Bad advice from the cafe? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Bad advice from the cafe?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Bad advice from the cafe?

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:37 am

I'm just curious. I'd love a list of really bad advice or uninformed opinions you've gotten from the cafe. Off the top of my head, I remember the cafe thinking the Giants got the best of the Pierzynski for Liriano/Nathan trade and also I think we all remember the Matt Riley bandwagon.

Obviously, there is a lot of good advice here. But I'm more interested lately in the bad advice. Any examples?
Absolutely Adequate
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 5000
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Not here.

Postby Mr Irrelevant » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:40 am

Someone in the "Closer" thread said to drop Papelbon for Timlin.
Mr Irrelevant
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 271
Joined: 9 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: last pick in the draft superstar

Postby Old_Style » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:45 am

Mr Irrelevant wrote:Someone in the "Closer" thread said to drop Papelbon for Timlin.


i didn't take that seriously, i thought it was a joke.

i feel sorry if anyone listened to his advice :-o
Image
Old_Style
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 6885
Joined: 24 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: at the last neighborhood corner tavern

Postby flowbee » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:57 am

There's a lot of logic that has made sense before the fact, but theres so many unpredictable things that will happen in baseball even "informed" advice becomes garbage
flowbee
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1011
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:00 am

flowbee wrote:There's a lot of logic that has made sense before the fact, but theres so many unpredictable things that will happen in baseball even "informed" advice becomes garbage


Which is kind of the point I'm trying to make. But I want to see some examples. Links, quotes, etc.

I suspect that tomorrow I'll ask for really prescient advice. I'm just curious.
Absolutely Adequate
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 5000
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Not here.

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:09 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
flowbee wrote:There's a lot of logic that has made sense before the fact, but theres so many unpredictable things that will happen in baseball even "informed" advice becomes garbage


Which is kind of the point I'm trying to make. But I want to see some examples. Links, quotes, etc.

I suspect that tomorrow I'll ask for really prescient advice. I'm just curious.


I'm sure there have been some issues with Ankiel, Cordova, Listash, Hamelin, Cordova, & Grieve have arose.
Havok1517
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 8512
(Past Year: 116)
Joined: 8 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:12 am

Havok1517 wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
flowbee wrote:There's a lot of logic that has made sense before the fact, but theres so many unpredictable things that will happen in baseball even "informed" advice becomes garbage


Which is kind of the point I'm trying to make. But I want to see some examples. Links, quotes, etc.

I suspect that tomorrow I'll ask for really prescient advice. I'm just curious.


I'm sure there have been some issues with Ankiel, Cordova, Listash, Hamelin, Cordova, & Grieve have arose.


I remember being one of the few who didn't think that Greinke was the second coming of Maddux and also being the only one to suggest that this Howie Kendrick fellow might just be a top MI prospect.

Do you have any specific examples? I'm just collecting.
Absolutely Adequate
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 5000
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Not here.

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:18 am

I believe I said I thought Crede would have a Beltre-lite year last year. I guess I was a year early though he was money in the playoffs last year. !+)
Havok1517
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 8512
(Past Year: 116)
Joined: 8 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Old_Style » Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:22 am

I was convinced that Joey Devine would be the fulltime closer for the Bravos by All-Star break :-o
Image
Old_Style
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 6885
Joined: 24 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: at the last neighborhood corner tavern

Postby schmidty » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:05 am

Well, I used waiver claims in 2 leagues (one of them really high) on Cole Hamels, because the Cafe seemed convinced that he was so great they'd have to rename the Cy Young award the Cole Hamels award.
schmidty
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Cafeholic
Posts: 1710
Joined: 6 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ayebatter, Google [Bot] and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Sep. 19
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
Boston at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Toronto at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
NY Mets at Atlanta
(7:35 pm)
Cleveland at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Seattle at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Arizona at Colorado
(8:10 pm)
Cincinnati at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
Philadelphia at Oakland
(9:35 pm)
Texas at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)
San Francisco at San Diego
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact