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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby FutilityInfielder » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:16 pm

My wife bought me Fantasyland last year for Christmas and I decided to re-read it throughout this slow auction for the enjoyment of it. Good book, funny to look back on some of the players he met and had experiences with and see where they are now.
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I've read a few other books that are sorta fantasy baseball-related, that is, without columns of stats etc. I really enjoyed Moneyball and Dynasty (about Duquette, Epstein and the Red Sox). Billy Beane has been taking it on the chin lately but I wonder whether it's because most teams are playing moneyball but with more money than the A's. I hear the movie is also back on. You guys read any other similar books that you'd recommend?
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:25 pm

FutilityInfielder wrote:
My wife bought me Fantasyland last year for Christmas and I decided to re-read it throughout this slow auction for the enjoyment of it. Good book, funny to look back on some of the players he met and had experiences with and see where they are now.
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I've read a few other books that are sorta fantasy baseball-related, that is, without columns of stats etc. I really enjoyed Moneyball and Dynasty (about Duquette, Epstein and the Red Sox). Billy Beane has been taking it on the chin lately but I wonder whether it's because most teams are playing moneyball but with more money than the A's. I hear the movie is also back on. You guys read any other similar books that you'd recommend?

Yeah, read Moneyball as well. Not a bad read at all.
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:26 pm

scoreless wrote:I cannot wait to take the next 3 months off of bidding after this round. If all goes to plan I'll have a couple pitchers and 4/5ths of an infield. Chapter 11 here I come! !+)

Who to dominate next round....

I can't even tell you how much restraint it took not to outbid you on Hanson....
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby scoreless » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:37 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:
scoreless wrote:I cannot wait to take the next 3 months off of bidding after this round. If all goes to plan I'll have a couple pitchers and 4/5ths of an infield. Chapter 11 here I come! !+)

Who to dominate next round....

I can't even tell you how much restraint it took not to outbid you on Hanson....


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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby brehh » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:46 pm

Have to agree with Boomer sooo many good players available.

Ive read both Fantasyland and Moneyball. Enjoyed both. I need go find that Dynasty book now
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby Silent Rob » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:26 pm

I smell a lot of pitching coming in the next round of nominations...
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby Third Day » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:49 pm

Silent Rob wrote:I smell a lot of pitching coming in the next round of nominations...


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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby Silent Rob » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:44 pm

What Would Evan Longoria Do?
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:11 pm

Giving Futility a chance at his Ramirez trifecta this round. ;-)
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Re: Chatter (Draft)

Postby scoreless » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:23 pm

I guess I'll start the slew of elite pitching prospects.

or just really cheap arms that I could afford.
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