Thread: Patton $ Online

A discussion about what your dollars get you.

Welcome! You are invited to wander around and read all of the comments that have been posted here at Patton & Co., but as soon as you register you can see the bid limits that Alex, Peter and Mike propose for each player, and you can post your own comments. Registering is free, so please join us!

Thanks for that link, Tim.  That's gold to me. 

Gary Cruciani Megary
Feb 16

Was tempted to do just that.  I got Trout for 55, then felt it would be too ostentatious to bid 55 on Betts and let him go for 54.

Did also add Machado (34) and Lindor (38) - didn't realize that Machado was only SS eligible until after I bought Lindor - along with Votto (25), Murphy (16), Pollock (12), Ramos (5), and Polanco (5), Chapman (2), (R)Miggy Cabrera (2), (R)Peralta (2).


After spending 191 on hitting, pitching was going to suffer ... but I like what I got:
MadBum (21), Wheeler (17), Eovaldi (5), Nelson (4), Musgrove (3), (R)Anibal Sanchez 1, (R)Chacin 1 ... Doolittle 9, Hicks 2, (R)Yarbrough 1 (since it's a points league, and Yarbrough is RP eligible under their rules, he was #12 among relievers last year).

Starters ate up a huge amount of money - deGrom 50, Scherzer 50, Cole 49, Sale 49, Kluber 44, Snell 43, Nola 42, Verlander 40, Bauer 37, Syndergard 34, Taillon 34(!), Severino 34, Paxton 32, Kershaw 30, Corbin 30, Strasburg 30, Clevinger 28, Greinke 28, Berrios 26, Buehler 25, Flaherty 24.

While I get that with this format - as I said during the auction - I'd rather look for the next Patrick Corbin than pay for the last one.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 15

For me, I'm holding out with bids for both until their signing prospects get bleaker. I think R! is the last-ditch designation. And yes, pulling them out of the pool will be adding dollars to lots of players, which would need to be re-adjusted when they do sign.

mike fenger mike
Feb 15

80 sounds right, Phil. And if 11 other teams don't understand that, that's your advantage. Buy Trout and Betts and then pick from the wealth of players at the end.

As for my copping out with the R1's, there will be plenty of updates. We're working out the schedule now.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

The LABR Mixed Draft ran on Tuesday. Was a fun evening, with more than a few surprises. Here's the link for those interested. https://www.rtsports.com/LABR-Mixed-Draft

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 15

About to do one of the most useless CBS online auctions - 12 teams, points league auction for all MLB with $260 budget.  Sixteen starters (C,1,2,3,S,3xO,U,5xSP,2xRP) ... 5 reserve spots also in the auction.

What's Mookie Betts or Mike Trout worth in such an auction?  80?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 15
If you're working out to 3120, that ends up inflating a lot of players, doesn't it?
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 15

In answer to Syd in the Vladdy Jr. thread, all of the mega-prospects who seem destined to start the year in the minors get an R1 under AP4.

I went a step further. I made Bryce Harper, Many Machado and Craig Kimbrel R1s.

If the owners aren't going to pay them, why should I? 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

Hi all! I've posted the program, the Excel file and the text files. If you've paid you can download from the subscriber menu in the top right corner.

It looks like all is good to me, but if you come upon anything amiss when you try to download or kick the tires please let me know.

Thanks for buying, as always, it is what keeps the site up, and feel free to challenge prices and projections and playing time budgets. It's what makes them better and better as the preseason goes along. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 14

Paid; worth every dime, as always.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 14