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Postby Box » Tue May 31, 2005 11:57 am

OK, I'll bite.

First off, I said its SOME of the worst advice I've ever heard. Mainly because he's advocating completely abandoning the first rule of trading in fantasy baseball: Buy Low, Sell High.

On to Chavez. Sluggers like Scott Rolen and Mike Lowell have been disappointments. Aramis isnt living up to potential necessarily. If someone wants to give me Chavez for a guy like Dellucci, I'm gonna jump all over that. In the past 2 weeks, he's raised his BA 33 POINTS. If that's not a sign that he's turning around than I dont know what is. Yeah, he doesnt have much protection, but Crosby is back now and that should help him at least a little.

Bottom line, you dont trade away players when they're slumping, especially top 5 round picks like Chavez and Schilling.

As for Schilling, same principle applies. If I have a DL slot open and someone wants to trade him to me for Adam Bernero, guess what, I'll be all over that one too. He's a MUCH more valuable DL stash than guys like Loretta, Thomson, Mags, et al. Especially with the recent news that he plans to be back before the break.

So, in conclusion, BUY LOW SELL HIGH. Its not that difficult a concept to grasp and the fact that Reynolds completely ignored it in his so called fantasy "advice" makes him look like a joke. And you look like a disgruntled Chavez and Schilling owner.
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Postby pmacxx2 » Tue May 31, 2005 1:23 pm

Box wrote:OK, I'll bite.

First off, I said its SOME of the worst advice I've ever heard. Mainly because he's advocating completely abandoning the first rule of trading in fantasy baseball: Buy Low, Sell High.

On to Chavez. Sluggers like Scott Rolen and Mike Lowell have been disappointments. Aramis isnt living up to potential necessarily. If someone wants to give me Chavez for a guy like Dellucci, I'm gonna jump all over that. In the past 2 weeks, he's raised his BA 33 POINTS. If that's not a sign that he's turning around than I dont know what is. Yeah, he doesnt have much protection, but Crosby is back now and that should help him at least a little.

Bottom line, you dont trade away players when they're slumping, especially top 5 round picks like Chavez and Schilling.

As for Schilling, same principle applies. If I have a DL slot open and someone wants to trade him to me for Adam Bernero, guess what, I'll be all over that one too. He's a MUCH more valuable DL stash than guys like Loretta, Thomson, Mags, et al. Especially with the recent news that he plans to be back before the break.

So, in conclusion, BUY LOW SELL HIGH. Its not that difficult a concept to grasp and the fact that Reynolds completely ignored it in his so called fantasy "advice" makes him look like a joke. And you look like a disgruntled Chavez and Schilling owner.


Amen.
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Postby RAmst23 » Tue May 31, 2005 6:21 pm

Yes, I am using a bench space for a .200 hitter. Why? Because that's what bench spaces are for, Eric Chavez wasn't starting (He is now, boy is heating up) because he hit so bad. Why have Chavez on the team? B/c no one on that WW will come close to killing the ball like him if he gets hot. I'll take a .300 AVG with 20 HR's in the 3B slot for the next several months, want to pick that up off the WW?

Bench spots are for underperforming guys who you are waiting to get hot, or multi position guys who can feel in for you, and maybe even guys who will give you SBs when you need to throw them in (hmm Julio Lugo)
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