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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:09 pm

Andruw Jones

He went 5/51 (.098 AVG) with 4 Rs, 2 RBIs and ZERO HR/SB for my team before he hit the waiver
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby markj11 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:34 pm

AussieDodger wrote:No-one really for me. If a player is bad enough, you just cut them.
Whatever you have spent on them is a sunk cost.


I agree, I cut Hafner and Konerko a long time ago when everyone was saying not to.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:37 pm

moochman wrote:Chris Young. I was okay with the idea of him hurting my ave, but I never expected to see him look so pathetic. He and my other tumor Rios have decimated my offense

Really? Chris Young hasn't been that bad this year, at least not any worse than projections, if not better.

.238 avg, 13 HRs, 39 RBis, 47 Runs, and 4 steals. I was expecting about 10 or so more steals, but the other numbers are all pretty decent, on pace for about 90 RBIs, over 100 Runs, and 28 ding dongs?

I don't know what the main-line projection for him was, but one I just found quickly at fantasysportscentral had him ranked as the 20th OFer with numbers of... .251 AVG, 31 HRs, 76 RBIs, 89 Runs, and 28 SBs. The only number that he's really behind on is the stolen bases.

I definitely wouldn't call him a "cancer".
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Nerfherders » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:36 pm

Joe Blanton. Started out the season just having bad luck with wins but now he is just sucking.
Ubaldo Jimenez. Was high on him and took him on all my teams. Fail.

I am doing okay everywhere else, though I have Adam LaRoche starting on a couple teams. Hoping he has another hot second half.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby woodson_28 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:43 pm

Roy Oswalt and M. Cain for me. I almost cut both lose last week, but they both went out and produced solid:

Oswalt: 7 IP, ER, 10K
Cain: 7 IP, 3 ER, BB, 11K
(I'm in a K/9 league, so this was gold)

Sad thing was last week a guy offered me a trade that involved M.Cain. I countered offered and gave up T.Hudson instead. I'm still believing that Cain and Oswalt will come around. Plus in a k/9 league, Hudson was killing me every week.

I don't really start either right now, They have both been riding my bench since week 5 or so. My pitching is deep enough w/out them that I'm constantly winning the pitching cats w/out them:

SP: Kazmir, Volquez, Dice-K, Zambrano, Halladay, Duchscherer, Oswalt, Cain, Pedro, Lester
RP: Sherrill, Mike González
DL: Carmona
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:45 pm

markj11 wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:No-one really for me. If a player is bad enough, you just cut them.
Whatever you have spent on them is a sunk cost.


I agree, I cut Hafner and Konerko a long time ago when everyone was saying not to.


If I had Hafner on one of my teams, I would have cut him also if I needed the DL slot for someone who doesn't look completely finished. He's been a FA in one of my leagues for ages now.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby horatio » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Aarong Harang and A.J. Burnett are killing me. Problem with drafting guys who you think are supposed to good and then watching them suck is that it's hard to drop them and just move on.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:44 pm

Everyone is scaring me. I own Harang, Burnett, Cain and Oswalt in one league. What are the odds of all four turning it around? :-[
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Yanks_Baby » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:46 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:Everyone is scaring me. I own Harang, Burnett, Cain and Oswalt in one league. What are the odds of all four turning it around? :-[

well, I'm not sure about Burnett, but I'd say Cain and Harang are VERY safe bets, and Oswalt is a strong possibility.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby tah161 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:10 pm

V-Mart
JJ Hardy
Kuroda (started him everytime except when he pitched the complete game shut out with 11k)
Beltre (his HR's are nice but his overall production has sucked)
Ibanez (started nice then his average dropped to the .260's)

I still have all these guys except JJ Hardy.
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