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majnun
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Holy hell, that is hilarious

Jun 21, 2017 7:52 AM on Senior Signs
 
majnun
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Great read

Jun 14, 2017 11:43 AM on A.J. Hinch
 
majnun
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American League prospects...

 
majnun
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Newcomb is on the Braves now, but it's possible that his command has drifted him back to the western coast. Thanks for this really fun list.

 
majnun
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This was fun, thanks

 
majnun
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Oh man I'm on my feet, this is really exciting

 
majnun
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That's some cold Arizona trolling...

 
majnun
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You don't think baseball makes the world better?

Dec 06, 2016 5:30 AM on Hill Gets Rich, Finally
 
majnun
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This reads bizarrely angry. An a acquisition of Garcia is the time and place for a rant about a terrible stadium deal? I see it as filling a space in the rotation to appease fans but not hurt payroll in 2018. The options being floated around would have been disastrous. Archer sale or gray? That would have been delusionally thinking the Braves could be competitive in 2017, while sacrificing the #1 or 2 farm in baseball. Better to get older players with contracts that won't hurt 2018. The Braves could have filled those spots with AAA pitchers that weren't and won't be ready, but threw the fans a bone. The price of that is around 20 million. In an ideal world those assets could be flipped but I'm not holding my breath of course. This seems pretty harmless to me. I'd rather they pocket the 20 million or use it on higher upside arms but most important to me is not affecting next year's budget.

 
majnun
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YEEEESSSSSS

 
majnun
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He provided context. No one thinks all stats are completely meaningless.

Nov 01, 2016 7:48 AM on Games of October 31st
 
majnun
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Wasn't expecting a profile on Naylor with the phrase "won't hurt you"...

Sep 01, 2016 8:46 AM on September 1, 2016
 
majnun
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Oh yes

Aug 30, 2016 6:43 AM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
majnun
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[dang]

 
majnun
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Strongly disagree, I love these lists

Jul 19, 2016 8:12 AM on July 18, 2016
 
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Does age play into this at all? I honestly don't know the age of all those dudes when they were the fifth best prospect, but doesn't being the fifth best so young affect things, in terms of projected ceilings and floors? Not a comment on the trade. Okay, I should just look it up. Glasnow: 22 Gray: 23 Ventura: 23 Walker: 20 Miller: 21 Moore: 22 Perez: 19 Hanson: 23 :-( Bailey: 22 Gallardo: 21 Espinoza: 18

Jul 15, 2016 6:01 AM on Pleading For The Fifth
 
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Whaaaaaa!?

 
majnun
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Trick them into a call up to replace Stras?

Jun 27, 2016 7:43 AM on Games of June 24-26
 
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I disagree, people would still vote the same way. The Royals' fans are voting to see their players get the most votes, that would still be an appeal to them even if they didn't get to play. Hell, it would probably be extra motivation.

 
majnun
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I could read these all day, thanks for them. I think Pinder's slash line is wrong though, or we are really dumpster diving

 
majnun
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"1b" lol

 
majnun
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It's not a 40 man MLB roster

 
majnun
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Did Lueke go to jail? I don't see Bush getting a pass, but he did end up in jail for three years, that is "paying a price" if that's possible. Lueke may have ended up with time served, I don't recall.

Jun 02, 2016 10:26 AM on The Matt Bush Challenge
 
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Did you read the rest of the paragraph? I thought lefty junk baller is a good dean description and I voted for him

May 31, 2016 8:29 AM on Week Nine
 
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That's the real takeaway, surely

 
majnun
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George probably broke his keyboard racing to type STEVE CISHEK

 
majnun
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You guys new here?

Mar 14, 2016 6:07 AM on Should Have Taken Trout
 
majnun
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Yawn, what a boring week!

Aug 04, 2015 4:58 AM on Week 18
 
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I couldn't believe you'd recommend just waiving Clippard, so I looked back... And you didn't. You said wait until Doolittle is back in the ninth. Which is one hundred times more reasonable, so don't be too hard on yourself. Thanks for the column

Jun 02, 2015 5:09 AM on 10th Edition 2015
 
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Yes please

May 12, 2015 4:32 AM on Week Six
 
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So it's early? :-)

May 12, 2015 4:30 AM on Brian Dozier
 
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Smoltz is a hall of famer to be

