Thread: Reports from the Trenches

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What makes it such a fun format is thinking forever about each pick. None of this "going once" stuff.

Will Smith $6 and Josh Hader $9 seemed like a nice, cheap bullpen, but in a mixie -- with everyone else thinking forever -- it wasn't nearly enough. So I added Jordan Hicks for $3.

Was that enough?

It turned out it was, or almost was. I'm third in saves right now with 82.

But back in April, in a clear case of overthinking it, I decided I needed to have an honest to god closer, someone who would just pitch the ninth inning, someone who would put me in the middle of the pack if these other three rarely pitched the ninth, and plunked down $12 for David Robertson.

It's too bad there's no trading in these Doubt leagues.

I'm in third, as I said, with 82 saves. The team in fourth has 46.

Alex Patton Alex

I always enjoy playing Doubt Wars, especially the Mixed. We had a lot of common themes on our O, Alex. Brian Anderson, Kang, and Tatis Jr. We should at least take solace in the fact that Tatis did produce some impressive numbers for the bargain basement price of $1. The bulk of our offense got hammered by either injury or ineffectiveness. Our choices at 1B, Ryan O'Hearn and Tyler White didn't quite get it done for us. We both did well with our SP. Mine was anchored by DeGrom, Bieber, Ryu, and ERod. You went with Corbin, Castillo, Jon Gray and again ERod and they got it done. Jose LeClerc, Jose Alvarado, and Kimbrel didn't quite perform up to your Will Smith and Josh Hader. If we had an offense that stayed healthy or actually in some cases one that showed up, we'd be duking it out for the gold. As it is, bronze at best. I do hope that Peter continues to run this format next year. Always a fun exercise!

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

Front Office/Owner Info looks like it establishes the most recent date and time an owner looked at the league.  After one team, appeared to be running away with it, I remain in the hunt in Doubt NL1 with three other teams, despite losing Tatis, Cutch, Duggar, and Hicks for the year, and missing time/general suckiness from Kinsler, Almora, Lester, Doolittle, Roark, Urias, and Adam Conley.  

John Thomas Roll2
Sep 4

The Doubt War leagues have a kind of fascination. All teams frozen in aspect, the standings amazingly fluid right to the end.

In Doubt Mixed 2, BombTown Pop 365 had a seemingly insurmountable lead just a few days ago. Today it's in second, six points behind Simply Flawless.

I wonder if either team is paying attention?

Tim and I are paying attention, simply because we ended up in the same league. The Tanks are in fourth and fading fast. RunTMc is in fifth, fading just a little faster.

We both have more people not playing than playing. We both have Tatis not playing, hence the fades.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 4

Led by the much sought-after Bryce Harper (at the traded deadline), the Oracles have surged to within half a point of not being in the cellar in the PCL.

Yo, Broad Street Bullies: you better step up your game.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 22

Thanks to Vladdy, I'm leaving you in my dust, Tim, and closing in on BombTownPop.365, who probably doesn't even know it.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 3

I'm looking over your shoulder, Alex. I need Jose Leclerc and Craig Kimbrel to start earning their keep. It is fun to see where one got it right and wrong. What was I thinking having both Ryan O'Hearn and Jeimer Candelario on the same team?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 1

Somehow in a single day, with only 27 AB, the Tanks have vaulted from fifth into second in Doubt Mixed.

I'd like to think it's all Vladdy Jr., but he didn't play.

The Doubt leagues are fun precisely because you can't do anything. I follow the standings in my daily email from OnRoto and that's about it.

Tim McLeod is is in the same league. Yesterday he was in second.

Take that, Tim.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 1

Who are the key players leading this come back, Tex?

Is there a link to the league so we can see?

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 29

Why you don't give up ...

In CBS experts, as recently as June 23, my team representing P&Co was sitting in 8th place ... at 60 points.  The leader was at 100.

As of today - 3rd place, 85.5 points, leader is at 90.5.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 29