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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:46 pm

I'm not a huge fan of him. Here's his new top 50.

1 Albert Pujols, StL, 1B
2 Alex Rodriguez, NYY, 3B Big turnaround in the past week
3 Vladimir Guerrero, Ana, OF
4 Carlos Beltran, NYM, OF Solid start for a guy typically slow out of the gate
5 Miguel Tejada, Bal, SS Simply an RBI machine
6 Carl Crawford, TB, OF Contributing across the board
7 Alfonso Soriano, Tex, 2B
8 Bobby Abreu, Phi, OF 1 RBI past 10 games, but steals are flowing
9 Ichiro, Sea, OF Continues to stuff 3 categories (BA, R, SB)
10 Johan Santana, Min, SP 37 Ks to just 2 walks
11 Manny Ramirez, Bos, OF Has caught holy-fire the past week
12 Randy Johnson, NYY, SP Not worried about recent woes -- Ks, WHIP are great
13 Todd Helton, Col, 1B Slow April is in line with career splits
14 Gary Sheffield, NYY, OF
15 Miguel Cabrera, Fla, OF
16 Jason Schmidt, SF, SP
17 Mark Prior, ChC, SP 0 ER in first two starts of season
18 Pedro Martinez, NYM, SP 4-for-4 in quality starts (each w/ 8-plus Ks)
19 Scott Rolen, StL, 3B Turning it around with 3 HR, 8 RBI in past week
20 Adrian Beltre, Sea, 3B Driving in runs, but only 3 extra-base hits
21 David Ortiz, Bos, 1B BA is dropping, but he should recover
22 Jim Thome, Phi, 1B Like many on Board, slow start not uncommon
23 Derek Jeter, NYY, SS
24 Jake Peavy, SD, P
25 Roger Clemens, Hou, SP 1 ER, 2 BB, 26 K in 21 IP -- nasty!
26 Josh Beckett, Fla, SP 3-1, 1.00 ERA, 30 Ks in 27 IP
27 Mark Teixeira, Tex, 1B Slow start is typical
28 Ben Sheets, Mil, SP Ear problems could force a missed start
29 Jim Edmonds, StL, OF
30 Juan Pierre, Fla, OF Needs to pick up the steals pace (2)
31 Curt Schilling, Bos, SP
32 Carlos Delgado, Fla, 1B
33 Carlos Zambrano, ChC, SP
34 Hideki Matsui, NYY, OF
35 Roy Oswalt, Hou, SP
36 Brad Lidge, Hou, RP
37 Jeff Kent, LA, 2B
38 Chipper Jones, Atl, 3B Picking up on his torrid 2nd half from '04
39 Tim Hudson, Atl, SP 2 solo HR's his only ER in 22 IP
40 Rich Harden, Oak, SP Unhittable April an extension of post-break '04 -
41 Derrek Lee, ChC, 1B .417 BA belies .248 career April BA prior to season -
42 Aramis Ramirez, ChC, 3B Depth at 3B, slow-ish start drops him a bit
43 Roy Halladay, Tor, SP
44 Michael Young, Tex, SS
45 Marcus Giles, Atl, 2B
46 Torii Hunter, Min, OF Green light on the bases (9 SBs) is huge -
47 Jimmy Rollins, Phi, SS .294, 2 HR, 4 SB -- no complaints here
48 Brian Roberts, Bal, 2B No longer can ignore #'s, plus his skills are solid -
49 Eric Chavez, Oak, 3B Slow start, given his history, is no surprise
50 Jason Lane, Hou, OF I've been driving his bandwagon for years, why stop? -

He's had Crawford high all year. Thoughts?
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Postby Irish » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:54 pm

Can we set up the WEBHAMSTER so any thread with the word FUNSTON in it is automatically halted and the person posting is repremanded?

The 50 aren't horrible, but anyone can throw names out there and do a top 50. Let's see him do a top 250.

I keep ragging on those Yahoo guys, but they really need to bow out gracefully and take up Putt-Putt fantasy columns instead. :-t
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Postby nuggets » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:34 pm

Irish wrote:Can we set up the WEBHAMSTER so any thread with the word FUNSTON in it is automatically halted and the person posting is repremanded?

The 50 aren't horrible, but anyone can throw names out there and do a top 50. Let's see him do a top 250.

I keep ragging on those Yahoo guys, but they really need to bow out gracefully and take up Putt-Putt fantasy columns instead. :-t


;-D

And I don't think any of us would have trouble getting to that article, assuming we'd want to. Really no need to post it ;-D
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Postby RynMan » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:41 pm

Tell me what is the point of doing a top 50 now?

This guy is an idiot.
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Postby The Punisher » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:53 pm

Isn't Funston a cuss word in the fantasy baseball world, I heard Congress is passing a law that if you take Funston seriously you can serve up to 2 years in prison
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Postby RynMan » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:54 pm

The Punisher wrote:Isn't Funston a cuss word in the fantasy baseball world, I heard Congress is passing a law that if you take Funston seriously you can serve up to 2 years in prison


LOL. nice. ;-D
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Postby fantasyfiend » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:25 pm

Not everybody sits on their pc's all day refreshing there fantasy page and reading every last fantasy article on baseball.

its a good read for a casual fan.

I dont see anything wrong with it either.

It seems like its become trendy to copy and paste anything "professionally" written on the internet fantasy related, and sit back and bash the peice with the rest of the fantasy geeks on a message board.

Its entertainment...and its better than the alternative: no content at all.
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Postby Shamsky69 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:26 am

fantasyfiend wrote:Not everybody sits on their pc's all day refreshing there fantasy page and reading every last fantasy article on baseball.

its a good read for a casual fan.

I dont see anything wrong with it either.

It seems like its become trendy to copy and paste anything "professionally" written on the internet fantasy related, and sit back and bash the peice with the rest of the fantasy geeks on a message board.

Its entertainment...and its better than the alternative: no content at all.


Well put, fantasyfiend. I've gotten that impression around here as well. Your formula is exactly right - here's what happens:

1) someone finds the article
2) someone copies and pastes the article
3) they add some slick remark like: "Funston's a moron!"
4) they seek out others to recognize their proper genius.
5) they find support in the form of a few other overconfident fantasy geeks who are apparently so obsessed with their own ability as to join in such dumb fun.

Let's get this straight - IT'S ENTERTAINMENT. And there IS luck involved. And I suppose Funston is kind of silly - but that's because he's a geek. Like you, like me. But he's got a job writing fantasy columns. Why? How? To what end? - WHO CARES!! He probably writes better than you do. And he probably cares even more about fantasy baseball than you or I do. That's right - even more than you.

Whatever, I'm sick of these posts. Let's get back to baseball.
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Postby gostanford07 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:57 am

fantasyfiend wrote:Not everybody sits on their pc's all day refreshing there fantasy page and reading every last fantasy article on baseball.
its a good read for a casual fan.



Coming from a guy named "fantasyfiend"? Casual? Ironic?
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Postby RynMan » Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:42 am

Funston has proven on more than 1 occasion that he is clueless.
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