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Postby Sultans of Squat » Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:17 pm

Red Stripe wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Being a Kamikaze is just smart team management, provided you're in a keeper league.

I could see some so called "morally wrong or unethical" problems with being a Kamikaze.

Interesting points as I am approaching that situation now. :D However, I certainly won't be pawning off (or dropping) all my players since it's a dynasty-like league. I did try to pawn off Rocket and Big Unit (even when I was in the midst of a tight dogfight), but they are special cases and are both undroppable and nearly untradeable. With just 3+ weeks left, I'll need a miracle (that probably includes Bonds' full form return!) to pull off a win now, but I still haven't dropped guys like Tracy just yet -- he's manning 3B for me most of the time after I gave up on Mora a month ago. And our keeper rule offers enough uncertainty to make guys like BJ Ryan an interesting dilemma -- we can keep everyone, except players that officially enter MLB FA.

And honestly, I'm having a hard time giving up as it is -- and ended up missing out on Matt Cain the other day partly because of this. I'll probably finish 3rd at this point w/ the top 2 likely duking it out until the last couple days of the season -- I won last year (in our midseason start for this league) in the last few days also, but neither I nor that other team will be top 2 this year.

EDIT: Man, my youthful bats are tempting me back into trying harder tonight. It's a points league, and so far, they've racked up 5 HRs and a bunch of singles and BBs for the kind of offensive production I haven't seen from my team in a long while. And I rightly benched Rocket tonight also while Politte might add a much needed cheap W for me (or stick me w/ a loss depending on what happens next right now).
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Postby Half Massed » Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:20 am

Definitely know most of those types. Actually, I've been in a league with all of them at some point. Although the Brutus and the Super Fan have been to a lesser extent than what's listed.
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:07 am

Red Stripe wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Being a Kamikaze is just smart team management, provided you're in a keeper league.

I could see some so called "morally wrong or unethical" problems with being a Kamikaze.

If you're talking about trading Pujols for Jeff Conine, then, yes, I'd say there's something wrong there, but if you're out of the race, I see nothing wrong with trading away present talent for future potential, especially in leagues with salaries. Like I said earlier, that's just doing what's best for your team in the long run, even if it might seem like you're getting ripped at the moment. People generally get pissed when a deal like this happens, but they forget that every contender had an equal chance to land the deal provided they had what the seller wanted. Besides, these kinds of deals happen all the time in the MLB, because they know that giving up something now for something later, when it will count, is best for their team.
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Postby jzfran » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:05 am

Great find. I ahave encountered all 5 at some point.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:30 pm

LOL! All those guys are in my league. I'm a bit of the "Mouth" but there are a lot of trash-talkers in my league. :-D
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:46 pm

Great read.. ;-D

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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:07 pm

lol thats my whole league :-D
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