Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:35 pm

Cobra_Kai wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Cobra_Kai wrote:I hate to nitpick, but since when are the Yankees one of the best teams in baseball?


Because they make the playoffs every year? Is that a good enough reason?


That's great...and if Joba was pitching on the staff of the team in 2003 that was scoring tons of runs and generally dominating the division, he'd be all set. This Yankees team has trouble scoring runs, trouble with the bullpen, and trouble winning. I don't give a damn about last year, since last I heard you can't retroactively apply stats in fantasy baseball. Again, I really could care less, but to characterize the Yankees as one of the best teams in baseball when they're third in their own division seems laughable.


lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:45 pm

Just to add to all that: even with the injuries and slow start, the Yankees are still a top 10 team right now going by their record.
Image
abrunn11... the place to go for all your sig needs...
Inukchuk
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 4014
(Past Year: 6)
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Coming down on this hospital like the hammer of Thor

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby NZ Eff » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:14 pm

Yoda wrote:
Cobra_Kai wrote:That's great...and if Joba was pitching on the staff of the team in 2003 that was scoring tons of runs and generally dominating the division, he'd be all set. This Yankees team has trouble scoring runs, trouble with the bullpen, and trouble winning. I don't give a damn about last year, since last I heard you can't retroactively apply stats in fantasy baseball. Again, I really could care less, but to characterize the Yankees as one of the best teams in baseball when they're third in their own division seems laughable.


lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.


The quality of that response is no doubt what earned you that fantasy expert icon ;-7

CK makes a pertinent point. The Yankees are far from a good baseball team at the moment and besides Wang and Matsui they are at full strength. 4 runs from their last 3 games is pathetic considering they've faced Perez, Feldman and Millwood. On most other teams, Johnny Damon would have 60 plus runs scored by now with the season he's having. On this anemic offense he has a paltry 46.

12 other teams have won more or as many games as the Yankees have this season. They have a winning record against just one divison, the AL West.

They are not a good baseball team.
NZ Eff
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Matchup Meltdown ChampionPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 1479
(Past Year: 99)
Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:50 pm

NZ Eff wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Cobra_Kai wrote:That's great...and if Joba was pitching on the staff of the team in 2003 that was scoring tons of runs and generally dominating the division, he'd be all set. This Yankees team has trouble scoring runs, trouble with the bullpen, and trouble winning. I don't give a damn about last year, since last I heard you can't retroactively apply stats in fantasy baseball. Again, I really could care less, but to characterize the Yankees as one of the best teams in baseball when they're third in their own division seems laughable.


lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.


The quality of that response is no doubt what earned you that fantasy expert icon ;-7

CK makes a pertinent point. The Yankees are far from a good baseball team at the moment and besides Wang and Matsui they are at full strength. 4 runs from their last 3 games is pathetic considering they've faced Perez, Feldman and Millwood. On most other teams, Johnny Damon would have 60 plus runs scored by now with the season he's having. On this anemic offense he has a paltry 46.

12 other teams have won more or as many games as the Yankees have this season. They have a winning record against just one divison, the AL West.

They are not a good baseball team.


As usual, your obsession with me is borderline dangerous.

Full strength? It's clear that you don't follow baseball at all. Hughes, Kennedy, Wang, Matsui are all starting players who are supposed to be contributing this year. How many games did Arod miss? Nice try though. I'm sure you'll pull some assbackwards 'facts' or fabricate some numbers to support your ridiculous argument so I'll just peace out of this debate before it even starts.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby NZ Eff » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:59 pm

Yoda wrote:As usual, your obsession with me is borderline dangerous.



Get over yourself.

I said not a good team now. Last time I looked, A-Rod is now in the lineup.
Matsui and Wang are all they're missing. Every team is down a decent player or two. Hughes although highly promising has done nothing in the majors to suggest he would be a difference maker. Kennedy? that's hilarious.
NZ Eff
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Matchup Meltdown ChampionPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 1479
(Past Year: 99)
Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:09 pm

I can't believe 5 pages of 2nd half performers and no mention of Matt Cain.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:46 pm

Not based on a trend, but more on opportunity for me. Clay Buchholz. :-L
Kingctb27
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle EyeLucky Ladders Champion
Posts: 7189
Joined: 11 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Golfing

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby fbc_fan » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:55 pm

Yoda wrote:I can't believe 5 pages of 2nd half performers and no mention of Matt Cain.


i could have sworn he'd been mentioned at least once somewhere in the middle of the thread. but yeah, he's been awesome in the second half for a couple of years now.
Image
thanks to madison/go_jays_go for the slick sig!
fbc_fan
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1412
Joined: 17 May 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:01 pm

Anyone think Kershaw is going to have a great second half because he has been in the bigs for a little bit? :-?

What about Cueto? :-?
Image
deerayfan072
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 13439
(Past Year: 60)
Joined: 15 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Tampa

Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby ataraxia » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:34 pm

Should have big second halfs:

Teixeira
Markakis
Matt Cain
Rafael Furcal
Carlos Lee
David Wright

Coincidentally, they're all on my team. ;-)
Last edited by ataraxia on Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Absolute thanks to soty for the sig.
ataraxia
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 461
Joined: 28 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Johnesmype and 22 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Apr. 25
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Miami at NY Mets
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Toronto
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Atlanta
(7:07 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(7:10 pm)
Detroit at Minnesota
(7:35 pm)
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
(8:10 pm)
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Tampa Bay at Chi White Sox
(8:10 pm)
Arizona at Arizona
(8:10 pm)
Philadelphia at Philadelphia
(8:15 pm)
LA Dodgers at LA Dodgers
(9:40 pm)
Colorado at Colorado
(10:10 pm)
Texas at Seattle
(10:10 pm)
Cleveland at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

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