May 07, 2015 10:15 PM on Changed Expectations
 
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Jason heyward does not belong on that list

 
majnun
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One hundred Likes

 
majnun
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They aren't trying to win this year

 
majnun
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Braves can be made fun of for a lot of things (perhaps even the return on this trade!) but trading Kimbrel was an obvious, necessary move at this point. I don't really get the tone of the first few paragraphs. That said I also don't get the point of signing nick markakis or why the return was so poor on some of the other trades. Braves :-/

 
majnun
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Between Men in Blazers and this article Ross from Friends is taking a real beating lately. Maybe he should hire a PR firm to try and PIVOT the trend

 
majnun
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The something george costanza would eat joke makes up for the Appel joke. BARELY

 
majnun
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Congrats, this is the dumbest argument I've read on the subject

Feb 21, 2015 11:36 AM on Commissioner for a Day
 
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Are you kidding? That gets brought up all the time. That's like the number one thing McCann is known for now and this site especially brings it up every time he's mentioned.

Feb 21, 2015 11:34 AM on Commissioner for a Day
 
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Fantastic. I watched him a lot last year and my ability told me "something is wrong" but that's where it ended.

 
majnun
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I think I'm eligible for third in yahoo leagues

Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM on Third Base
 
majnun
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Cy young voters don't and shouldn't care about year to year consistency

 
majnun
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Plus, it'd be a pretty small sample size. 196 plate appearances vs. southpaws in 2012

 
majnun
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A lack of power is the theme here. Giving up dingers from first base is tough

Jan 17, 2015 1:30 PM on First Base
 
majnun
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If he's not in 25, probably not as disappointed as you would have been to see it

Jan 10, 2015 8:03 PM on Catchers
 
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And the winner is... Salvador Perez

 
majnun
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I think leadership is a complicated issue

Dec 23, 2014 1:11 PM on Catching On to the Cubs
 
majnun
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BJ Upton isn't viable in a Braves' center fielders only league

Dec 15, 2014 8:02 PM on Atlanta Braves
 
majnun
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What an informative piece, thank you

 
majnun
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

 
majnun
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This trolling is passionless

Oct 12, 2014 1:18 PM on IBA Update: October 10
 
majnun
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You tell yourself this is going to happen sooner rather than later, and to brace yourself, but it still does sting. Bittersweet though, and I'm going to try and focus on the sweet: Congratulations.

Aug 27, 2014 8:25 PM on Pain Don't Hurt
 
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I'm late to this, but this was great to read, and brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Thanks

 
majnun
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I actually thought Kendrick was a fine choice. Thanks for this

Jul 14, 2014 4:42 AM on Howie Kendrick
 
majnun
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Nope! I'd bet it is just a random guess. JK

 
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majnun
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I hate thinking this because I love the guy, but Machado acted like a baby all weekend. A bummer to see.

Jun 09, 2014 4:22 AM on Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
 
majnun
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"And Kris Bryant homered" is a lovely sign off

 
majnun
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Until he gets hurt

Jun 02, 2014 1:09 PM on Week 10
 
majnun
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Oh okay

Jun 01, 2014 7:02 AM on Oscar Taveras
 
majnun
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I was a little surprised to see Hosmer so high. Is that me being impatient, or so this upside-related? The lack of power used to be balanced by the steals, but he's abandoned that aspect of his game (maybe). RIP Ventura :-(

 
majnun
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I think that's the new x-men movie

May 06, 2014 4:59 AM on Marcus Stroman
 
majnun
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How ironic

Apr 26, 2014 11:41 AM on Week Five
 
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Slightly less than upton? You forgot a 1, or a 2, in front of your ADP They said 2014

Apr 16, 2014 9:12 PM on George Springer
 
majnun
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This is fantastic

 
majnun
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Um, so I have to play music myself now?

 
majnun
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The Atlanta team based rating scared me, but I think it's largely driven by doumit. God willing he doesn't spend much time back there. Very interesting.

 
majnun
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Wow I knew the Tigers didn't play defense but three on the list was still shocking

 
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This is great. Do you think Gausman, Bradley, and Ventura jump if they get extended playing time this year, or was that factored in? That Fernandez ranking is giving me seller's remorse

Feb 27, 2014 3:56 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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Huh, I was all set to criticize, because I hated that he went from leadoff to batting ninth. But he kept stealing at the bottom of the order and actually put up better counting categories too. (On a per a/b level anyway, which isn't fake but still it's close which is the point).

Feb 18, 2014 3:50 AM on Outfielders
 
majnun
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Wow montero was worse than I thought even

 
majnun
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After a point you get a bunch of guys who do very similar things but with different prices. I guess that's true of a lot of positions but it feels that way most strongly with catcher and third. 1,000 apologies, but did I miss castellano? Is it an eligibility thing? Surely he's better than some of those one star options.

