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Postby jondunc » Wed May 03, 2006 8:34 am

Has anyone addressed why Joe Blanton would be one of the main "Keys to Success" according to Yahoo? He is currently third on their list, on 15.6% of winning Yahoo fantasy teams. Am I missing something here?

By the way, the top five are:
C. Shelton 19.4%
C Schilling 17.0%
Joe Blanton 15.6%
Travis Hafner 15.4%
Adam Dunn 15.4%
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Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed May 03, 2006 10:00 am

he's a key to your success so long as he's on another team :-b
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Postby Apollo » Wed May 03, 2006 1:41 pm

Perhaps Blanton owners are savvy owners that looked at things like second-half splits, and thus are more likely to make good picks in general?

That's my wild speculation. :-)
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Postby mweir145 » Wed May 03, 2006 1:48 pm

That really doesn't make too much sense. I mean Shelton is on there, so where are the Bronson Arroyos and Papelbon's of the world?
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Wed May 03, 2006 3:06 pm

I have Blanton.
I'm in 1st.

:-)
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Postby LiveForever » Wed May 03, 2006 3:18 pm

Apollo wrote:Perhaps Blanton owners are savvy owners that looked at things like second-half splits, and thus are more likely to make good picks in general?

That's my wild speculation. :-)


Agreed. That seems like the only reasonable explanation.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed May 03, 2006 4:14 pm

Apollo wrote:Perhaps Blanton owners are savvy owners that looked at things like second-half splits, and thus are more likely to make good picks in general?

That's my wild speculation. :-)


I think you're probably right.

That said, I'm #1 in 3 leagues and in the top half of the league in every single league I'm in (8 total) and have Shelton on one team, Schilling on none, Blanton on none, Hafner on none and Dunn on one. ;)
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Postby RynMan » Wed May 03, 2006 4:23 pm

15% really isn't that much. I don't think the statistic means anything when put into it's context. Call it pure luck.
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Postby NZF » Wed May 03, 2006 5:16 pm

LiveForever wrote:
Apollo wrote:Perhaps Blanton owners are savvy owners that looked at things like second-half splits, and thus are more likely to make good picks in general?

That's my wild speculation. :-)


Agreed. That seems like the only reasonable explanation.


8-o That's a reasonable explanation :-?

I'm struggling to understand how any Blanton owner could be called savvy.
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Postby NZF » Wed May 03, 2006 5:21 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:I have Blanton.
I'm in 1st.

:-)


Only fourth in the one that counts but if you hadn't started Blanton this season in the Challenge you would be 1st ;-)

It's time to get rid of Hank as well mate }:-)
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