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Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby WebHamster » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:31 am

This thread contains comments on Brendan Horton's Article "Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's", which was posted in the Cafe's Articles section on February 29, 2008. The full article can be read here.
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:35 am

Nice but I'm still going to draft Yadi because of that HR. :-D
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:23 pm

people seem to be hating on this article (2.68 rating i think :-? ). Personally i like it. BigHort hits on a lot of good points. My one criticism is the structure of the article. The Do and Do Nots are intermixed randomly it seems. A better structure might have delivered the point more effectively...

good work though, certainly a nice read ;-D
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby Nihil » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:49 pm

Small sample size so far (15 votes).

Still, all valid points, but things I've heard before (except the Harden thing, have to put that in my notes...). It could be that the people who have read it so far are of the more experienced ilk. This seems to be meant more for those that haven't been doing this for years.
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby Simulacrum » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:23 pm

Great article, Hort- I give it 5 stars. I especially like this blurb-

hort wrote:DO NOT draft Rich Harden. I don’t care how good he is, or how filthy his stuff is; the guy’s thrown less than 75 innings in the last two seasons combined. Let him be somebody else’s headache, and if he somehow makes it through the year injury free, shake his owner’s hand for having the stones to do something as stupid as draft him in the first place.


I imagine the ranking is lower because so far it's only been read by the regular bunch of misfits who frequent this site.. most of us know all this stuff already. I think this article is geared more towards the fantasy baseball noobs who will be descending on this site in droves in the next few months- and it's a direct hit for that audience.
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:04 pm

Simulacrum wrote:Great article, Hort- I give it 5 stars. I especially like this blurb-

hort wrote:DO NOT draft Rich Harden. I don’t care how good he is, or how filthy his stuff is; the guy’s thrown less than 75 innings in the last two seasons combined. Let him be somebody else’s headache, and if he somehow makes it through the year injury free, shake his owner’s hand for having the stones to do something as stupid as draft him in the first place.


I imagine the ranking is lower because so far it's only been read by the regular bunch of misfits who frequent this site.. most of us know all this stuff already. I think this article is geared more towards the fantasy baseball noobs who will be descending on this site in droves in the next few months- and it's a direct hit for that audience.


i agree all around ;-D
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby abrage22 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:27 pm

personally i liked it ;-D . it should definetly have a better rating then it does. Good article Brendan ;-D :-D ;-D
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby pokerplaya » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:31 pm

I liked the article but disagree with the Harden assessment. :-b
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:34 pm

Thanks guys, and yes, this was definitely gears to more of the influx of new players who I imagine are joining the Cafe as the season approaches. ;-D pp, you can draft Rich Harden in any league you and I happen to be in, I won't fight you for him :-D
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Re: Draft '08 | The Do's and Do Not's

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:46 pm

pokerplaya wrote:I liked the article but disagree with the Harden assessment. :-b


I wish h0rt wrote this last year and I wouldn't have drafted Rich Harden in the 7th round. ;-7
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