Feb 11, 2014 4:55 AM on Third Basemen
 
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Andrelton? It's not hype anymore, he's done it

Feb 07, 2014 3:20 AM on Parsing the PECOTAs
 
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Oh, it's Merlin! I was about to say "which side of the Atlantic" but it's Merlin!

 
majnun
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As one of the guys that went bonkers over catching, I guess, I felt it was inconsistent and arbitrary. The fact that the fantasy team is apparently still figuring out how to define who goes where in three year rankings justifies that. I stand by my original opinion that more inclusion is better, with a note saying "some of these years may/probably will be at a different position." And it was and is only an opinion. Nothing to freak out about, or harbor weeks later.

Feb 05, 2014 7:29 AM on Shortstops
 
majnun
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I've never heard of a league where a guy who logged that many games at 2b the previous year wouldn't have eligibility

Jan 28, 2014 3:29 AM on Second Basemen
 
majnun
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You gotta expect Morgan to regress into at least some international incident

 
majnun
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I think my reasoning is that if your guess about them moving off the position is wrong then the list doesn't matter anymore. Plus, two years of a guy as catcher and one year as 1b has more value than 2 years plus black hole. I dunno maybe I'm missing the point of this, don't worry about it.

Jan 16, 2014 5:02 PM on Catchers
 
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Respectfully, I think these tiers would be much more useful if they were ranked as if they would still be catchers, and with a note saying you don't think they will be. Guessing the year someone will no longer catch is just a guess, and it takes people out of the rankings near completely. Mauer makes sense, but the two year out projections I think do not.

Jan 16, 2014 12:44 PM on Catchers
 
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I'm very curious about what Kimbrel could acquire

 
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Very cool, I liked this

Jan 13, 2014 3:56 PM on John Axford Tips Well
 
majnun
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I'd be shocked if he costs a 5-7 round pick

Jan 10, 2014 7:49 PM on San Diego Padres
 
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Before Rosario was hurt he was like #2. He's going to be that much worse this year to be barely top ten? Cargo is going to end up drafted in the top eight on average. Barely top 16? These seem like controversial calls. And that's cool, it's it would be worth not much if people just gave the opinions everyone else had. But they were made without much backup at all, almost as if they were the consensus. Very bizarre.

Jan 10, 2014 7:42 PM on Colorado Rockies
 
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Haven't listed but my guess is keyboard alt-tabs. A common culprit.

Jan 10, 2014 3:06 AM on Episode 1
 
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You don't think power is his game? I think that's a fair assessment.

 
majnun
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Oh please

 
majnun
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He went on to explain who he is immediately after

 
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No, it's been very bad for most of the season, and only recently above average television.

 
majnun
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I don't think you can say no one offered more. By many reports he wasn't really shopped around for others to match

Dec 08, 2013 3:05 PM on Detroit Tigers
 
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Congrats guys, that's fantastic

Nov 22, 2013 4:28 AM on A Commencement of Sorts
 
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Didn't ubaldo burn some bridges in Colorado? And also burn the roads, rivers, and bike paths as well? Then burned the city, and then gathered the ashes and burned the ashes?

Nov 08, 2013 5:33 PM on National League West
 
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He said he was gambling. He didn't say it was unfair or especially unlucky.

Oct 04, 2013 8:15 AM on Tout Wars in Review
 
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"Ok, gotta remember to keep my terms generic, so that no one knows the unidentified scout is me." Later "...caddywhompus DAMN IT"

Aug 29, 2013 4:52 AM on August 29, 2013
 
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The notion that because verlander was a horrible disappointment, but still an average pitcher, he couldn't have cost you your season is horsecrap. He wouldn't be bad enough to move you from first to last, but from first to second? Absolutely. And as this site stresses over and over, no one cares about second. Verlander cost people titles. People that listened to the "verlander will be FINE" talk missed out on titles.

Aug 26, 2013 8:51 PM on Week 22
 
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He was talking NL-only

 
majnun
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It is

 
majnun
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Sell!

Jul 17, 2013 6:44 PM on Corner Infield
 
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City council meeting spoiler!

 
majnun
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Well that's not true

Jul 09, 2013 10:23 PM on Grant Green
 
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What a wonderful article. Thank you for this

 
majnun
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That is damning

 
majnun
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IMHO if the guy gets hurt after it was proposed but before you click Accept that is shady. Don't do that. If they are hurt after the fact, or both teams knew a guy was hurt and it turned out worse than was thought, that's life.

