find lot of them.  At least not upon first glance.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 29

Spring training economics are way different than AFL. Presenters have to pay their discounted way, too. But I'm sure it will be a good time. I'll be watching from NYC.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 19

I'd pay to watch the LABR.  But they high priced me out of the market.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Feb 18

I sure wish I was going to this. Seems a few seats can still be had.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18

Baseball HQ is transplanting First Pitch Arizona to Florida this year at the start of spring training (when most of the best prospects are playing catch with the big boys). 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 8