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Postby YankFan51 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:12 pm

I've noticed that some people on this board don't actually understand the game, but rather, just follow stats. I was wondering how many of you people actually follow the sport closely, and understand the ins and outs of pitchers and hitters? It seems you could skate by just judging off stats, as I've noticed from a few people here. I'd like to think people here know more about the overall game though
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Postby jdh » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:21 pm

I think I'm a little of both. I do watch alot of games and have my favorite teams and players, but I think it's also important for fantasy purposes to realize that the games you see on TV are a small sampling of a player's entire season and not to overrate what you see players doing when you're watching for fantasy purposes. For fantasy, you really need to forget about favorite players, favorite teams, and perceived clutch performances and focus on overall stats. To make wise fantasy decisions, you do need to be a bit of a stathead.
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Postby YankFan51 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:23 pm

Ok
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Statheads or Do You Know The Game? (Question For All)

Postby B.O.S. Owner » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:30 pm

I am a baseball purist and I love the game....Statheads drive me nuts and they can ruin a good fantasy league.[/quote]
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Postby guest » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:40 pm

I'm a big sports fan in general, and just picked up fantasy sports recently. (Football a couple years ago, baseball this year.) I'm still a fan first and stathead second, and I (from my admittedly myopic viewpoint) think that's the best way to be.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:54 pm

Padres Fan first ... (2003 NL Wild Card, Can ya feel it?)
Baseball Fan second .. (yes I understand the game or that laying bown a bunt to break up a no-no is a no-no. But it was still a classic)
Rotojunkie Third. (play to win)
Microsoft Excel Fan fourth. (God Bless Bill Gates)

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Postby Hingie » Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:15 am

Excel? What the heck for?
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:57 am

Hingie wrote:Excel? What the heck for?


How else are you going to run numbers? Abacus?
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:27 am

I am a baseball junkie. I really enjoy reading about the history of the game. When I was a kid I used go to the public library and read all the baseball books, especially the hisotrical ones. I love reading about the dead ball era players; Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, etc. Lately, I've been into reading about the 19th century players. The game of the 19th century is really interesting. So I guess I am a purist and a stat head. I am a HUGE Giants fan. I know how the game is played and why things happen on the field like they do.

Purist views:

1) Go back to two divisions, no wildcard. Heck, go back to no divisions, pre 1969 (and I'm a Giants fan).
2) Return to the four man rotation
3) Dump the DH
4) Weekend World Series games MUST be played during the day.
5) Return of the doubleheaders.
6) No freaking music when a player comes to bat
7) No fan voting for the All-Star game.

They have shown that as a group, they have no freaking idea on how to vote for the most deserving players. Soriano and Matusi starters? I can live with Soriano (He is exciting to watch!) but Matsui? Or at least have three part voting where the fans, players and sportswriting and anouncers vote. That way there is no way some off the wall fan selection gets voted in.


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1) BA is overrated, OBP much more valuable
2) I read all of Bill James' books
3) Sabermetrics is the future
4) My list of way overrated players: Helton, Jeter, Soriano, Abreu, Ichiro
5) My list of underrated players: B. Boone, Sexton, Jason Giambi, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome
6) I prefer H2H vs roto
7) I enjoyed Moneyball, I hope Jeremy Brown becomes an All-Star so he can tell all the scouts that said he sucked to "shove it!"
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:40 am

LCBOY wrote:2) Return to the four man rotation
3) Dump the DH
4) Weekend World Series games MUST be played during the day.
5) Return of the "Sceduled" doubleheaders.


ditto ... :-)

poor Helton. :,-(
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