May 29, 2013 7:56 AM on Trading Tips
 
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So, pay for saves, just don't pay a ton for saves. That makes sense to me. These articles usually seem to make it look like getting these undrafted saves is easy. It's not. Bell, Mujica, and Henderson have been great (until injury) but no one walked away with all three unless the league was asleep. And for every one of them there are two Tazawas, Peraltas, Pestanos, Boggs, Benoits, and Hernandez'. Speculating on saves takes up roster spots and FAB. I try to pay for mid tier closers and get lucky after injury and poor performance. I feel like this kind of article oversimplifies the process. When Berry yells don't pay for saves he's always taking credit for each of the success stories, when he really only had a one in ten/twelve chance of landing each. You could easily not pay for saves and not have any saves. It's a strategy that is more of a sound byte.

 
majnun
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You might just be reading that a teence too literally

 
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The super 2 deadline is mid-June? I was thinking mid-July like last year (right?). I know it is based on multiple factors so that's excellent news. Thanks

 
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Best player is on one side, but the second third and fourth are on the other

May 17, 2013 5:53 PM on Sell or Hold?
 
majnun
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This sounds like common sense, but people should shut up with the whole "trade rape" thing. Ripping people who made a "bad trade" just shuts people down. Trading is only intimidating if people act like asses. Creating and promoting a positive atmosphere makes this more fun and more active. That sounds touchy feely but whatever. There's only one rule that I know of, babies - god damn it, you've gotta be kind.

 
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I love these articles, thanks. One thought though: I'm not sure how helpful it is to know that, when looking to trade a guy for a pitcher, you should start with the ace that is/was putting up bad numbers and work your way down. Those obvious "buy low" guys seem more like exceptions. I think a more useful answer would be where to stop working your way down before you are losing value. Now, that depends on league, team needs, etc., but it's a much more interesting answer, in my most humble opinion.

 
majnun
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I try to draft blank roster spot every year, but by the end it seems like I've always picked someone else instead

Apr 27, 2013 8:46 AM on Week Five
 
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I don't understand why anyone would watch this.

Apr 26, 2013 5:05 AM on The Hawk Trap
 
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How do you like it? How do you like it?

Apr 23, 2013 4:52 AM on First Edition
 
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This is very cool

Apr 19, 2013 4:37 AM on Rookie Rotation Arms
 
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Note to self: DO NOT TEAR ANTERIOR CAPSULE

Apr 01, 2013 7:34 PM on Santana's Uphill Battle
 
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That's all fine, but if you think he's a three at best, then you're not a huge Medlen fan.

 
majnun
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That's like going to a chess forum and asking for tips on checkers

 
majnun
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So, not exactly the same?

 
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Fister at the back end of a draft??

Mar 23, 2013 5:28 AM on Profar or Taveras?
 
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That seems like same old cant prove it so it doesn't exist logic. Mark Reynolds is streaky as hell. When he gets hot you can ride it.

Mar 23, 2013 5:27 AM on Profar or Taveras?
 
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I've made 100 dumber predictions, but the James over Bonds pick, and explanation, had me howling

 
majnun
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:-)

Mar 19, 2013 4:50 AM on The Magic of Mondesi
 
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That does indeed strike me as high, very high, but its still interesting

Mar 07, 2013 4:39 AM on The All-Rookie Roster
 
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I think someone said after the draft there is no longer a loss of a draft pick

 
majnun
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Gosh I love Greinke

Mar 04, 2013 4:41 AM on February 25-March 3
 
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Who cares? What does that have to do with anything?

 
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I love you, Yoenis

Feb 25, 2013 4:42 AM on February 18-24
 
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Am I crazy or should a beaning of Giancarlo be punishable by painful death?

 
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So, no then

 
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This really is great, thanks

Feb 18, 2013 6:34 PM on The Closer Matrix
 
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"His new rap song" *cringe*

Feb 18, 2013 7:59 AM on February 11-17
 
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Is it the New York spotlight or the pinstripes themselves that will give Pronk health this year? JK I hear you

Feb 01, 2013 4:34 AM on Pronk's Tale
 
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That's a big prediction for 15 years from now

 
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I assumed most leagues would go back to the last season he appeared in, and he played 26 games at catcher in 2011. It would annoy me if he wasn't catcher eligible in 2013. I guess I made a bad assumption