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Postby Madison » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:19 am

Red Stripe wrote:
sooner711 wrote:
Madison wrote:The mocks really get to rolling in February. Pretty pointless to do one this early with all the free agents out there, and trades yet to be made. Wait another couple of months, there's still plenty of offseason left. ;-)

Then again, we do have a few already going (don't know why), so you never know. :-S


May be pointless for you, but it would certainly help me out.


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No worries guys ;-) . Wasn't trying to rain on your parade or anything, but I'm curious as to why do a mock so early, when it won't be accurate? How is that beneficial in any way? :-?

Take Soriano for example. You have your projections and what you are willing to spend on him. Now say he gets traded to the Mets and has to hit in Shea. Doesn't that severly change your projections and dollar value for him? How about Zito pitching in Texas instead of Oakland?

Just a couple of the many examples that will toast a mock draft done this early.

About the only benefit I can see of doing a mock this early is to get used to drafting from every spot in the order, but even that would have to be taken with a grain of salt when all is said and done because it wouldn't be accurate, and that's also a snake draft, not an auction. I just don't see a reason to do an auction this early. Maybe you can enlighten me? :-)
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:09 am

I for one find them valuable from the stand point that as the off season progresses you can see how peoples opinions change of players. For instance:

Jim Thome went in RotoJunkie's mock at 171st before his trade. Then he goes to Chicago and suddenly he goes 64th in RotoJunkie and 68th in FBC....that is a huge jump.

When CBS and ESPN start doing their mock averages you can't see all the picks made and you don't know whether the league was crap and whether certain players are being picked that are throwing averages off.

These help me get an idea of what "serious" baseball people think of players. It helps on my draft. ;-D
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Postby davidmarver » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:46 am

Mad, a mock is nice because it gives you a rough estimate of how players are being valued. Nice for preliminary rankings, but certainly are not final.
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Postby GoatCurse03 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:02 am

Red Stripe, thanks for taking the lead on this. I look forward to it.
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Postby San D » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:07 am

GoatCurse03 wrote:Red Stripe, thanks for taking the lead on this. I look forward to it.

Same here. :-)
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Postby SCARPARIELLI » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:42 am

GoatCurse03 wrote:
Red Stripe, thanks for taking the lead on this. I look forward to it.

Same here.


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As far as players like Zito and Soriano go, I'm less concerned with them than I am about guys who go late. Always very interesting to see other peoples sleepers, and it gives me time to check them out for myself. Judging by the speed of the Mock I forum, we won't be wrapping it up til Feb anyway, and then it's really just a matter of days til my big draft- I'm deadset on demonstrating that my 05 title was no fluke.
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Postby Madison » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:13 pm

SCARPARIELLI wrote:Always very interesting to see other peoples sleepers, and it gives me time to check them out for myself.


That's probably the best point that's been made, and I can certainly see the benefit of that. ;-D
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:26 pm

Madison wrote:
SCARPARIELLI wrote:Always very interesting to see other peoples sleepers, and it gives me time to check them out for myself.


That's probably the best point that's been made, and I can certainly see the benefit of that. ;-D
I agree with this as well. But I think people mainly do the mocks because it's fun. Can't we just have a little fun Madi :-b ?
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Postby BritSox » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:36 pm

I think there's a point in having one early draft, like we've got now, so people who are actually drafting really early have something to go on, but i'd certainly hold out on starting the rest until after Christmas.

Just like to take this opportunity to plug my NL-only mock, which will be starting mid-jan. :-D
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Postby Morrison8312 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:59 pm

Yeah I'm excited to do one ASAP but I think it's best if we wait until at least after the winter meetings next week eh? ;-D
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